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Coachella Valley / Deep Canyon Winter Lows


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If you follow this link and click the historic data for “Boyd Center,” which is a research station up the hill south of Palm Desert, you will see that - far from the heat island - winter lows average 51 degrees Fahrenheit!


This is the location of the research station:


This is situated in topography similar to La Quinta, although the valley in La Quinta is a little wider and lower and is not at the mouth of a canyon.  However, it may help explain the presence and survival of the La Quinta coconut palm. I don’t think there’s another place in the U.S. with the same combination of average summer highs around 105, average winter lows above 50, and over 3,000 hours of yearly sunshine.

Figured this may be of interest to some people here.

Edited by ahosey01
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