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View Poll Results: San Francisco the perfect climate
Yes 9 15.00%
No 51 85.00%
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Old 04-12-2012, 09:06 PM
 
Location: Leeds, UK
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To each his own. An average low of 54 degrees in July to me is not summer weather.
That's because you live in the tropics/subtropics. I think most of us on this forum at some point will wear a coat in summer, especially those of us in continental or oceanic climates.

Still, summer is the warmest part of the year in any country, there's no baseline to what temperatures constitute a 'real' summer, or a 'real' winter for that matter. Some people would consider most of Florida to experience perpetual summer, in fact.
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Old 04-12-2012, 09:16 PM
 
Location: Western Massachusetts
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That's because you live in the tropics/subtropics. I think most of us on this forum at some point will wear a coat in summer, especially those of us in continental or oceanic climates.
Not really. A sweater or light jacket, not a coat. And only in the early morning or at night, possibly a rare cool rainy day.
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Old 04-12-2012, 09:20 PM
 
Location: Leeds, UK
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I'm sure someone from Florida would consider wearing nything but a T-shirt and shorts in summer to be not summery.
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Old 04-12-2012, 09:32 PM
 
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Can also be a bit weird to walk in as you sink right through it.
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Old 03-21-2016, 11:15 PM
 
Location: Sydney, Australia
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7 months are still cool to me. Its winters are still a bit cold (13C-15C highs are not very comfortable). But it's still a decent climate.

Try San Diego.
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Old 03-22-2016, 12:33 AM
 
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San Francisco doesn't have snow and true winter for coldies or 4 seasons lovers. It doesn't have any summer warmth for warm weather/summer fans or 4 seasons lovers. Thunderstorms are non-existent and there is a lot of fog/cold overcast with temperatures in the 50s year round with a biting seabreeze. SST are in the 50s year round so beaches are unusable. Sure, it's great jacket weather or running weather year round but it doesn't have any other redeeming qualities; especially in a forum full of weather geeks who seek out "interesting" weather. For those who like mild and comfortable weather year round, the other major cities in California offer more sunshine and far more tee shirt weather.
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Old 03-22-2016, 01:50 AM
 
Location: Phoenix, AZ
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That's because you live in the tropics/subtropics. I think most of us on this forum at some point will wear a coat in summer, especially those of us in continental or oceanic climates.

Still, summer is the warmest part of the year in any country, there's no baseline to what temperatures constitute a 'real' summer, or a 'real' winter for that matter. Some people would consider most of Florida to experience perpetual summer, in fact.
The coldest it EVER gets in summer where I live is 21C/69.8F and that is at sunrise, coldest afternoon in summer is usually 32C/89.6F. Then again, I live in Phoenix
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Old 03-22-2016, 05:34 AM
 
Location: Melbourne, Australia
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It's a putrid climate with no real warmth
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Old 05-11-2016, 02:55 AM
 
Location: White House, TN
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San Francisco is a bad climate. Several reasons:

1- Summer. It's bad enough that summer is so badly delayed that temperatures peak in FALL, but temperatures are anemic, with such sweltering locations as interior Alaska getting hotter at their peaks. The worst part of summer is so bad that it ruins the whole climate: 0.00" inches of rain in July on average, with June-September - a 4 month period - netting only 0.43" of rain. When it ceases to rain for months on end every year, that ruins the climate. April, May and October come in with under 1.5" each - this means that most of the year is the dry season. A dry season of this magnitude is bad enough that the climate still fails even if everything else is perfect.

2- Temperature differences too small. Average temperature in September is 62.7 F / 17.1 C. In January it's 51.3 F / 10.7 C. That's just 11.4 F / 6.4 C difference between the hottest month and coldest month. Record high of 102 F / 39 C and record low of 27 F / -3 C are also subpar. Enjoy not seeing snow for decades on end and the 5 days of the year with halfway decent summer heat!
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Old 05-11-2016, 03:55 AM
 
Location: Wellington and North of South
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San Francisco is a bad climate. Several reasons:

1- Summer. It's bad enough that summer is so badly delayed that temperatures peak in FALL, but temperatures are anemic, with such sweltering locations as interior Alaska getting hotter at their peaks. The worst part of summer is so bad that it ruins the whole climate: 0.00" inches of rain in July on average, with June-September - a 4 month period - netting only 0.43" of rain. When it ceases to rain for months on end every year, that ruins the climate. April, May and October come in with under 1.5" each - this means that most of the year is the dry season. A dry season of this magnitude is bad enough that the climate still fails even if everything else is perfect.

2- Temperature differences too small. Average temperature in September is 62.7 F / 17.1 C. In January it's 51.3 F / 10.7 C. That's just 11.4 F / 6.4 C difference between the hottest month and coldest month. Record high of 102 F / 39 C and record low of 27 F / -3 C are also subpar. Enjoy not seeing snow for decades on end and the 5 days of the year with halfway decent summer heat!

Lack of rain is a big positive. Far better than it's made out to be, especially in the eastern zones.
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