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View Poll Results: Portland OR's climate is more like...
San Diego 11 50.00%
Portland, Maine 11 50.00%
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Old 11-05-2014, 11:23 PM
 
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When it comes to the climate? It's mild like San Diego but on the cold side of mild and has seasons like Portland Maine just to a lesser extent.
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Old 11-06-2014, 08:13 AM
 
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Old 11-06-2014, 08:40 AM
 
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San Diego. A Mediterranean climate is just a Southern sunnier and drier version of an oceanic climate. Portland, ME is a four seasons humid continental climate which is a completely different beast all together. It has 6 months of snow while Portland, Oregon has only a couple of days of snow in winter.
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Old 11-06-2014, 03:53 PM
 
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San Diego. A Mediterranean climate is just a Southern sunnier and drier version of an oceanic climate. Portland, ME is a four seasons humid continental climate which is a completely different beast all together. It has 6 months of snow while Portland, Oregon has only a couple of days of snow in winter.
True, I guess to me both Portlands are "cold" climates while San Diego is a near-tropical climate so that's also quite important.
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Old 11-06-2014, 04:26 PM
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San Diego. A Mediterranean climate is just a Southern sunnier and drier version of an oceanic climate. Portland, ME is a four seasons humid continental climate which is a completely different beast all together. It has 6 months of snow while Portland, Oregon has only a couple of days of snow in winter.
San Diego is barely Mediterranean; it's semi-arid. Six months of snow for Portland, Maine is an exaggeration
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Old 11-06-2014, 06:09 PM
 
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It's not like either one, but more like San Diego than Portland Maine.
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Old 11-06-2014, 10:28 PM
 
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San Diego is barely Mediterranean; it's semi-arid. Six months of snow for Portland, Maine is an exaggeration
Looks like they get snow pretty regularly from mid-November through mid-April and it sometimes even snows as early as October and as late as May.

San Diego might be bordering semi-arid but it still gets the winter as its wettest season same as Portland, OR, and it also is moderated by the Pacific Ocean to prevent it from getting as cold as other climates on the same latitude on the East Coast. San Diego is very sunny and Portland, OR is very cloudy and drizzly but they are both ocean influenced west coast climates. I would say Portland, OR is to San Diego as Jacksonville, Florida is to Portland, ME. Portland, Maine is a humid continental climate while Jacksonville, FL is a humid subcontinental climate both both are Atlantic coast climates. Portland, OR and San Diego are both Pacific coast climates.

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Old 11-07-2014, 07:26 AM
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Looks like they get snow pretty regularly from mid-November through mid-April and it sometimes even snows as early as October and as late as May.
That's not six months of snow straight. Before mid November or after mid April is very rare. November averages 1.5 days of snow. December to March 5-8 days/ month, so maybe 4 months max. There's plenty of time in between without snow and bare ground. At least half of the winter precipitation is rain, so even 4 months of snow is a complete exaggeration.

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San Diego might be bordering semi-arid but it still gets the winter as its wettest season same as Portland, OR, and it also is moderated by the Pacific Ocean to prevent it from getting as cold as other climates on the same latitude on the East Coast. San Diego is very sunny and Portland, OR is very cloudy and drizzly but they are both ocean influenced west coast climates. I would say Portland, OR is to San Diego as Jacksonville, Florida is to Portland, ME. Portland, Maine is a humid continental climate while Jacksonville, FL is a humid subcontinental climate both both are Atlantic coast climates. Portland, OR and San Diego are both Pacific coast climates.
Summer is the driest season in Portland, Maine, it has a slight late fall precipitation peak. There some slight similarities from west coast patterns but this is a stretch. The aridity and mean temperature difference between is enormous.
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