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View Poll Results: Which climate is closer to a tropical climate?
Guangzhou 13 81.25%
Brownsville 3 18.75%
Voters: 16. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 08-22-2013, 08:34 PM
 
Location: Ann Arbor, MI
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Didn't look at the record lows, so I voted Brownsville. Would definitely switch my vote to Guangzhou based on that.
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Old 08-22-2013, 10:44 PM
 
Location: Vancouver, BC
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Had a look at the last several years in both cities.. and definitely Brownsville has much stronger cold waves than Guangzhou. I've often wondered why cold waves aren't as strong in Southern China as they are in the Southern/Southeastern US since Siberian High pressure in winter is much stronger than the North American counterpart. However, all that cold air doesn't get funneled as far south it seems.

This winter was near record breaking cold in Guangzhou with a low of only 3C (37F) on December 31st. January was also very cold.

Weather History for Guangzhou Baiyun Intl, China | Weather Underground

Weather History for Guangzhou Baiyun Intl, China | Weather Underground



By contrast, both the winters of 2004 and 2011 were very cold in Brownsville

Weather History for Brownsville, TX | Weather Underground

Weather History for Brownsville, TX | Weather Underground
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Old 08-22-2013, 11:32 PM
 
Location: Katy, Texas
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Has Guangzhou ever had a tropical winter?

Brownsville's lowest monthly mean temperature in 2012 was 66F.
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Old 08-22-2013, 11:54 PM
 
Location: Katy, Texas
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Had a look at the last several years in both cities.. and definitely Brownsville has much stronger cold waves than Guangzhou. I've often wondered why cold waves aren't as strong in Southern China as they are in the Southern/Southeastern US since Siberian High pressure in winter is much stronger than the North American counterpart. However, all that cold air doesn't get funneled as far south it seems.

This winter was near record breaking cold in Guangzhou with a low of only 3C (37F) on December 31st. January was also very cold.

Weather History for Guangzhou Baiyun Intl, China | Weather Underground

Weather History for Guangzhou Baiyun Intl, China | Weather Underground



By contrast, both the winters of 2004 and 2011 were very cold in Brownsville

Weather History for Brownsville, TX | Weather Underground

Weather History for Brownsville, TX | Weather Underground
21 consecutive days in Guangzhou with lows in the 40s and highs failing to reach 60F...don't see a coconut surviving that

Weather History for Guangzhou Baiyun Intl, China | Weather Underground

Weather History for Guangzhou Baiyun Intl, China | Weather Underground

While 2011 and 2004 were definitely cold in Brownsville...both events saw near 80 degree highs within a few days of the cold snap and a prolonged period of warmth (80 degree highs and 60 degree lows) soon following it.

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Old 08-23-2013, 12:29 AM
 
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Guangzhou Brownsville is near semi arid and got -11c record low
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