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Old 10-07-2013, 11:41 AM
 
Location: Germany
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hey, I wondered, which of these subarctic, mostly continental climates is most prone to snow storms/blizzards...of course they all get comparatively little precipiation in winter, but I'm sure there are some differences when it comes to snow storms and maybe someone here knows more about it than I do...
so, the areas I'm especially interested in are:

- Northern Scandinavia (east of the Scandinavian Mountains)
- Siberia
- interior Canada (eastern Ontario, Quebec and Labrador don't count since those areas naturally get more precipitation in winter)
- interior Alaska
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Old 10-07-2013, 11:49 AM
 
Location: North West Northern Ireland.
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Probably interior Canada.
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Old 10-07-2013, 11:53 AM
 
Location: St Paul's Bay, Malta
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Northern Ireland.
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Old 10-07-2013, 01:57 PM
 
Location: Niagara Falls, ON
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Northern Ireland.
Seconded.
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Old 10-07-2013, 03:05 PM
 
Location: London, UK
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Northern Ireland.
No, the hill behind Owen's house
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Old 10-07-2013, 03:18 PM
 
Location: Germany
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back to the topic, please... Any ideas or even statistics?
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Old 10-07-2013, 03:47 PM
 
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back to the topic, please... Any ideas or even statistics?
I don't believe there are any statistics given the lack of a clear definition of "snowstorm". However, Canada and Siberia are too large to be considered as a single place when it comes to winter climate. Northern Siberia has probably the largest frequence of snowstorms among them all (Noril'sk is very stormy, for example), while many places in Sakha Republic have virtually no blizzards at all during winter.
I think that in Northern Scandinavia blizzards are not that common because it's not so windy compared to the other places you mentioned, but it is likely the place with the highest snow average overall.
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Old 10-07-2013, 03:51 PM
 
Location: Broward County, FL
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I hate to be the guy to say this but I think we should leave the Owen pantering for the Happy/Unhappy threads.


Anyhow, I think Northern Scandinavia would have the best shot at an all out blizzard (with larger snow amounts) but I think the Canadian praries would likely have the best shot at a whiteout blizzard (with lesser amounts but higher wind speeds and lower windchill) Siberia (except for Norilsk and the northern tip of Russia) I can't see having too many blizzards. Too dry and Siberia is not exceptionally windy.
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Old 10-08-2013, 12:11 AM
 
Location: Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan
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Saskatchewan between Moose Jaw and Regina (those @#$#$@#$ Alberta Clippers have just loved that path the past couple of winters).
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Old 10-08-2013, 12:59 AM
 
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Interior AK. Snowfall is 100+ inches in Fort Yukon.
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