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B 4 30.77%
C 0 0%
D 3 23.08%
E 4 30.77%
F 2 15.38%
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Old 08-10-2013, 07:36 PM
 
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This climate is kind of weird, although I'm sure something similar exists. Best Subtropical Climate Ever, unlike 99% of real-world subtropical climates, has a annual mean temp of 6.17 C, and still amazingly qualifies as a Cfa under Koppen! Winters are cold and snowy, but the snow usually falls overnight, and rarely snow lasts for more than a night, although big snowstorms can cause days of snowpack. In Spring, snowfall lessens, but due to the 15C diurnal range, snowfall is possible until May when the days are already warm. Then Spring transitions into a warm summer, but nights are cool still. Fall is basically the reverse of spring, this time getting colder instead of warmer.

How would you rate this 'subtropical' climate? For me it's a B-, which is unusually generous for a subtropical climate, due to the heavy snow totals and cool nights year-round, despite the winter highs being a downer.
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Old 08-10-2013, 07:40 PM
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Location: Norwich, UK
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This isn't subtropical. E
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Old 08-10-2013, 07:41 PM
 
Location: Vancouver, BC
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F. Failure. Period. If this is subtropical, what does that make Vancouver?
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Old 08-10-2013, 08:00 PM
 
Location: Melbourne Australia
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If that is subtropical, then so is the surface of pluto. HERP DE DERP
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Old 08-10-2013, 08:11 PM
 
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I'm not intending to start a fight or anything, but this IS subtropical, at least under Koppen.

Koppen's Requirements for a Cfa (subtropical no dry season) are:

Warmest month 22C or above - This climate's July is 22.5 C

Coldest month above -3C - This climate's January is -2.5 C

At least 4 months 10C or above - May to Aug (4 months)

So it barely makes the subtropical mark, if anything.
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Old 08-10-2013, 08:49 PM
 
Location: Melbourne Australia
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Ya when I think of subtropical, I think of warmth, palm trees, balmy winters and hot summers. Climates such as Brisbane etc.

This place has SEVEN months of the year with avg lows below freezing (FOUR of them at a frigid -10C), nearly 4 METERS of snowfall and record lows that would make Winnipeg proud.

How this could be called subtropical by any sane person is beyond me.
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Old 08-10-2013, 09:43 PM
 
Location: Miami,FL
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As it is now a D and no it's subtropical it's at the very edge of what is considered temperate. However,if you replace the record lows for what the average lows are and the average lows with what the monthly averages are then it's grade goes up to a solid B.
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Old 08-10-2013, 10:34 PM
 
Location: California
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I don't get it... You also gave two of my much warmer and less snowy climates B-'s. Don't you like it cold?
Anyways, I give it a D+
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Old 08-10-2013, 11:36 PM
 
Location: White House, TN
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B-. Summers too short - would prefer the highs near 30 C (27-32 C) between June and August. Winters are good but on the borderline of being too warm.
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Old 08-11-2013, 01:34 AM
 
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B--.Winters highs way too warm.
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