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View Poll Results: rate
A 4 14.81%
B 8 29.63%
C 8 29.63%
D 4 14.81%
E 1 3.70%
F 2 7.41%
Voters: 27. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 10-10-2012, 03:01 PM
 
Location: Seattle, Washington
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Well, since we have Winter Wonderland and Summer Wonderland, why not a Mild Wonderland?

Temperatures are fairly moderated in this mild oceanic climate. It is loosely based on Seattle, with similar summers but warmer winters. The winds are mostly calm, although strong windstorms can blow through during the fall and winter seasons.

Snowfall is very rare and also very short lived, and whatever does fall almost always comes at night and melts off throughout the day. Temperatures only fall below freezing on an average of 3 nights per year, and daytime temperatures are always above freezing.

Rainfall is pretty evenly distributed throughout the year, with a short semi dry period around the late July through mid August period. This is also the sunniest time of the year.

Speaking of sunshine, a total of 2080 hours for the year is seen on average. (Nearly a full 100 hours less than what Seattle gets, and a little over 600 more than seen in London).

Humidity levels are mildly moderate. More than Seattle, but significantly less than East Coast locations.

Anyone looking for thunderstorms is out of luck. They aren't unheard of, but with an average of just 2 per year it is nothing to get excited about. When they do come, they can last anywhere from 1 hour to half a day.

Morning fog is common from about mid October to early March and can be very thick. This usually burns off by noon, but has on occasion been known to last well into the afternoon. Fog during other periods of the year is less common.

Rain can fall as both drizzle, or as a downpour. Heavy rainstorms can cause flooding in low lying areas close to rivers, and sometimes powerful windstorms during the fall and winter can knock out power to many areas, and depending on how severe the damage to power lines is, it can be restored as early as hours or as late as several days, up to a full week after.

And here are the averages for temperatures and precipitation:


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Old 10-10-2012, 03:04 PM
 
Location: Seattle, Washington
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Yet another F grade from me. This is an even worse version of Seattle. Much more moderated, much less possibility for snow, more moisture in the summer, more humidity, low levels of variation. Just doesn't do it for me.
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Old 10-10-2012, 03:05 PM
 
Location: New Jersey
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B

Fairly comfortable and not too sunny. Rainfall is acceptable. Downside is the lack of cold and variety.
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Old 10-10-2012, 03:15 PM
 
Location: Yorkshire, England
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B

Fairly comfortable and not too sunny. Rainfall is acceptable. Downside is the lack of cold and variety.
^^ This
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Old 10-10-2012, 04:20 PM
 
Location: Leeds, UK
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Boring.
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Old 10-10-2012, 04:52 PM
 
Location: Buxton, England
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C. One of those places where the weather is totally unintrusive and probably fades into the background, not a lot of interest but comfortable.
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Old 10-10-2012, 05:16 PM
 
Location: Saskatoon
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Summers are quite nice. They're perhaps a bit cooler than ideal for me, but still at a very acceptable temperature range. I really like the fact that the average high hits 20°C for six months a year and that the average low is above 10°C for five months. Winters are very nice too, being at the right temperature to give you cool, crisp mornings and a break from the summer warmth but without being overly cold or requiring any real winter gear.

The lack of thunderstorms is quite disappointing, but the regular presence of fog during the cool season is awesome. The rainfall is great too, I like that it's consistently rainy throughout the year without being excessively so. One thing that would help with rating this climate is the number of days of rain per month/year. Based on your description I assume it's fairly moderate - i.e. not just two or three days of torrential downpours a month, but not 20 days of light rain and drizzle either. The yearly sunshine total is very nice as well, enough to get a good amount of sun but also low enough to allow a good amount of clouds.

I give this one a B. By far my favorite of your three "wonderland" climates.
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Old 10-10-2012, 05:49 PM
 
Location: New York City
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I need something in-between mild and summer wonderlands. And perhaps a month of winter wonderland in there somewhere for variety's sake. =P
This is too bland and not sunny enough.
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Old 10-10-2012, 06:09 PM
 
Location: Melbourne Australia
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A poor man's Melbourne. Looks like a lot of climates in southern Victoria. Not very good at all.

Was goign to give it a C but then noticed the record highs. Yuck. D+ it is.
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Old 10-10-2012, 08:12 PM
 
Location: Perth, Western Australia
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Boringly comfortable.

B-
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