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A 8 30.77%
B 7 26.92%
C 3 11.54%
D 4 15.38%
E 0 0%
F 4 15.38%
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Old 09-30-2012, 06:18 PM
 
Location: Seattle, Washington
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Although this is called Winter Wonderland, I did give it a summer, although it is short and mild. I gave it a slightly modified Alaskan precipitation pattern with summer and fall being wetter than winter and spring. Although looking back on it, I should have slightly increased the precipitation totals for June, July, and August. (As you all know, I love all seasons to be dry, but I know most here do not like that).

I imagine sunshine totals would be somewhere in the area of 2100 to 2300 hours annually. Many winter nights would be clear unless its snowing, about to snow, or just got done snowing. I also imagine mild to moderate winds year round, with strong wind storms occurring on occasion during the late fall and early winter months. Blizzard conditions are most likely to occur during November. Many calm days, some completely devoid of any wind or breeze, do show up throughout the entire year. Humidity levels would be fairly low all year round, similar to many locations in Alaska. I also imagine snowfall totals to mimic something close to what Anchorage, Alaska gets per year, although slightly more. Lets say 88 inches per year on average.



I would expect it to exist in a northern location, so I can easily imagine long hours of daylight in the summer, and little hours of daylight in the winter.

I also would like to add that record lows, or anything close to them, are very very rare, although possible. Just there to add a little bit of excitement at the possibility of seeing a rare minus 30 or minus 40 temperature.

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Old 09-30-2012, 06:20 PM
 
Location: In transition
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I knew any climate that was named "Winter Wonderland".. I'd have to give an F to
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Old 09-30-2012, 06:27 PM
 
Location: Seattle, Washington
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I actually really like this climate.

I rate it a B- to B. I could use a slightly longer summer, perhaps even warmer, but it isn't a complete deal breaker. I love the way winter is looking in this climate, and I can imagine countless days and nights of just watching the snow falling, and being out playing in it. (I'm such a big kid when it comes to playing in the snow!). Wouldn't mind living in that at all!
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Old 09-30-2012, 06:28 PM
 
Location: Seattle, Washington
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I knew any climate that was named "Winter Wonderland".. I'd have to give an F to
I already knew what your vote was gonna be!
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Old 09-30-2012, 06:29 PM
 
Location: New Jersey
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Oh come on, you can't have a climate named Winter Wonderland without having any snow data!!! But based on the rest of the data, I'd give it a B-. Comfortable summers, pretty good winters temperature wise, but too dry. Record highs look good, but record lows way too cold.
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Old 09-30-2012, 06:35 PM
 
Location: Seattle, Washington
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Oh come on, you can't have a climate named Winter Wonderland without having any snow data!!! But based on the rest of the data, I'd give it a B-. Comfortable summers, pretty good winters temperature wise, but too dry. Record highs look good, but record lows way too cold.
Thought I added a little note about that, but didn't. Just edited it in. I imagine something very similar to Anchorage, Alaska, which this was kind of based off of.

Also I don't think those record lows or anything close to them are commonly seen, just thought it would be interesting to add in the possibility to see a temperature that low.
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Old 09-30-2012, 06:43 PM
 
Location: Singapore
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Looks like a drier and slightly colder version of Anchorage...

B-
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Old 09-30-2012, 06:52 PM
 
Location: Seattle, Washington
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Looks like a drier and slightly colder version of Anchorage...

B-
I did base it off of Anchorage.
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Old 09-30-2012, 06:57 PM
 
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Are thunderstorms as rare here as they are in Anchorage (pretty much zero per year)?

JJA look nicer here than Anchorage but May and September look a little chilly.
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Old 09-30-2012, 07:02 PM
 
Location: Seattle, Washington
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Are thunderstorms as rare here as they are in Anchorage (pretty much zero per year)?

JJA look nicer here than Anchorage but May and September look a little chilly.
Hmmmmm....... I do like thunderstorms. Let's go ahead and throw in a few good and guaranteed thunderstorms per year.

I think that I will take feedback received in this thread, and make a modified version of this. Winter Wonderland 2.0. I'll wait a few days to do it though. I can already see higher precipitation totals, and perhaps a slightly warmer May and September. And certainly thunderstorm activity!
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