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Old 05-13-2021, 07:50 PM
 
Location: Bemidji, Minnesota
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I was thinking of starting a series of how extreme some climates are. This will be graded on temperatures, precip, humidity, sun strength, cloud cover, and extreme weather events. This will be graded on how easy the weather is to adjust to.

This list is NOT my opinion, but only the opinions I have gathered of people overtime based on comments on the internets. Critique my list as you please as it might be very wrong.

Very Easy

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/San_Francisco#Climate

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/San_Diego#Climate

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/La_Serena,_Chile#Climate

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Addis_Ababa#Climate

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Auckland#Climate



Easy

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/London#Climate

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paris#Climate

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Santiago#Climate

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Climate_of_Seattle

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Los_Angeles#Climate

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barcelona#Climate

Normal

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_York_City#Climate

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chicago#Climate

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Minneapolis#Climate

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Atlanta#Climate

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Munich#Climate

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phoenix,_Arizona#Climate

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Denver#Climate

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vilnius#Climate

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vancouver#Climate

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hobart#Climate

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pretoria#Climate

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glasgow#Climate


Hard

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Houston#Climate

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stockholm#Climate

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grand_...Dakota#Climate

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oklahoma_City

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Miami#Climate

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marque...chigan#Climate

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tokyo#Climate

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shanghai#Climate


Extreme

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anchorage,_Alaska#Climate

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sydney#Climate

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Toronto#Climate

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oslo#Climate

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Helsinki#Climate

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ulaanbaatar#Climate

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brisbane#Climate


Extra Extreme

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Winnipeg#Climate

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fairbanks,_Alaska#Climate

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Calgary#Climate

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Darwin...ritory#Climate

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marble...tralia#Climate
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Old 05-13-2021, 09:57 PM
 
Location: Norway
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Why is Oslo more extreme than Stockholm? They are almost identical.
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Old 05-14-2021, 01:19 AM
 
Location: Sydney, Australia
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What a completely absurd and disagreeable list, no offense.

Sydney, extreme? Chicago normal? London, easy? And I could go on and on with the errors. Sorry, I honestly think that you were maybe biased by gathering sentiments solely from cold & cloud lovers.

Mind you, this is how Sydney was described by early European settler William Wentworth:

"The hot season, however, which is undoubtedly the most unhealthy part of the year, does not, as will have been perceived, continue above four months. The remaining eight possess a temperature so highly moderate and congenial to the human constitution, that the climate of this colony would upon the whole, appear to justify the glowing enthusiasm of those who have ventured to call it the Montpellier of the world."
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Old 05-14-2021, 05:09 PM
 
Location: Bemidji, Minnesota
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What a completely absurd and disagreeable list, no offense.

Sydney, extreme? Chicago normal? London, easy? And I could go on and on with the errors. Sorry, I honestly think that you were maybe biased by gathering sentiments solely from cold & cloud lovers.

Mind you, this is how Sydney was described by early European settler William Wentworth:

"The hot season, however, which is undoubtedly the most unhealthy part of the year, does not, as will have been perceived, continue above four months. The remaining eight possess a temperature so highly moderate and congenial to the human constitution, that the climate of this colony would upon the whole, appear to justify the glowing enthusiasm of those who have ventured to call it the Montpellier of the world."
Yes, this list is only going by names really. Like when you hear the name how do you think of the climate, rather than showing people numbers and having them decide for themselves that way. Which is why Chicago is rated as "Normal" and Sydney as "EXTREME"
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Old 05-14-2021, 05:18 PM
 
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Yes, this list is only going by names really. Like when you hear the name how do you think of the climate, rather than showing people numbers and having them decide for themselves that way. Which is why Chicago is rated as "Normal" and Sydney as "EXTREME"
"How someone from Chicago sees climate in terms of difficulty living" might be a better title
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Old 05-14-2021, 06:00 PM
 
Location: Ithaca, NY
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Darwin is extreme? Looking at the climate... yeah, it's kind of hot, but not abnormal for an Aw climate. I'm sure the hundreds of millions of people living in a tropical savanna climate would find it pretty average, not very extreme at all. Cities with the same type such as Chennai or Bamako can get much hotter. Precip doesn't look too crazy either. Maybe it's the opinion of people from colder climates who came to Darwin and just weren't used to it?
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Old 05-14-2021, 08:58 PM
 
Location: Bemidji, Minnesota
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Darwin is extreme? Looking at the climate... yeah, it's kind of hot, but not abnormal for an Aw climate. I'm sure the hundreds of millions of people living in a tropical savanna climate would find it pretty average, not very extreme at all. Cities with the same type such as Chennai or Bamako can get much hotter. Precip doesn't look too crazy either. Maybe it's the opinion of people from colder climates who came to Darwin and just weren't used to it?
That is due to humidity I guess. Phoenix is rated as normal because I have heard many say "Phoenix doesn't feel as hot as New York or Wisconsin" because humidity or something. Also why Sydney is rated as tough than Phoenix since most see Australia as the hottest place in the world, so Sydney is rated as a brutal climate. Since Darwin is considered the worst place in Australia, it is rated as the toughest place in terms of heat, on a "public opinion" scale. It is way Calgary is rated as the worst climate, when it isn't really all that bad.
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Old 05-14-2021, 09:08 PM
 
Location: Etobicoke
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Calgary has the mildest winters in the prairies and gets chinooks that disrupts the cold and melts snow.
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Old 05-14-2021, 10:21 PM
 
Location: Sydney, Australia
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Yes, this list is only going by names really. Like when you hear the name how do you think of the climate, rather than showing people numbers and having them decide for themselves that way. Which is why Chicago is rated as "Normal" and Sydney as "EXTREME"
If that's the case then I'm sure people would view Sydney as "easy" because, as depictions and stereotypes go, we are usually viewed as a very sunny and pleasant climate. And Chicago, by name, is usually perceived as a brutally cold subarctic city. London as perpetually cloudy and drizzly. Etc. Even my friend who lives in Chicago calls it "Chigeria".

I still think that these (selected?) people were cold lovers and hence had a bias. The general or average population will definitely disagree. But I digress...

An interesting thread idea anyway.
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Old 05-14-2021, 10:41 PM
 
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The list is somewhat biased. The internet has more cold lovers than heat lovers. In real life they are more or less equal depending on the geographic location.
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