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View Poll Results: Which has a better climate?
Wakkanai 6 42.86%
Harbin 8 57.14%
Voters: 14. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 02-10-2019, 06:45 PM
 
Location: Greater Houston
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https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wakkanai,_Hokkaido
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harbin
I prefer harbin since it has dry winter with less wind chill which makes the difference in cold less
And it has real summers
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Old 02-10-2019, 06:53 PM
 
Location: Vancouver, BC
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How about neither. They are both F climates.
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Old 02-10-2019, 06:54 PM
 
Location: Seattle Area
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I voted for Harbin. Average annual mean is only 1.9C lower for real summers, much less snow, and much more sunshine.
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Old 02-10-2019, 06:55 PM
 
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I prefer Wakkanai.

The summer in Wakkanai is plenty warm for my preferences. And Wakkanai has lots of snow in the winter (if you have a cold winter, might as well have some snow to cheer you up!), 258 inches a year, which is plenty for winter sports.

The winter in Wakkanai is also much more moderate, the record low is just below zero compared to crazy Siberia cold in Harbin.

My only gripe about Wakkanai is that it's pretty gloomy compared to Harbin, but Wakkanai is still not that bad (same sunshine hours as Taipei).
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Old 02-10-2019, 07:00 PM
 
Location: NYC
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Difficult choice as they are both excellent though imperfect (B+) climates. If one could somehow combine Harbin's winter temperatures with Wakkanai's snowfall it'd be much better. The result would be something like Vorkuta which is an A climate (though still too warm).


I guess I pick Wakkanai since its snow totals are just so freaking epic that (on any hypothetical absolute scale) they just marginally "outperform" Harbin's (also epic) winter temperatures. If Harbin's winter was 2-3 C colder I would pick that, indicating a very close call.
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Old 02-10-2019, 07:22 PM
 
Location: Greater Houston
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Originally Posted by deneb78 View Post
How about neither. They are both F climates.
I agree that there both terrible, I picked Harbin because it is slightly more bearable to me though it is still a horrible climate

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Old 02-10-2019, 08:20 PM
 
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Wakkanai is better in my opinion. In colder climates, I would prefer overly wet to overly dry yeah. Plus Wakkanai has better summers.
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Old 02-10-2019, 09:20 PM
 
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Wakkanai. Harbin has too hot summers and winters are too dry.
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Old 02-10-2019, 09:31 PM
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Wakkanai is warmer overall, has milder winters and cooler summers, and has wetter winters. It is significantly better than Harbin in my opinion (although snowfall is excessive).. although I prefer Harbin's sunshine...
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Old 02-11-2019, 12:47 AM
 
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Why was everyone in Wakkania? U.S. military? My father was stationed there in the early 1960's (Air Force intelligence). We have pictures of him standing on a mountain of snow at the same level as the second story of a building. Glad we were left behind.
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