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Old 10-18-2011, 08:11 AM
 
Location: Western Massachusetts
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This map places Edmonton in the E zone. But Edmonton has 5 months above 50F and doesn't look it should be near the boundary at all.
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Old 10-18-2011, 08:25 AM
 
Location: USA East Coast
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This map places Edmonton in the E zone. But Edmonton has 5 months above 50F and doesn't look it should be near the boundary at all.
One of the funny things about this map...is if you look closely youll notice what looks like a "tongue" stretching down toward the general vicinity of Edmonton (find the 113 W and 53 N intersect). My guess (and only a guess - ?), is that there is a huge data void in much of interior Western Canada (like much of Canada). So they extrapolated using the only station they had (Edmonton).
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Old 10-18-2011, 11:57 AM
 
Location: Vancouver, BC
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One of the funny things about this map...is if you look closely you’ll notice what looks like a "tongue" stretching down toward the general vicinity of Edmonton (find the 113 W and 53 N intersect). My guess (and only a guess - ?), is that there is a huge data void in much of interior Western Canada (like much of Canada). So they extrapolated using the only station they had (Edmonton).
There are plenty of weather stations in Western Canada. Almost every main town has one.

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Perhaps some of the lines on the map are wrong...
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Old 10-19-2011, 09:13 PM
 
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From the map you posted, Juneau falls right into the green Do zone.
Ya technically Juneau is a borderline maritime climate just like the rest of SE Alaska and British Columbia, and Washington coast.

That being said it does not matter because it is only a narrow sliver of land that goes one or two miles inland before it hits high mountains. The map posted above does not do it justice because within a few miles inland the mountains rise pretty sharply and the climate transitions into a much colder alpine climate.

For those on the east coast who have never visited SE Alaska it is harder to appreciate how rapidly the climate changes on the Northwest coast of North America. In the middle of April You can literally go from 7 degrees Celsius (45 degrees) and raining to -4 C (25 degrees) with 10 feet of snow on the ground within a few miles from the coast line.
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Old 10-20-2011, 02:57 AM
 
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Subartic climates suck...I already find Brussels (belgium) greyer wetter and colder at 5030' North Latitude than my home city Paris at 49, so I imagine places at 60 Lat locations! (shiver)
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