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Old 02-09-2019, 09:10 PM
 
Location: Erie, PA
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A climates: (Climate perfection)

St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/St._Jo...d_and_Labrador

Labrador City: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Labrador_City

Valdez, AK: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Valdez,_Alaska


B climates: (Almost perfect, have one small fault)

Rochester: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rochester,_New_York

Caribou: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Caribou,_Maine

Tromso: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Troms%C3%B8


C Climates: (Decent climates though have a couple of faults)

Lerwick: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lerwick#Climate

Wheeling: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wheeling,_West_Virginia

Pittsburgh: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pittsburgh#Climate


D Climates: (Overall pretty crappy but have one or two redeeming features)

Eureka, CA: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eureka...fornia#Climate

New Orleans, LA: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_Orleans#Climate

Butte, MT: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Butte,_Montana#Climate


F Climates: (Absolutely awful climates)

Yuma, AZ: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yuma,_Arizona#Climate

Trujillo, Peru: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trujillo,_Peru

Santa Clarita, CA: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Santa_...fornia#Climate
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Old 02-10-2019, 12:20 AM
 
Location: White House, TN
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Just a sampling of the climates I've graded

A+
probably doesn't exist in the world

A
I haven't found any climates this good

A-
Chicago, IL (90.1%)
Kansas City, MO (89.6%)

B+
New York City (89.0%)
Dayton, OH (88.5%)
Louisville, KY (87.5%)
Bowling Green, KY (87.0%)

B
Burlington, VT (86.0%)
Matsumoto, Nagano, Japan (85.6%)
Rochester, NY (83.9%)

B-
Seoul, South Korea (81.9%)
Moscow, Russia (81.2%)
Sendai, Japan (80.5%)

C+
Atlanta, GA (78.7%)
Srinagar, India (77.2%)
Milan, Italy (77.2%)

C
Oklahoma City, OK (75.2%)
Warsaw, Poland (74.9%)
Zhoushan, China (73.8%)

C-
Vancouver, Canada (71.9%)
Conroe, Texas (71.9%)

D+
Berlin, Germany (68.5%)
Istanbul, Turkey (68.5%)
Houston, TX (68.4%)
International Falls, MN (68.0%)

D
Seattle, WA (66.4%)

D-
Winnipeg, Canada (61.9%)
Rome, Italy (60.3%)

E+
Sydney, Australia (59.4%)
Copenhagen, Denmark (57.7%)
Batman, Turkey (56.7%)

E
Huesca, Spain (56.3%)
London Heathrow (56.0%)
Bergen, Norway (55.0%)

E-
Hobart, Australia (53.2%)
Beijing, China (52.1%)
Madrid, Spain (50.4%)

F+
Tehran, Iran (48.4%)
Barcelona, Spain (46.3%)
Adelaide, Australia (42.2%)
Wick, Scotland (41.0%)
Uranium City, Canada (40.0%)

F
Grytviken, Antarctica (35.8%)
Perth, Australia (35.4%)
Delhi, India (35.2%)

F-
San Francisco, CA (28.9%)
Caracas, Venezuela (26.3%)
Singapore (22.6%)
Apia, Samoa (20.7%)

Z
Phoenix, AZ (16.0%)
Cabo San Lucas, Mexico (13.2%)
Resolute, Canada (8.5%)

Sub-zero
Cairo, Egypt (-1.6%)
Lima, Peru (-9.1%)
Vostok, Antarctica (-9.7%)
Arica, Chile (-9.8%)
Quillagua, Chile (-9.9%)
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Old 02-10-2019, 12:31 AM
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I'm just posting A's right now- will add the rest later: Marine climates with adequate rainfall and sunshine, pleasantly warm summers, and cool rainy winters with a chance of snow

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Laval,_Mayenne#Climate
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Limoges#Climate (borderline A+- prefer summer a touch drier)


B: moderated Dfa's, mediocre Cfbs (too cool summers, too mild winters, too gloomy, too dry), seasonal Cwb's, Csb's (no snow), "German" Cfb/Dfb's.. and mild Cfa/Csa's on the bottom end

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edinburgh#Climate (too gloomy, too cool summers)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Provid...Island#Climate (too continental)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/S%C3%A3o_Joaquim#Climate (winters too mild, too wet)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Santa_...fornia#Climate (winters too mild, summers too dry)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Berlin#Climate (winters too cold and too dry overall)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Genoa#Climate (summer too hot and muggy, winters a bit too mild) (B-)

C: bad Dfa/Dwa's, most Dfbs, most Cfa/Cwa/Csa, and Bsk, non-seasonal subtropical highland (on the higher end as well).Bwn on the lower end...
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kazan#Climate (too cold for too long)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fuzhou#Climate (too hot for too long)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reno,_Nevada#Climate (too arid and continental)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Addis_Ababa (C+) (plesant, but bland)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beijing#Climate (C+: winters too dry and cold and summers too hot and wet, but nice, crisp autumn!)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lima#Climate


D: most Af/Aw/As/Am, most hot desert climates with a cool season, mild tundra climates
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jakarta#Climate (too hot and wet, but not horrific)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phoenix,_Arizona#Climate (awful summers but pleasant cool season, and too dry)

F: extremely oppressive desert, Sahelian, ET, or EF
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mecca#Climate ()
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Niamey#Climate (F+) (miserable! no relief from the heat, but still some rain)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nuuk#Climate
(F+) (miserably bad, but not dangerous)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amunds...tation#Climate (F-) (lethal without special equipment)
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Old 02-10-2019, 05:57 AM
 
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A+:
Boston, MA

A:
Chicago, IL

A-:
Minneapolis, MN
Ankara, Turkey

B+:
Seoul, South Korea

B:
Denver, CO
Stockholm, Sweden

B-:
Winnipeg, Canada
Berlin, Germany
Reno, NV

C+:
Seattle, WA
Nairobi, Kenya
Sydney, Australia
Beijing, China

C:
Tucson, AZ
Ulanbataar, Mongolia
Iquitos, Peru
Los Angeles, CA
New Orleans, LA

C-:
Reykjavik, Iceland
Phoenix, AZ
Eureka, CA
Lagos, Nigeria

D+:
Lima, Peru

D:
Iqaluit, Canada
Nouakchott, Mauritania
Chongqing, China

F:
Eismitte, Greenland
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Old 02-10-2019, 03:13 PM
 
Location: Wisconsin
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A:
Minneapolis
Montreal
Kazan
Moscow
Caribou

B:
Toronto
Denver
Cape Town
Berlin

C:
Madrid
Shanghai
Honolulu
Washington, DC
San Diego

D:
Yakutsk
Inukjuak
Reykjavik
Lima
Phoenix

E:
Maracaibo
Mecca
Villa Las Estrellas
Bear Island/Bjrnya
La Rinconada

F:
Vostok
Dallol
Mount Waialeale
Lpez de Micay
Mars
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Old 02-10-2019, 03:31 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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This thread is born from a post I made in another thread.

So basically post at least one example of a climate for each grade from A-F, so we get an idea of what your ultimate climate preferences are.

This is mine:

Below are climate examples for each of my categories of grading:

A+ Humid subtropical with dry winters, much summer heat and many thunderstorms
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Islamabad#Climate

A Humid subtropical with seasonal variation and many thunderstorms
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_Orleans#Climate

A- Humid subtropical but lacking in seasonal variation and not as many thunderstorms
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brisbane#Climate

B+ Subtropical/tropical borderline climate with year round rainfall and many thunderstorms but not ideal seasonal variation
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Miami#Climate

B Tropical climate with dry "winter" and many thunderstorms in wet season, but too hot and lacking in seasonal variation.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/N%27Djamena#Climate

B- Tropical climate with little rainfall and not enough thunderstorms, not enough seasonal variation
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Honolulu#Climate

C+ Mediterranean climate with nice summer/winter temps but rainfall in wrong season restricts it to a C
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Malta#Climate

C Mediterranean climate with hot summer but too dry and lacking in storms
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seville#Climate

C- Mediterranean climate with nice summer temps, winters a bit too cool and wet
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Naples#Climate

D+ Four season climate whereby summers are decent but winters too cold for a C
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_York_City#Climate

D Oceanic climate with mild summers and winters, few thunderstorms, cloudy.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/London#Climate

D- Oceanic climate with cool summers and mild winters, few/no thunderstorms, cloudy.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sheffield#Climate

E+ Climate with anemic summers and cold crappy winters.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hamburg#Climate

E Oceanic climate with pathetic summers and lots of rain and cloud, no thunderstorms.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Buxton#Climate

E- Oceanic climate with mild winters and cool, pathetic summers, no sunshine.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lerwick#Climate

F+ Horrid climate with freezing winters and pathetic summers.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/St._Jo...brador#Climate

F Showing it's not all about temps, this climate gets an F for being stupidly wet.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cherrapunji#Climate
A more typical F climate for me would be one like this which has stupid cold winters.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Calgary#Climate

F- Frigid POS climate
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Utqiagvik,_Alaska#Climate

In conclusion for me it seems to simplify things:

A = subtropical variants
B = tropical variants
C = mediterranean variants
D = oceanic variants
E = cool oceanic and continental cold-winter variants
F = excessively cold or wet much of the year
I would give Med climates A+, warm deserts A, tropical climates A-, subtropical with even distribution B+, oceanic B-, monsoon/subtropical with winter dryness C+, humid continental C, cold desert/steppe C-, subarctic D, tundra E, icecap F

A+: Los Angeles
A: Palm Springs
A-: Honolulu
B+: Austin
B-: Portland, OR
C+: Miami
C: Boston
C-: Denver
D: Sept-Iles, Quebec
E: Iqualuit
F: Vostok Station

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Old 02-10-2019, 07:54 PM
 
Location: San Jose, California 37 N
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Ah.. what made you change your mind about Paris when you gave it a C++ in the other thread?
I realized that Paris and London are equally cloudy. Because of London's less continental temperatures, I rate it higher.
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Old 02-10-2019, 08:00 PM
 
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Didn't put a ton of thought in this, so this is subject to change. But here is what I put together.


A+: Lots of snow, cold winters with basically no thaws, actual seasons, a very short insect season, but with a proper summer with decent amounts of rain.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quebec_City#Climate

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Duluth,_Minnesota#Climate

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anchorage,_Alaska#Climate

A: Missing something above, but typically very snowy climates that are not quite as cold as the ones above, making it more prone to freezing rain, and thaws. Also climates that are a little bit hotter in the summer than the ones above. Climates that might be excessively snowy as well.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Haines...hy_and_climate

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hought...chigan#Climate

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rikubetsu,_Hokkaido

A-: Missing a few traits above. Typically drier climates that match the above. Could also include climates similar to Truckee, California or Park City, Utah which also have lots of snow, but their summer lows are a bit too cold.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grand_...Dakota#Climate

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trucke...hy_and_climate

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Park_City,_Utah#Climate

B+: Climates that have slightly weaker winters while retaining a mild to warm summer. What I mean by slightly weaker winters is that these climates might not have the consistent snowpack that other climates may have. Either to do excessive dryness, or to not being quite cold enough.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Green_...consin#Climate

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Riga#Climate

B: Classic 4 season climates with both cold winters and hot summers or Oceanic climates that are very close to being continental. Bonus points if the climate is snowy. Excessively dry climates will be bunked down to a b-. Climates that have solidly cold winters might be promoted to the B+ range.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Minneapolis#Climate (Could be B+)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Munich#Climate

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chicago#Climate

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harbin#Climate (Could be B-)

B-: First non snowy climates can appear. Humid Subtropical climates that have summers that are hot, but winters that are almost cold. Comfortable year round non snowy climates. Or climates that are a little too chilly in the summer, but have nice winters. Climates that are good in the winter, but with sticky humid summers. Denver/Salt Lake City sort of climates.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_York_City#Climate

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eureka...fornia#Climate

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reykjav%C3%ADk#Climate

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beijing#Climate

C+: Subtropical Climates that are closer to being truly Subtropical but not quite. Classic Oceanic Climates. Very Cold climates that aren't dry. Med climates with warm summers but with a taste of winter.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fairbanks,_Alaska#Climate

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Washington,_D.C.#Climate

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paris#Climate

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/San_Jo...fornia#Climate

C: Middle of the roadish Subtropical Climates with cool winters and hot summers. Mediterranean climates with Hot Summers but has a taste of winter.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bastia...and_vegetation

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Atlanta#Climate

C-: Subtropical Climates with cool winters and very hot summers. Warm summer Med climates without even a taste of winter. Very cold dry climates.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/El_Paso,_Texas#Climate

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/San_Diego#Climate

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ulaanb...hy_and_climate

D+: These are the climates that start to be a little too bad for me. Subtropical climates that have very hot summers, and only mild winters. Very hot desert climates with cool winters.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Houston#Climate

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Las_Vegas#Climate

D: Very hot climates that are nearly extremely hot. Subtropical climates that are nearly tropical.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phoenix,_Arizona#Climate

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Orlando,_Florida#Climate

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Naha#Climate

D-: Severely Cold climates, Severely Hot climates(while still being dry), and tropical climates that might get a slight taste of coolness.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yellowknife#Climate

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lake_H...rizona#Climate

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nassau,_Bahamas#Climate

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Longyearbyen#Climate

Climates that don't have any warmth, but aren't excessively cold.

E: Tropical Climates without any chance of coolness. Excessively cold climates with some summer, Death Valley. Very to severely cold climates without any warmth.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Darwin...ritory#Climate

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Death_Valley#Climate

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Verkhoyansk#Climate

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Utqiagvik,_Alaska#Climate

F: The worst of the worst. Climates that are basically unbearable.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mecca#Climate

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dallol,_Ethiopia#Climate

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vostok_Station#Climate
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Old Yesterday, 03:55 AM
 
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Criteria (Indvidual ratings may vary):

Spoiler
A climates:
Winters:
- All 3 winter months below freezing
- Coldest month with lows not below -15'C, average annual minimum not below -25'C (if avaliable)
- At least 50 inches of snow, or maximum A-

Summers:
- Hottest month averages between 13'C and 18'C, with average high below 24'C
- Average annual maximum below 30'C

Other:
- Below 2200 hours of sunshine
- Precipitation above (500+annual average temp in 'C*50) mm

B climates:
- Climates that have too hot/cool summers to be A climates, but still have hottest month averaging below 23'C / above 8'C. They must also fufill at least one of the requirements in the other section, or be downgraded to C.

- Climates that have too mild/cold winters to be A climates, but still have coldest month averaging below 7'C / above -20'C. They must also fufill at least one of the requirements in the other section, or be downgraded to C. *Hottest month can average between 18 to 20'C if snow is heavy for cold-winter climates

C climates:
- Climates that have too hot/cool summers to be A climates, but still have hottest month averaging below 27'C / above 0'C. They must also fufill at least one of the requirements in the other section, or be downgraded to D.

- Climates that have too mild/cold winters to be A climates, but still have coldest month averaging below 15'C / above -35'C. They must also fufill at least one of the requirements in the other section, or be downgraded to D.

- Climates that do not fufill either set of requirements above but still have an annual average tempeature below 15'C and hottest month averaging below 27'C. They must also fufill at least one of the requirements in the other section, or be downgraded to D.

D climates:
- All climates that do not fufill the criteria for C but still have an annual average tempeature below 21'C and hottest month
averaging below 30'C. They must also fufill at least one of the requirements in the other section, or be downgraded to E.

E climates:
- All climates that do not fufill the criteria for C but still have an annual average tempeature below 27'C and hottest month
averaging below 33'C. They must also fufill at least one of the requirements in the other section, or be downgraded to F.

F climates:
- All climates that do not fufill the criteria for E.


A climates:
- St. John's, Canada (A)
- Oslo, Norway (A-)
- Wakkanai, Hokkaido (A-) (expection due to heavy snow)

B climates:
- Duluth, MN, USA (B+)
- Moscow, Russia (B)
- Sapporo, Hokkaido (B)
- Tormso, Norway (B)
- Buxton, UK (B-)

C climates:
- New York City, NY, USA (C)
- Eureka, CA, USA (C)
- Paris, France (C)
- Harbin, China (C-)
- Iqaluit, Canada (C-)
- Flagstaff, AZ, USA (C-)

D climates:
- Beijing, China (D+) (ignoring air pollution)
- Virginia Beach, VA, USA (D)
- Sydney, Australia (Observatory Hill) (D)
- San Diego, CA, USA (D-)
- Tallahassee, FL, USA (D-)

E climates:
- Pensacola, FL, USA (E+)
- Turpan, China (E)
- Hong Kong, China (E)
- Miami, FL, USA (E-)
- Tuscon, AZ, USA (E-)

F climates:
- Signapore (F+)
- Kuwait City, Saudi Arabia (F-)
- Death Valley (F-)
- Mecca (F--)
- Dallol (F----)
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Old Yesterday, 01:48 PM
 
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A climates. These are humid tropical climates in which the average highs are somewhat moderated.

Medellin
Noumea


B climates. These are climates broadly similar to above, but either a little hot (Singapore, Manaus), a little dry (Townsville) or a little cool in winter (Durban).

Singapore
Manaus
Townsville
Durban

C climates. Not tropical or close to tropical but with a warm to hot summer and mediocre but still broadly frost-free winter.

Cape Town
Naples

D climates. These may be bad part of the year and mediocre in the rest (London) or very arid but otherwise OK temperature wise (Lima)

London
Lima

E climates. Miserable most to all of the year (Unalaska, Mecca) or very bad part of the year (Chicago, winter)

Unalaska
Chicago
Mecca

F climates. These are all brutally cold in winter and may have a miserable summer too.

Yakutsk
Fairbanks
Dikson
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