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Old 01-05-2016, 06:20 PM
 
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Shanghai is also colder than Raleigh. Shanghai is roughly equivalent to Virginia Beach.
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Old 01-05-2016, 08:31 PM
 
Location: Top of the South, NZ
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It mostly depends on what you mean when you say '4-season climate'.
From what I see, some people define it as a climate whose annual thermal amplitude is large and annual average is not very high. I don't think it's necessarily this way, and in my opinion most definitions tend to be self-centered. A place may be seasonally well defined even with a diference of only 10ºC between summer and winter.
Very true. The annual range is only 7-10C in my region, but no one gets summer confused with winter.
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Old 01-05-2016, 09:14 PM
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A four-season climate doesn't just a distinctive summer and winter, but a spring and fall which is distinctive and not really winter or summer-like. I suppose low annual range still would have subtle four season difference, but it's not quite the same in kind as a climate with more drastic differences.
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Old 01-05-2016, 11:14 PM
 
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I don't think subtle is the right word. Subtle implies that the differences could easily be missed.

Seasons here seem dramatic in difference.
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Old 01-06-2016, 01:05 AM
 
Location: Seattle WA, USA
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Here are some examples of 4 season climates around the world.
//www.city-data.com/forum/weath...-climates.html
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Old 01-06-2016, 01:07 AM
 
Location: Broward County, FL
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I don't think subtle is the right word. Subtle implies that the differences could easily be missed.

Seasons here seem dramatic in difference.
It definitely wouldn't seem dramatic to someone from the Midwest or East Coast of the US though. It would seem like variations of shoulder seasons, daylight differences set aside.
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Old 01-06-2016, 07:35 AM
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It definitely wouldn't seem dramatic to someone from the Midwest or East Coast of the US though. It would seem like variations of shoulder seasons, daylight differences set aside.
Exactly. All those temperatures appear shoulder season-like from my perspective, so I'd find the changes rather subtle. July to October the average maximum changes by only 8°F, so a rather subtle difference. I assume my plants flower there in the winter? If so, that creates a not very dramatic difference between spring and winter.
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Old 01-06-2016, 07:47 AM
 
Location: Latgale, Latvia.
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Here are some examples of 4 season climates around the world.
//www.city-data.com/forum/weath...-climates.html
I wouldn't really call a climate a 4 seasons climate, if the snowpack can't stay for some weeks, at least.
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Old 01-06-2016, 08:44 AM
 
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It definitely wouldn't seem dramatic to someone from the Midwest or East Coast of the US though. It would seem like variations of shoulder seasons, daylight differences set aside.
It goes without saying, that a 10C range, isn't going to feel as dramatic as a 25C range,

I know people living nearby, who are from states like Maine and North Carolina. Last time I talked to the person from Maine, they commented that it had been a long winter, and he was glad that it was spring.

Talked to the North Carolinian recently, regarding a firewood mission. He was like "f*** that, too ******hot, wait till autumn -much cooler"
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Old 01-06-2016, 09:35 AM
 
Location: Mid Atlantic USA
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It goes without saying, that a 10C range, isn't going to feel as dramatic as a 25C range,

I know people living nearby, who are from states like Maine and North Carolina. Last time I talked to the person from Maine, they commented that it had been a long winter, and he was glad that it was spring.

Talked to the North Carolinian recently, regarding a firewood mission. He was like "f*** that, too ******hot, wait till autumn -much cooler"

It is very simple really. People adjust based on the climate they live in. In September when I first experienced a high of 72F after weeks and weeks of consistent 80's and 90'sF temps, I was freezing. People wore jackets including myself. So your body quickly acclimates.

This weekend I will be in 68-70F temps, and I bet it will feel far warmer than the 72F I experienced in September.
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