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Old 06-24-2020, 09:41 AM
Location: In transition to Rome, Italy
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Originally Posted by forgotten username View Post
I live in Cfa, but I'm not a poet.

A rare windy day cleans the polluted air and brings some more sun, but the locals complain about it, as they've embraced the dark humid weather. They grew up with it.
Really? The locals complain about a sunny day? Or are you referring to wind?
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Old 07-02-2020, 12:00 PM
Status: "Cfa at 1600m and 39ºN" (set 7 days ago)
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My climate zone: Semi-arid, borderline Cfa/Dfa with more than 4 seasons.

Green summer: In the morning, conditions are often clear. Sounds mostly of birds and leaves rustling in the breeze. Wildflowers are abundant. As you leave the suburbs, you cross highly varied vegetation, with numerous butterflies and other insects, as well as groves of bushes in random areas and trees reaching 15m or more along rivers. The sun feels hot but not uncomfortably so, as the temperature rises towards 30ºC.

Later during the day, clouds form, often covering the sun. Occasionally, light sprinkles of rain or even thunderstorms happen, and the amount of rain receives varies widely in short distances. Temperatures can oscillate unpredictably, rising above 30ºC in clear times, while sometimes falling as low as 20ºC in rain. In a microclimate on a mountainside, the vegetation appears a lot denser, belying how brief the green period is.

It is already 20:00. As sunset approaches, the clouds clear up, but enough of them remain to produce a brilliant sunset. Off skyscrapers 30km away, you can briefly see a reflection of the sun. Temperatures drop rapidly during this period, often falling to 20ºC by the time it gets fully dark, and nights continue to cool off, to an average of 16ºC. The sounds of crickets and some other insects are the most prominent at night, with the occasional owl heard as well.
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Old Today, 12:29 PM
Location: White House, TN
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A cold ET climate, like Alert, Nunavut, from Jan. 1 to Dec. 31:

When the year starts on January 1, it feels like you haven't seen sunlight in forever. You go out in the middle of the day, and the sky is pitch-black, illuminated only by the stars and glow off of the crisp, white, snow covered ground. On a good day, it's near -25 C / -13 F; on a bad day, it might be -45 C / -49 F or worse. Whatever the thermometer says, it probably feels even colder, so bundle up!!!

Around the beginning of February you start seeing a blue tinge in the sky at midday, yet somehow, it gets even colder. Every day the blue tinge at midday gets longer and lighter. Soon it's a few hours, then 8 hours. By Valentine's Day it looks like a dimly lit room outside at midday. You could read out there, but somehow, it keeps getting colder. Finally the first sunrise comes around March 1.

March marks a quick transition from limited light to near-constant light, and by the end of the month, there is no more darkness. Still, it's not massively bright... yet.

April comes, the temperature starts to creep up, and it starts snowing a little more. Most of the time, it's still below -20 C / -4 F in April, and the coldest days can rival the worst of the dead-of-winter chill even this late in the spring under 24-hour sunlight. Have your sunglasses ready.

In May, it's not brutally cold most of the time, but it's still around -10 C / 14 F on average; it might get within a few degrees of freezing near the end of the month. The sun is blazing now and you need sunglasses, except on those days where it's blustery and snowing. The ground is just as white; there's a couple feet of snow on the ground that's been piling up for 8-9 months.

June comes, and once summer comes, it comes quick. Some time in the first or second week of June the temperature finally crosses the freezing mark. The white mass of snow finally starts to glisten in the sun and melt. The summer solstice comes, the ground is still covered with snow, but temperatures are averaging slightly above freezing. Some snow is still falling, but it's melting a lot faster than it's coming down. You might see some open water on a nearby lake in late June, and if you're lucky you'll see the ground as the snow melts off.

What little plant life there is stirs to life in early July. Temperatures are above freezing most of the time; you might get a 10 C / 50 F day, or a below-freezing, snowy day. Around July 10, you see a totally snow-free ground for the first time. The ground is mostly brown rock and dirt, but there are a few areas of green if you look around. The second half of July is the most "alive" period of the year as the plants try to photosynthesize between the occasional snowfalls. It's a lot cloudier in July; you'll probably see a few rain showers.

August starts off at the height of summer, but temperatures begin to edge down. It rains a little less than in July, and you'll probably see the last rain of the year in the latter part of the month - just several weeks after the first rain of the year. By the end of the month, the waters are freezing up again, the ground is more often covered with snow than not, and the sun is starting to dim.

September sees the first sunset since April, and the ground will probably disappear beneath the snows for the last time in the year around the border of August and September. It's cloudy, it snows a lot, and it's getting colder rapidly. You might even see temperatures near -20 C / -4 F before the month is out.

The sun sets for the last time in mid-October, and it's pitch-black at midday by early November. It just keeps getting colder.
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