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Old 12-13-2016, 07:27 PM
 
Location: Sydney, Australia
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LA has recorded snow though, even down to the coast. Nothing like that has ever happened in Sydney.



CityDig: A Snowstorm in Los Angeles? It

There some pictures in this:

L.A. Weather Isn't Always Perfect: Snow & Hurricanes in the Southland

Snow at pretty low elevations too.
I know that LA has recorded snow. What about Sydney's 1836 supposed "snow event"? They say it wasn't snow but a fall of graupel though.
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Old 12-15-2016, 10:36 PM
 
Location: Sydney, Australia
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I think this climate has the hottest average highs in July in the whole world!
Good find. Didn't expect that to be in the Middle East. I thought of East Africa or something.

Can somebody identify these trees?

https://www.google.com.au/maps/@-33....2!8i6656?hl=en
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Old 12-15-2016, 11:03 PM
 
Location: Socorro, NM
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Not familiar with trees used for landscaping in Australia, but my first guess was camphor tree (Cinnamomum camphora). Could just as easily be something I've never heard of, though.
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Old 12-15-2016, 11:56 PM
 
Location: Sydney, Australia
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Not familiar with trees used for landscaping in Australia, but my first guess was camphor tree (Cinnamomum camphora). Could just as easily be something I've never heard of, though.
Thanks!

And nah, you're right. Read in Wikipedia that they were introduced in Australia in the 1800s. So it's very much likely that they are camphor trees.

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Then the thread title and description should be changed. To have a single thread discussing "all things that relate to weather" is a forum-killer.
If it weren't for this thread, I wouldn't have known the answer to the above this conveniently.
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Old 12-16-2016, 01:21 PM
 
Location: Broward County, FL
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The only problem I have with this thread is that it sounds too much like the General Chat Thread (Weather Chat Thread sounds like a chat thread for Weather forum regulars) perhaps change the name of the thread to "Meteorology Chat Thread"? Or something similar to that.
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Old 12-16-2016, 01:41 PM
 
Location: Foreignorland 58 N, 17 E.
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Haha am reading up on the South Pole's sun angles. It's amazing how it can be:

* Midnight sun on Mar 22 in spite of a 0.4 degree solar noon angle.
* Polar night on Mar 23 in spite of civil twilight until Apr 4 when the solar noon angle is -5.6 degrees (!)
* Midnight sun again on Sep 22 in spite of a 0.1 degree solar noon angle
* Now approaching the summer solstice it'll peak at 23.5 degrees sun angle, something 58N does something akin to 13 Oct!
* Rome and Chicago at 41 N have higher sun angles at winter solstice than the South Pole has at summer solstice!

Stunning planet this.
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Old 12-16-2016, 06:39 PM
 
Location: Sydney, Australia
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The only problem I have with this thread is that it sounds too much like the General Chat Thread (Weather Chat Thread sounds like a chat thread for Weather forum regulars) perhaps change the name of the thread to "Meteorology Chat Thread"? Or something similar to that.
Yeah, I can see the similarities too. I wouldn't mind if the title is changed to something like that. Perhaps the admin can do this?
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Old 12-19-2016, 05:57 AM
 
Location: Sydney, Australia
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Haha am reading up on the South Pole's sun angles. It's amazing how it can be:

* Midnight sun on Mar 22 in spite of a 0.4 degree solar noon angle.
* Polar night on Mar 23 in spite of civil twilight until Apr 4 when the solar noon angle is -5.6 degrees (!)
* Midnight sun again on Sep 22 in spite of a 0.1 degree solar noon angle
* Now approaching the summer solstice it'll peak at 23.5 degrees sun angle, something 58N does something akin to 13 Oct!
* Rome and Chicago at 41 N have higher sun angles at winter solstice than the South Pole has at summer solstice!

Stunning planet this.
Isn't that justified though, considering that the South Pole is at, well, the south pole?
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Old 12-19-2016, 06:05 AM
 
Location: Foreignorland 58 N, 17 E.
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Isn't that justified though, considering that the South Pole is at, well, the south pole?
Well, the sun is up for half the year and 41 N is not exactly tilted towards the sun at winter solstice
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Old 12-20-2016, 11:20 PM
 
Location: Sydney, Australia
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Which is more likely to grow palm trees, Macquarie Islands or Toronto?
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