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View Poll Results: Rate the fictional climate: Warmer and wetter Verkhoyansk
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B 3 33.33%
C 0 0%
D 3 33.33%
F 3 33.33%
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Old 08-21-2019, 07:19 AM
 
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So here, I take advantage of Verkhoyansk's incredible temperature variation to create a sort of plausible, but fictional, climate.

I took the climate data for Verkhoyansk (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Verkhoyansk#Climate) and I:

Scaled up all the temperatures by 25F.

Tripled all monthly precip values.

Shifted the monthly precip 6 months forward, so that winters are wetter than summers.

I estimated snowfall values by using the precip to snowfall ratios for Fairbanks (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fairbanks,_Alaska#Climate), as they seem to have more reliable precip data.

The result? An unprecedented mix of extreme heat and extreme cold. Winters are colder than the coldest of Winnipeg winters, while summers are as warm as southern Texas!

Rate the fictional climate: Warmer and wetter Verkhoyansk-slide1.jpg

I give this climate a B. I like the seasonal variation and the precipitation, but summers are way too hot.
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Old 08-21-2019, 07:47 AM
 
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D-. I wanted to give it a E/E- but there is no such option.
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Old 08-21-2019, 08:08 AM
 
Location: NYC
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B. The summers are far too hot but the colder half of the year is just wonderful.


Needless to say, I much prefer the original Verkhoyansk, which is A+.
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Old 08-21-2019, 10:43 AM
 
Location: Seattle Area
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F-. I have no interest in extreme climates. Winters are completely unbearable, and that's putting it nicely.
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Old 08-21-2019, 01:49 PM
 
Location: Norman, OK
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The huge seasonal temperature variation would drive me crazy. I think Oklahoma has a pretty good magnitude of seasonal temperature change, but Warm Verkhoyansk has more than double that. I also don't like the dry summers. It seems like there would be only a few weeks in May and September with pleasant weather averages.
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