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Old 10-03-2009, 07:20 PM
 
Location: USA East Coast
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Default What has a warmer winter in the USA - TEST

As we turn toward winter in the USA… more and more the topic of conversations I hear is about what location is warmer compared to another location in winter. I was on a few other forums and I was struck by some of the impressions people have about different regions of the USA. So just for fun, I am going to list 15 cities…and ask the question “What location has a Warmer Winter”….

I’ll keep it very simple: I take the monthly mean temperatures of the 3 months of winter (Dec/Jan/Feb) averaged out. So if a location has a December mean temp of 25 F…a January mean temp of 26 F… and a February mean temp of 29 F…the winter mean temp is 26.6 F. I’ll use official NOAA NowData from NWS web sites. I used bigger cities only (over 50,000 people). This is obviously is not a test of true knowledge…so it shouldn’t be taken too seriously (lol). I’ll post the answers in after we can a a number of responses.

I linked the first NOAA Now Data site to show how to get the data. (Click Nowdata…click Ave Temperature….click City AREA…click 1970 – 2000 data).


So lets see how well you know winter in the United States….


1) What city has a warmer winter…Dallas, Texas…or National Weather Service Climate

…Atlanta, Georgia. http://www.weather.gov/climate/xmacis.php?wfo=ffc….DT


2) What city has a warmer winter…Great Falls, Montana or DeMoins, Iowa…?

3) What city has a warmer winter…Tucson, Arizona or Orlando, Florida…?

4) What city has a warmer winter…Bridgeport, Connecticut or Salt Lake City, Utah…?

5) What city has a warmer winter…San Francisco, CA or Savannah, GA…?

6) What city has a warmer winter … Burlington, Vermont or Minneapolis, MN…?

7) What city has a warmer winter…Charleston, South Carolina or Sacramento, CA…?

8) What city has a warmer winter …. Tucson, Arizona or New Orleans, Louisania…?

9) What city has a warmer winter… Big Sur, Cailforina…or Galveston, Texas…?

10) What city has a warmer winter…Virginia Beach, Virginia or Seattle, Washington…?

11) What city has a warmer winter…San Diego, CA or Daytona Beach, Florida…?

12) What city has a warmer winter…Orlando, Florida or Los Angeles, CA…?

13) What city has a warmer winter…Myrtle Beach, South Carolina or Sacramento, CA…?

14) What city has a warmer winter…Bridgeport, Connecticut or Hannibal, Missouri…?

15) Last question…Most people know that Miami, Florida has a warmer winter than any city on the USA mainland…including San Diego, CA. The average temperature of the three winter months is how much warmer in Miami than SanDiego…?

A: 1 F warmer…
B: 7 F warmer…
C: 3 F warmer…
D: 11 F warmer…
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Old 10-03-2009, 07:34 PM
 
Location: Long Island
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1. Atlanta, GA

2. Des Moines, IA

3. Orlando, FL

4. Salt Lake City, UT

5. Savannah, GA

6. Burlington, VT

7. Charleston , SC

8. New Orleans, LA

9. Galveston, TX

10. Virginia Beach, VA

11. Daytona Beach, FL

12. Orlando, FL

13. Myrtle Beach, SC

14. Bridgeport, CT

15. B, 7F warmer
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Old 10-05-2009, 05:47 PM
 
Location: New York City
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I think I'll just guess as I'm too lazy to look up every city

Quote:
1) What city has a warmer winter…Dallas, Texas…or …Atlanta, Georgia.


2) What city has a warmer winter…Great Falls, Montana or DeMoins, Iowa…?

3) What city has a warmer winter…Tucson, Arizona or Orlando, Florida…?

4) What city has a warmer winter…Bridgeport, Connecticut or Salt Lake City, Utah…?

5) What city has a warmer winter…San Francisco, CA or Savannah, GA…?

6) What city has a warmer winter … Burlington, Vermont or Minneapolis, MN…?

7) What city has a warmer winter…Charleston, South Carolina or Sacramento, CA…?

8) What city has a warmer winter …. Tucson, Arizona or New Orleans, Louisania…?

9) What city has a warmer winter… Big Sur, Cailforina…or Galveston, Texas…?

10) What city has a warmer winter…Virginia Beach, Virginia or Seattle, Washington…?

11) What city has a warmer winter…San Diego, CA or Daytona Beach, Florida…?

12) What city has a warmer winter…Orlando, Florida or Los Angeles, CA…?

13) What city has a warmer winter…Myrtle Beach, South Carolina or Sacramento, CA…?

14) What city has a warmer winter…Bridgeport, Connecticut or Hannibal, Missouri…?

15) Last question…Most people know that Miami, Florida has a warmer winter than any city on the USA mainland…including San Diego, CA. The average temperature of the three winter months is how much warmer in Miami than SanDiego…?

A: 1 F warmer…
B: 7 F warmer…
C: 3 F warmer…
D: 11 F warmer…
I looked up a few but still I probably got most of them wrong, I feel.
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Old 10-05-2009, 06:21 PM
 
Location: USA East Coast
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This might have been too long for most to answer (lol)...so I'll just post the answers now.

Infamouse92 got only 4 wrong…#1 (Dallas has a warmer winter than Atlanta)…#2 (Great Falls, MT has a warmer winter than DeMoins, IW)…#4 (Bridgeport, CT has a warmer winter than Salt Lake City, UT)….

Mr. Marbles got only 7 wrong…# 3 (Orlando, FL has a warmer winter than Tucson, AZ)… #5 (Savannah, GA has a warmer winter than San Francisco, CA ).… # 7 (Burlington, VT has a warmer winter than Minneapolis, MN)…#8 (New Orleans, LA has a warmer winter than Tucson, AZ)…#10 (Virginia Beach, VA has a warmer winter than Seattle, WA)… # 12 (Orlando, FL has a warmer winter than Los Angeles, CA)……and # 15 (The average temperature of the three winter months is 11F warmer in Miami than in San Diego).

Interesting how both of you got 15 wrong, as I did. I didn’t realize Miami was so much warmer than San Diego, CA in winter.

Next time it will be shorter (lol)
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Old 10-05-2009, 08:13 PM
 
Location: Long Island
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This was a fun test, I'm surprised that Great Falls has a warmer winter than Des Moines.
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Old 10-06-2009, 09:33 AM
 
Location: So. Dak.
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OK, I've been waiting to do this test, but didn't have the extra time until now. I didn't cheat by looking a single thing up. I've flunked tests before and lived through it so all is well.


1) What city has a warmer winter…Dallas, Texas…or National Weather Service Climate

…Atlanta, Georgia. http://www.weather.gov/climate/xmaci....DT~~~~ATLANTA


2) What city has a warmer winter…Great Falls, Montana or DeMoins, Iowa…? ~~~~DES MOINES

3) What city has a warmer winter…Tucson, Arizona or Orlando, Florida…? ~~~~ORLANDO

4) What city has a warmer winter…Bridgeport, Connecticut or Salt Lake City, Utah…?~~~~BRIDGEPORT

5) What city has a warmer winter…San Francisco, CA or Savannah, GA…? ~~~SAVANNAH

6) What city has a warmer winter … Burlington, Vermont or Minneapolis, MN…?~~~~BURLINGTON
7) What city has a warmer winter…Charleston, South Carolina or Sacramento, CA…?~~~~~CHARLESTON

8) What city has a warmer winter …. Tucson, Arizona or New Orleans, Louisania…?~~~~NEW ORLEANS

9) What city has a warmer winter… Big Sur, Cailforina…or Galveston, Texas…?~~~BIG SUR

10) What city has a warmer winter…Virginia Beach, Virginia or Seattle, Washington…?~~~~VIRGINIA BEACH

11) What city has a warmer winter…San Diego, CA or Daytona Beach, Florida…? ~~~~DAYTONA BEACH

12) What city has a warmer winter…Orlando, Florida or Los Angeles, CA…?
~~~~~ORLANDO

13) What city has a warmer winter…Myrtle Beach, South Carolina or Sacramento, CA…?
~~~~MYRTLE BEACH
14) What city has a warmer winter…Bridgeport, Connecticut or Hannibal, Missouri…?~~~~BRIDGEPORT

15) Last question…Most people know that Miami, Florida has a warmer winter than any city on the USA mainland…including San Diego, CA. The average temperature of the three winter months is how much warmer in Miami than SanDiego…?~~~~~C
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Old 06-02-2010, 01:18 PM
 
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1.ATL
3.orlando
4.bridgeport
5.san fran.
6.Burlington
7.Charleston
8. New Orleans
9.Galveston
10. Seattle
11. San Diego
12.Orlando
13.Myrtle Beach
14.B. 7F
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