Re: Hot time, summer in the city....
Those mountain ranges are called the Andes. I hear there's actually snow on some of them. One of the few, or maybe the only, place you can throw a snowball across the equator.
Originally posted by DR. BELCH
Your cool East Coast summer is a virtue of geography. Air currents from the Atlantic knock down the temperature a good 10-20 degrees or so. That's why Quito, Ecuador, despite being equatorial, keeps its temps in the 80s, gracias to the Pacific. Plus there's the mountain factor--offhand I don't know what ranges are up there, but they tend to damp down the sun's direct heat. That's why in AZ, temps get up to over 100 deg. F and palm trees grow along the stret, but 150 miles away Flagstaff is surprisingly mild.
Arkansas, on the other hand, is a flat landlocked valley and holds in the heat like a pot holds in steam. Lovely tanning weather, barring rain or haziness....
As to Arkansas weather, I can vouch for that. Altho ultimately, you can't tell what it's gonna do from one day to the next here. Texarkana weather is the definition of unpredictable. I have seen people wearing shorts & tank tops in January, & I have seen it snow on the 4th of July, I kid you not. It's been years & years ago, & it didn't stick, shucks, it didn't even last to hit the ground, but it did snow.
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