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Old 08-22-2015, 04:29 PM
 
Location: Joćo Pessoa,Brazil(The easternmost point of Americas)
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Whats is uncommon to a place at 51N and at 1100 meters snow in summer? in South America at this latitude snow cover at least 9 months and even in summer there remains snow patches and sometimes heavy snow..
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Old 08-22-2015, 05:01 PM
 
Location: Penticton, BC
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Whats is uncommon to a place at 51N and at 1100 meters snow in summer? in South America at this latitude snow cover at least 9 months and even in summer there remains snow patches and sometimes heavy snow..
It's pretty uncommon in August, actually.
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Old 08-22-2015, 05:03 PM
 
Location: Near the Coast SWCT
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Whats is uncommon to a place at 51N and at 1100 meters snow in summer? in South America at this latitude snow cover at least 9 months and even in summer there remains snow patches and sometimes heavy snow..
I wonder if its the Hot North Pacific vs the cold South Pacific? Currently it's about 19C in the North Pacific. How warm does the South Pacific get there in summer? Plus 51N down there is almost at the tip. Not sure a fair comparison.

1100 meters is 3600 feet. Even Latitude 51N doesn't see freezing temps in summer at that elevation. Snow seems more common in Sept/Oct than August for sure.
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Old 08-22-2015, 05:12 PM
 
Location: Near the Coast SWCT
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Also... where was it said snow fell at 3600' or are you just asking to compare?

Just to give you an idea... Here are the current 850mb temps (5000')

The freezing line is still waay north. Usually doesn't drop down till September.



And here are the 10,000 foot temps. We can see why it snowed in those areas of Montana and Canada at the higher elevations.

In fact, that area where moisture is being shown on radar over the dark blues, is snow above 9000' if there are any mountains in that area.

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Old 08-22-2015, 05:38 PM
 
Location: Joćo Pessoa,Brazil(The easternmost point of Americas)
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I wonder if its the Hot North Pacific vs the cold South Pacific? Currently it's about 19C in the North Pacific. How warm does the South Pacific get there in summer? Plus 51N down there is almost at the tip. Not sure a fair comparison.

1100 meters is 3600 feet. Even Latitude 51N doesn't see freezing temps in summer at that elevation. Snow seems more common in Sept/Oct than August for sure.

Yes,for example Cerro catedral have his base at 1200 meters,if you go to north america and same latitude and distance to west coast they dont will have this deep snow cover like Cerro..
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Old 08-22-2015, 06:18 PM
 
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I bet you ski resorts are licking their lips. Lol.

Nice shot

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Old 08-22-2015, 06:20 PM
 
Location: Broward County, FL
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Whats is uncommon to a place at 51N and at 1100 meters snow in summer? in South America at this latitude snow cover at least 9 months and even in summer there remains snow patches and sometimes heavy snow..
Southern Argentina has more maritime influence and colder summers than Southern Alberta. Southern Alberta has average highs around 22 C this time of year, while 51 S at 1100 m in Argentina is probably something like 10 C.
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Old 08-22-2015, 08:16 PM
 
Location: Joćo Pessoa,Brazil(The easternmost point of Americas)
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Southern Argentina has more maritime influence and colder summers than Southern Alberta. Southern Alberta has average highs around 22 C this time of year, while 51 S at 1100 m in Argentina is probably something like 10 C.
I understood now..

the amazing is that have broadleafs trees(Most Native Deciduous Nothofagus) growing in that absent summer region..
while in Alberta the most trees is coniferous,and the summers isnt that bad..

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Old 08-22-2015, 09:23 PM
 
Location: New Jersey
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Southern Argentina has more maritime influence and colder summers than Southern Alberta. Southern Alberta has average highs around 22 C this time of year, while 51 S at 1100 m in Argentina is probably something like 10 C.
Interesting.

When does Alberta typically get its first snowfall?
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Old 08-22-2015, 11:23 PM
 
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At the lower elevations in southern Alberta like Medicine Hat, average summer highs are around 27-28°C. A lot of the area is semi-arid.
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