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View Poll Results: Do you think Miami's climate is more similar to Bangkok's climate or Atlanta's climate?
Bangkok 21 80.77%
Atlanta 5 19.23%
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Old 11-04-2014, 12:58 PM
 
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Is Miami tropical or subtropical?

I am trying put another angle on this question.

Do you think Miami's climate is more similar to Atlanta's or to Bangkok's?

Please forget about geography for the sake of the poll: yes, we KNOW Miami's much closer to Atlanta geographywise. Focus on the temperatures, precipitation patterns, amount of variation, vegetation, and overall 'feel' of the climate.

Miami's climate
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Bangkok's climate
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Atlanta's climate
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Old 11-04-2014, 03:18 PM
 
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Bangkok, no question about it. Both have a monsoon season for one, both are tropical climates. Atlanta gets freezes every year, Miami doesn't most of the time, and Bangkok never does
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Old 11-04-2014, 06:36 PM
 
Location: ATL -> HOU
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Agree with Bangkok. While Miami does have the noticeable cool season like Atlanta, the temperature differences are quite different. Miami's coldest avg low is 60 which is several degrees warmer than the avg high for Atlanta. Bangkok's coolest avg low is still cooler than the coolest avg high in Miami so there's at least temperature overlap. Freezes aren't common in Miami which helps maintain tropical flora and fauna. Atlanta has a clear dormant season. I've been to Miami in winter several times and it was hard to tell a difference between that and summer as far as greenery is concerned.
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Old 11-04-2014, 06:41 PM
 
Location: Lexington, KY
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In addition to the wet-dry pattern, Miami and Bangkok do have quite similar foliage.
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Old 11-04-2014, 08:02 PM
 
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Miami and Atlanta have seasons, both get cold snaps every year, Miami sees freezes every 2 years or so, both are humid subtropical, they see similar summers (humid, wet), also Atlanta and Miami are more similar in sunshine hours and pattern.

Bangkok has really no seasons, its always hot and humid, Miami has seasons, Bangkok is much hotter, never sees cold. the only similarity i really see is rainfall patterns
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Old 11-04-2014, 08:26 PM
 
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Miami and Atlanta have seasons, both get cold snaps every year, Miami sees freezes every 2 years or so, both are humid subtropical, they see similar summers (humid, wet), also Atlanta and Miami are more similar in sunshine hours and pattern.

Bangkok has really no seasons, its always hot and humid, Miami has seasons, Bangkok is much hotter, never sees cold. the only similarity i really see is rainfall patterns
Miami gets freezes about every once to every 5-10 years; not every 2 years or so. They only last a day or so. And their average nighttime low in January is 60 F. Atlanta's average nighttime low is 34 F; so the probably go below freezing almost half of all nights in winter.

I vote for Bangkok for that reason. Miami's winters are pretty much warm except for the cold snaps. Atlanta's winters are chilly with the exception of the occasional warm spell.
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Old 11-04-2014, 08:45 PM
 
Location: Lexington, KY
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Miami sees freezes every 2 years or so
It seems LA Mex has a different definition of freeze than what the rest of us are familiar with.



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they see similar summers (humid,wet)
According to 2000-2014 averages...

Atlanta mean precipitation days Jun-Sep: 39
Miami mean precipitation days Jun-Sep: 74

Most people I know would not consider 5 weeks worth of rain "similar".

And dew points below 60F are very rare in Miami during the summer, while it has occurred in Atlanta every July since 2000.


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also Atlanta and Miami are more similar in sunshine hours and pattern.
Did you even look at the data?
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Old 11-04-2014, 08:53 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles
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It seems LA Mex has a different definition of freeze than what the rest of us are familiar with.





According to 2000-2014 averages...

Atlanta mean precipitation days Jun-Sep: 39
Miami mean precipitation days Jun-Sep: 74

Most people I know would not consider 5 weeks worth of rain "similar".

And dew points below 60F are very rare in Miami during the summer, while it has occurred in Atlanta every July since 2000.




Did you even look at the data?
yes i did look at the data.

bangkok sees 2629 hours of sunshine with most coming in "winter" months

Miami sees 3154 hours with most coming in summer months

Atlanta sees 2738 hours with most coming in summer months
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Old 11-04-2014, 09:02 PM
 
Location: Lexington, KY
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yes i did look at the data.

bangkok sees 2629 hours of sunshine with most coming in "winter" months

Miami sees 3154 hours with most coming in summer months

Atlanta sees 2738 hours with most coming in summer months
Miami and all of Florida has the most sun in SPRING which is the driest time of the year (in terms of rain frequency), just as winter is the driest time of year in Bangkok.
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Old 11-04-2014, 09:06 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles
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Miami and all of Florida has the most sun in SPRING which is the driest time of the year (in terms of rain frequency), just as winter is the driest time of year in Bangkok.
really becas=use it says that Miami's sunniest month is July.
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