The map above shows a potential 9,125 mile (14,685 km) road trip around the United States that would maintain a constant 70°F (21°C) normal daytime high temperature outside.
The data source used was the NCEI 1981-2010 climate normal database from the National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI), formerly the National Climatic Data Center (NCDC).
The route starts in Brownsville, Texas (near the US-Mexican border) and ends in San Diego (also near the US-Mexico border).
And if you’re wondering wondering why the route spends 3 months in Colorado, it’s because it’s because the Rocky mountains are one of the few places in the United States where it doesn’t routinely go well above 70°F in the summer.
To learn more about climate and temperature have a look at the books below.
- This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. The Climate
- Climate Change: The Facts
- The Whole Story of Climate: What Science Reveals About the Nature of Endless Change
- Dire Predictions, 2nd Edition: Understanding Climate Change
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