Flexi Says: The climate of San Francisco is influenced by the Pacific Ocean. The cool California current comes from the north. Upwelling brings cold water from the deep. So the water offshore is cold. Virginia Beach is near the Atlantic Ocean. But its temperatures are more like Wichita than San Francisco. Why is the climate in Virginia Beach less influenced
by the ocean than in San Francisco? The weather in San Francisco comes from over the Pacific Ocean. Much of the weather in Virginia comes from the continent.