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Old 08-19-2011, 08:52 AM
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Geographically speaking, would you consider it to be in the Northeastern Sector or the Southeastern Sector of the east coast?

Noaa climatically and geographically has it as the ''Mid atlantic" which makes up 1 part of the northeast along with New England. for the unaware, Noaa is the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, the top weather administration in the country where all major climate/weather alerts come from.

As you can see, virginia southward to florida is considered southeast (as it is by most places/people). And even though it doesn't show it on this particular map, noaa considers Maryland up to NY as the mid atlantic (which as stated before, and on the map, is part of the Northeast).

referenced here:

US NODC Coastal Water Temperature Guide

I can see arguments being made that it could be geographically southeast though, what do you guys think?

Please no flame wars, i'm sure there are marylanders proud of their southern heritage, i'm just speaking GEOGRAPHICALLY, and not heritage wise.
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Old 08-19-2011, 10:12 AM
Location: Cumberland
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In terms of weather NOAA is right, put us in the Mid-Atlantic with our neighbors as you described. Our weather is all pretty similar.

Past that, MD is in the more Northern section of the East coast if you were to draw a line separating it in two, so NE geographically is probably a good label.

As for the culture..............we are a border state with traits of our Northern neighbors and Southern neighbors
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Old 08-19-2011, 12:05 PM
Location: Berlin, MD
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If I was forced to choose between the two I would say northeastern even though I hate the sound of Maryland and northeastern in the same sentence

I would more so call MD, DE, and VA mid-atlantic
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Old 08-22-2011, 08:20 AM
Location: PROUD Son of the South in Maryland
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MD, VA, DE, and NC are the midatlantic geographically. Somtimes people lump NJ and PA in that group. I would NOT say we are northeastern as that line is PA up.
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Old 08-23-2011, 01:37 AM
Location: Greenville, NC
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Climatologically MD has more in common with the southern states. The majority of it is in zone 7A which includes parts of VA, NC, TN, GA, AL, MS, AK, OK, TX and NM.
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