Which state has the most diverse weather
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Started by paul. Started by thedoc Board The Environment. Started by neilep Board Technology. Science News Features. Interviews Answers to Science Questions. Pages: [ 1 ] 2 Go Down. Which state has the most diverse weather? During the Summer? During the Winter? Would California? Cuz during the winter it snows, yet it rains a few miles away. Karen W. And it is sunny too. Humboldt county is kind of tropical like Hawaii.
O have had missionary friends from Hawaii that say they love it here in Humboldt County because the weather is just like home raining sunny wet warm and tropical like.. It can also be cold dry.. Maybe California or Hawaii?? I would have thought that somewhere like Oklahoma has the most diverse weather. It can be blisteringly hot in the summer and freezing with snow in the winter. It gets more than its share of tornadoes and hailstorms too. Having said that, apart from the hurricanes, NYC is pretty diverse weatherwise too.
It depends on what is meant by diverse. Until you know what diversity you are talking, the possibilities are endless That’s true. Ohio could be part of it too. Cuz it was 60 yesterday, 50 when i went ot bed, and i woke up and it was 10! SO crazy. But lest says its the middle of winter and one system comes over the whole US and don’t pewter out or get stronger.
What state, with average winter temperatures, would have the most diverse weather? Snow, Rain, Ice, Mix all that happy stuff. Large expanses of water have a stabilising effect on temperature, so coastal states are less prone to mad swings. I would think the most diverse would be where the arctic air from Canada mixes with warmer air from the south.
So, for that reason, I would again think of somewhere like Oklahoma. It’s roughly equidistant from the Atlantic, the Pacific, Canada and Mexico. Again it depends on definition, and what weather events you consider diverse. Do tornado’s and hurricanes, that happen yearly, count? Does one state having both desert and rainforest count? Does lake effect snow count? Then you have to take the jetstreams in to account, do they split and produce another weather type, or are they stable.
El Nino and La Nina all have an effect. Then different weather patterns in different seasons, so diversity between seasons is also another question I took the question to mean which state has the widest variations in the type of weather it gets over a year. I don’t know about states but the UK doesn’t do badly for diverse weather. Climate wise it varies from Mediteranian in the far South to sub Arctic in the far North. Weatherwise, perhaps as good an illustration as any is that the week after midsummmer we were sent home from work early because of bad weather.
We also apparently have more tornadoes per square mile than any other country. Come on now, Texas has it all. Freezing ice storms, hot deserts to the west, humid pine forest in the east, coastal plain that is humid as the dickens, hurricanes, tornadoes, and if you don’t like the weather wait 12 hours – it will be different. High was 80 F today here with calm winds, will be below freezing this evening with wind gusts up to 30 MPH.
The mind is like a parachute. It works best when open. Bass Naked Science Forum King! Texans always think Texas has it all! As they say in Colorado, “If God had meant for Texans to ski, he’d have made bulls t white!
Intense cold in the winter, heat in the summer, deserts, rainforests, unbelievable winds, huge mountains, 6 months of darkness, 6 months of light, fog, icebergs, blizzards, etc, etc.
Old enough to have grandsons Slow enough to study rocks Thirsty enough to build a pub. Does Texas have a lot of different weather simply because it’s big? That is partly the case. But the relative proximity of all of these feature – I live within miles of each ecological area except the desert, which I am on the edge of, so the interactions of the climates along with the Gulf of Mexico makes for some really strange weather. I met a Texan once who said it took him 2 days to drive round his farm.
I told him I had a dodgy car like that once too. It is true. Kleberg County and parts of all adjacent counties are all part of the king Ranch, presently the largest ranch in the US. Carol-A Sr. It does depend on what you mean, but by one meaning my vote would go to California! That is one state where you can move from glorious heat and sunshine in one part to 30″ of snow in another on the same day! Parts of this could be wrong but i believe. In the USA the position of the jet stream caused i believe by warm air from the caribbean and cold air from the polar regions coming together is probably the biggest factor and influence on how bad and diverse the weather is going be in the various states.
I read that if you drew a line over the states that suffered the most and worse tornado the line would also follow the position of the jet stream above. However as the jet stream moves about from year to year and has over the last decade been slowly move northwards it would probably be hard to give the honour of the most diverse weather to one particular state.
The reason why the UK has such diverse weather and so many small tornadoes can also be put down to the jet stream because it ends at the UK as it either passes over or loops around the island. The famous hurrican that devastate the the UK many years ago was due to abnormally high winds in the jet stream travelling in a very straight line from the USA.
Many years ago the UK used to have very cold winters which used to cause the river Thames to freeze solid with 2 to 3 foot of snow also being the norm. This was due to the jet stream being blocked just before it reached the islands and split into two smaller currants which then circled around the UK in opposite directions rather than passing over it.
It gets more complicated than even that, Micky. In the US you have both the polar and subtropical jets, They can split and break to form more than two jets, and they do move around. You also have the heat of the oceans, mountain ranges, lake effect snow and the depth of ice on the great lake to name but a few factors that affect the weather in the US.
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I’ve seen tornados and floods the like of which I doubt few other states could equal. In fact, it stays this way thru most of our summer. Not until around Sept. I moved to Ohio about 25 years ago and everyone up here always talks about how hot and humid it is.
They constantly complain that Ohio has the worst weather in the nation. I’m here to tell you that it just ain’t nothing like back home in Missouri. Chemistry4me Naked Science Forum King! No you’re wrong. It’s NZ. This all depends on the question, is it all the different types of weather you would experience if you stayed in one spot, or can you just look at all the weather in the whole state? If it’s that you stay in one spot I nominate Illinois. Well, since this is a very ambiguously worded question, there are really a wealth of criteria that people could use to indicate “weather diversity”.
Depending on what you used as indicators, you could probably make a case for any state. However, I feel the simplest to test would be the extremes of temperatures. The states with the highest difference between the highest high and the lowest low would be the most “diverse” in this regard.
Surprisingly, none that people have been discussing here are even close to fitting that criteria. In fact, Montana is the most diverse with a record high of F and low of F. It is followed by a close second by Utah, who had a low of and the same high. Although most of the United States population is white, the country is increasingly becoming more racially and ethnically diverse.
The Hispanic population, for example, is expected to comprise one-quarter of the population by Census Bureau predicts that by , the U. As of , the U. Census Bureau estimates the U. Some U. Wallethub analyzed each state’s diversity level by evaluating and ranking six diversity categories: socioeconomic, cultural, economic, household, religious, and political.
A state’s diversity score is each state’s weighted average across all metrics. A score of represents the most diverse state. California is the most diverse U. California ranks first for Cultural Diversity, having the highest linguistic diversity and the second-highest racial and ethnic diversity. California also ranks third for Socioeconomic Diversity, fifth for Household Diversity, and eighth for Political Diversity. California has the largest Hispanic population of any state, with over 15 million.
Texas is the second-most diverse state. With a score of Texas has the third-highest linguistic diversity and the fourth-highest racial and ethnic diversity. Texas has the second-highest Hispanic and Latino population in the U.
Texas also has the highest household diversity. Hawaii is the country’s third-most diverse state. Hawaii’s overall score is It ranks third for Cultural Diversity and fourth for Economic Diversity.
Hawaii is the most racially and ethnically diverse state in the U. Climate conditions in the U. It has very warm and humid climate throughout the year. The archipelago is covered with a thick and impenetrable tropical rainforest. At the other extreme is the city of Port Elizabeth, situated in the southernmost parts of Texas. Everything depends on whether you are on the east or west coast of the United States.
In states like New York and Michigan summers are very hot and winters cold and snowy. On the other hand, the Pacific coast temperate latitudes are completely different. The climate in Washington and Oregon has oceanic features. Summers are traditionally cooler and winters are relatively mild and humid. The climate of Alaska is much colder. Average daytime temperatures are negative more than 9 months a year. Share on Facebook.
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Certainly the United States is the country with the most diverse climate in the world. The country lies between USA falls within the borders of five climatic zones — tropical, subtropical, temperate, subpolar and polar. For comparison, the other countries with most diverse climates are Australia , Russia and Brazil. The U. For this reason, the landscapes in the southern and northern parts of the country are unrecognizable and incomparable.
Completely different landscapes and climate conditions there are even within the borders of the same climate zone. For example Hawaii, which is in the tropical climate zone is the warmest place in the U. The city is also in the tropical climate zone, but has a much drier climate with lower winter and higher summer temperatures.
Subtropical climate zone conditions also vary considerably. For example, the Pacific coast in Southern California enjoys perfect Mediterranean climate with long, hot and dry summers and mild, wet winters. Atlantic coast subtropics of the U. States like South Carolina, for example, are characterized by more humid climate in summer and cold winter. In the temperate latitudes the situation is the same. In the Northeast U.
With the exception of the southern and northern regions of the state, almost the entire territory falls within the subpolar climate zone. There is a very long and frosty winter and cold, short summer. In the northern-most parts of Alaska the climate is polar and can be described as an eternal winter. What is the country with the most diverse climate on the planet?
It is no surprising, having in mind the huge territory. All of them fall within the borders of four climate zones. Undoubtedly, the leadership in this respect belongs to the United States. The scenery change from lush rainforests to freezing Arctic glaciers. Climate conditions in the U. It has very warm and humid climate throughout the year. The archipelago is covered with a thick and impenetrable tropical rainforest.
At the other extreme is the city of Port Elizabeth, situated in the southernmost parts of Texas. Everything depends on whether you are on the east or west coast of the United States. In states like New York and Michigan summers are very hot and winters cold and snowy. On the other hand, the Pacific coast temperate latitudes are completely different. The climate in Washington and Oregon has oceanic features. Summers are traditionally cooler and winters are relatively mild and humid.