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View Poll Results: What would Miami be classified as
Subtropical 5 29.41%
Tropical 12 70.59%
Other 0 0%
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Old 11-11-2016, 12:16 PM
 
Location: Key Biscayne, FL
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The same thing happens in Tropical climates of Central South America,look at Assuncion,it has a tropical climate but almost every year register lows close to freezing when intense cold winds from South blow there.
I should have specified that no other coastal tropical climate gets the weather Miami does (Asuncion is inland and is not exactly at sea level like Miami which allows cold air to pool in lower areas). Additionally, Asuncion has a humid subtropical climate, not a tropical climate.
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Old 11-11-2016, 12:27 PM
 
Location: João Pessoa,Brazil(The easternmost point of Americas)
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I should have specified that no other coastal tropical climate gets the weather Miami does (Asuncion is inland and is not exactly at sea level like Miami which allows cold air to pool in lower areas). Additionally, Asuncion has a humid subtropical climate, not a tropical climate.
They average 18C+ in July,so they have a tropical climate.
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Old 11-11-2016, 12:29 PM
 
Location: Key Biscayne, FL
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They average 18C+ in July,so they have a tropical climate.
Not according to Wikipedia. "Asunción has a humid subtropical climate (Köppen: Cfa) that closely borders on a tropical savanna climate (Köppen Aw)" Asuncion has a mean of 18.2C in July, in order to be tropical it must have a mean ABOVE 18.2C
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Old 11-11-2016, 01:24 PM
 
Location: João Pessoa,Brazil(The easternmost point of Americas)
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Not according to Wikipedia. "Asunción has a humid subtropical climate (Köppen: Cfa) that closely borders on a tropical savanna climate (Köppen Aw)" Asuncion has a mean of 18.2C in July, in order to be tropical it must have a mean ABOVE 18.2C
In the Köppen climate classification it is a non-arid climate in which all twelve months have mean temperatures of at least 18 °C (64 °F).

The threshold to be a tropical climate are having no month with a mean temperature below 18C,Assuncion average 18.2C in July,because this wikipedia says it border subtropical/tropical,Miami do the same.
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Old 11-11-2016, 01:51 PM
 
Location: Key Biscayne, FL
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In the Köppen climate classification it is a non-arid climate in which all twelve months have mean temperatures of at least 18 °C (64 °F).

The threshold to be a tropical climate are having no month with a mean temperature below 18C,Assuncion average 18.2C in July,because this wikipedia says it border subtropical/tropical,Miami do the same.
No, Miami's doesn't, Our "coldest month has a mean of 20C at the airport so it's not even close. Wikipedia specifically says that Asuncion has a Humid Subtropical climate, although you're right that it meets the criteria for a tropical climate, I wonder why Wiki is incorrect.
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Old 11-11-2016, 03:08 PM
 
Location: 44N 89W
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I think Miami is subtropical/tropical borderline - the mean temperature in the coldest month is 68*F (20*C), which is exactly my line between the two classifications. I see both tropical and temperate/continental influences on the climate, so I don't think it could firmly be said to fall in either category.
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Old 11-11-2016, 03:44 PM
 
Location: St Paul's Bay, Malta
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No, Miami's doesn't, Our "coldest month has a mean of 20C at the airport so it's not even close. Wikipedia specifically says that Asuncion has a Humid Subtropical climate, although you're right that it meets the criteria for a tropical climate, I wonder why Wiki is incorrect.
Because any plank can edit anything on Wikipedia, for whatever reason & it will remain until someone notices & changes it to what it should be...
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Old 11-11-2016, 07:52 PM
 
Location: Downtown Phoenix, AZ
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I think Miami is subtropical/tropical borderline - the mean temperature in the coldest month is 68*F (20*C), which is exactly my line between the two classifications. I see both tropical and temperate/continental influences on the climate, so I don't think it could firmly be said to fall in either category.
Miami is Awa in my climate system (Tropical Savannah Very Hot Summer). Very Hot since the mean in the warmest month is 84.0°F+. I should note though that in my system, only Miami and the Keys actually are tropical in the lower 48, I put the tropical/subtropical line at the Dade/Broward County line, since Ft Lauderdale falls just short of tropical in my system
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Old 06-29-2019, 12:08 PM
 
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Technically Miami is tropical, but with subtropical influence due to astronomical and geographic issues.
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Old 06-29-2019, 07:35 PM
 
Location: Trewartha, Dc
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Miami is Awa in my climate system (Tropical Savannah Very Hot Summer). Very Hot since the mean in the warmest month is 84.0°F+. I should note though that in my system, only Miami and the Keys actually are tropical in the lower 48, I put the tropical/subtropical line at the Dade/Broward County line, since Ft Lauderdale falls just short of tropical in my system
Where are the details for your system, FirebirdCamaro?
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