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View Poll Results: Which climate suits you best?
Climate 1 0 0%
Climate 2 2 9.09%
Climate 3 4 18.18%
Climate 4 3 13.64%
Climate 5 8 36.36%
Climate 6 3 13.64%
Climate 7 2 9.09%
Climate 8 0 0%
Voters: 22. You may not vote on this poll

 
 
Old 08-31-2009, 10:35 PM
 
Location: Portland, Oregon
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Default Your Favorite Climate

I randomly made some different climates to see which ones people prefer the most.

Climate 1 (analog could be an extreme version of Tokyo)
Jan: 50/39 6"
Feb: 55/48 6"
Mar: 58/52 5"
Apr: 69/58 5"
May: 80/65 5"
Jun: 86/75 6"
Jul: 92/79 4"
Aug: 99/83 2"
Sep: 85/74 8"
Oct: 78/67 6"
Nov: 63/58 6"
Dec: 54/43 6"

65" annual precip

Climate 2 (no analog)
Jan: -50/-84 --
Feb: -29/-60 --
Mar: 7/-26 --
Apr: 28/-3 0.04"
May: 50/17 0.03"
Jun: 73/29 0.02"
Jul: 89/38 0.01"
Aug: 104/55 0.01"
Sep: 79/34 0.01"
Oct: 46/5 --
Nov: 10/-29 --
Dec: -27/-58 --

0.12" annual precip

Climate 3 (???)
Jan: 6/-4 1"
Feb: 15/3 1"
Mar: 24/16 2"
Apr: 36/24 3"
May: 49/35 3"
Jun: 57/41 2"
Jul: 60/45 2"
Aug: 58/43 4"
Sep: 49/37 7"
Oct: 34/20 3"
Nov: 21/14 3"
Dec: 8/-1 2"

33" annual precip


Climate 4 (Aleutian...sorta)
Jan: 31/28 4"
Feb: 34/31 4"
Mar: 37/34 4"
Apr: 42/38 5"
May: 45/41 6"
Jun: 48/45 6"
Jul: 52/48 8"
Aug: 49/44 11"
Sep: 45/39 12"
Oct: 42/36 10"
Nov: 38/33 7"
Dec: 35/30 4"

81" annual precip

Climate 5
(somewhere in South Africa)
Jan: 74/52 1"
Feb: 72/51 1"
Mar: 74/59 1"
Apr: 81/67 2"
May: 87/71 3"
Jun: 90/73 5"
Jul: 91/74 6"
Aug: 90/72 6"
Sep: 87/65 5"
Oct: 79/57 4"
Nov: 77/55 2"
Dec: 75/53 2"

38" annual precip

Climate 6 (somewhere in southern New Zealand)
Jan: 74/62 0.2"
Feb: 72/58 1"
Mar: 68/54 3"
Apr: 60/43 4"
May: 54/39 5"
Jun: 48/33 8"
Jul: 42/24 8"
Aug: 44/31 6"
Sep: 49/35 4"
Oct: 55/44 3"
Nov: 64/53 1"
Dec: 70/57 0.8"

44" annual precip

Climate 7 (manmade climate)
Jan: 74/68 0.6"
Feb: 74/68 0.6"
Mar: 74/69 0.6"
Apr: 74/70 0.6"
May: 74/71 0.6"
Jun: 75/73 0.6"
Jul: 75/73 0.6"
Aug: 75/74 0.6"
Sep: 74/73 0.6"
Oct: 74/72 0.6"
Nov: 74/70 0.6"

7.2" annual precip

Climate 8 (analogous to a Somalian climate, but wetter)
Jan: 92/56 0.1"
Feb: 93/58 0.2"
Mar: 94/59 0.8"
Apr: 95/60 1.2"
May: 96/61 2.2"
Jun: 98/63 3.2"
Jul: 98/63 4.4"
Aug: 98/64 4.6"
Sep: 97/63 3.6"
Oct: 95/62 1.6"
Nov: 94/60 0.8"
Dec: 93/58 0.3"

23" annual precip
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Old 08-31-2009, 10:37 PM
 
Location: Subarctic maritime Melbourne
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climate 5 for me.
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Old 08-31-2009, 10:40 PM
 
Location: Arvada, CO
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Climate 3, most definitely.
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Old 08-31-2009, 10:48 PM
 
Location: New York City
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Quote:
Originally Posted by §AB View Post
climate 5 for me.
Why not 8? 8 is warmer..


All of then look kinda weird, esp 2 (-84? seriously?).

I'd go with 5 myself. 1 is OK too but too wet.
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Old 08-31-2009, 10:51 PM
 
Location: Perth, Western Australia
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I voted "5"

I think you have the seasons backwards for South Africa however. (Southern Hemisphere)
Or was that deliberate???
It'd be funny to have an avg high of 74 F with vertical sunshine,
and an avg high of 91 F with sunshine at a maximum sun angle of 40 degrees.

I was initially intruiged by climate "8",
but I think the large diurnal ranges would shock me too much.
When I acclimatise to 95+ F (35+ C) in direct sunshine, I can FREEZE when it drops to 79 F (26 C) if there's any wind.

I generally prefer a more gradual change in daytime temps...
Though I never mind a rapid warm-up after sunrise.

*All that said, I'd pick "Climate 8" over anywhere in Canada.

** I like the idea of the "man-made" climate... But I'd prefer the temps bumped up about 8-10 degrees F.
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Old 08-31-2009, 10:57 PM
 
Location: Subarctic maritime Melbourne
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Originally Posted by MrMarbles View Post
Why not 8? 8 is warmer..


All of then look kinda weird, esp 2 (-84? seriously?).

I'd go with 5 myself. 1 is OK too but too wet.
Nights are far too cold in summer. Plus I'd prefer winters to be slightly cooler, as then the excitement of heat in summer would be greater. I'd still choose it over Melbourne though.
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Old 08-31-2009, 11:04 PM
 
Location: Perth, Western Australia
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I don't mind the rain in "climate 1"... but Dec-Mar is too cold.
(any cold is too cold )

The rest of the year it looks idealic.

I'd pick "climate 1" over any Canadian locale as well;
8 months a year are good there,
but the warmest parts of Canada are good only 5.5 months a year, on average.
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Old 08-31-2009, 11:11 PM
 
Location: Portland, Oregon
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Climate 2 is possible, with the right geographic characteristics though. Probably not on Earth though.

Climate 5, a South African climate in the Northern Hemisphere.

I'm guessing Climate 4 would be the least favorite for most people...myself included.
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Old 08-31-2009, 11:13 PM
 
Location: Subarctic maritime Melbourne
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Climate 4...yes that's evil.
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Old 08-31-2009, 11:21 PM
 
Location: Long Island
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Climate 5, I would have chose Climate 8 but the lows aren't high enough, Climate 5 has a little more diversity too.
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