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Old 10-10-2012, 01:04 AM
 
Location: Seattle, Washington
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So here is the Winter Wonderland 2.0 (based off of Winter Wonderland ( //www.city-data.com/forum/weath...onderland.html ), which in turn was based off of Anchorage, Alaska).

So new to this upgrade:

+ A little touch of global warming
+ More than twice the amount of annual precipitation
+ More snowfall
+ Thunderstorms, including thunder snow

So let's get to it. Once again we feature mild to moderate wind year round, with a good mix of both calm and windy days. Strong wind storms are known to blow through in late fall and early winter. Blizzard conditions are most common in November, although have potential to show up at any point during the winter. Thunderstorms occur on average of 16 days per year, with thunder snow occurring during the winter months. Humidity levels once again are fairly low and comparable to several Alaskan locations in the South Central portion of the state.

The annual average snowfall totals 156 inches, with a record high snowfall reaching up to 402 inches in a single season. Record low snowfall is 88 inches in a single season (the average of Winter Wonderland 1.0).

Average sunshine hours: 2200.

Once again I imagine a high latitude with short hours of daylight in the winter, and long hours of daylight in the summer. (You place it anywhere on the globe you like, as long as everything else stays the same! ).



Record temperatures, both high and low, are rare but possible.

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Old 10-10-2012, 06:30 AM
 
Location: Laurentia
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I give it an A+. The temperatures are right, the records are good, and the snowfall is great.
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Old 10-10-2012, 07:55 AM
 
Location: Finland
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Avg highs are ok, except for Apr and Oct. Way too snowy and summer lows are on the cool side. Ok, It's a winder wonderland, but they are too long.

Have to give it a D.
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Old 10-10-2012, 08:41 AM
 
Location: Melbourne Australia
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F. Arctic cold year round.
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Old 10-10-2012, 09:55 AM
 
Location: Atlanta
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A+ for me - I'd move to this climate in a heartbeat.
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Old 10-10-2012, 10:36 AM
 
Location: New Jersey
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Might be a little too sunny, but temperatures and snowfall are great. Winters are respectably cold, but not too cold. Summers are very comfortable.
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Old 10-10-2012, 11:07 AM
 
Location: Saskatoon
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This is basically my current climate but with cooler summers (and warmer winters). No thanks. The biggest drawback about my climate is that summer is very short and then it's back to a very long and cold winter. But out here we at least have really great summers usually, even if they're pretty short. This climate doesn't, those temperatures barely pass as "warm" by summer standards for me and they only last for three months.

So although the heavy snowfall and thundersnow would definitely make winter exciting, the lackluster summers and very skewed balance of warm/cold seasons pretty much kills it for me.

I give this one a D. It works well for a "Winter Wonderland" climate (though honestly those winter temps are much too warm for a true winter wonderland in my opinion), but it's just not a climate I would personally enjoy.
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Old 10-10-2012, 11:51 AM
 
Location: Seattle, Washington
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I give it a B+. The summers could stand to be slightly warmer, and slightly drier. Other than that I see this as an exciting climate and would love to live there. As far as summer goes, I can see a number of summer days, especially during July, reaching into the low or mid 70s and that's fine for me. Some years may even have heat waves into the 80s and then I could get in some good outdoor swimming. The summer I gave to this climate is very similar to some of the summers found on Washington's Olympic Peninsula and coast (although shorter) and I have done plenty of outdoor swimming there over the years.

Winter with all the snow and thunder snow sounds great. In fact the thunderstorm activity in general is awesome. Here in Seattle we sometimes go years at a time without one.

Yes I could easily see myself living in Winter Wonderland 2.0.

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Old 10-10-2012, 09:55 PM
 
Location: Philadelphia, PA
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What are the wind chills? Can you give some average winter "real feel" temps?
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Old 10-10-2012, 09:56 PM
 
Location: Philadelphia, PA
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Haha i just saw snow totals, 400+ inches for a record?? That's an impressive ski season there.
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