The far western end of the Santa Ynez Valley is open to the sea, which brings maritime fogs and cooling sea breezes into the microclimate of the valley - ideal for the cultivation of classic grape varieties.
the microclimate of the valley is fairly mild
The only relief from this cold is that some of the trees in conifer forests seem to grow so close together that they encourage a microclimate , which usually has less extreme temperatures.
Roofs covered in greenery reduce stormwater runoff, minimize heat gain, temper the microclimate , and improve the view.
When the marshland dried up, the microclimate changed, reducing rainfall, increasing desertification and causing dust storms of potentially toxic particles from the marsh residue.
Because of the shade and buffering from seasonal weather extremes, the microclimate in the woods may also support more and better forage growth during seasonal extremes.
Generally, we take a microclimate to be the climate of a small environment such as a town, forest or garden.
What is it with the microclimate of this valley?
By planting large palms to create deep shade, and laying an irrigation system, they were able to create a tropical microclimate in the dry, Beverly Hills climate.
Common use of the term microclimate to describe the climate of a vineyard site, hillside, or valley is clearly wrong.