While I was growing up, my family lived near the ocean at an elevation that was just a few feet above sea level.
Whenever there was an incoming hurricane, both of us were close enough to the water that a deadly storm surge was constantly a concern.
It was a trade off living in a gorgeous area with clear skies as well as boiling temperatures. You could spend a vacation in a rental on the beach as well as wonder why all the people doesn’t try to live near the ocean, only to learn that those who do have high prices to pay when mother nature comes to currency the check. I have seen entire villages leveled by 150 mile-per-hour winds coming off a genre 4 or 5 hurricane, assuming you address the wind gusts that go even higher than 150. I was happy when my wifey told me about her plan of moving back to Albuquerque, NM to be closer to her parents. Aside from having a fascination with the desert areas of the southwest, I was happy to learn that Albuquerque is the town with the highest elevation in the United States. The town sits at a whopping 5,312 feet above sea level, with some areas at the base of the Sandia Mountains reaching over 6,000 feet. The lowest locations in the area are still over 4,000. I figured it would take time getting used to Albuquerque’s high elevation, but it was a lot harder at first than I realized. You can’t exactly turn on an Heating, Ventilation & A/C method to make it better, as they don’t produce oxygen they simply “condition” it with cooling, heating or purification. In other words, running an Heating, Ventilation & A/C method isn’t going to help you acweather conditions to Albuquerque’s high elevation in central NM.