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View Poll Results: Phoenix vs Yakutsk - Extreme Climates
Phoenix 14 70.00%
Yakutsk 6 30.00%
Voters: 20. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 09-23-2019, 03:10 PM
 
Location: Burton-upon-Trent, England
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I know Phoenix isn't quite as extreme as Yakutsk, but I don't know of that many other large cities with weather as extreme as Yakutsk lol.
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Old 09-23-2019, 03:47 PM
 
Location: Tucson, AZ
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Tornadoes in the north valley today. 2.5” of rain expected down here in Tucson
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Old 09-23-2019, 06:54 PM
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Location: Laurentia
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Neither one of them is a great climate.

Yakutsk is too dry and has 3 months of sub-zero temperatures.

Phoenix is too dry and has 7.5 months of 80 F + temperatures.

I'll go with Yakutsk since I will be really uncomfortable for only 3 months out of the year and will still have seasonal changes to the extreme, lol.
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Old 09-23-2019, 07:09 PM
tij
 
Location: Providence, RI
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I know Phoenix isn't quite as extreme as Yakutsk, but I don't know of that many other large cities with weather as extreme as Yakutsk lol.
Something like Kuwait or Dubai could have been a better analogue? Even then, I'd still view those as less extreme thogh, more comparable to somewhere like Novosibirsk in terms of extreme/severe temperatures/heat indices than to Yakutsk.

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Old 09-23-2019, 08:04 PM
 
Location: Putnam County, TN
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Yakutsk is absolutely horrible. Tell me you prefer that after you've actually experienced a -40 day. Everything is dead, including your car. Phoenix is in no way that level of extreme on the other end.
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I know Phoenix isn't quite as extreme as Yakutsk, but I don't know of that many other large cities with weather as extreme as Yakutsk lol.
Indeed. The only major city with a colder mean annual temperature is Norilsk, but that's brought down by eight-months-subfreezing winters and cool summers rather than Antarctic-type winters.
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Old 09-24-2019, 12:22 PM
 
Location: NYC
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A good cold-weather analogue for Phoenix would be a place like Fairbanks or Irkutsk: https://weatherspark.com/y/115479/Av...sia-Year-Round

A good hot-weather analogue for Yakutsk would be something like Kuwait or Basra (or Bandar Abbas for a humid one): https://weatherspark.com/y/104337/Av...raq-Year-Round




Needless to say, Yakutsk beats the living crap out of any climate that is devoid of cold and snow. I can only dream of having -35F every day, a temperature that I've experienced only a couple of times after traveling 5000km away to the Canadian Territories for the sole purpose of experiencing such temps.

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Old Today, 03:39 PM
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Location: Honningsvåg, Nordkapp, Norway
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Yakutsk VERY easily! Phoenix is hot stinky subtropical hell hole.
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