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View Poll Results: Which has a better collection of climates?
The U.K. 44 35.77%
The U.S. South 79 64.23%
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Old 06-03-2016, 10:25 PM
 
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Would the East Coast have a better climate if the current off the coast of Florida was cold instead of warm? I read that the contrast in water temps gives the eastern US such instability. Otherwise NYC would have the same climate as Madrid or Toulouse, and Miami would have the same climate as Porto Alegre or Sydney
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Old 06-03-2016, 10:46 PM
 
Location: Live:Downtown Phoenix, AZ/Work:Greater Los Angeles, CA
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Would the East Coast have a better climate if the current off the coast of Florida was cold instead of warm? I read that the contrast in water temps gives the eastern US such instability. Otherwise NYC would have the same climate as Madrid or Toulouse, and Miami would have the same climate as Porto Alegre or Sydney
Doesn't work that way, it is because between around 30-60° lattitude winds are predominately from the west, so on the east side of continents, it is a wind from the interior
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Old 06-03-2016, 10:57 PM
 
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Doesn't work that way, it is because between around 30-60° lattitude winds are predominately from the west, so on the east side of continents, it is a wind from the interior
That is from late fall-early spring. In the warm-season in the subtropics, however, that all lifts away to higher latitudes, and subtropic weather patterns dominate.

A cool current of the eastern coast of a continent would only limit precip, since the cool water is stable. You then get desert: see Patagonia.
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Old 06-04-2016, 01:45 AM
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Location: Surrey/London
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I've lived in both. I'll take the UK for it's lack of pollen allergies, although the South wins for fried chicken and biscuits.
The UK is one of the worst places for pollen allergies.
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Old 06-04-2016, 06:12 AM
 
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the US South
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Old 06-04-2016, 06:48 AM
 
Location: Mid Atlantic USA
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Houston, New Orleans, Jacksonville, etc all can grow jacaranda trees with no problem; these cities rarely drop below 20F, and haven't done so in decades. Jacaranda is a zone 9 plant, meaning that it can take temps down to the 20F ranges.




Jacaranda do not survive long term in NOLA. That is fact.




Here is far more proof than you ever provide. I'm quite sure the gardening editor of NOLA's largest newspaper knows more than you about what grows there and what doesn't.


Keep these ne'er-do-well plants out of your South Louisiana garden | NOLA.com







Too much cold can also be an issue. When people travel to tropical areas, they often want to grow some of the plants they see. I have been asked most about two trees, jacaranda (Jacaranda mimosifolia) and royal poinciana (Delonix regia). Although planted numerous times in the New Orleans area, neither has survived for the long term because of occasional hard freezes. So they are unreliable for our landscapes.




Is that enough proof for you? Stop lying on this forum about what grows in the South.
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Old 06-04-2016, 07:02 AM
 
Location: Lexington, KY
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Is that enough proof for you? Stop lying on this forum about what grows in the South.
Is Joe90 lying?
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Old 06-04-2016, 07:32 AM
 
Location: Orcutt, CA (Santa Maria Valley)
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Is Joe90 lying?
It's the cold epoch guy.
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Old 06-04-2016, 07:45 AM
 
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LOL, I dont care that doesn't bother me. What does is how emotional and whiny they get. These are grown men mostly! One guy said he had to couldnt sleep because of how excited he was over a snowstorm, nothing wrong with the excitement but what happens when it doesn't verify.... go through there in the winter it's hectic.
I've heard (from this forum) about certain weather forums that "discriminate" warm lovers. Even a poster once stated that the mods deleted any warmth anomaly chart hreads, while cold charts remain exist... I don't know if that's true though.
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Old 06-04-2016, 07:47 AM
 
Location: Lexington, KY
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It's the cold epoch guy.
I was talking about this:

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It wouldn't matter if they did die off occasionally there. They would soon grow back.
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