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View Poll Results: How important is a snowpack to you in a climate's desirability?
Very important 21 34.43%
Somewhat important 21 34.43%
Not important at all 19 31.15%
Voters: 61. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 12-22-2012, 11:53 AM
 
Location: In transition
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I want to get a sense if how many people on this forum really need a snowpack every winter to make them happy. For me, I absolutely hate snow, so it goes without saying that a lasting snowpack in the winter is the first thing I look at when I rate a climate. If the place gets a snowpack for more than a week at a time, then it's an automatic F for me.
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Old 12-22-2012, 11:59 AM
 
Location: London, UK
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Seeing snow outside your window every day would get really boring. A variable climate would be good.
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Old 12-22-2012, 12:00 PM
 
Location: London
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I voted 'somewhat important' - as long as I can experience real cold I can live without it, I quite like the dry, sunny type of of cold.
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Old 12-22-2012, 12:20 PM
 
Location: New York City
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My ideal winters aren't cold enough for a snowpack. I prefer mild or even warm winters. However, if a winter is going to be cold, then it might as well have a snowpack. So I'm somewhere between "somewhat important' and "not important at all".
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Old 12-22-2012, 12:23 PM
 
Location: Top of the South, NZ
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I like snow but rather it never snowed where I live. I'm lucky to be able to get a serious snow fix any time during winter.
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Old 12-22-2012, 12:27 PM
 
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I hate snow, would rather have cooler temps and no snow than warmer and snow. Like the harbin vs quebec city poll.

When it warms up a little, it turns to pure ice and that is not fun. We had the past 2 years Jan/Feb was like this and it was very hard to walk without falling. Shouldn't have to deal with this, and ofcouse our backward city doesn't salt/sand for ages if at all.
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Old 12-22-2012, 12:44 PM
 
Location: Crieff, Scotland 56.4N 3.8W
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I don't like snow, so not important at all to me.
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Old 12-22-2012, 02:53 PM
 
Location: Leeds, UK
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Very important, the snow pack does not need to be consistent all the time, but I would prefer snow to be present more than 50% of the time.
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Old 12-22-2012, 03:43 PM
 
Location: Saskatoon
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Not important at all. I don't mind if there is snow - it does make for really nice scenery, and is enjoyable to be around for a little while - but it's definitely not necessary for me to enjoy a climate. The ability to go outside at all times of the day or night with minimal bundling up and not having to deal with crappy sidewalks and road conditions is far more important to me than having any element of a "real" winter. And a climate without a permanent snowpack probably has a mild or warm winter, so that's a huge plus for me.
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Old 12-22-2012, 07:57 PM
 
Location: Buxton, England
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NO SNOW. I'd rather have a backpack full of primed grenades than a snowpack.
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