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Old 11-26-2012, 01:38 PM
 
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dude, u can throw all these zones at me but it doesn't mean anything. Miamiis north of the tropic of cancer. Not true tropical....... it's close, but not like San Juan, PR....or Kingston, JA.....or Hawaii.....those places are true tropical.
So, your argument for Miami not being tropical is b/c of its location? I know plenty of locations in-between the Tropics that gets cooler, or just as cool as Miami on average...some with even freezing temps. Havana is in the tropics, is proned to cold spells in the winter and has recorded freezing temps. Is Havana subtropical as well?
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Old 11-26-2012, 02:39 PM
 
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Old 11-26-2012, 02:46 PM
 
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Miami seems to be zone 10-11 while MOST of the South seems to be in zone 8.
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Old 11-26-2012, 02:48 PM
 
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Sooooooooooo, this would make the rest of the South?
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Old 11-27-2012, 12:59 AM
 
Location: Shaw.
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dude, u can throw all these zones at me but it doesn't mean anything. Miamiis north of the tropic of cancer. Not true tropical....... it's close, but not like San Juan, PR....or Kingston, JA.....or Hawaii.....those places are true tropical.
Miami is not tropical (because it is north of the tropic of cancer), but has a tropical climate (because it's average monthly temperatures fall in the tropical range). Miami is not like tropical places like San Juan or Hawaii, but it is a lot like tropical places like Havana. Is that fair?
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Old 11-27-2012, 03:09 AM
 
Location: Hernando County, FL
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You can all keep arguing about zones and climates but this thread was about the region with the most palms, Coastal Hernando beats out those large cities mentioned that have all been over built and don't have the ground area to have the most palms.
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Old 11-27-2012, 03:24 PM
 
Location: Philadelphia
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Look, South Florida and northern Bahamas are not truly tropical since they are above the Tropic of Cancer and get cool spells. Havana is tropical because it is in the tropics, and the cool temps occur there in the mountains. Northern Bahamas and South Florida do not have this excuse.
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Old 11-27-2012, 05:16 PM
 
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Look, South Florida and northern Bahamas are not truly tropical since they are above the Tropic of Cancer and get cool spells. Havana is tropical because it is in the tropics, and the cool temps occur there in the mountains. Northern Bahamas and South Florida do not have this excuse.
Miami is not tropical (because it is north of the tropic of cancer), but has a tropical climate (because it's average monthly temperatures fall in the tropical range). Miami is not like tropical places like San Juan or Hawaii, but it is a lot like tropical places like Havana. Is that fair?
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Old 11-27-2012, 08:46 PM
 
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Miami is not tropical (because it is north of the tropic of cancer), but has a tropical climate (because it's average monthly temperatures fall in the tropical range). Miami is not like tropical places like San Juan or Hawaii, but it is a lot like tropical places like Havana. Is that fair?
Miami just ain't tropical.
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Old 11-27-2012, 09:26 PM
 
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Miami is true tropical...not ultra tropical like Singapore, but can hold its own. The average temp for every month consistently gets over 64F, which makes it a true tropical climate.

IMO not all of South Florida is tropical however. In fact, only Miami city proper, Miami Beach, the Keys and immediate coastal southeast Florida is tropical. Anything from the coastal Miami to 10 miles inland is tropical. From coastal Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood it's like till 5-7 miles inland. WPB only like 2 miles. South of Miami, like Homestead and Kendall, is actually cooler until you get to the Keys.
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