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Old 10-09-2009, 06:57 PM
 
Location: New York City
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Regardless of how many sunny or rainy days NYC or Florida have, Florida receives more sunshine hours and a larger percentage of possible sunshine (NYC 58%, Miami 70%). While NYC is not a cloudy or gloomy city by any stretch, Miami is still quite a bit sunnier.
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Old 10-09-2009, 09:57 PM
 
Location: Bergen County, NJ
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Was it Winter where you lived when you were up North? In NYC the sun sets after 8 in the Summer and around 5 in the Winter.

Nice Pic btw .

To be exakt:

Shortest day in NYC, sun set at 4:32 PM
Longest day in NYC, sun set at 8:32 PM

Shortest day in Miami, sun set at around 5:30 PM
Longest day in Miami, sun set at around 8:20 PM
However, the sun rise a little bit late both summer and winter time (around 7 am)
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Old 10-10-2009, 02:25 AM
 
Location: Miami/ Washington DC
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this actually makes perfect sense since Miami is in a subtropical almost tropical climate. It has very wet summers and dry winters. Of course it is going to have less days with full sun because it rains so much while NYC is at a midlattiude much less rain but has a much higher temperature deviation between the seasons. Lets also not forget Florida gets much more actual sunlight since its angle of incidence the angle which the sun hits the land is higher than it is in NYC. Miami is very close to the tropic of cancer.
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Old 10-10-2009, 06:16 AM
 
Location: Hernando County, FL
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Regardless of how many sunny or rainy days NYC or Florida have, Florida receives more sunshine hours and a larger percentage of possible sunshine (NYC 58%, Miami 70%). While NYC is not a cloudy or gloomy city by any stretch, Miami is still quite a bit sunnier.
Very good point.

I believe the 58% of sunshine hours for NYC is based on 108 years of data and the 70% of sunshine hours for Miami is based on 20 years data.

Either way, more than enough data to draw a good conclusion from.
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Old 10-10-2009, 06:49 AM
 
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I also feel that NYC is sunnier. More sun for a great place like NYC. Let Florida keep its thunderstorms, humidity, and hurricanes.
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Old 10-10-2009, 08:55 AM
 
Location: where my heart is
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It feels to me that the sun is CONSTANT in Florida. The UV rays are definitely worse. I am sure somebody is going to debate THAT one.
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Old 10-10-2009, 09:00 AM
 
Location: Atlanta
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I also feel that NYC is sunnier. More sun for a great place like NYC. Let Florida keep its thunderstorms, humidity, and hurricanes.
NYC also has thunderstorms, humidity and can certainly have (and has) had a hurricane.

There is no way, no how that NYC is sunnier than Florida. Period.
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Old 10-10-2009, 11:31 AM
 
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NYC may (notice I only said may) be slightly sunnier than Miami. But some of the sunny days in New York City are also 40 degrees and windy...might as well not be a sunny day in that case. Miami, on the other hand, may have a partly cloudy 80 degree day on the same day it's 40 in NYC. I'd take the 80 degree day in Miami.

I wonder how they determine rainy days. When I went to Miami, it would rain briefly but then be sunny the rest of the day.
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Old 10-10-2009, 11:36 AM
 
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But some of the sunny days in New York City are also 40 degrees
Thats perfect weather
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Old 10-10-2009, 12:14 PM
 
Location: Miami, FL
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Neither are tropical. South Florida sells a lot of bulls?#%

Puerto Rico and Hawaii are the tropics and have it all over Miami. Those places with tropical claiber UV strength ( e.g. Hawaii) should be named The Sunshine State.

And don't be fooled by Florida propaganda , Miami has been 32 many. many times. It regularly gets 38-40 every winter. Record low of 27 degrees and had snow twice- in January 1977 and the 1800's.

Look it up here : www.wunderground.com

South Florida absolutely does NOT have tropical level UV strength. I just flew from Puerto Rico to Miami and I know firsthand.

In fact the sun was more intense in Puerto Rico at 7:30- 8 am than 9: 30 in Miami . I took careful notice.
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