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Old 11-19-2012, 06:42 AM
 
Location: The western periphery of Terra Australis
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Much of SoCal, although Miami and Florida probably still win.
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Old 11-19-2012, 10:20 AM
 
Location: Shaw.
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Miami does not fit the textbook definition of a tropical climate. You, yourself, stated that Miami has seen snow flurries twice. Snow is not in the textbook definition of tropical. Miami's record low temperature is 27 degrees. Freezes, especially hard freezes, do not fit in the definition of tropical. The tropics fall between the Tropic of Cancer and the Tropic of Capricorn. Miami does not fall between the two. In fact, no part of Florida does. This means that Miami and the Keys do not receive the high sun angles, nor the daylight length that tropical areas receive.
Perhaps you don't know what the textbook definition of tropical is?

"In the Köppen climate classification it is a non-arid climate in which all twelve months have mean temperatures above 18 °C (64 °F)."

Miami's coldest month is January, with an average temperature of 67.2 F.
Source: Climate Information for Miami*-*Florida*-*South*-*United States*-*Climate Zone

Miami is not a part of the the tropics. I will not attempt to argue against this. But it has a tropical climate by the textbook definition of a tropical climate.

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If you actually lived in South Florida, you would also know that our winter cold fronts die out well before they get to Puerto Rico.
I lived a year in Sunny Isles Beach.

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Miami's winters are nothing like San Juan's. San Juan has an average January high/low temperature of 83/65. Miami's averages are almost 10 degrees lower than that. San Juan's record low temperature is 45 degrees, almost 20 degrees warmer than the coldest Miami's ever seen.
You're right. I meant to say Havana. January temps:
Havana: 77/61
Miami: 75/59

Havana is south of the Tropic of Cancer. Those temperature differences are about the same as Baltimore and DC.
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Old 11-22-2012, 09:09 AM
 
Location: Lakeland, Florida
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I would say Florida. The Phoenix and Tucson areas as well as much of So. Calif.
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Old 11-22-2012, 04:46 PM
 
Location: Phoenix Arizona
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Lots of palms in PHX.
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Old 11-22-2012, 05:15 PM
 
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1.South
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3.Northeast
3.Midwest
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Old 11-22-2012, 06:05 PM
 
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Miami is capital of tropical Americas. They can grow tropical plants like lipstick palms, royal palms, Jamaican talls, Malaysian dwarfs and so on. No other city tropical city in the Western Hemisphere is as impactful to the tropical community as Miami.
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Old 11-22-2012, 10:13 PM
 
Location: Bronx, NY
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Miami is capital of tropical Americas. They can grow tropical plants like lipstick palms, royal palms, Jamaican talls, Malaysian dwarfs and so on. No other city tropical city in the Western Hemisphere is as impactful to the tropical community as Miami.
Can it grow coconut palms? This is my hood in the Dominican Republic. My personal picture. I've never seen palms that high in Miami.

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Old 11-23-2012, 12:12 AM
 
Location: Upper East Side of Texas
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Lots of palms in PHX.
And absolutely 0 of them are native to the area.
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Old 11-23-2012, 01:31 AM
 
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Can it grow coconut palms? This is my hood in the Dominican Republic. My personal picture. I've never seen palms that high in Miami.
They have palms that high in South Florida:

https://maps.google.com/maps?q=holly...cbp=12,90,,0,0

https://maps.google.com/maps?q=holly...,59.23,,0,6.53

https://maps.google.com/maps?q=holly...139.04,,0,6.81
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Old 11-23-2012, 01:00 PM
 
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Can it grow coconut palms? This is my hood in the Dominican Republic. My personal picture. I've never seen palms that high in Miami.
I didn't know if you meant Coconut Palms or any palms.
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