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View Poll Results: Take your pick (annual sunshine hours)
1,500 < 1 4.17%
1,500 to 1,800 4 16.67%
1,800 to 2,360 4 16.67%
2,360 to 2,900 8 33.33%
2,900 to 3,200 3 12.50%
3,200 > 4 16.67%
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Old 11-21-2015, 07:54 AM
 
Location: Glasgow, UK 55°51'N 4°16'W - Oceanic climate (Cfb)
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New York's "overstated" sunshine hours are around 2,530. I wonder what the "actual" sunshine hours are, 2,400? 2,350?
Using the method where you take 10% off, New York would get around 2277 hours.
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Old 11-21-2015, 08:01 AM
 
Location: Sydney, Australia
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Using the method where you take 10% off, New York would get around 2277 hours.
Wait, so the US sunshine hours system "adds" 300 hours of extra sunshine? Talk about being deceived. I would've thought that they're overstated by, say, 100 hours or so, but 300?

That means Yuma's sunshine hours are at 3,700 (rather than 4,000), akin to Dampier in Western Australia. So it isn't really the sunniest place in the world.
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Old 11-21-2015, 08:04 AM
 
Location: Norman, OK
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I'd prefer something in the range of 2100-2500 sunshine hours.
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Old 11-21-2015, 08:05 AM
 
Location: Castlederp
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Wait, so the US sunshine hours system "adds" 300 hours of extra sunshine? Talk about being deceived. I would've thought that they're overstated by, say, 100 hours or so, but 300?

That means Yuma's sunshine hours are at 3,700 (rather than 4,000), akin to Dampier in Western Australia. So it isn't really the sunniest place in the world.
New York likely has about no more than 2,300 sunshine hours in world measuring terms.
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Old 11-21-2015, 09:28 AM
 
Location: Lexington, KY
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Where is the proof of overstated sunshine hours?
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Old 11-21-2015, 09:37 AM
 
Location: Castlederp
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Where is the proof of overstated sunshine hours?
Proof if you look at border locations with Canada

Places like NYC, Chicago, Boston getting '2500' hours of sunshine always made me suspicious. For places in the US take about 10% off the actual value and that is about what it should be
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Old 11-21-2015, 10:59 AM
 
Location: Lexington, KY
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Proof if you look at border locations with Canada

Places like NYC, Chicago, Boston getting '2500' hours of sunshine always made me suspicious. For places in the US take about 10% off the actual value and that is about what it should be
How do we know the US is overstated though? It could just as well be that the other method is understated.
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Old 11-21-2015, 11:50 AM
 
Location: Castlederp
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How do we know the US is overstated though? It could just as well be that the other method is understated.
Well that's up for debate, but most of the rest of the world uses a different method to the US, so to bring US cities into comparison with other places you should subtract about 10%, or add 10% to the other cities.
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Old 11-21-2015, 12:08 PM
 
Location: C: Home R: Monroe CT, Climate:Dfa
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2,500+ for me. I hate climates with months that get less than 50 hrs of sun.
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Old 11-21-2015, 12:24 PM
 
Location: Lexington, KY
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Well that's up for debate, but most of the rest of the world uses a different method to the US, so to bring US cities into comparison with other places you should subtract about 10%, or add 10% to the other cities.
That makes sense, although 10% seems extreme. I see the difference between Detroit and Windor On for example is a little less than 200 hours.

Also, is it a comparable amount in every case or a sporadic malfunction? What would cause the sensor to detect sunshine when there is not sunshine?
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