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View Poll Results: Rate Joravkuta
A+ 1 5.00%
A 0 0%
B 0 0%
C 2 10.00%
D 3 15.00%
F 14 70.00%
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Old 12-12-2019, 07:09 PM
 
Location: Chicago, Illinois (United States)
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Rate the fictional climate: Yoravkuta-jorevkuta.png

Joravkuta is a town of 6,262 based on Oymyakon and Verkhoyansk. Joravkuta is located 1527 m at 68 N in an arctic valley. The polar night begins on November 30th and ends on February 1st. It gets a polar day from mid May to late August.

Joravkuta receives only 8.45 inches of precipitation per year and has a koppen of Dwd. And it is also very snowy, 251 inches per year with a maximum seasonal total of 574 inches. Joravkuta has brutally cold winters, the coldest month has an average of -55.4 F / -48.6 C and "weak for most people" summers with the warmest month average having 52.7 F / 11.5 C. It has an annual mean temp of -7.3 F / -21.8 C, colder than Eureka, Nunavut, just as cold as Ellsworth Station, and warmer than Byrd Station.

The record high was 98 F (human body temperature) and record low -104, 5 degrees colder and then you will reach the point when dry ice sublimates. Frost, snow, blizzards, ice, negative wind chills occurred in all months of the year. Snowfall occurs at night during the summer.

Personal rating: C+
Winters are too cold, it is way too dry year round, summers are too sunny.
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Old 12-12-2019, 07:25 PM
 
Location: Chicago, Illinois (United States)
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Forecast:

Friday, 12/12 = -42/-62, Winds up to 25 mph, Vostok-like wind chills.

Saturday, 12/13 = -45/-67, Moderate snowfall, 4-6"

Sunday, 12/14 = -40/-64, Northern lights expected

Monday, 12/15 = -50/-76, Ice 0.10"

Tuesday, 12/16 = -48/-72, No wind all day. Feels-likes finally in the positives at the warmest portions.

Wednesday, 12/17 = -54/-87, Daily record broken, Previous record was -84 in 1964 for those who were curious. 0-1 mph winds.

Thursday, 12/18 = -52/-81, STAY INDOORS. DANGEROUS -138 F / -95 C WIND CHILLS WILL GIVE YOU FROSTBITE IN JUST ONE MINUTE. AND THERE WILL ALSO BE 19 INCHES OF SNOW AND THEN 0.40 INCHES OF ICE. Sorry for caps. That would be the worst day to visit Yoravkuta except for several days between 1933 and 2018.


Jeesh, My eyelashes would have froze while telling you forumers the forecast. .
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Old 12-12-2019, 09:28 PM
 
Location: White House, TN
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21.9% / F-

Having to deal with those winters would be awful. Summers look livable but nights are still far too cold, especially in early summer. This climate would be extremely interesting from a weather interest point of view.

It appears that temperatures have never gone above freezing for nearly half the year, I'm going to guess, based on the record highs, that the record earliest above-freezing temperature is around April 10 and the latest around October 20. I'd guess in a typical year the first above freezing temperature is around May 1 and the last around October 3.

Average highs look to be above freezing from about May 20 to September 24, a 4 month window. Average lows look to be above freezing for a very short window, July 10 to July 30 perhaps? A snow pack would probably cover the ground starting in late September and going well into June.

I'd imagine that people would be home-bound for 4-5 months a year, only going out when necessary.
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Old 12-13-2019, 12:46 AM
 
Location: White House, TN
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I shudder to think what the weather was like here on January 28, 1959... I heard that was one of the most brutal winter days ever here.
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Old 12-13-2019, 01:30 AM
 
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I give it an E, but I voted an F. Winters are brutally cold, but at least there is a semblance of a summer.

Still better than Torshavn, Campbell Island or Vostok Station.
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Old 12-13-2019, 02:28 AM
 
Location: NYC
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Pretty good, not too different from my dream climate (//www.city-data.com/forum/weath...wherecold.html).


The ridiculous snow ratios are completely impossible though (110:1 in December lmao), so I'll give it a U for unrealistic. Snow ratios peak around -15C or so, then they begin to decline at temps which are either warmer or colder than that.


http://lukemweather.blogspot.com/201...ow-ratios.html

Last edited by Shalop; 12-13-2019 at 02:41 AM..
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Old 12-13-2019, 07:00 AM
 
Location: Chicago, Illinois (United States)
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Originally Posted by Shalop View Post
Pretty good, not too different from my dream climate (//www.city-data.com/forum/weath...wherecold.html).


The ridiculous snow ratios are completely impossible though (110:1 in December lmao), so I'll give it a U for unrealistic. Snow ratios peak around -15C or so, then they begin to decline at temps which are either warmer or colder than that.


Looking Aloft: Finally...how do we calculate snow ratios?
It is not unrealistic. There has been one about -21 F to -40 F, They have a 100 inches of snow per 1 inch of water, These averages show <-50 so my best guess for -41 to -60, is that they have around 150 inches snow per 1 inch water. So that's why it is actually not unrealistic. Vostok would get 300:1 because it is in the -81 to -100 range. So Vostok would get 258 inches per year if it had a 300:1 ratio. Just reminding you. These are all estimates.

Then you would rate it an A+ due to -60 F temps in winter because i know Siberia and Antarctica gets you very satisfied.
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Old 12-13-2019, 07:08 AM
 
Location: Sydney, Australia
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D- for a good fake climate. But in reality, an F-.
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Old 12-13-2019, 01:04 PM
 
Location: NYC
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It is not unrealistic. There has been one about -21 F to -40 F, They have a 100 inches of snow per 1 inch of water, These averages show <-50 so my best guess for -41 to -60, is that they have around 150 inches snow per 1 inch water. So that's why it is actually not unrealistic. Vostok would get 300:1 because it is in the -81 to -100 range. So Vostok would get 258 inches per year if it had a 300:1 ratio. Just reminding you. These are all estimates.

Your estimates make no sense. Look at the link I posted which graphs typical snow ratios as a function of temperature. It's clear that it never gets to 100:1 or even close. It's fun to imagine snow ratios like that, and in an extremely anomalous event it could happen, but it's impossible to get average snow ratios of 100:1 throughout an entire month in a normals period.


Looking Aloft: Finally...how do we calculate snow ratios?

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Old 12-13-2019, 02:06 PM
 
Location: Fort Worth, Texas
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E-/ F+ at best in my book, way too cold and dry year round
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