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View Poll Results: Which would you prefer?
NO RAIN 29 63.04%
RAIN EVERY DAY OF THE YEAR 17 36.96%
Voters: 46. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 03-09-2013, 01:15 AM
 
Location: HERE
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Here are two more fictional climates I created for the heck of it: I know both don't exist in reality but here it goes anyway...

Climate 1: No Rain- extreme desert without the extreme heat..

January: Average High- 62 F, Average Low 42 F, Record low 26 F
April: Average High 74 F, Average Low 48 F, Record Low 37 F
July: Average High 83 F, Average Low 68 F. Record Low 55 F
October: Average High 79 F, Average Low 60 F, Record Low 40 F

The main thing is that this place only gets an average LESS than 0.01 inches of rain a year and sometimes 10+ years go by before seeing a single raindrop. When it does rain, it's always in the form of light sprinkles and it is the talk of the town for WEEKS afterwards.

The record for 24 hour rainfall total is 0.07 inches. However, there are NO WATER shortages due to an extremely good irrigation system.

Winds are non-existant most of the time although they get a light breeze a few times a year.

Climate 2: RAIN EVERY SINGLE DAY OF THE YEAR

January: Average High 63 Average Low 57 Record Low 44 F
April: Average High 73 Average Low 67 Record Low 50 F
July: Average High 80 Average Low 72 Record Low 66 F
October Average High: 73 Average Low 66 Record Low 52 F

This climate gets rain all 365 days of the year without any exceptions. Of ccourse there are sunny breaks on SOME of those days but the problem is YOU NEVER know when the daily showers come and dump on you making planning outdoor activities that require dry weather IMPOSSIBLE unless you are in a covered area. And when it does rain, it POURS- sometimes continiously days without any break. About half of the days in the given year at least see some sunny breaks but the other half of the days are a nonstop rain deluge. Despite the rain, there are NO HURRICANE or TORNADOES. Wind speeds vary from 5 to 30 miles per hour with the record gust being 50 miles per hour. Thunderstorms happen about 20 times a year; most of the time it is just straight rain without wind or thunder.
Homes are built so that FLOODING NEVER HAPPENS inside the home but flooding is common on streets despite the strong gutter system.

Rainfall is evenly distrubuted throughout the year with an average of 1.5 inches a day making the annual total over 500 inches of rain per year. The record for rainfall in a 24 hour period 40 inches during the height of really really heavy multiple day downpoor

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Old 03-09-2013, 05:02 AM
 
Location: Buxton, England
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I don't see the point in these one extreme or the other threads. Most people would rather have a climate with some combination of wet and dry periods.
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Old 03-09-2013, 05:08 AM
 
Location: North West Northern Ireland.
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No rain!!!
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Old 03-09-2013, 05:30 AM
 
Location: London, UK
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Once again I refuse to vote ridiculous...
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Old 03-09-2013, 08:02 AM
 
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I don't see the point in these one extreme or the other threads. Most people would rather have a climate with some combination of wet and dry periods.
I know that but the point of these x-treme climates is to find out what people consider the lesser of two evils and occasionally come across those who prefer an extreme.

There are people who would chose a completely rainless climate over all others (as long as irrigation was good).
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Old 03-09-2013, 08:49 AM
 
Location: Boone, NC
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I'd choose the rainy climate.
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Old 03-09-2013, 09:18 AM
 
Location: New Brunswick
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This is an interesting question and I really had to think about this. First of all let me say that for my preferred climate I have 3000mm of rain meaning I like lots of rain. But at the same time I also like sunshine and dry days a lot so given one or the other I will say No Rain. Having said that to be in the Constant Rain climate part of the year and the dry climate the other part would be the best.
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Old 03-09-2013, 09:56 AM
 
Location: London
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If forced to make a choice it will have to be climate 1: (almost) rainless but with good irrigation. In theory, this isn't impossible per se (cf. Ancient Egypt relied on the Nile and Mesopotamia on the Tigris and Euphrates). It may be unsustainable in the longer term.
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Old 03-09-2013, 09:59 AM
 
Location: New Jersey
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I like challenging threads like this. I love rain and don't mind being outside in it, but I'll go with the no rain climate.
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Old 03-09-2013, 10:01 AM
 
Location: HERE
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I like challenging threads like this. I love rain and don't mind being outside in it, but I'll go with the no rain climate.
Thank you- I find creating fictional extreme climates far more interesting than rating real ones cuz these stretch the imagination. I know there's no place on earth that gets NO RAIN but what if there was.....
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