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View Poll Results: Moscow vs Seattle
Moscow 10 31.25%
Seattle 22 68.75%
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Old 08-24-2019, 10:43 AM
 
Location: SE Michigan
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Indeed Seattle is more at the latitude of Nantes or Budapest, and shares a similar climate to the former. While it is the northernmost US city at 47.6N, it is still slightly closer to the latitude of Philadelphia or Madrid (40N) than to Moscow (55.75N). Even in a Canadian context, Moscow is still quite far poleward, 2 degrees further north than Edmonton, the northernmost 1M+ city in Canada, with Toronto/Montreal and even Vancouver well to the south.
Latitude isn't even that meaningful when comparing easter/continental climates and west coast/oceanic climates. Much of England is only slightly further south than Moscow but its climate is light years apart. Similarly, the latitude of Seattle (47N) in central Eurasia -- i.e. south of Moscow -- is still brutally cold in the winter, nothing like Seattle. And even the east coast of North America at 47N is way, way colder than Seattle.
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Old 08-24-2019, 12:20 PM
 
Location: Olympia, Washington
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Latitude isn't even that meaningful when comparing easter/continental climates and west coast/oceanic climates. Much of England is only slightly further south than Moscow but its climate is light years apart. Similarly, the latitude of Seattle (47N) in central Eurasia -- i.e. south of Moscow -- is still brutally cold in the winter, nothing like Seattle. And even the east coast of North America at 47N is way, way colder than Seattle.
The conversation started off talking about sun hours in winter not temperature hence latitude was brought up. Moscow being so far north is naturally going to get a lot less sun by default during winter.
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Old 08-24-2019, 05:12 PM
DKM
 
Location: Thousand Oaks, CA
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Looks like you did not travel much: your confirmation bias is showing
Pretty typical weather for Moscow: gorgeous fall! Glorious summers with occasional fast summer shower
Google Moscow New Year images- see for yourself.
Thank God for Google.
P.S.
I spent a week in Moscow in August and it rained nonstop for 3 days. The rest of the time it was just cloudy.
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Old 08-25-2019, 08:17 AM
 
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Moscow: A-/B+
Seattle: C+

Main things Moscow are better than Seattle at are cold, snowy winters and no dry season.
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Old 08-25-2019, 11:53 AM
 
Location: SE Estonia
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I spent a week in Moscow in August and it rained nonstop for 3 days. The rest of the time it was just cloudy.
And Moscow got a cooler and worse August than average in this year.In the same time the August eg in London and in rest of the west Europe has been warmer than average.
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Old Yesterday, 09:27 AM
 
Location: Land of the Great Bears
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Seattle much better. PNW in general has a very desirable climate, IMO.
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