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Old 10-12-2009, 05:21 PM
 
Location: Bergen County, NJ
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NYC gets more than 234 sunshine days a year
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Old 10-12-2009, 05:25 PM
 
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this is getting silly.
It started out that way.
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Old 10-12-2009, 05:25 PM
 
Location: where my heart is
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NYC gets more than 234 sunshine days a year
The sun can be brighly shining when it is 10 degrees out. Is this the "Sunbelt"? Sunbelt to me means year round INFERNAL HEAT, like here in miserable Florida.
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Old 10-12-2009, 05:51 PM
 
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The sun can be brighly shining when it is 10 degrees out. Is this the "Sunbelt"? Sunbelt to me means year round INFERNAL HEAT, like here in miserable Florida.
NOW this thread is silly.
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Old 10-12-2009, 06:05 PM
 
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Oh, that's fine. Many threads have some silliness in them. But I still think the fundamental question is unsettled. There are people living in cities which might be "sunbelt" towns or might not be, depending on who does the definitions.
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Old 10-12-2009, 06:08 PM
 
Location: where my heart is
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Let me put it this way. If it SNOWS and gets belows freezing, how in the world can you classify a place as the "SunBelt"? Just because it is in the SOUTH? Is this what this, again, is all about?
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Old 10-12-2009, 06:12 PM
 
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If it SNOWS and gets belows freezing, how in the world can you classify a place as the "SunBelt"?
That's one way to look at it. And it has merit. But I think we'd have to resort to a sliding scale. Since, after all, even Miami has gotten the occasional dusting of snow.
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Old 10-12-2009, 06:36 PM
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Location: Brooklyn Heights, NY & Lake Ariel, PA
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For the 8 years I lived in the DFW metroplex, it snowed or iced every winter and was even worse in the suburbs. The temps were below freezing plenty of times, including some days when it didn't even get above 32 degrees, so is the DFW/North Texas area excluded from the Sunbelt? Of course not...
That can't be the disqualifier so maybe the sliding scale does have merit?
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Old 10-12-2009, 07:25 PM
 
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Hmm... perhaps the "Sun Belt" will necessarily include the "sunniest belt" and the "somewhat sunny" belt.
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Old 10-12-2009, 08:01 PM
 
Location: roaming gnome
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Let me put it this way. If it SNOWS and gets belows freezing, how in the world can you classify a place as the "SunBelt"? Just because it is in the SOUTH? Is this what this, again, is all about?
Yeah that is why Bay area is probably considered sunbelt, not that hot, but it doesn't snow or really get below freezing either.
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