[WikiEN-l] Re: U. S. weather

Daniel P. B. Smith wikipedia2006 at dpbsmith.com
Tue Feb 14 01:34:05 UTC 2006

Sure, there are some states where the weather is fairly uniform.  
Still, even a dinky little state like Massachusetts has _very_  
significant differences in weather; the eastern end is on the coast  
and the western end is 140 miles inland. You don't think of Wisconsin  
as a big state, yet Northern Wisconsin is significantly colder than  
Southern Wisconsin, and there are differences in the native plant and  
animal species because of it.

California is smaller than Texas in area but is huge in its linear  
extent: almost 800 miles from north to south; and it has huge  
differences in elevation.

When I visited Texas I was interested to see that the newspapers and  
television stations give five separate weather reports for different  

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