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View Poll Results: Which one is more subtropical
Wellington, NZ 3 11.54%
Atlanta, GA 21 80.77%
Both in their way 2 7.69%
Multiple Choice Poll. Voters: 26. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 04-13-2024, 02:43 PM
 
Location: St. Pete Beach, FL
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It’s 3. The winter isn’t cold enough to be a proper winter - for that, average highs need to be somewhat close to the freezing point for that, and they aren’t.

What’s more, the growing season is long, and this particularly impacts the fall, which is almost nonexistent.
It’s 4. It has winter, the winter gets cold, freezes, snows sometimes, eventhough mild winter is winter so 4 seasons. I agree not like Chicago, but it is 4.
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Old 04-13-2024, 02:48 PM
 
Location: St. Pete Beach, FL
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Atlanta is not a “winter jacket” climate. Atlanta doesn’t have four seasons either. Massachusetts has 4 seasons.
Btw, where are you from?
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Old 04-13-2024, 04:14 PM
 
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It doesn’t have a winter by Chicago standards. I understand Americans want to all be considered to live in a hypercontinental cold paradise (“aren’t you so tough for dealing with the Arctic frigid freezing cold inhospitable-for-trees climate of Atlanta and North Carolina”), but come on. Stop pretending.

That’s also not sarcasm, because that’s genuinely how the climate of the entire US is talked about.

If the average high doesn’t fall below 50, and you have mean maximums of 70+ degrees in EVERY MONTH OF WINTER, you have a spring-like winter. I really don’t care about overnight lows pulling down the daily mean.

Atlanta’s fall is also pathetic compared to Illinois’ or Massachusetts.

Atlanta has a mild four seasons climate. Honestly people more exaggerate the hotness of atlanta summers ths. The coldness of winters. That being said the summers are still warm and tropical feeling unlike any time of year in Wellington
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Old 04-13-2024, 04:26 PM
 
Location: New Zealand
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Atlanta has a mild four seasons climate. Honestly people more exaggerate the hotness of atlanta summers ths. The coldness of winters. That being said the summers are still warm and tropical feeling unlike any time of year in Wellington
NZ is a mild four seasons climate. Atlanta is warm/ hot four seasons imo.
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Old 04-13-2024, 04:42 PM
 
Location: Auckland, New Zealand
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Atlanta has a mild four seasons climate. Honestly people more exaggerate the hotness of atlanta summers ths. The coldness of winters. That being said the summers are still warm and tropical feeling unlike any time of year in Wellington
I'm picking Atlanta Summers without air conditioning will be unpleasant given the humidity.

Wellington can have days with afternoon temperatures around 26C and a dewpoint around 18-20C in January and February. The sun in NZ is strong, we don't get the thick haze eastern USA can have during hot weather.
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Old 04-13-2024, 10:05 PM
 
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Lies, they even changed here, specifically in halloween
This is Raleigh a bit before Halloween. It is not "lies", it's the basic truth. What is up with this forum's attempt to argue against and rationalize away any and all distinctions between the northern and southern US? It's deranged.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i3elKqt98uk
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Old 04-13-2024, 10:06 PM
 
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Atlanta has a mild four seasons climate. Honestly people more exaggerate the hotness of atlanta summers ths. The coldness of winters. That being said the summers are still warm and tropical feeling unlike any time of year in Wellington
No, people typically exaggerate the cold of it's winters.
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Old 04-14-2024, 07:17 PM
 
Location: St. Petersburg, Florida
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No, people typically exaggerate the cold of it's winters.
Atlanta has a winter period. We are not saying it is too cold, but the fact that it has a winter can’t be denied. Here in St. Petersburg, FL is around an area of a clear transition of 4 temperate seasons to 2 tropical ones, Atlanta clearly has 4. Like Climatepolice48 I’ve also lived not too far from Atlanta.
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Old 04-14-2024, 07:22 PM
 
Location: St. Petersburg, Florida
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This is Raleigh a bit before Halloween. It is not "lies", it's the basic truth. What is up with this forum's attempt to argue against and rationalize away any and all distinctions between the northern and southern US? It's deranged.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i3elKqt98uk
Wow, it here in FL it looked similar. Wait I think I get it, maybe in October the weather in FL is still relatable to more northern states like NC. Typically in Atlanta area leaves start changing before halloween, but it is in early November that it is colorful until the end of the most in which mist deciduous trees become empty.
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Old 04-15-2024, 09:14 AM
 
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The leave change later in Atlanta, usually in November they are changing and falling even into December in recent years. Leaves come back in March.

That is beside the point of the winter season in Atlanta which is December-February based on stable average temperatures below 10c for those three months and lack of significant transition from month to month, which are aspects of the spring and fall seasons.

Atlanta is more subtropical than NZ but also more seasonal. It doesn't have to be one or the other. People outside of this forum DO exaggerate the Atlanta summers far more than the winters. People IRL from the north sometimes assume it is 90 degrees for 6 months straight and that it never goes below freezing. Just google something like 'atlanta weather reddit' and see what kind of perceptions people have outside of this specific forum
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