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Old 09-21-2009, 09:27 PM
 
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Silver Birch forest, Inari, Finland (basically far northern Finland )
Nice , I'm guessing it has a borderline subarctic climate....which would be perfect for me
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Old 09-21-2009, 09:46 PM
 
Location: New York City
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Nice , I'm guessing it has a borderline subarctic climate....which would be perfect for me
Not borderline
Northern Scandinavia has short, cool summers and long but relatively mild (for the latitude above the Arctic circle) winters due to the influence of North Atlantic current (or Gulf Stream).
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Old 09-21-2009, 09:56 PM
 
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Not borderline
Northern Scandinavia has short, cool summers and long but relatively mild (for the latitude above the Arctic circle) winters due to the influence of North Atlantic current (or Gulf Stream).


But wouldn't Northern Finland have colder winters than say, Northern Sweden or Northern Norway because they're farther away from the gulf stream?
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Old 09-21-2009, 10:16 PM
 
Location: New York City
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But wouldn't Northern Finland have colder winters than say, Northern Sweden or Northern Norway because they're farther away from the gulf stream?
Gulf Stream reaches all the way to Kola Peninsula in Russia. For example, Murmansk, a large Russian port above the arctic circle, remains ice free year around.

Rovaniemi is one of the larger cities in northern Finland that I could find climate data for. Despite being at 66 degrees north latitude, its January average temperature is compareble to that of Minneapolis at 44 degrees latitude. Minneapolis, though, is much warmer in the summer.

Climate information for ROVANIEMI in Finland - Climate Zone
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Old 09-21-2009, 10:43 PM
 
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My weather book has 9 places in Alaska that has higher average high temps in January than Minneapolis MN.
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Old 09-22-2009, 01:19 AM
 
Location: Metromess
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Northern Finland has more continental influence than Norway/Sweden, so at the same altitude and elevation it is colder climatologically. The farther east, the colder.
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Old 09-22-2009, 01:24 AM
 
Location: Northeast Tennessee
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It depresses me... by mid November our trees will be bare... save for the evergreen trees of course and thankfully we have alot of those.

Then I look forward to March when they start getting leaves again.
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Old 09-22-2009, 02:17 AM
 
Location: Vancouver, BC
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Yes, definitely it's depressing to see the deciduous trees bare without any leaves. Fortunately, where I live most of the vegetation are evergreen conifers which don't lose their leaves... now only if it could actually be warm and sunny in winter...

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My weather book has 9 places in Alaska that has higher average high temps in January than Minneapolis MN.
Yes, some places in the Alaska panhandle are quite mild. Sitka at 57N has winter temperatures comparable to NYC.
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Old 09-22-2009, 06:37 AM
 
Location: Perth, Western Australia
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Not borderline
Northern Scandinavia has short, cool summers and long but relatively mild (for the latitude above the Arctic circle) winters due to the influence of North Atlantic current (or Gulf Stream).
For me,
any place that never averages 65 F for a monthly high,
has 8+ months with monthly highs below 55 F
and has lowest avgerage highs anywhere below freezing...
I'd call that "sub-Arctic" too.

Much of the island of Newfoundland I would class as "sub-Arctic."
It's not about how severe a portion of winter is, but the duration of winter,
and cool/cold weather that lingers imparing what remains as the growing season.

In my area I've observed a lot of the plant growth patterns,
it seems that growth of all species remains slow until the highs reach at least 65 F.
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Old 09-22-2009, 06:46 AM
 
Location: Perth, Western Australia
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Default Has anyone watched the movie "Australia"?

In that movie they show a lot of "boab" trees that, because of "The Dry Season" have no leaves.
The boabs were the stubby looking trees with swollen-looking branches.
There was some kind of fruit, the size of grapefruits, hanging from the boabs too.

I like that look.
That kind of climate (tropical savannah) would also suit me;
most deciduous trees are bare before the highs can drop under 75 F.
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