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View Poll Results: What city has nicer winter weather: Miami or LA
Miami 80 52.63%
Los Angeles 72 47.37%
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Old 12-28-2014, 11:08 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles
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The average winter low at LAX is 49 in Dec and Jan. Not sure how you're going to get a average low of 49 if only 10% of winter nights drop into the 40's. Btw Tuesday through Saturday will see lows 45 or below at LAX.

Let me guess, LA-Mex is using data taken from piers over open water as evidence of coastal LA's balmy winter nights lol.
If you don't want to use pier data take GETTY CENTER data, or UCLA data. Yeah that's right low 50s average winter lows. All NOAA data.

Either way Santa Monica (downtown) is warmer than the pier day and night thanks to urban heat effect.
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Old 12-28-2014, 11:20 PM
 
Location: Baltimore, MD
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Why is this thread still going? Miami over Los Angeles, and it ain't even close.

L.A. homers, you have the superior city/metro. Please give up this losing contest. It just makes you look bad...
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Old 12-28-2014, 11:23 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles
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My opinion goes to LA. Miami winters are more warmer but LA winters never get cold. It does rain some but overall I'd say LA just because the weather year round is virtually the same.
It's not the same all year.

It varies by 10 F in the coolest beaches to as much as 30 F + in the inland cities from average winter highs to summer highs. Example redondo beach is 78 F in August and 66 F in January, so 12 degree spread. And sun City (a riverside suburb) is 69 F in January, and 100 F in August, that is 31 F spread.
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Old 12-28-2014, 11:25 PM
 
Location: SF Bay Area
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If you don't want to use pier data take GETTY CENTER data, or UCLA data. Yeah that's right low 50s average winter lows. All NOAA data.

Either way Santa Monica (downtown) is warmer than the pier day and night thanks to urban heat effect.
Or I can use LAX, an official weather station that is universally used unlike the Getty or UCLA. But please post a link to the data for UCLA and the Getty, I'd love to see it.

You have claimed DT Santa Monica is warmer than the pier in the past but have NEVER actually provided any official data that supports that claim. I know you want to believe that but you don't actually have anything to support it, if so please show us. Would you like to see data from the official weather station at the Santa Monica Airport that shows average winter lows in the 40's again? lol
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Old 12-28-2014, 11:32 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles
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Why is this thread still going? Miami over Los Angeles, and it ain't even close.

L.A. homers, you have the superior city/metro. Please give up this losing contest. It just makes you look bad...
Miami has nothing on LA in weather ( or anything really).

LA is known for having some of the best climates in the world. LA has an array of microclimates that Miami lacks, we have coastal, basin, and valley/inland specific microclimates, some warmer than Miami (in the day).

Winter weather on the other hand isn't as lopsided as you would think considering LA has microclimates that aren't too different with winters being low 70s/upper 40s.
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Old 12-28-2014, 11:38 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles
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Or I can use LAX, an official weather station that is universally used unlike the Getty or UCLA. But please post a link to the data for UCLA and the Getty, I'd love to see it.

You have claimed DT Santa Monica is warmer than the pier in the past but have NEVER actually provided any official data that supports that claim. I know you want to believe that but you don't actually have anything to support it, if so please show us. Would you like to see data from the official weather station at the Santa Monica Airport that shows average winter lows in the 40's again? lol
How about this week while I was in Santa monica. I went to the pier and ran back to the car for my jacket because of the onshore winds and virtually standing above the ocean ( I ate at bubba gump shrimp) from there we walked to 3rd street promenade and I took my jacket off as no chilly winds blew and the sun just glared down on the street warming us.

1981-2010 Normals | Data Tools | Climate Data Online (CDO) | National Climatic Data Center (NCDC)
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Old 12-29-2014, 12:13 AM
 
Location: SF Bay Area
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How about this week while I was in Santa monica. I went to the pier and ran back to the car for my jacket because of the onshore winds and virtually standing above the ocean ( I ate at bubba gump shrimp) from there we walked to 3rd street promenade and I took my jacket off as no chilly winds blew and the sun just glared down on the street warming us.

1981-2010 Normals | Data Tools | Climate Data Online (CDO) | National Climatic Data Center (NCDC)
Or how about you actually produce some data that supports your assertion about Downtown Santa Monica? I don't really care about your trip to Bubba Gump lol.

So the wind made it feel colder? GET OUT! LOL. Still doesn't mean the temp was actually lower though. Also they don't take the temperature in the sun. God you really know less about weather than I already thought LOL.
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Old 12-29-2014, 12:24 AM
 
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Brrrrrrrrrrrrr! Two nights of below freezing in a row. Very unusual for us but it proves that L.A. is not completely frostproof.


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Old 12-29-2014, 12:27 AM
 
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Or how about you actually produce some data that supports your assertion about Downtown Santa Monica? I don't really care about your trip to Bubba Gump lol.

So the wind made it feel colder? GET OUT! LOL. Still doesn't mean the temp was actually lower though. Also they don't take the temperature in the sun. God you really know less about weather than I already thought LOL.
L.A-Mex is the laughingstock of the weather forum. You should see all the stuff he posts there about L.A's "godly heat".
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Old 12-29-2014, 12:40 AM
 
Location: Baltimore, MD
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Brrrrrrrrrrrrr!
Thank you! Don't know why the L.A. posters just can't let this one go! You don't see me bragging about the superior winter weather of Philly or NYC lol. Just be like Frozen and Let it Go. Miami is warmer on average and has warmer water temperatures. Period. L.A. is great. The best winter weather city, it is not.
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