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Visiting Lake Merritt in Oakland, California
Sunday, January 9, 2011

It was nice to see our local airship, the Eureka, taking a tour of the lake, too.

This is my entry for "Climate Friday."

There are about 50 different climate zones in California, and my region has a typical Mediterranean climate type. The summers are cool and the winters are mild. The summers are also very dry, and most of the rain comes between October and May.
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Jan 14 2011 02:56 GMT iyerhari
Wow! beautiful theme entry!
Jan 14 2011 04:08 GMT MargNZ
Your climate sounds perfect ... nice entry Fleur :)
Jan 14 2011 05:10 GMT sini
Lovely climate and entry!:)
Jan 14 2011 06:32 GMT Squirrel PRO
BEAUTIFUL VIEW AND ENTRY:::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::
Jan 14 2011 07:22 GMT Icandoit
Excellent entry
Jan 14 2011 11:17 GMT marijke06
great mediterranean climate entry!
Jan 14 2011 12:07 GMT superJoan
Great shot
Jan 14 2011 15:13 GMT jomoud PRO
Terrific photo and information.
I like the capture of the Eureka:)
Nice example of your current climate.
Have a wonderful happy weekend Fleur.
Jan 14 2011 16:12 GMT senna3
An ideal climate and a very skyline photo, great entry!!
Jan 14 2011 18:58 GMT ashdad PRO
What a beautiful view!
Jan 14 2011 19:18 GMT soldier
Stunning and great entry for today's theme my friend!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Jan 14 2011 20:17 GMT LizSA
you have a "blimp " airship... interesting...!!!

lots of water in your picture.... nice climate entry... good description of your weather.
almost perfect... you just need a bit of summer rain and then it would be perfect.
Jan 15 2011 00:01 GMT SIGMUND
fantastic view!!!!!
Jan 15 2011 00:38 GMT megmet PRO
I don't understand how a "Mediterranean" climate can be cool in summer, our Mediterranean climate is very hot in the summer! :-)

Nice entry for the theme!
Jan 15 2011 01:19 GMT fhelsing PRO
I used to live in an area like that, too. Even though the summers were very hot, the area was still described as being a Mediterranean climate.

It depends on how far from the sea you are, I guess. Even a few kilometers inland can make quite a difference!

Also, if you've got hills separating you from the ocean, that might have an effect.
Jan 15 2011 18:45 GMT megmet PRO
But right on THE Mediterranean Coast by the sea the summers are very hot not cool, now if you are on the Atlantic coast then they can indeed be cool!
Jan 15 2011 20:52 GMT fhelsing PRO
I'm on the north Pacific coast, in California.