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Old 10-17-2011, 12:30 PM
 
Location: Duarte, CA
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Default Wet Subarctic Climates

What do you think of these climates? Does anyone live in one?

Example: Juneau, AK.

Any other notable examples?

I personally think it's the worst possible combination.. except for extreme heat or cold, most of my least favorite climates fall into this catagory.
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Old 10-17-2011, 12:32 PM
 
Location: Miami, FL
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Schefferville, Quebec has the amazing combo of being bitterly cold and also being as gloomy/wet as maritime subarctic climates.
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Old 10-17-2011, 12:36 PM
 
Location: Leeds, UK
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Tromso, Norway

Tromsř - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

I love wet Subarctic climates, especially the likes of Juneau
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Old 10-17-2011, 12:38 PM
 
Location: Yorkshire, England
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Shefferville is just horrible. Two of the worst sub-arctic wet climates in Europe are Torshavn: Tórshavn - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia and Kinlochewe: Met Office: Climate averages 1971–2000 , both among the dullest towns on Earth.
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Old 10-17-2011, 12:39 PM
 
Location: Leeds, UK
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Shefferville is just horrible. Two of the worst sub-arctic wet climates in Europe are Torshavn: Tórshavn - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia and Kinlochewe: Met Office: Climate averages 1971–2000 , both among the dullest towns on Earth.
Hmm, funnily enough, Lerwick in Shetland has a subpolar oceanic climate too.

Standards of living in these types of towns are meant to be very high though.
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Old 10-17-2011, 12:55 PM
 
Location: New Jersey
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These are my favorite climates, though some places like Schefferville are colder than I would prefer. But I love that they often receive tons of snow and low sunshine.
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Old 10-17-2011, 02:48 PM
 
Location: Vancouver, Canada
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Subarctic - no, but because I hate cold more than I love heat, I'll take a subpolar maritime climate like Southern Patagonia or the Norwegian coast over subarctic places with better summers like Yakutsk.

5C and blowing rain is miserable, but -35 and blowing snow is a horror.

Still, it's a toss-up between D- and a solid F.
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Old 10-17-2011, 05:52 PM
 
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What do you think of these climates? Does anyone live in one?

Example: Juneau, AK.

Any other notable examples?

I personally think it's the worst possible combination.. except for extreme heat or cold, most of my least favorite climates fall into this catagory.
Juneau is not a subarctic climate. *The word "subarctic" is being thrown around too freely and too often on the forum. A better example of a mild, wet subarctic climate would be Valdez, or Unalaska.
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Old 10-17-2011, 06:11 PM
 
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Juneau, Schefferville and St. Johns, Lerwick, Tromso and Hammerferst, Vestmannaeyjar (damn, that's a mouthful), and the Outer Hebridies are all gloomy rainy, windy and dull. You can go weeks at a time and not see a summer temperature top 60 (15 and some) degrees. All of them have at least 200 days of measurable precipitation per year and have annual sunshine hours at or below 1000 hours. Ghastly!

We can add much of coastal BC north of about Port Hardy, the Aleutians and the northern shore of the sea of Okhotsk to the list. Brutal climates, all of them...

Just so the Southern Hemisphere doesn't get left out, Invercargill and Milford Sound are non starters for me - though Milford Sound in in a spectacularly beautiful location. MacQuarie and Campbell Island have no permanent residents that I know of and for good reason. Signy Island, off Antartica's coast has one of the lowest sunshine hours of any place that regularly tracks it - at something like 675 hours. For the year. Bahia Felix, on Chile's south Coast may be the worst of all. Not terribly cold but almost certainly even less sunny than Signy, windy enough to get Mt. Washington's respect and averaging 330 days of precipitation per year.
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Old 10-17-2011, 06:42 PM
 
Location: NC
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They're pretty great climates IMO
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