1916: "Temperature Preferences"

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Re: 1916: "Temperature Preferences"

Postby moody7277 » Wed Nov 22, 2017 1:49 am UTC

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armandoalvarez wrote:Surprised San Diego wasn't on the list because it's probably the U.S. city most known for "If you hate heat and cold..."


What? Downtown San Diego gets over 100F quite often in summers, so I don't know how that qualifies as "if you hate heat." Most of San Diego county is high desert or scrubland.


The entire San Diego climatology is a fabrication caused by having their official thermometer 20 feet away from Mission Bay. A better read for the area would be more like Santee.
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Re: 1916: "Temperature Preferences"

Postby Eebster the Great » Wed Nov 22, 2017 6:57 am UTC

Wikipedia puts the average daily high in San Diego for both July and August at 77, which is pretty damn nice. The record high is 111, but that's not really that extreme; even Cleveland hit 104 once. In fact, Wikipedia claims San Diego sees only 2.5 days per year above 90, so it certainly isn't fair to call its summers hot. Especially by humidex, seeing as it is extremely dry. And on the other end, it has a shocking 0 days below freezing per year.

It sounds like a pretty perfect climate if you don't want to grow anything.

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Re: 1916: "Temperature Preferences"

Postby freezeblade » Wed Nov 22, 2017 5:42 pm UTC

Eebster the Great wrote:Wikipedia puts the average daily high in San Diego for both July and August at 77, which is pretty damn nice. The record high is 111, but that's not really that extreme; even Cleveland hit 104 once. In fact, Wikipedia claims San Diego sees only 2.5 days per year above 90, so it certainly isn't fair to call its summers hot. Especially by humidex, seeing as it is extremely dry. And on the other end, it has a shocking 0 days below freezing per year.

It sounds like a pretty perfect climate if you don't want to grow anything.


Again, as noted earlier, all of those "official" temp measurements are taken spitting distance (literally) away from the waters of mission bay, which gives an unrealistic impression of temperature on all official readouts. If you go a little inland (lets say Santee, which is inland a little bit, as it is a better representation of average temps in most of San Diego), the average high during Jul-September is about 85+ (https://weatherspark.com/y/2071/Average ... Year-Round) and the monthly maximums are 100+ for every month between June to November (http://www.areavibes.com/santee-ca/weather/). This is the trend for the areas of San Diego that people actually live in, not just the tiny microclimate at the part of the airport directly next to the water.
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