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View Poll Results: Skwentna or Mo i Rana
Skwentna 7 43.75%
Mo i Rana 9 56.25%
Voters: 16. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 09-16-2012, 05:32 PM
 
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Skwentna, Alaska - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Mo i Rana - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

It's a tough one.

I'll probably go with Mo i Rana though, barely. Skwentna will undoubtedly be sunnier overall, in all seasons. It's just a little cool at night in the summer.

There is a similar Spring precip minimum and a Fall precip maximum...which is pretty common for Norway and southcentral Alaska.
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Old 09-16-2012, 06:15 PM
 
Location: In transition
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both are awful.. but I'll go with Mo i Rana due to the milder winters.
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Old 09-16-2012, 08:53 PM
 
Location: Columbus, Ohio
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Went with Skwentna because it's drier.
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Old 09-16-2012, 09:47 PM
 
Location: Seattle, Washington
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Went with Skwentna because it's drier.
Ditto, plus has better temperature ranges between seasons.
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Old 09-17-2012, 12:00 AM
 
Location: New York City
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Both are really bad. I think the dryness of Skwentna might just be enough to, well, no place is winning here here but you know what I mean. Hard to say without additional information like sunshine hours or precipitation days.
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Old 09-17-2012, 12:28 AM
 
Location: Perth, Western Australia
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Mo i Rana, it's a little warmer year-round.
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Old 09-17-2012, 01:40 AM
 
Location: Leeds, UK
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Skwentna

It was a tough call however.
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Old 09-17-2012, 01:49 AM
 
Location: Yorkshire, England
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Mo i Rana doesn't look that bad, though I would want to know whether all that precip. is long drawn out or falls in more intense bursts. That other place has a weather station despite only having 37 people - - is that normal for Alaska, or for the US in general? I've noticed a lot of really obscure places I've never heard of still having a long-standing official weather record.
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Old 09-17-2012, 07:42 AM
 
Location: Laurentia
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I choose Skwetna, because it has much better winter temperatures (which makes up for the probable lower snowfall figure vs. Mo i Rana), the summers are about as nice as in Mo i Rana, and the precipitation figure is closer to ideal. I will admit that both are rather good climates.
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Old 09-17-2012, 08:13 AM
 
Location: Atlanta
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I go with the Norway location, as it apparently gets a LOT of snow in winter, going by the precip totals for the winter months. Not as cold, to be sure, but average maxes are below freezing Dec-Feb, which qualifies as a "real winter." Summers there look pleasant too.
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