different regions of the united states have different weather patterns. eureka, california and middletown, new jersey are both located on a coast at about the same latitude. the map shows the location of the cities near 40°n latitude, which is represented by the dashed line.
eureka has an average july temperature of 17°c (63°f). middletown has an average july temperature of 28°c (82°f). if wind patterns generally move from the west toward the east, why is eureka so much cooler than middletown in july?
a. the pacific ocean contains more salt than the atlantic ocean, so colder ocean currents from the pacific keep eureka's temperature lower than in middletown. b. land loses its heat slower than water, so middletown receives hotter air than eureka throughout the year including during the summer months. c. ocean water remains cooler longer than land, so air from the ocean moving east toward eureka keeps temperatures lower than in middletown. d. euereka is much further away from the equator than middletown is, so the cold air from the north keeps the temperatures lower.
Simply put, California has beautiful weather. Coastal and southern regions of the state have a Mediterranean climate, with slightly rainy winters and dry summers. The sea generally creates desirable temperatures statewide, creating warmer winters and cooler summers, especially in coastal regions of the state.