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View Poll Results: How would you grade this climate for comfort?
A 0 0%
B 5 17.24%
C 10 34.48%
D 10 34.48%
F 4 13.79%
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Old 08-27-2013, 09:36 PM
 
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Wow, that diurnal range! What's interesting is that even though it's very arid and feels like a desert, the winters are surprisingly moist.
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Old 08-27-2013, 09:54 PM
 
Location: HERE
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C+ for having too much of a diurnal range and no rain in summer. Winters are good though. I like the occasional snow and the cold frosty mornings followed by pleasant days. I don't mind a large diurnal range in winter but summers should have warm days and mild nights; not hot days and cold nights.

I live about a 2 hour drive from there and our summer diurnal range is a lot less; more like 82/58 on the average and like 100/70 during heat wave.

BTW- I went hiking there once in April- it was warm but not too hot during the day and got pleasantly cool in the evening. Would NEVER hike there in summer though due to the heat and the open sun.

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Old 08-27-2013, 10:05 PM
 
Location: Seattle
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Wow, I've never seen a summer diurnal range that high before. D
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Old 08-27-2013, 10:28 PM
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Location: Western Massachusetts
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This might be the highest monthly diurnal range I've seen so far. It just beats Hayfork, California. Similar location (near the coast, but a bit inland, likely in a valley) but much drier.
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Old 08-27-2013, 10:29 PM
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Location: Western Massachusetts
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Wikipedia data contradicts the official data. It's less than Hayfork, for the same time period:

PINNACLES NM, CALIFORNIA - Climate Summary

HAYFORK RANGER STN, CALIFORNIA - Climate Summary

Edit: Nope the wikipedia numbers are correct. It uses the NCDC values. The uncorrected ones are rather different. Hayfork only has the uncorrected. Wonder why Pinnacles has such a large difference? missing data?
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Old 08-27-2013, 11:35 PM
 
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Originally Posted by AdriannaSmiling View Post
C+ for having too much of a diurnal range and no rain in summer. Winters are good though. I like the occasional snow and the cold frosty mornings followed by pleasant days. I don't mind a large diurnal range in winter but summers should have warm days and mild nights; not hot days and cold nights.

I live about a 2 hour drive from there and our summer diurnal range is a lot less; more like 82/58 on the average and like 100/70 during heat wave.

BTW- I went hiking there once in April- it was warm but not too hot during the day and got pleasantly cool in the evening. Would NEVER hike there in summer though due to the heat and the open sun.
I hiked there 2 days ago. My dad didn't bring enough water. It was hellish!
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Old 08-28-2013, 12:33 AM
 
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Gets a C from me, dry heat I guess which is not too bad.
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Old 08-28-2013, 02:41 AM
 
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C-
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Old 08-28-2013, 04:58 AM
 
Location: Madison, WI
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C+. The diurnal range and low humidity take it down from it's A it would otherwise get.
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Old 08-28-2013, 09:39 AM
 
Location: SF Bay Area /on the banks of Waikaea Canal
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I was the Wildland Fire Chief for that area for the last 10 years. During fire season it was absolutely the must brutal weather I ever dealth with....worse than the humidity in the midwest.
It is the only place I ever encountered absolutely "dry heat" out working in the field (not a bead of sweat on my face or body) but as soon as walked into the air conditioned office I would prespire so much it felt as if I had just come out of a shower!
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