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Old 08-27-2013, 12:01 PM
 
Location: Near the Coast SWCT
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Mar, I don't mean to be rude at all, but these maps are almost useless today. Not in the sense that snowfall averages have become lower; they're just different pretty everywhere. The maps are nice but highly imprecise, especially the first one, being the result of an interpolation from very few stations with snowfall data. They're only useful to have a general overview of the snowier and less snowier areas in Italy, but not for punctual measurements.
When you look at any snowfall map you're not looking at exact details for exact locations. It's more for a general scope of things especially if there's not a lot of data that goes into it or old data.

So instead of an area on that Italy map showing 20-50cm it could be 15-40cm now. or vise versa. You wont get an area showing 20-50cm to be 100-300cm so the changes wont be drastic anyway.
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Old 08-27-2013, 12:16 PM
 
Location: Rimini, Emilia-Romagna, Italy (440 N)
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Mar, I don't mean to be rude at all, but these maps are almost useless today. Not in the sense that snowfall averages have become lower; they're just different pretty everywhere. The maps are nice but highly imprecise, especially the first one, being the result of an interpolation from very few stations with snowfall data. They're only useful to have a general overview of the snowier and less snowier areas in Italy, but not for punctual measurements.
Yes, I know, this maps are not very trustworthy today, I've posted them only to give an idea to Cambium. Plus snowfall averages here change widely over the years, so I agree with you.

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Old 08-27-2013, 01:14 PM
 
Location: Rimini, Emilia-Romagna, Italy (440 N)
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When you look at any snowfall map you're not looking at exact details for exact locations. It's more for a general scope of things especially if there's not a lot of data that goes into it or old data.

So instead of an area on that Italy map showing 20-50cm it could be 15-40cm now. or vise versa. You wont get an area showing 20-50cm to be 100-300cm so the changes wont be drastic anyway.
Yes, averages may change but, for example, Veneto still remains less snowy than Emilia or Lombardy, and coastal areas of the Adriatic less prone to snow than their inland. These maps only highlight a general scheme of snow expectance in Italy, using old data.
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Old 08-27-2013, 01:40 PM
 
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When you look at any snowfall map you're not looking at exact details for exact locations. It's more for a general scope of things especially if there's not a lot of data that goes into it or old data.

So instead of an area on that Italy map showing 20-50cm it could be 15-40cm now. or vise versa. You wont get an area showing 20-50cm to be 100-300cm so the changes wont be drastic anyway.
I do believe there are some drastic changes, especially in Northern Italy. But as general pictures the maps can be helpful indeed.
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Old 09-01-2013, 06:56 AM
 
Location: Rimini, Emilia-Romagna, Italy (440 N)
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Climate chart for Rimini Miramare, Italy in 2012.
2012 was the warmest year on record in Rimini, with a mean average of 15.0C (+1.6 than 1971-2000 averages).
March, June, July, August, October and November were all extremely warm, compared to the 1971-2000 values.
Fall was the warmest on record, summer was the second one warmest after 2003, the year of the famous european heat wave.
On the contrary, winter was cold and very snowy, especially February (due to an extreme siberian outbreak).

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Old 09-01-2013, 04:42 PM
 
Location: Segovia, central Spain, 1230 m asl, Csb Mediterranean with strong continental influence, 4043 N
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But air humidity is very high all-year round: at the airport, it ranges from 73% in summer to 82% in winter, and it's higher on the beach or zones that are closer to the sea.
It's really high!
I don't think coastal places in Spain such as Barcelona or Valencia can experience these levels of air humidity all-year-round.
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Old 09-01-2013, 06:45 PM
 
Location: Glasgow, UK
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I'd give it a B. Nice summer weather, but the winters are too mild for my liking.
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Old 09-02-2013, 06:55 AM
 
Location: Rimini, Emilia-Romagna, Italy (440 N)
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It's really high!
I don't think coastal places in Spain such as Barcelona or Valencia can experience these levels of air humidity all-year-round.
Yes, it's high but I personally don't feel it as uncomfortable (unless we have more than 30C), maritime air is quite pleasant for me. It seems that Barcelona or Valencia have a lower but relatively high humidity level, around 60-70%.
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Old 09-12-2013, 11:08 AM
 
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D-.
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Old 09-12-2013, 02:22 PM
 
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I'd give it a B. Nice summer weather, but the winters are too mild for my liking.
I feel same way, Rimini summers are nice but the winters are too mild.
I prefer Windsor, Canada climate.
Windsor may-sept climate is almost indentical to Rimini.
Windsor also has true four seasons with cold and snowy winters, without being too cold.
Rimini B-
Windsor A-

Rimini --Windsor
8/0 jan 0/-7
8/1 feb 1/-6
13/3 mar 7/-2
17/7 apr 14/4
22/11 may 21/10
26/15 jun 26/15
28/18 jul 28/18
28/18 aug 27/17
24/14 sep 23/13
19/10 oct 16/7
13/5 nov 9/2
9/1 dec 2/-4
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