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Old Yesterday, 07:16 PM
 
Location: Top of the South, NZ
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I consider a place with a mean in the coldest month below freezing (Southern Hemisphere) or below 27F (Northern Hemisphere) to be "continental". Thus, basically anywhere with persistent snow in winter (which is what this thread is about). Even a few tundras lack this, notably in the subantarctic, in the Faroe Islands and in Iceland.

However, just because a place isn't continental doesn't mean I'd consider it a pleasant climate; USDA Zone below 7a in hot-summer climates, 8a in mild- or cool-summer climates or 9a in arid climates are all huge turn-offs for me, as are hurricane-prone areas, average highs below 52F for more than two months, volcanic areas, non-major-city areas and places with a subpolar climate (even if it meets all other requirements and is oceanic) of any sort.

Still, continentality is the biggest turn-off for me, as well as the only absolute one other than USDA Zone below 7a and hurricanes.
Continental really just means lack of Oceanic influence -Rio Grande has cold winters because of latitude, not lack of Oceanic influence.
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Old Yesterday, 07:22 PM
 
Location: Putnam County, TN
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Continental really just means lack of Oceanic influence -Rio Grande has cold winters because of latitude, not lack of Oceanic influence.
Indeed, but that's actually true for all "continental" climates in the Southern Hemisphere (except Antarctica, of course).
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Old Yesterday, 07:33 PM
 
Location: Top of the South, NZ
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Indeed, but that's actually true for all "continental" climates in the Southern Hemisphere (except Antarctica, of course).
You haven't shown that those climates are continental though.
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Old Today, 06:46 PM
 
Location: Joćo Pessoa,Brazil(The easternmost point of Americas)
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Continental really just means lack of Oceanic influence -Rio Grande has cold winters because of latitude, not lack of Oceanic influence.
Sorry but not true at all, the west coast of Magallanes, Chile has warmer winters than Rio Grande at the same latitude due to oceanic influence.
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Old Today, 07:17 PM
 
Location: Top of the South, NZ
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Sorry but not true at all, the west coast of Magallanes, Chile has warmer winters than Rio Grande at the same latitude due to oceanic influence.
What I mean is that Rio Grande isn't a continental climate, just because it has freezing winters. It has freezing winters because of it's southerly latitude.

Climates with 11C of temperature range, aren't continental.
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Old Today, 08:33 PM
 
Location: Joćo Pessoa,Brazil(The easternmost point of Americas)
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What I mean is that Rio Grande isn't a continental climate, just because it has freezing winters. It has freezing winters because of it's southerly latitude.

Climates with 11C of temperature range, aren't continental.
It isnt continental but has continental influences as the dry cold air flow from interior parts of Tierra del Fuego.
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