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Old 10-05-2019, 02:35 PM
 
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In most continental climates with cold winters, the winter season often drags along for many months. Snow can fall anytime between November and April in much of the northern US for example.

But are these places with very short but cold winters? Like, a short burst of cold and snow followed by a significantly longer warm season?

I'm imagining a place with a 3 month "winter monsoon" followed by hot dry weather most of the year. Is this even possible?
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Old 10-05-2019, 03:03 PM
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Location: Providence, RI
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Something like Yerevan comes to mind, probably less snowy than you prefer though.
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yerevan

Some places in N China and Korea have wet summers but also tend to have short, but cold winters.

For north america, maybe something in Kansas or Colorado could work?
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Old 10-05-2019, 03:23 PM
 
Location: Hamilton, New Zeland
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In most continental climates with cold winters, the winter season often drags along for many months. Snow can fall anytime between November and April in much of the northern US for example.

But are these places with very short but cold winters? Like, a short burst of cold and snow followed by a significantly longer warm season?

I'm imagining a place with a 3 month "winter monsoon" followed by hot dry weather most of the year. Is this even possible?
Cities like Bucharest or Beijing come to mind when I think of places with hot summers and short cold winters that don't drag. The only issue is neither (but especially Bucharest) gets really that cold, and in Beijing's case, there is very little winter precipitation aka snow. Maybe something like Almaty?

I really can't think of any locations that would fit your burst of cold "winter monsoon", closest I can think is Mid-western cities like Kansas City which don't get that cold except for the occasional blasts from the north. Again you're not going to see a few months of snowpack and in general, more continental locations have greater daily variation so you can still get snow outside of 'winter"

Sorry mate!
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Old 10-05-2019, 04:25 PM
 
Location: Christchurch, New Zealand
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Turpan, China isn't very snowy (in fact, it gets 16mm of precipitation a year), but it's hot and dry much of the year, with winters being quite cold but with below-average highs only in December and January.
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Old 10-05-2019, 05:18 PM
 
Location: Kocaeli, Turkey
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What do you mean by cold winters?

Ağrı has strong continentality with high temperature difference between summer and winter.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A%C4%9Fr%C4%B1
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Old 10-05-2019, 09:06 PM
 
Location: Syrmia, Northern Serbia, 45 N
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Short and cold winters, maybe Požega in Serbia? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Požega,_Serbia#Climate
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Old 10-06-2019, 04:35 AM
 
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In most continental climates with cold winters, the winter season often drags along for many months. Snow can fall anytime between November and April in much of the northern US for example.

But are these places with very short but cold winters? Like, a short burst of cold and snow followed by a significantly longer warm season?

I'm imagining a place with a 3 month "winter monsoon" followed by hot dry weather most of the year. Is this even possible?

Why would you even want that ? Isn't winter the best season of them all ?
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Old 10-06-2019, 10:00 AM
 
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Tennessee, Arkansas, Oklahoma. The northern or higher altitude parts colder. Southern part Arkansas is about 10 degrees warmer than northern Arkansas. Even northern Arkansas not seeing much snow last few years. More likely to get ice. Southern Arkansas unless its high terrain, dont think they see snow at all. Similar to NE Texas.


Heck use a gardening zone map. Here is link to govt map: https://planthardiness.ars.usda.gov/PHZMWeb/


I would guess you want 7B or 8A zone. 7A little colder, longer winter but not by much. Be aware altitude matters.
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Old 10-06-2019, 12:09 PM
 
Location: Ft. Myers
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Florida. We get one or two cold days a year, and then we are back in shorts again.
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Old 10-06-2019, 12:15 PM
 
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Florida. We get one or two cold days a year, and then we are back in shorts again.

So those two days you can build a snowman on the beach?
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