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View Poll Results: Which of this two icy climates is better?
tärnajokk's 11 61.11%
Mine (Caleb Yeung's) 7 38.89%
Voters: 18. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 06-25-2013, 07:08 AM
 
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I found it quite interesting to compare my dream climate and tärnajokk's, as we both have some awful (or good) features.

tärnajokk's dream climate is a cold winter, mild summer four season climate. Winter lasts from late October to early April, a short shoulder season and then transition to a 3-month mild summer, then comes the depressing fall. It's climate type is subarctic.

My dream climate is a cool/cold winter and cool summer four season climate. Winter lasts from Late November to Early March, very snowy and moderately cold. There is polar night from 1 Dec - 11 Jan. Next is the other major season, summer. Most summer days have somewhat cool or mild days and nights straddling freezing with overnight snow on some days. There is usually a heat wave, plunging temps into the low 30s C once a year. Polar day lasts from 1 Jun - 11 Jul. Spring and Autumn don't really have specific character, being a mix of winter and summer. It's climate type is tundra.

Is having the brutally cold winters and depressing fall of tärnajokk's dream climate's worth in exchange for a mildly cold climate without a true summer, but with the novelty of 24-hour sunlight in June? You decide...







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Old 06-25-2013, 06:49 PM
 
Location: Germany
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haha, nice....

Well, I'd actually vote for mine (what a surprise), but since you didn't vote for yours, I won't vote, either...
I just have to add that I changed my dream climate a bit recently... here it is:



So, basically, April got a bit warmer, July as well, snowfall was reduced from 800 to 650 cm, record highs were adjusted a bit, summers are cloudier now, whereas winters are a little less gloomy.. you can ignore the Humidex and the Daily means since I didn't adjust them, yet...

and I have to say that your dream climate is a really freaky one... I really have no clue what I would rate it... I'm totally fine with your cool summer avg highs, since I don't have a problem with cooler summers than in my dream climate... warmer summers are a lot worse. And that's why i find your record highs kind of annoying ;-).. and then there are the really strange avg lows with snowfall occuring in all months... The snowfall would be ok, but the lows are really a bit too low for me ;-)
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Old 06-25-2013, 07:00 PM
 
Location: Seattle, Washington
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tärnajokk's climate is the preferable one for me. More seasonal with less precipitation!
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Old 06-26-2013, 08:14 AM
 
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Well, tärnajokk, dream climate is DREAM climate, it is fictional and just for fun, it doesn't matter if it's real or not XD

I am actually quite surprised by the votes, I thought your gloomy fall is depressing, but it seems that the people don't care... Let's see when more people vote.
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Old 06-26-2013, 02:21 PM
 
Location: Germany
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yes... my fall is definetely pretty scary for most people but I think the people prefer my dream climate only because it has some sort of "real" summers (although they are very short and cool).
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Old 07-09-2013, 01:39 AM
 
Location: White House, TN
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Tarnajokk's, because I don't like freezing lows year round or tundra climates. Subarctic is much preferred as it's closer to my Dfa ideal.
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Old 08-27-2015, 12:02 AM
 
Location: Illinois
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It was kind of a hard one, 50/50 for both. The OP's climate was better suited for me and I would have preferred that one, as it had freezing lows even in summer, but the record highs in the summer are crazy compared to tarnajokk's climate.
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