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View Poll Results: Snow lovers, vote!
A 0 0%
B 5 38.46%
C 4 30.77%
D 2 15.38%
E 0 0%
F 2 15.38%
Voters: 13. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 09-03-2013, 06:25 AM
 
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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Altay_City

The reason for the thread title is that China usually doesn't have such high snowfall, because the Siberian High blocks winter moisture. But Altay, due to it's far western location and latitude near 48 N, has a unique steppe climate only adjacent to parts of it's province.

I'd say this climate gets a B-. The winters are beautiful although too cold, and the summers are tolerable with the low ish humidity and coolish mornings, which would be refreshing after facing down the heat last day. I'm interested in seeing your ratings.
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Old 09-03-2013, 06:34 AM
 
Location: Germany
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C+ .. awfully dry and also hot in summer... Way too sunny, too...
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Old 09-03-2013, 08:50 AM
 
Location: Glasgow, UK
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That winter cold would be brutal and too dry and sunny all year round. Not the worst climate, though, so a C.
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Old 09-03-2013, 09:07 AM
 
Location: Madison, WI
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You call this "snowy winter"
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Old 09-03-2013, 09:21 AM
 
Location: Leeds, UK
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Not very snowy. Too dry all year. Too sunny. Too warm in the summer. Winters a bit too cold. B.
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Old 09-03-2013, 09:41 AM
 
Location: London, UK
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Why is this special for its country???????????
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Old 09-03-2013, 10:31 AM
 
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In fact it is nothing special. It is slightly wetter than other locations in Northern China like Harbin, but the precipitation pattern is the same and winter is still very dry. The average snowfall likely doesn't reach 1 meter.
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Old 09-03-2013, 01:03 PM
 
Location: Vancouver, BC
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F. Brutal.
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Old 09-03-2013, 01:31 PM
 
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C. Winters too long and too cold. However, it is warmer than my own city (Saskatoon) in every month except March. Saskatoon would rate a D on my scale.
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Old 09-03-2013, 02:12 PM
 
Location: Seattle, Washington
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B- not bad at all.
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