Originally Posted by dhdh
Really enjoyable from May to mid-Oct. A little cool otherwise
, and the records low are scary
I assume you mean the winter averages are a little cool. With that in mind, the "averages" for the three coolest months in this part of MS are 62.1F/42.5F according to the latest NWS 1981-2010 averages. The average temps for the three coolest months in Seville are 62.8F/43.8F. The average low for the three coolest months in Nice is 42.4F. Am curious if you think winters in Seville are cool, because this part of MS is virtually the same, and warmer than Nice for avg highs in winter.
Not only that, but at the latitude of coastal MS, you are at 30N vs 37N for Seville and 43N for Nice. Those differences in sun altitude are very noticeable in winter.
I'm no fan of the large temp std deviation of this part of the US in winter, and I wouldn't like the cold blasts that come thru. However, if strictly looking at "average" temps, Diamondhead is the same as Seville. You gave Nice a higher grade, and this part of MS is much warmer than Nice. Unless your grade is based on the record lows.