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Old 11-23-2012, 03:04 PM
 
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South Florida....from about West Palm Beach and all points south....has a tropical monsoon climate. It fits every definition of that climate except for in the delusional minds of some of the posters who have left comments on this thread. I am in South Florida right now spending Thanksgiving with my in-laws in Boynton Beach, just south of WPB. There are palm trees all over the freakin' place. The average temperature for every month is above 64.4 degrees, summer is very humid and wet and winter is fairly dry and sunny. This is the definition of a Tropical Monsoon Season Climate as defined by pretty much every climatologist on the planet. Anyone who says S. FL does not have a tropical climate...is wrong. Sorry.
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Old 11-23-2012, 05:02 PM
 
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South Florida....from about West Palm Beach and all points south....has a tropical monsoon climate. It fits every definition of that climate except for in the delusional minds of some of the posters who have left comments on this thread. I am in South Florida right now spending Thanksgiving with my in-laws in Boynton Beach, just south of WPB. There are palm trees all over the freakin' place. The average temperature for every month is above 64.4 degrees, summer is very humid and wet and winter is fairly dry and sunny. This is the definition of a Tropical Monsoon Season Climate as defined by pretty much every climatologist on the planet. Anyone who says S. FL does not have a tropical climate...is wrong. Sorry.
It get's quite cold in SoFla at times though.
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Old 11-23-2012, 05:34 PM
 
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It get's quite cold in SoFla at times though.
And at times it is raining heavily in Las Vegas or Phoenix....doesn't mean they aren't desert cities. Climates are defined by what is "typical" weather patterns/averages to define the climate of a region...not "what can happen". Every location on earth has weather anomalies. If we defined all climates/climate zones by what could happen there every once in a while; there would be no defined climates.
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Old 11-24-2012, 08:33 AM
 
Location: Bronx, NY
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I didn't know if you meant Coconut Palms or any palms.
Coconut palms. Tall coconut palms are only found in true tropical climates.
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Old 11-24-2012, 11:37 AM
 
Location: Philadelphia
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You seem to think that Hawaii is some tropical haven. It's not lol. To you everything on the west coast is warm and the east is not. Compare Honolulu to a TRUE tropical city La Romana, in the DR.

East Coast/Atlantic Ocen FTW.

Average Weather for La Romana, * - Temperature and Precipitation

Average Weather for Honolulu, HI - Temperature and Precipitation

Stay with your cold waters. Find me a place in Hawaii that's warmer than ANYTHING in the caribbean. You want to pick on Miami? Ok. Two can play that game.
Hawaii's waters may be cooler than some places in the Caribbean, but they are by no means cold. Winter water of 77F is great. And actually, Honolulu is warmer than Nassau in winter-water and land. So there, I found you somewhere in Hawaii than the Caribbean.

Also, I don't care that the water in Hawaii isn't 87F. That puts you at risk for hurricanes, and you can't enjoy the water when, in summer, it is 95F with 80% humidity. You can have that, I'll enjoy my 83F water in summer with 85F weather, tropical breezes, and pleasant humidity levels without getting flattened by a hurricane, while you get eaten alive by mosquitoes or blown away by strong winds

Pacific/Hawaii FTW
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Old 11-24-2012, 11:39 AM
 
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Oh, and also, La Romana's temperatures are not much higher than Hawaii's, which, by the way, IS a true tropical climate. Just giving you a geography/climatology lesson.
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Old 11-24-2012, 11:45 AM
 
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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.

Honolulu is more impactful in terms of tropical growth, since it is warmer in winter and does not get those cold fronts Miami does. Also, lipstick palms die in Miami from those cold snaps, so they're pretty marginal there.
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Old 11-24-2012, 12:53 PM
 
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Hawaii is out in the middle of the pacific ocean....the most isolated population center on the planet. Are you joking with this "impactfulness" bs? Obviously Miami has more of a regional impact on the tropics.
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Old 11-24-2012, 03:33 PM
 
Location: Phoenix Arizona
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And absolutely 0 of them are native to the area.
Absolutely false, Washingtonia Filifera commonly known as the Arizona or California Fan Palm is native to the lower Sonoran Desert and the most common palm in the Valley. Native desert palms grow still in the Kofa Mts. between PHX and Yuma. This palm does great in Phoenix's climate and it's in every neighborhood in town, besides Queen, Date, and other types that do well in PHX.
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Old 11-24-2012, 05:23 PM
 
Location: Philadelphia
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Hawaii is out in the middle of the pacific ocean....the most isolated population center on the planet. Are you joking with this "impactfulness" bs? Obviously Miami has more of a regional impact on the tropics.
Except that Miami is not actually in the tropics, nor is it truly tropical. Puerto Rico might be a better example, but it seems all you-and most people on this board-care about is the mainland
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