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Old 12-21-2011, 11:45 AM
 
Location: Vancouver, Canada
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Default Eureka, California VS Yreka, California

A case of an extemely moderate climate versus a rather extreme one in terms of seasons and diurnal variation, yet, the two are only about 150 kilometers apart, and in the same state!

Yreka, California - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Eureka, California - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Both I think are broadly Mediterranean, with Yreka showing a continental influence and Eureka being rather oceanic. Which would be your pick?
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Old 12-21-2011, 12:14 PM
 
Location: Top of the South (Nelson), NZ
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Eureka. I don't like the summer maximum temps at all, but it is a lot less extreme Than Yreka.

Does any place at this latitude have such a small seasonal temperature range? It is similar to here, with a bigger diurnal range than seasonal range, something that isn't common at these latitudes.
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Old 12-21-2011, 12:15 PM
 
Location: Vancouver, BC
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Eureka. Milder and more consistent winters with much warmer record lows.
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Old 12-21-2011, 12:16 PM
 
Location: Katy, Texas
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Yreka, I'll survive the cold winters in hope of the summer heat...Eureka is near climatic hell for me, no warmth at all
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Old 12-21-2011, 12:24 PM
 
Location: Leeds, UK
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Yreka, I'll survive the hot summers in hope of the winter cold...

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Old 12-21-2011, 12:28 PM
 
Location: Leeds, UK
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Eureka's climate is very similar to Scilly Isles, UK.. summers are a lot cooler and winter lows are lower.. yet I do not think you can support palm trees this large in Scilly Isles..!?

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Old 12-21-2011, 12:28 PM
 
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Yreka California has more different weather from Redding than I initially thought. It is much more drier than Redding annually and also has much colder average highs/lows and record lows.

I pick Eureka over Yreka. However, if this was Redding vs. Eureka, I would pick Redding.

Despite the cold summers, Eureka still has a decent climate in my opinion for the extremely long time periods of mildness, the annual precipitation, and annual sunshine. It also seems to get a decent amount of breezy/windy, and foggy days.

The person that decided on the names for the towns of Eureka and Yreka did not really make a good decision naming those two places with such similar names when they are in such close geographic distance to each other.
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Old 12-21-2011, 12:42 PM
 
Location: Vancouver, Canada
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Eureka. I don't like the summer maximum temps at all, but it is a lot less extreme Than Yreka.

Does any place at this latitude have such a small seasonal temperature range? It is similar to here, with a bigger diurnal range than seasonal range, something that isn't common at these latitudes.
The Azores are very similar to northern New Zealand, and actually, are farther away from the equator:

Whangarei - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Azores - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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Old 12-21-2011, 01:09 PM
 
Location: New Jersey
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Eureka
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Old 12-21-2011, 01:10 PM
 
Location: Wellington and North of South
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The Azores are very similar to northern New Zealand, and actually, are farther away from the equator:

Whangarei - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Azores - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Wikipedia is wrong about it being the unequivocally warmest NZ city. Albert Park, Auckland is 0.4C-0.5C warmer, as is Mechanics Bay in central Auckland.
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