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View Poll Results: Rate this EAST coast oceanic climate!
A 2 5.26%
B 11 28.95%
C 16 42.11%
D 6 15.79%
E 1 2.63%
F 2 5.26%
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Old 09-13-2013, 11:19 AM
 
Location: Top of the South, NZ
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Wetter yeah, but I bet it is a lot sunnier. Not colder in summer.
And the water is warmer in summer than the UK coast.

The rest of the year though it is colder.

I don't get how this is an oceanic climate. Winter looks continental to me. The diurnal diff is pretty high, just like around here. If there was only a ten F diff between low and high in Jan I could agree, but the daily diff is the same as around here.
I don't see it as Oceanic either, despite being moderated by proximity to the sea. Any climate by the sea, will be moderated. It really should be about weather patterns, not just about temperature range. I wouldn't think the weather patterns there resemble here at all.

On the other hand, I do find the diurnal range low, more like what one would expect in Seattle

C- for me, just too cold for about 8 months. Summer looks nice though

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Old 09-13-2013, 12:23 PM
 
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С-.
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Old 09-13-2013, 12:54 PM
 
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Pretty nice, doesn't get as hot and muggie as the mainland during the summer. B.
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Old 09-13-2013, 01:20 PM
 
Location: Aberdeen, UK
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Not very good. Wet and cloudy but sunshine will be higher than the UK especially in summer and there is better seasonal range so a C.
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Old 09-13-2013, 01:23 PM
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Location: Western Massachusetts
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it might not even be that cloudy.
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Old 09-13-2013, 01:32 PM
 
Location: Mid Atlantic USA
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it might not even be that cloudy.

I think Cape Cod is actually sunnier than the mainland.
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Old 09-13-2013, 07:05 PM
 
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It's not quite continental because continental climates are a lot hotter and more humid in the summer.

I give this climate an A. Warm enough for me in the summer, cold enough for me in the winter. I don't like any temperatures past 80-85 degrees, but I still like the snow and the cold. Too bad I can't afford Nantucket!
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Old 09-13-2013, 08:29 PM
 
Location: South Jersey
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It's certainly warm enough in summer to qualify as humid continental. There are humid continental climates with even cooler summers than Nantucket, such as Oslo, Stockholm, or even Moscow. Its winters are borderline, though. Since the average January temperature is -0.3c, it can barely qualify using that criterion. (And it falls way short if you want to use the -3C or colder in the coldest month criterion.) Although I'd consider it more oceanic than continental, I certainly wouldn't consider it a typical oceanic climate.
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Old 09-13-2013, 08:37 PM
 
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D. If it were a tad cooler (in the winter) I would give it a worse rating, E.
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Old 09-14-2013, 01:11 AM
 
Location: New York City
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It's probably quite windy.

I give it a C+. Not bad but cooler than I'd like.
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