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View Poll Results: Rate the climate: Fictional Oklahoma City
A 0 0%
B 4 20.00%
C 4 20.00%
D 7 35.00%
F 5 25.00%
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Old 06-24-2012, 06:18 PM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC (in my mind)
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Here is Oklahoma City on an earth tilted at a greater degree on its axis.

Oklahoma City is known for its extremes. Weather can get brutally cold in the winter and so hot in the summer as to cause evacuations as its quite common to go 60-90 days without rainfall during the summer months. The grasses die and the dense clay ground bakes and creates a heat island over central Oklahoma, causing temperatures similar to what you find farther into the desert Southwest. The severity of summers depends greatly on the amount of spring rainfall. If heavy spring rains occur, temperatures can average in the 80s and 90s in July and August. If spring is dry, temperatures are guaranteed to soar well into the 110s and 120s on average. The city averages 19.71 inches per year of rain, but due to its location on the boundary between moist air from the gulf and dry desert air, its not uncommon in a given year to see as much as 48 inches or as little a 3 inches or somewhere in between. Most rain comes in the form of spring and fall thunderstorms. No trees grow and the land is mostly covered with short grass prairie, as the unreliability of rain causes dry periods too long to support taller grasses or trees. Snowfall is generous during winter months as the systems move west off the Rockies.


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Old 06-24-2012, 06:33 PM
 
Location: Laurentia
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A cool harsh climate you've got there. The summers are beastly-hot, but not much worse than the real Oklahoma City. Those records highs are extreme to say the least. Needless to say I don't like them. The winters are decidedly too warm for my taste but they are half-decent and they feature some snow. They're certainly not brutally cold, though. The contrast between the half-decent winters and the horrific summers yields a D grade.
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Old 06-24-2012, 06:54 PM
 
Location: In transition
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F winters are too cold and summer record highs are insane.
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Old 06-24-2012, 08:48 PM
 
Location: Broward County, FL
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D. Btw you should do a fictional Winnipeg and a fictional Fairbanks climate
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Old 06-24-2012, 10:34 PM
 
Location: Perth, Western Australia
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The summers look potentially lethal

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Old 06-24-2012, 10:44 PM
 
Location: Broward County, FL
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I think you managed to create a climate that's hated by both heat lovers and cold lovers..lol
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Old 06-25-2012, 10:14 AM
 
Location: New Jersey
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When I see black record highs I know it's gonna be ugly. Only redeeming quality is the cool winters. D
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Old 08-02-2012, 10:34 PM
 
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I think you managed to create a climate that's hated by both heat lovers and cold lovers..lol
The winters really aren't bad here. I don't think I've worn a winter coat for the past couple of years. But, the summers do us in, for sure.

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Old 08-02-2012, 11:09 PM
 
Location: Vancouver, Canada
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While the summer averages are doable, those record highs point at some ugly hot spells presumably each and every summer look pretty scary. A summer where 50C isn't a rare thing isn't my kind of place.

Then add a generic, snowy nasty continental winter on top. Yikes.

F+ for health-hazard summer and unpleasant off season.
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Old 08-02-2012, 11:24 PM
 
Location: Texas
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OP... why a fictional OK City with totally insane extreme weather ?

Are you trying to tell us something ?


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