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The humid subtropical climate (Köppen Cfa) is a climate zone characterized by hot, humid summers and chilly to mild winters. This climate type covers a broad category of climates, and the term "subtropical" may be a misnomer for the winter climate in the cooler areas within this category. Significant amounts of precipitation occur in all seasons in most areas. Winter rainfall (and sometimes snowfall) is associated with large storms that the westerlies steer from west to east. Most summer rainfall occurs during thunderstorms and an occasional tropical storm or hurricane. The Köppen climate classification is one of the most widely used climate classification systems. ... This page is about the form of precipitation. ... A shelf cloud associated with a heavy or severe thunderstorm over Enschede, Netherlands A storm is any disturbed state of an astronomical bodys atmosphere, especially affecting its surface, and strongly implying severe weather. ... The Westerlies are the prevailing winds in the middle latitudes between 30 and 60 degrees latitude, blowing from the high pressure area in the horse latitudes towards the poles. ... For other uses, see Thunderstorm (disambiguation). ... This article is about weather phenomena. ... This article is about weather phenomena. ...


Humid subtropical climates lie on the southeast side of all continents except Antarctica, roughly between latitudes 25° and 40° north and south. The only exception where this climate zone reaches up to latitude 46° North, is the Po Valley and the Toulouse region, in Europe. The Köppen definition of this climate is for the coldest month to be above 0 °C mean (Köppen: C), and the warmest month to be above 22 °C (Köppen: a); and to be constantly moist with the driest month to get more than 60 mm rain (Köppen: f).[1] Animated, colour-coded map showing the various continents. ... Latitude,usually denoted symbolically by the Greek letter phi, , gives the location of a place on Earth north or south of the equator. ... The Po (Latin: Padus, Italian: Po) is a river that flows 652 kilometers (405 miles) eastward across northern Italy, from Monviso (in the Cottian Alps) to the Adriatic Sea near Venice. ... New city flag (Occitan cross) Traditional coat of arms Motto: (Occitan: For Toulouse, always more) Location Coordinates Time Zone CET (GMT +1) Administration Country Region Midi-Pyrénées Department Haute-Garonne (31) Intercommunality Community of Agglomeration of Greater Toulouse Mayor Jean-Luc Moudenc  (UMP) (since 2004) City Statistics Land... Celsius is, or relates to, the Celsius temperature scale (previously known as the centigrade scale). ...

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Africa

In Africa, this climate type is found only on the east coast of South Africa including Durban and extends northward into extreme southern Mozambique. Durban is a vibrant cosmopolitian city in KwaZulu-Natal Province, South Africa. ...


Asia

Humid subtropical climates in Asia differ from those in other continents in generally having a very pronounced dry winter even on the poleward boundary of this region. They occupy extensive arcs of relatively low land from northern Pakistan circling the Himalayas to China, South Korea and Japan north to Tokyo and Niigata. However, the distinction is difficult to make in Japan, whose temperatures can either be considered subtropical or humid continental, especially in the south and depending on elevation. Some major Asian cities in this climate zone include Islamabad, Kathmandu, Chongqing, Chengdu, Shanghai, Nanjing, Busan, Kyoto and Tokyo (the latter on the very northern fringe). Hong Kong and Taipei are on the equatorward boundary of this zone. This article does not cite any references or sources. ... For other uses, see Tokyo (disambiguation). ... Niigata is the name of several places, times and things: Niigata City Niigata Prefecture This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... The humid continental climate is found over large areas of land masses in the temperate regions of the mid latitudes where there is a zone of conflict between polar and tropical air masses. ...   (Urdu: اسلام آباد) is the capital city of Pakistan, and is located in the Potohar Plateau in the northwest of the country. ... For the retail store chain, see Kathmandu (company). ... Chongqing (Simplified Chinese: ; Traditional Chinese: ; pinyin: ; Postal map spelling: Chungching, also Chungking) is the largest and most populous of the Peoples Republic of Chinas four provincial-level municipalities, and the only one in the less densely populated western half of China. ...   (Chinese: ; Pinyin: ; Wade-Giles: Cheng-tu), located in southwest China, is the capital of Sichuan province and a sub-provincial city. ... For other uses, see Shanghai (disambiguation). ... “Nanking” redirects here. ... Busan Metropolitan City, also known as Pusan[1] is the largest port city in the Republic of Korea. ... Kyoto )   is a city in the central part of the island of HonshÅ«, Japan. ... For other uses, see Tokyo (disambiguation). ... Nickname: Coordinates: , Country Republic of China Region Northern Taiwan City seat Xinyi District (信義區) Government  - Mayor Hau Lung-bin (KMT)1 E9 Area  - City 271. ...


In most of this region, there is very little precipiation during the winter owing to the powerful anticyclonic winds from Siberia. Only in those parts of coast eastern China between about the Yellow River and the Pearl River is there sufficient winter rainfall to produce a Cfa climate and even in these areas rainfall and streamflow show a very pronounced summer peak quite unlike other regions of this climate type. The only area where the winter rainfall equals the summer rain is on the "San-in" (Sea of Japan) coast of Japan, which during winter is effectively on the windward side of the westerlies. The winter rainfall in these regions is usually produced by low pressure systems off the east coast that develop in the onshore flow from the Siberian High. Summer rainfall comes from the East Asian Monsoon and from frequent typhoons. For other Yellow Rivers, see Yellow River (disambiguation). ... Pearl River in Guangzhou Pearl River at night, Guangzhou The Zhu Jiang, (珠江 Pinyin: Zhū Jiāng), or Pearl River, is Chinas third longest river (2,200 km, after the Yangtze River and the Yellow River), and second largest by volume (after the Yangtze). ... Run-off, composed of a mixture of water and soil along with any other organic or inorganic substances that may exist in the land, is the product of precipitation, snowmelt, over-irrigation, or other water coming in contact with the earth and carrying matter to streams, rivers, lakes, and other... The Sea of Japan is a marginal sea of the western Pacific Ocean, bordered by Japan, Korea and Russia. ... Cyclone Catarina, a rare South Atlantic tropical cyclone viewed from the International Space Station on March 26, 2004. ...


Annual rainfall, except in the northernmost regions around Tianjin and Shandong, is generally over 1,000 mm (40 inches), and in areas below the Himalayas can be much higher still. In the west humid subtropical climate border on continental climates as altitude increases, or on winter-rainfall climates in Pakistan.   (Simplified Chinese: ; Traditional Chinese: ; pinyin: ; Wade-Giles: Shan-tung) is a coastal province of eastern Peoples Republic of China. ... Altitude is the elevation of an object from a known level or datum. ...


Isolated humid zones in western Asia

Although humid climates in Asia are mostly confined to the southeastern quarter of the continent, there are some isolated areas on the Black and Caspian Seas than possess humid climates that are unusually warm for their high latitudes. For other uses, see Black Sea (disambiguation). ...


In the narrow Caspian coastal strip of Iran (Gilan and Mazandaran) a humid subtropical climate prevails at an unusually high latitude. Annual rainfall ranges from around 740 mm (29 inches) at Sari to over 2,000 mm (78 inches) at Astara, and is heavy throughout the year, with a maximum in October or November when Astara can average 400 millimetres (16 inches). Tempteratures are generally moderate in comparison with other parts of western Asia. In Rasht, the average maximum in July is around 28 °C (82 °F) but with near-saturation humidity, whilst in January it is around 9 °C (48 °F). The Caspian Sea (Russian: Каспийское море; Kazakh: Каспий теңізі; Turkmen: Hazar deňizi; Azeri: XÉ™zÉ™r dÉ™nizi; Persian: دریای خزر Daryā-ye Khazar) is the largest lake on Earth by area[2], with a surface area of 371,000 square kilometers (143,244 sq mi) and a volume of 78,200 cubic kilometers (18... Gilan (Persian: گیلان, locally known as Guilan) is one of the 30 provinces of Iran, known during ancient times as part of Hyrcania, with a population of approximately 2 million and an area of 14,700 sq. ... Mazandaran (See other names[3]) is a Caspian province in the north of Iran, Located on the Southern coast of Caspian Sea, it is bordered clockwise by Golestan, Semnan and Tehran provinces (All forming Greater Mazandaran, Each separated from Mazandaran respectively in 1997, 1976 and 1960 [4]). Province also lies... Sari /SārÄ«/ is the provincial capital of Mazandaran, located in the north of Iran, between the northern slopes of the Alborz Mountains and southern coast of Caspian (Mazandaran) Sea. ... Map of Iran and surrounding countries, showing location of Rasht Rasht ( رشت in Persian, also transcribed as Resht) is the capital of Gilan province in northwestern Iran. ... This article or section is not written in the formal tone expected of an encyclopedia article. ...


In Georgia and the adjacent region of Turkey, the Kolkheti Lowland has a climate similar to that of Gilan in Iran. Temperatures range from 22 °C in summer to 5 °C in winter and rainfall is even heavier than in Caspian Iran, up to 2,300 millimetres per year in Hopa, and it falls throughout the year. This climate is almost a Cfa/Cfb borderline case, however. In ancient geography, Colchis (sometimes spelled also as Kolchis) (Greek: Κολχίς, kŏl´kĬs; Georgian: კოლხეთი, Kolkheti) was a nearly triangular district in Caucasus. ... Hopa is a district of Artvin Province of Turkey. ...


Australia

The humid subtropical climate dominates most of eastern Australia south from about Bundaberg, Queensland down to about Bega on the south coast of New South Wales. It extends from the coast inland to about Dubbo and the Warrumbungle and Nandewar mountain ranges, where it grades into arid climates. In the Great Dividing Range and to the south of about Bega, this climate type grades into warm temperate climates (Köppen Cfb) as at Guyra and Katoomba, in New South Wales. For the Bundaberg Distillery, see Bundaberg Rum. ... Slogan or Nickname: Sunshine State, Smart State Motto(s): Audax at Fidelis (Bold but Faithful) Other Australian states and territories Capital Brisbane Government Constitutional monarchy Governor Quentin Bryce Premier Peter Beattie retiring as of 13. ... Location of Bega in New South Wales (red) Bega is a town in the south-east area of the state of New South Wales in Australia. ... “NSW” redirects here. ... Aerial image of Dubbo viewed from the southeast For the seat in the New South Wales Legislative Assembly, see Electoral district of Dubbo. ... Completing a circuit around the jagged Breadknife is a steep hike taking about five hours. ... World map showing the oceanic climate zones. ... Guyra (30°12′S 151°40′E) is a town of about 2200 people, situated midway between Armidale and Glen Innes in the New England region of northern New South Wales, Australia. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ...


This zone contains the only regions where soils are not acutely deficient in phosphorus, as well as the heaviest rainfall south of the Tropic of Capricorn, making it prime agricultural country, centred on towns such as Coffs Harbour, Grafton, Port Macquarie, Tamworth, and Moree. Loess field in Germany Surface-water-gley developed in glacial till, Northern Ireland Technically, soil forms the pedosphere: the interface between the lithosphere (rocky part of the planet) and the biosphere, atmosphere, and hydrosphere. ... General Name, Symbol, Number phosphorus, P, 15 Chemical series nonmetals Group, Period, Block 15, 3, p Appearance waxy white/ red/ black/ colorless Standard atomic weight 30. ... For the state electoral district, see Electoral district of Coffs Harbour. ... </ref> | est = 1851 | elevation = 5 | maxtemp = 25. ... Apartments in Port Macquarie at twilight - Hollingworth Street, Westport. ... Tamworth is a city in the New England region of New South Wales, Australia. ... Moree is a large town in Moree Plains Shire in northern New South Wales, Australia. ...


Many of Australia's major cities are also in this climate zone, including Sydney, Brisbane, Gold Coast-Tweed Heads, Newcastle and Wollongong. This is about the city of Sydney in Australia. ... This article is about the Australian city. ... “Gold Coast” redirects here. ... Twin Towns, Tweed Heads. ... Disambiguation: This article is about the metropolitan area in Australia. ... Look up Wollongong in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ...


Variations in Australia

There is considerable variation in climate within this zone. Annual rainfall on the coast can reach as high as 2,000 mm (80 inches) in favourable locations and is generally above 1,000 mm (40 inches). However, because most of the heaviest two- and three-day rainfalls in the world occur in this coastal zone as a result of east coast cyclones forming to the north of a large high pressure system, there can be great variation in rainfall from year to year. At Lismore in the centre of this zone, the annual rainfall can range from less than 550 mm (22 inches) in 1915 to more than 2,780 mm (110 inches) in 1950. There is usually a distinct summer rainfall maximum that becomes more pronounced moving northwards: in Brisbane the wettest month (February) receives five times the rainfall of the driest (September). In meteorology, an anticyclone (that is, opposite to a cyclone) is a weather phenomenon in which there is a descending movement of the air and a high pressure area over the part of the planets surface affected by it. ... Left Bank Cafe, Spinks Park. ...


Temperatures in this zone are typically very warm but not excessive: the average maximum in January is usually around 28 °C (82 °F) and in July around 19 °C (66 °F). Frosts are extremely rare except at higher elevations.


In the Darling Downs and further south, the summer rainfall maximum is less marked and by the time one reaches Dubbo, there are actually on average more rainy days in the winter months. Temperatures here are more extreme, with summers being generally very hot with maxima of around 32 °C (88 °F) and frosts being common during dry winters: at Mitchell the temperature has reached as low as -9.4 °C (15 °F). This article is about the region of Queensland, Australia. ... Mitchell is my name Mitchell is a town in the Western Downs region of Queensland, Australia. ...


North of the Cfa climate zone there is a zone centred upon Rockhampton and extending up to the Atherton Tableland of Köppen Cwa climate. This has a very pronounced dry winter with often negligible rainfall between June and October, and winter temperatures generally only slightly below the limit required for tropical climates. Rockhampton, sometimes abbreviated to Rocky, is a city in Central Queensland, Australia, located inland from the Capricorn Coast on the Bruce Highway, approximately north of Queenslands capital city, Brisbane. ... The Mount Hypipamee Crater on the Atherton Tablelands. ... Naples beach in Florida lined with coconut trees is an example of a tropical climate. ...


Europe

The Cfa climate can be found in an area going from the Po River valley in Northern Italy and southeast through coastal or near-coastal portions of Slovenia and Croatia. Summer rainfall is here considerably greater than in the mediterranean climates found around the Mediterranean Sea, and winter temperatures hover just above freezing. The Po (Latin: Padus, Italian: Po) is a river that flows 652 kilometers (405 miles) eastward across northern Italy, from Monviso (in the Cottian Alps) to the Adriatic Sea near Venice. ... Composite satellite image of the Mediterranean Sea. ...


North America

Areas shaded red denote humid subtropical zone; areas shaded pink denote transitional/borderline humid subtropical zone

In North America, humid subtropical climates are almost exclusively the domain of the American South, including part or most of eastern Texas, Louisiana, most of Arkansas, Mississippi, Tennessee, Kentucky, Alabama, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, most of Florida and Virginia, except for upland regions including Southwest Virginia. It also exists in low lying or urban areas, in some cases extending just south of 40N in Delaware, extreme southwestern West Virginia, eastern and southern Maryland, southeastern Pennsylvania (Philadelphia metropolitan area), southern New Jersey, and extreme southern Ohio. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... North America North America is a continent[1] in the Earths northern hemisphere and (chiefly) western hemisphere. ... The U.S. Southern states or The South, known during the American Civil War era as Dixie, is a distinctive region of the United States with its own unique historical perspective, customs, musical styles, and cuisine. ... Official language(s) No official language See languages of Texas Capital Austin Largest city Houston Largest metro area Dallas–Fort Worth Metroplex Area  Ranked 2nd  - Total 261,797 sq mi (678,051 km²)  - Width 773 miles (1,244 km)  - Length 790 miles (1,270 km)  - % water 2. ... This article is about the U.S. State. ... Official language(s) English Capital Little Rock Largest city Little Rock Largest metro area Little Rock Metropolitan Area Area  Ranked 29th  - Total 53,179 sq mi (137,002 km²)  - Width 239 miles (385 km)  - Length 261 miles (420 km)  - % water 2. ... This article is about the U.S. state. ... Official language(s) English Capital Nashville Largest city Memphis Largest metro area Nashville Area  Ranked 36th  - Total 42,169 sq mi (109,247 km²)  - Width 120 miles (195 km)  - Length 440 miles (710 km)  - % water 2. ... Official language(s) English[1] Capital Frankfort Largest city Louisville Area  Ranked 37th  - Total 40,444 sq mi (104,749 km²)  - Width 140 miles (225 km)  - Length 379 miles (610 km)  - % water 1. ... This article is about the U.S. State. ... Official language(s) English Capital Raleigh Largest city Charlotte Area  Ranked 28th  - Total 53,865 sq mi (139,509 km²)  - Width 150 miles (240 km)  - Length 560[1] miles (901 km)  - % water 9. ... Official language(s) English Capital Charleston(1670-1789) Columbia(1790-present) Largest city Columbia Largest metro area Columbia Area  Ranked 40th  - Total 34,726 sq mi (82,965 km²)  - Width 200 miles (320 km)  - Length 260 miles (420 km)  - % water 6  - Latitude 32° 2′ N to 35° 13′ N  - Longitude... Official language(s) English Capital Tallahassee Largest city Jacksonville Largest metro area Miami metropolitan area Area  Ranked 22nd  - Total 65,795[1] sq mi (170,304[1] km²)  - Width 361 miles (582 km)  - Length 447 miles (721 km)  - % water 17. ... This article is about the U.S. state. ... Southwest Virginia at its greatest geographical definition Southwest Virginia is a mountainous region of Virginia in the westernmost part of the commonwealth. ... This article is about the U.S. State of Delaware. ... Official language(s) English Capital Charleston Largest city Charleston Area  Ranked 41st  - Total 24,244 sq mi (62,809 km²)  - Width 130 miles (210 km)  - Length 240 miles (385 km)  - % water 0. ... Official language(s) None (English, de facto) Capital Annapolis Largest city Baltimore Area  Ranked 42nd  - Total 12,407 sq mi (32,133 km²)  - Width 101 miles (145 km)  - Length 249 miles (400 km)  - % water 21  - Latitude 37° 53′ N to 39° 43′ N  - Longitude 75° 03′ W to 79° 29... Capital Harrisburg Largest city Philadelphia Area  Ranked 33rd  - Total 46,055 sq mi (119,283 km²)  - Width 280 miles (455 km)  - Length 160 miles (255 km)  - % water 2. ... Official language(s) English de facto Capital Trenton Largest city Newark Area  Ranked 47th  - Total 8,729 sq mi (22,608 km²)  - Width 70 miles (110 km)  - Length 150 miles (240 km)  - % water 14. ... Official language(s) None Capital Columbus Largest city Columbus Largest metro area Cleveland Area  Ranked 34th  - Total 44,825 sq mi (116,096 km²)  - Width 220 miles (355 km)  - Length 220 miles (355 km)  - % water 8. ...


Major cities in this climate zone include Houston, San Antonio, Austin, Dallas, Atlanta, Memphis, New Orleans, Birmingham, Nashville, Chattanooga, Greenville (SC), Charlotte, Raleigh, Jackson (MS),Jacksonville, Orlando, Tampa, Richmond, and Little Rock. Cities on the northern periphery of this zone include Tulsa, Louisville, Cincinnati[citation needed], Washington (DC), Baltimore, Philadelphia (northernmost metropolitan area), Wilmington (DE), and Atlantic City. Dallas and Oklahoma City show marked reduction in rainfall that suggests a shading into steppe climates to be found farther west, as in Lubbock, Texas. Some of these cities, such as Tampa, New Orleans and Atlanta, are of a warmer variety; and others, such as Washington, Cincinnati and Louisville, are of a colder variety with occasional siginficant winter snowfalls. Houston redirects here. ... Nickname: Location in the state of Texas Coordinates: Counties Bexar County Government  - Mayor Phil Hardberger Area  - City  412. ... Nickname: Location in the state of Texas Coordinates: , Country State Counties Travis County Government  - Mayor Will Wynn Area  - City  296. ... Dallas redirects here. ... This article is about the state capital of Georgia. ... Memphis was the wife of Epaphus, the founder of Memphis, Egypt in Greek mythology. ... New Orleans is the largest city in the state of Louisiana, United States of America. ... Birmingham (pron. ... For other cities named Nashville, see Nashville (disambiguation). ... Chattanooga is a city located in United States of America. ... Greenville is the third largest city in the state of South Carolina. ... Official language(s) English Capital Charleston(1670-1789) Columbia(1790-present) Largest city Columbia Largest metro area Columbia Area  Ranked 40th  - Total 34,726 sq mi (82,965 km²)  - Width 200 miles (320 km)  - Length 260 miles (420 km)  - % water 6  - Latitude 32° 2′ N to 35° 13′ N  - Longitude... Charlotte (also known as candle stick) is a figure skating grace move - one of the spirals, where the skater is bended and glides on its one leg with the other one lifted to the air. ... For other uses of this name, see Raleigh. ... Nickname: Motto: The city of Grace and Benevolence Coordinates: , Country State County Hinds, Madison, and Rankin Founded 1822 Government  - Mayor Frank Melton Area  - City  106. ... MS may refer to: Mississippi - a state in the United States of America Manuscript - a hand-written document (plural MSS). ... The Jacksonville skyline and the Acosta Bridge. ... Nickname: Location in Orange County and the state of Florida. ... Tampas skyline For alternate meanings, see Tampa (disambiguation) Tampa is a city located in Hillsborough County on the west coast of Florida. ... Richmond refers to various place names, schools and universities, people, and other uses around the world. ... There is also a Littlerock, California. ... Downtown Tulsa Tulsa is the second-largest city in Oklahoma. ... “Louisville” redirects here. ... Cincinnati, Ohio viewed from the SW, across the Ohio River from Kentucky. ... ... ... Flag Seal Nickname: Monument City, Charm City, Mob Town, B-more Motto: Get In On It (formerly The City That Reads and The Greatest City in America; BELIEVE is not the official motto but rather a specific campaign) Location Location of Baltimore in Maryland Coordinates , Government Country State County United... Nickname: Motto: Philadelphia maneto - Let brotherly love endure Location in Pennsylvania Coordinates: , Country Commonwealth County Philadelphia Founded October 27, 1682 Incorporated October 25, 1701 Government  - Mayor John F. Street (D) Area  - City 369. ... : Chemical Capital of the World , Corporate Capital of the World , Credit Card Capital of the World : A Place to Be Somebody United States Delaware New Castle 17. ... This article is about the U.S. State of Delaware. ... Alternate meanings: See Atlantic City (disambiguation) Atlantic City is a city located in USA. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 40,517. ... Dallas redirects here. ... Downtown Oklahoma City The State Capitol of Oklahoma From The South Motto: Nickname: Capital of the New Century Founded 1889 Incorporated County Oklahoma County Cleveland County Canadian County Borough {{{borough}}} Parrish {{{parrish}}} Mayor Mick Cornett Area  - Total  - Water 1,608. ... Nickname: Hub City Location within the state of Texas Coordinates: County Lubbock County Government  - Mayor David Miller Area  - City 297. ...


Characteristics and variants

The southernmost limits of this climate are around Miami and southern coastal Texas, and areas further south have a true tropical climate with a very warm weather year round and minimal temperature differences between seasons. The northernmost limits of the humid subtropical climate are around Philadelphia and adjacent southern New Jersey or around 40°N, southwest to Washington, D.C. and the edge of the Blue Ridge west to Louisville, Kentucky then roughly along the Ohio River through Paducah, Kentucky to south of Springfield, Missouri. Areas further north, inland, or higher in elevation which have a humid continental climate with colder winters. This article is about the city in Florida. ... Official language(s) No official language See languages of Texas Capital Austin Largest city Houston Largest metro area Dallas–Fort Worth Metroplex Area  Ranked 2nd  - Total 261,797 sq mi (678,051 km²)  - Width 773 miles (1,244 km)  - Length 790 miles (1,270 km)  - % water 2. ... Naples beach in Florida lined with coconut trees is an example of a tropical climate. ... Nickname: Motto: Philadelphia maneto - Let brotherly love endure Location in Pennsylvania Coordinates: , Country Commonwealth County Philadelphia Founded October 27, 1682 Incorporated October 25, 1701 Government  - Mayor John F. Street (D) Area  - City 369. ... Official language(s) English de facto Capital Trenton Largest city Newark Area  Ranked 47th  - Total 8,729 sq mi (22,608 km²)  - Width 70 miles (110 km)  - Length 150 miles (240 km)  - % water 14. ... For other uses, see Washington, D.C. (disambiguation). ... Blue Ridge Mountains, Shining Rock Wilderness Area Appalachian Mountain system The Blue Ridge is a mountain chain in the eastern United States, part of the Appalachian Mountains, forming their eastern front from Georgia to Pennsylvania. ... “Louisville” redirects here. ... View of Pittsburgh, the largest metropolitan area on the Ohio River, where the Allegheny River (left) and the Monongahela River (right) join at Point State Park to form the Ohio River Cincinnati, Ohio is a well known city along the Ohio River, historically known for its riverboats. ... Paducah is a city in McCracken County, Kentucky at the confluence of the Tennessee River and the Ohio River. ... Springfield is the third largest city (pop. ... The humid continental climate is a climate found over large areas of land masses in the temperate regions of the mid-latitudes where there is a zone of conflict between polar and tropical air masses. ...


Snowfall varies greatly in this climate zone. In areas around Florida and the Gulf Coast, snowfall is very rare and it occurs a few times per generation. In southern cities farther north, such as Atlanta, Little Rock, Nashville, Dallas, Greenville, Charlotte, Raleigh, and Norfolk, snowfall is sporadic, but occasional light snow and ice storms are not unusual. Into the northern limits of this climate zone, in cities like Baltimore, Cincinnati, Philadelphia, and Louisville, snow is more common and it occurs every year, sometimes accumulating heavily. This page is about the form of precipitation. ... The Gulf of Mexico is a major body of water bordered and nearly landlocked by North America. ... This article is about the state capital of Georgia. ... There is also a Littlerock, California. ... For other cities named Nashville, see Nashville (disambiguation). ... Dallas redirects here. ... Greenville is a large city and county seat located in Greenville County6 in South Carolina. ... For other places or people named Charlotte, see American metropolises, Charlotte, North Carolina is the countrys second biggest banking center. ... For other uses of this name, see Raleigh. ... Motto: Crescas (Latin for, Thou shalt grow. ... Flag Seal Nickname: Monument City, Charm City, Mob Town, B-more Motto: Get In On It (formerly The City That Reads and The Greatest City in America; BELIEVE is not the official motto but rather a specific campaign) Location Location of Baltimore in Maryland Coordinates , Government Country State County United... Cincinnati, Ohio viewed from the SW, across the Ohio River from Kentucky. ... Nickname: Motto: Philadelphia maneto - Let brotherly love endure Location in Pennsylvania Coordinates: , Country Commonwealth County Philadelphia Founded October 27, 1682 Incorporated October 25, 1701 Government  - Mayor John F. Street (D) Area  - City 369. ... For other places with the same name, see Louisville (disambiguation). ...


Precipitation is plentiful in the humid subtropical climate zone. Although most areas tend to have precipitation spread evenly throughout the year, a somewhat monsoon-like pattern is seen in parts of the Southeast (in locales such as Augusta, Georgia and Columbia, South Carolina), which experience an extremely dry (by humid subtropical standards) and warm spring, followed immediately by a long, hot, rainy and humid summer. In addition, areas in Texas that are slightly inland from the Gulf of Mexico, such as Austin, generally see a peak of precipitation in the spring, and a deep, drought-like nadir in mid-summer. Bold text[[ // [[Image:Media:Example. ... Nickname: Motto: We feel Good Location of the consolidated areas of Augusta and Richmond County in the state of Georgia. ... Nickname: Location in Richland County in the state of South Carolina Coordinates: , Country United States State South Carolina Counties Richland County, South Carolina Government  - Mayor Bob Coble, (D) Area  - City  133. ... Official language(s) No official language See languages of Texas Capital Austin Largest city Houston Largest metro area Dallas–Fort Worth Metroplex Area  Ranked 2nd  - Total 261,797 sq mi (678,051 km²)  - Width 773 miles (1,244 km)  - Length 790 miles (1,270 km)  - % water 2. ... Gulf of Mexico in 3D perspective. ... Nickname: Location in the state of Texas Coordinates: , Country State Counties Travis County Government  - Mayor Will Wynn Area  - City  296. ... This article or section is in need of attention from an expert on the subject. ...


South America

In South America, this climate type exists primarily in the Pampas of Argentina and Paraguay, Uruguay and southern Brazil (the states of São Paulo, Paraná, Santa Catarina and Rio Grande do Sul). The pampas (from Quechua for plain) are the fertile lowlands that extend across c. ... This article is about the city. ... Flag of Paraná See other Brazilian States Capital Curitiba Largest City Curitiba Area 199,544 km² Population   - Total   - Density 9,150,000 48 inh. ... Flag of Santa Catarina See other Brazilian States Capital Florianópolis Largest City Joinville Area 95,442. ... Flag of Rio Grande do Sul See other Brazilian States Capital Porto Alegre Largest City Porto Alegre Area 282,062 km² Population   - Total   - Density 10. ...


The Cwa climate type with a distinctly dry winter is found to the west of this zone in Northwestern Argentina, extending south to the Sierra de Córdoba, where it grades into arid and semi-arid climates. In the Sierras and the Andes to the west, it grade into much colder climates where trees cannot grow. The Argentine Northwest is a region of Argentina composed by the provinces of Jujuy, Salta, Catamarca and Tucumán. ... The Sierra de Córdoba (sometimes called the Sierras de Córdoba) is a mountain range in central Argentina, located between the Pampas to the east and south, the Chaco to the north and the foothills of the Andes to the west. ... This article is about the mountain system in South America. ...


References

  1. ^ The Times Atlas of the World (1993). Times Books ISBN 0-7230-0492-7.

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Subtropics - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (336 words)
The subtropics refers to the zones of the Earth immediately north and south of the two tropic zones, which are bounded by the Tropic of Cancer and the Tropic of Capricorn, at latitude 23.5 ° north and south.
The poleward limit of such climates is higher on the west coasts of the northern continents and lower on the east coasts, because occasional Winter cold snaps reach farther south in the east.
In certain areas of the world the subtropics are plagued by hurricanes (in the northern hemisphere), or tropical cyclones (in the southern hemisphere) that originate in the tropics in the summer and fall (when the wet seasons occur), but in usual circumstances, these storms should stay well within the tropical boundaries.
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