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Re: We forget how warm winter is from CA to South Atlantic:
Message from Alan in Memphis z8
There have been other historical weather stations in Memphis with higher average winter temps and lower average summer temps. The station now is at the airport which is an awful place to record temps. It's on the southwestern edge of the city. It's wide open with tarmacs so gets hotter temp recordings in summer and cooler winter temps due to the windswept nature of the area.
What all that is good for is an understanding of what kinds of extremes Memphis can expect, but their records are not and never have been realistic. Inside the city is generally more moderated. I got away with 8b plants for a decade before I moved out of Memphis city limits to my current home.
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