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Old 08-26-2015, 10:06 PM
 
Location: Socorro, NM
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What's the daylight length in your climate on the solstices/equinoxes? Your climate gets cold fast after sunset it seems.
Lol, assuming we are talking about Earth, daylight is 12 hours everywhere on the planet on the equinoxes.
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Old 08-26-2015, 10:09 PM
 
Location: Broward County, FL
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Lol, assuming we are talking about Earth, daylight is 12 hours everywhere on the planet on the equinoxes.
Lol, duh didn't think of that lol.
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Old 08-26-2015, 10:23 PM
 
Location: NYC
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What's the daylight length in your climate on the solstices/equinoxes? Your climate gets cold fast after sunset it seems.
It's at 75N, so strictly speaking it has the following daylight setup:

Winter Solstice: 0 hrs
Equinoxes: 12 hrs
Summer Solstice: 24 hrs

But due to the geography of the region (large mountains and glaciation blocking the path of the sunlight), measurable sunlight is only able to be received for a maximum of approximately 16 hours during the summer solstice, 6 hours during the equinoxes, and 0 hours during the winter solstice.

Basically, whenever the sun is less than 25-30 degrees above the horizon, it's impossible to see thanks to mountains.

I've been too lazy to check whether or not all of that trigonometry actually works out in a consistent way, but I think it should be okay. cf the sun hours on my dream climate: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:SillyBunnies
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Old 08-26-2015, 10:26 PM
 
Location: Broward County, FL
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It's at 75N, so strictly speaking it has the following daylight setup:

Winter Solstice: 0 hrs
Equinoxes: 12 hrs
Summer Solstice: 24 hrs

But due to the geography of the region (large mountains and glaciation blocking the path of the sunlight), measurable sunlight is only able to be received for a maximum of approximately 16 hours during the summer solstice, 6 hours during the equinoxes, and 0 hours during the winter solstice.

Basically, whenever the sun is less than 25-30 degrees or so above the horizon, it's impossible to see thanks to mountains.

I've been too lazy to check whether or not all of that trigonometry actually works out in a consistent way, but I think it should be okay. cf the sun hours on my dream climate: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:SillyBunnies
Ah, that actually kind of makes sense. Btw, did you make your averages warmer?
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Old 08-26-2015, 10:32 PM
 
Location: NYC
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Ah, that actually kind of makes sense. Btw, did you make your averages warmer?
Yeah, I made them 5-10F warmer during winter, and I made the record lows ~5F warmer. I also made summers ~5F cooler and added 20 inches of snow. Don't worry though, I don't planning on touching them any more.
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Old 08-26-2015, 10:41 PM
 
Location: Broward County, FL
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Yeah, I made them 5-10F warmer during winter, and I made the record lows ~5F warmer. I also made summers ~5F cooler and added 20 inches of snow. Don't worry though, I don't planning on touching them any more.
I think you should make winters 25 F colder with 50 more inches of snow.


I've been thinking of adjusting my dream climate also, but I think it may just be due to me being tired as hell of hot weather.
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Old 08-26-2015, 10:41 PM
 
Location: Illinois
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Lol, duh didn't think of that lol.
It is entirely possible to have a 30+ degree difference in one day without it having to do with sunrise or sunset. Most of the time, it can happen if the air is very dry or highly elevated, as in Montana, Wyoming, Nevada, or even some parts of California.

Some parts of Alaska has almost 24 hours of sunlight during summer, and even 24 hours of night during winter, but can still differ by 20 degrees in one day. Like the interior of Alaska such as Fairbanks, has summer average highs in the 70s/80s, but average lows in the 50s and has almost 24 hours of sunlight. Because it's somewhat dry.
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Old 08-26-2015, 10:45 PM
 
Location: Broward County, FL
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It is entirely possible to have a 30+ degree difference in one day without having to do with sunrise or sunset. Most of the time, it can happen if the air is very dry or highly elevated, as in Montana, Wyoming, Nevada, or even some parts of California.

Some parts of Alaska has almost 24 hours of sunlight during summer but can still differ by 20 degrees in one day. Like the interior of Alaska such as Fairbanks, has average highs in the 70s/80s, but average lows in the 50s and has almost 24 hours of sunlight. Because it's somewhat dry.
Well, Fairbanks doesn't have 24 hours of daylight. I think on the solstice it has 21 hours in summer, and 3 hours during winter. Given Shalop's explanation, I can see why his climate cools off so much at "night" despite the 24 hours (though I think by now, daylight has probably decreased to maybe 20-22 hours?)

Usually 24 hours of daylight means not that much diurnal range in summer, same for winter (but with darkness obviously).
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Old 08-26-2015, 11:58 PM
 
Location: Lexington, KY
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I've been thinking of adjusting my dream climate also, but I think it may just be due to me being tired as hell of hot weather.
Strangely the opposite thing happened to me. I now prefer 10F colder winters than I used to, after the coldest winter I've experienced.
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Old 08-26-2015, 11:59 PM
 
Location: Broward County, FL
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Strangely the opposite thing happened to me. I now prefer 10F colder winters than I used to, after the coldest winter I've experienced.
Maybe you're a closet cold lover?
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