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View Poll Results: Rate this Climate
A 1 8.33%
B 4 33.33%
C 4 33.33%
D 2 16.67%
F 1 8.33%
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Old 03-03-2011, 10:20 PM
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Does Shangri-la have a climate that fits the place's name?
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Old 03-03-2011, 10:54 PM
 
Location: In transition
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C- Summers look nice during the day but cool at night. Winters are too cold and it looks like the growing season is way too short at only 4 and a half months.
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Old 03-03-2011, 10:56 PM
 
Location: Brisbane, Australia
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C as well. To compensate for the cold winters I'd want more sun...
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Old 03-03-2011, 11:12 PM
 
Location: Wellington and North of South
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C. More sun needed to make up for the winters.
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Old 03-04-2011, 01:20 AM
 
Location: Perth, Western Australia
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C.

The winter is too cold,
lows are too low even in summer,
half the year has nice highs,
most of the year has excellent sunshine levels.
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Old 03-04-2011, 01:22 AM
 
Location: Newcastle NSW Australia
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Is this a real place?
Looks similar to Shanghai, China but more continental and extreme.
Gave it a D, there are 6 cold months and 6 warm months - the "shoulder seasons" - ie spring and autumn, are virtually non-existant - which is the big downfall here.
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Old 03-04-2011, 10:08 AM
 
Location: New Jersey
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Interesting swings in temperatures. I give it a B. Cool summer nights, plentiful precipitation, and a tolerable amount of sunshine bring up the grade despite the hot summer days.
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Old 03-04-2011, 10:16 AM
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Is this a real place?
Looks similar to Shanghai, China but more continental and extreme.
Gave it a D, there are 6 cold months and 6 warm months - the "shoulder seasons" - ie spring and autumn, are virtually non-existant - which is the big downfall here.
Shangri-la is not a real place! Well, the numbers came from a real place (it's at almost exactly the same latitude as New Suffolk). I might visit it for a few days in early summer.

Shanghai has its wet season in the summer not winter, and has much hotter summer nights and slightly cooler summer days. It's hard to have high winter sunshine levels when the winters are so wet. True, it doesn't really have a shoulder season; from October to November the daytime highs decrease by 20F! There seems to a big change in temperatures once it becomes wetter and cloudier. I'd say it really has two seasons: a cool, wet season, a very warm to hot dry season.
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Old 03-04-2011, 10:42 AM
 
Location: Toronto
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Shangri-la is not a real place! Well, the numbers came from a real place (it's at almost exactly the same latitude as New Suffolk). I might visit it for a few days in early summer.
Looks like there are polls of both real and imagined climates within the threads.

I think I've got a pretty good idea of which ones are real or not so far, but I can see how someone can mistaken them. Perhaps maybe it could be mentioned which ones are the "fictional" ones.
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Old 03-04-2011, 02:21 PM
 
Location: Columbus, Ohio
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34/9C in August!

That would be... pretty cool, actually. Delightfully cool in the morning and the hottest time of the day would only be for a few hours before it plummets down again. Since it would be a dry heat, it wouldn't be that stifling. I like this. The winter temperatures plus precip make an excellent combination for a nice dumping of snow a few days each winter. Shangri-La lives up to its name and gets an A from me.
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