You know, I live in Arizona, and it still astonishes me the delta in temperatures and climates in a mere 3 hours. I do believe the delta is getting larger as time goes on. It used to be 20F, now it borders on 30 – 40F difference between northern AZ and the Phx area. When we left our home in the mountains it was snowing, 20F with 4 inches of snow on the ground.
When we arrived at Bartlett Lake, outside of Carefree, AZ, just 3 hours south, it was 78F, and people were in shorts and t-shirts. Crazy!
We soaked up the sun before heading back to our cool climate.