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View Poll Results: Which city's winter feels more "wintry" to you round 3
Torshavn 3 11.54%
Minneapolis 23 88.46%
Voters: 26. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 08-09-2013, 04:15 PM
 
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Which city's winter feels more wintry to you?

Torshavn

Tórshavn - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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Minneapolis

Minneapolis - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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Old 08-09-2013, 04:40 PM
 
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Minneapolis, it has a bonified Alaskan winter in my opinion.

And I hate to say it, but I think I'd actually prefer to be in Minneapolis during the winter, Torshavn's near-complete lack of sunshine would drive me insane, quicker than the temperatures in Minneapolis would. I wouldn't be the same after a winter in either city though lol.
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Old 08-09-2013, 04:45 PM
 
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Obviously Minneapolis.
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Old 08-09-2013, 06:48 PM
 
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Cold and snow is much more wintry than near complete lack of sun and cold rain.
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Old 08-09-2013, 07:27 PM
 
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I would have thought that Torshavn having almost no sunshine at all in winter plus having one of the highest mean windspeeds of any city on Earth would have had an impact on people's opinion of its 'wintryness' by comparing to Minneapolis' 10x the amount of winter sunshine and much higher sun angle.
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Old 08-09-2013, 08:42 PM
 
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Minneapolis....Torshavn is more like a constant late Fall in my opinion.
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Old 08-09-2013, 08:44 PM
 
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Minneapolis, it has a bonified Alaskan winter in my opinion.

And I hate to say it, but I think I'd actually prefer to be in Minneapolis during the winter, Torshavn's near-complete lack of sunshine would drive me insane, quicker than the temperatures in Minneapolis would. I wouldn't be the same after a winter in either city though lol.
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Old 08-09-2013, 08:47 PM
 
Location: Leeds, UK
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I would have thought that Torshavn having almost no sunshine at all in winter plus having one of the highest mean windspeeds of any city on Earth would have had an impact on people's opinion of its 'wintryness' by comparing to Minneapolis' 10x the amount of winter sunshine and much higher sun angle.
If you were comparing it to a climate with slightly colder temperatures, but with high sunshine levels, then I might agree, but Minneapolis's winters are the very definition of what most people associate with winter - very cold weather, snow. And the snow remains on the ground pretty much unabated for a long time with little respite. There is no escaping winter in this climate. It is almost constant between December and February.
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Old 08-09-2013, 09:37 PM
 
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Minneapolis and Anchorage have the same exact mean winter (Dec/Jan/Feb) temperature of 18.72°F (-7.38°C), the main difference between the two is that Minneapolis has longer days since it's located much further south.
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Old 08-09-2013, 09:57 PM
 
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I wouldn't consider Anchorage a "bona fide" Alaskan winter either, way too mild. Yes, has cold winters indeed, but it has a typical run-of-the-mill continental type winter to me.
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