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Old 07-09-2010, 07:23 AM
 
Location: USA East Coast
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That is remarkable.. 6C high for somewhere at 23S...Was there any snowfall recorded overnight? I think Miami hit a high of around that this past winter one or two days and they're at 25N.... so this type of weather can happen in subtropical climates.
I was in Florida this past January during the historic cold snap…it was cold on a few days, but not quite that cold. Just for interests sake…the two coldest “highs” this year in Miami was 9 C (48 F) on January, 10, 2010…and the other one was 14 C (58 F) on January 6th, 2010. Which is still pretty incredible considering the geographic location. In fact, NWS Miami had a record number of sub 21 C (70 F) days this winter (Dec 1 to Feb 28th)….of 25 – breaking the record set in 1927.




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Old 07-09-2010, 05:22 PM
 
Location: Subarctic maritime Melbourne
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That is remarkable.. 6C high for somewhere at 23S...Was there any snowfall recorded overnight? I think Miami hit a high of around that this past winter one or two days and they're at 25N.... so this type of weather can happen in subtropical climates.
No snowfall, it seemed like they were getting steady rain according to the hourly rainfall obs.
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Old 07-11-2010, 06:44 PM
 
Location: Western Massachusetts
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I was in Florida this past January during the historic cold snap…it was cold on a few days, but not quite that cold. Just for interests sake…the two coldest “highs” this year in Miami was 9 C (48 F) on January, 10, 2010…and the other one was 14 C (58 F) on January 6th, 2010. Which is still pretty incredible considering the geographic location. In fact, NWS Miami had a record number of sub 21 C (70 F) days this winter (Dec 1 to Feb 28th)….of 25 – breaking the record set in 1927.




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I think a better comparison would be a more continental city than Miami. The water surrounding Miami probably prevents Miami from reaching very cold temperatures. Alice Springs is in the middle of the continent, which might allow it to cool off quickly in a cold snap. (23°S in the winter has the same peak sun angle as 47°N would in late March/ mid September but with shorter days) A desert city at 25°N would be best. (Perhaps Northern Mexico?)
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Old 07-11-2010, 11:37 PM
 
Location: The western periphery of Terra Australis
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Being recorded during the day at 23º lat and in the desert....it is freaking low. Alice's elevation is modest and many places at similar heights much further south are often above 6C during the day.
750m is high for an Aussie city. Even 'elevated' southern cities like Canberra are only 500m. Somewhere like Lithgow or Beechworth, Victoria is at a more similar height.
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Old 07-12-2010, 01:05 AM
 
Location: Vancouver, BC
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I think a better comparison would be a more continental city than Miami. The water surrounding Miami probably prevents Miami from reaching very cold temperatures. Alice Springs is in the middle of the continent, which might allow it to cool off quickly in a cold snap. (23°S in the winter has the same peak sun angle as 47°N would in late March/ mid September but with shorter days) A desert city at 25°N would be best. (Perhaps Northern Mexico?)
You're right... Miami isn't that "continental" when I think about it. It's on the coast of a peninsula that is surrounded by water. Maybe somewhere like Monterrey, Mexico would be a better comparison...not exactly a desert city but it is a bit inland and at 25N and not at too high of an elevation either (500 metres). I don't know what Monterrey's record low high temperature is but I know know Monterrey's all time record low is -8.5C and there have been a few instances of snowfall there. I actually have a friend who lives there and he sent me some old photos of people standing with snowmen
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Old 07-12-2010, 02:36 AM
 
Location: The western periphery of Terra Australis
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750m is high for an Aussie city. Even 'elevated' southern cities like Canberra are only 500m. Somewhere like Lithgow or Beechworth, Victoria is at a more similar height.
Sorry, relying on my (not always reliable) memory. Alice is 580 metres, which is still noticeably higher than sea-level.

Speaking of chilly days, Albany had a top of 7.1C today! Here in Bridgey it was 8.6C at noon, and just reached 11C at 3pm. Manjimup had a max of 9.4C.
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Old 07-12-2010, 04:56 AM
 
Location: Fort Worth, Texas
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What is the coldest city in Australia?
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Old 07-12-2010, 05:31 AM
 
Location: Cloudchurch, Subantarctica
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What is the coldest city in Australia?
Hobart?
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Old 07-12-2010, 05:33 AM
 
Location: The western periphery of Terra Australis
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What is the coldest city in Australia?
Coldest station is Charlotte Pass, NSW or Mount Wellington, Tasmania. Coldest major city probably Orange, NSW. Other cold towns include Jindabyne, Coom,a and Omeo.
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