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View Poll Results: Alice Springs vs. Monterrey
Alice Springs 10 50.00%
Monterrey 10 50.00%
Voters: 20. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 06-16-2012, 07:20 PM
 
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Which of these subtropical climates do you choose?

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It's a tough choice for me... but I'll have to go with Alice Springs despite the colder winters. It has higher sunshine and is drier which I like.
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Old 06-16-2012, 07:24 PM
 
Location: Melbourne AUS
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I prefer Monterrey's lows.

Monterrey it is.
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Old 06-16-2012, 07:43 PM
 
Location: USA East Coast
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Although Monterrey is a bit warmer in winter than Alice Springs, the main reason I would choose Monterrey is Alice Springs seems like a backwater in comparsion: Alice Springs has just 27,000 people...while Monterrey had over 1 million. Monterrey serves as a commercial center in the north part of Mexico, and is the base of many significant international corporations. It is Mexico's second richest city, with an economy that had a 2008 GDP of USD $102 billion according to the info above. Alice Springs is a tiny back water in the middle of nowhere.

Climate is important - but in this case it is not the only reason I would pick Monterrey.
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Old 06-16-2012, 07:49 PM
 
Location: USA
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Hard to choose - these are both such great climates. I suppose Alice Springs, since it is drier.
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Old 06-16-2012, 07:50 PM
 
Location: Dalby, Queensland
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Originally Posted by wavehunter007 View Post
Although Monterrey is a bit warmer in winter than Alice Springs, the main reason I would choose Monterrey is Alice Springs seems like a backwater in comparsion: Alice Springs has just 27,000 people...while Monterrey had over 1 million. Monterrey serves as a commercial center in the north part of Mexico, and is the base of many significant international corporations. It is Mexico's second richest city, with an economy that had a 2008 GDP of USD $102 billion according to the info above. Alice Springs is a tiny back water in the middle of nowhere.

Climate is important - but in this case it is not the only reason I would pick Monterrey.
This is a climate battle.

Anyway, I choose Monterrey, because the rainfall is much higher, even though it is still too low for my preferences. However, because Wavehunter voted for Monterrey for non-climatic reasons, I will not put my vote in.
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Old 06-16-2012, 07:52 PM
 
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Originally Posted by wavehunter007 View Post
Although Monterrey is a bit warmer in winter than Alice Springs, the main reason I would choose Monterrey is Alice Springs seems like a backwater in comparsion: Alice Springs has just 27,000 people...while Monterrey had over 1 million. Monterrey serves as a commercial center in the north part of Mexico, and is the base of many significant international corporations. It is Mexico's second richest city, with an economy that had a 2008 GDP of USD $102 billion according to the info above. Alice Springs is a tiny back water in the middle of nowhere.

Climate is important - but in this case it is not the only reason I would pick Monterrey.
This is just strictly a climate comparison. Even if everything else is taken into consideration, I'd still choose Alice Springs over Monterrey for a variety of other reasons. I've actually been to both places and so I feel I could make an informed decision in this situation.
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Old 06-16-2012, 08:11 PM
 
Location: Melbourne AUS
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Although Monterrey is a bit warmer in winter than Alice Springs, the main reason I would choose Monterrey is Alice Springs seems like a backwater in comparsion: Alice Springs has just 27,000 people...while Monterrey had over 1 million. Monterrey serves as a commercial center in the north part of Mexico, and is the base of many significant international corporations. It is Mexico's second richest city, with an economy that had a 2008 GDP of USD $102 billion according to the info above. Alice Springs is a tiny back water in the middle of nowhere.

Climate is important - but in this case it is not the only reason I would pick Monterrey.
This is a climate comparison, but I guess you juuuuusst can't resist any opportunity to pick at Australia and write up an off-topic essay about how inferior it is relative to the USA, or in this case, Mexico
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Old 06-17-2012, 12:25 AM
 
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Monterrey, much warmer lows. Good amount of rain. Why deneb, that is against your climate likes to vote a colder climate; 600 something mm is not that much rain.
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Old 06-17-2012, 12:54 AM
 
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Although Monterrey is a bit warmer in winter than Alice Springs, the main reason I would choose Monterrey is Alice Springs seems like a backwater in comparsion: Alice Springs has just 27,000 people...while Monterrey had over 1 million. Monterrey serves as a commercial center in the north part of Mexico, and is the base of many significant international corporations. It is Mexico's second richest city, with an economy that had a 2008 GDP of USD $102 billion according to the info above. Alice Springs is a tiny back water in the middle of nowhere.

Climate is important - but in this case it is not the only reason I would pick Monterrey.
Did you forget that Monterrey is also the crime hub of Mexico and one of the most dangerous city in the Americas overran by drug cartels? If I have to choose either cities based on factors independent of climate, then it will have to be Alice Springs, which has a better quality of life. I wouldn't choose Monterrey for any reasons except for the thrill factors that involved in dodging bullets from the drug cartels militants when walking down the street doing my daily business.
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Old 06-17-2012, 01:29 AM
 
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Monterrey, much warmer lows. Good amount of rain. Why deneb, that is against your climate likes to vote a colder climate; 600 something mm is not that much rain.
It was a close battle but it was the sunshine totals that put Alice over the top for me. Monterrey's sunshine by another source is 2,072 hours which is a lot less than Alice's 3,504 hours. I also remember Alice having much clearer skies from memory than Monterrey.

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