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View Poll Results: Rate the Climate- West Yellowstone, Montana, USA.
A 3 15.79%
B 2 10.53%
C 5 26.32%
D 7 36.84%
F 2 10.53%
Voters: 19. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 06-16-2023, 10:15 AM
 
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C-

Can't rate it higher than that, as the lows are too cool....I wonder what gardening zone it is in...
I'm thinking zone 2 .....

I've been to West Yellowstone once ....in summer....cools off quickly at night for sure....

It is one of "cold spots".....along with places like.....Alamosa, Colorado ....Cutbank, Montana....International Falls, Minnesota...

Surprised that no one has mentioned snowfall....I like a little snow but it gets way too much!
I did though!

Looks like we gave it more or less the same rating. I'm assuming based on that your rating is also relative to a 4 season Dfa/Dfb as the ideal?
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Old 06-16-2023, 10:53 AM
 
Location: Indiana Uplands
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C-

Can't rate it higher than that, as the lows are too cool....I wonder what gardening zone it is in...
I'm thinking zone 2 .....

I've been to West Yellowstone once ....in summer....cools off quickly at night for sure....

It is one of "cold spots".....along with places like.....Alamosa, Colorado ....Cutbank, Montana....International Falls, Minnesota...

Surprised that no one has mentioned snowfall....I like a little snow but it gets way too much!

Snowfall would be good for what I'm looking for as it is drier at lower temperatures there.
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Old 06-16-2023, 11:35 AM
 
Location: Top of the South, NZ
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C- for me. While it's much colder than I like, it still only has three months with maximums below freezing. The diurnal range indicates reasonable sunshine hours, and the snow would make for good winter sports opportunities.
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Old 06-16-2023, 08:46 PM
 
Location: Northern California
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I'd probably love it -- from June to about early October, that is.
The rest of the year, no thanks.
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Old 06-16-2023, 09:39 PM
 
Location: Backwoods of Maine
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I am used to cold winters and plenty of snow, but our northern Maine retreat is much more humid than MT. I found the dryness made all seasons harsher in MT, just the opposite of what I would expect.

At the same time, I have become unhappy with the summer temps in Maine. In 2021 we experienced ten days of 32C or higher in our part of Maine; previously only a day or two around early July was that uncomfortable. I found the MT summer more refreshing, and not only due to lower humidity. The cooler nights were more my style. I could sleep outdoors or with an open window, down to 0C, and often have in Maine during the fall.

But I have lived all my life on the east coast, and I am used to a more humid climate. While I prefer MT temps in the summer, the winter dryness would drive me crazy. So I gave it a C.
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Old 06-17-2023, 06:24 PM
 
Location: Northridge/Porter Ranch, Calif.
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I gave it a "D" rating. I like warm weather and W. Yellowstone is quite cold due to its elevation (over 6,000 feet) and latitude. I would not like frequent temperatures below 0 degrees F!
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Old 12-24-2023, 07:33 PM
 
Location: Sol d, the Blue Marble
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For a subalpine climate, it seems alright, but due to my dislike of long, snowy, cold winters; Wesy Yellowstone earns a E+.


Temperature: IMO, the winters are too prolonged and too cold (particularly the frigid nights). The high summer diurnal temperature range would feel weird at first, but I would get used to tucking myself under a warm sleeping bag at night; and wearing short-sleeves at mid day.

Precipitation: Moderate rainfall, and ridiculously high snowfall (likely too much to be practical, but great for skiing).
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Old 12-25-2023, 08:45 PM
 
Location: Centre Wellington, ON
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For a subalpine climate, it seems alright, but due to my dislike of long, snowy, cold winters; Wesy Yellowstone earns a E+.


Temperature: IMO, the winters are too prolonged and too cold (particularly the frigid nights). The high summer diurnal temperature range would feel weird at first, but I would get used to tucking myself under a warm sleeping bag at night; and wearing short-sleeves at mid day.

Precipitation: Moderate rainfall, and ridiculously high snowfall (likely too much to be practical, but great for skiing).
Idk if it's that ridiculously high. There are non-alpine locations that get close to that much (or more) in eastern Canada and the Great Lakes and they're able to keep themselves from getting buried.

531cm: Murdochville, QC
528cm: Houghton, MI
487cm: Schefferville, QC
405cm: Wiarton, ON
385cm: Sept Iles, QC
375cm: Blanc Sablon, QC
372cm: Gaspe, QC
356cm: Oswego, NY
356cm: Natashquan, QC
356cm: Gaylord, MI
343cm: Baie Comeau, QC
338cm: Bracebridge, ON
336cm: Saguenay, QC
333cm: Bathurst, NB
330cm: Owen Sound, ON
328cm: Parry Sound, ON
325cm: Syracuse, NY
325cm: Mont-Joli, QC
319cm: Wawa, ON
314cm: Petoskey, MI
312cm: Cheticamp, NS
303cm: Quebec City, QC
300cm: North Bay, ON

Newfoundland and Labrador deserves its own category.
544cm: St Anthony, NL
515cm: Main Brook, NL
475cm: Nain, NL
452cm: Gander, NL
446cm: Hopedale, NL
429cm: Labrador City, NL
428cm: Happy Valley Goose Bay, NL
401cm: Corner Brook, NL
393cm: Stephenville, NL
355cm: Channel-Port-aux-Basques, NL
335cm: St John's, NL
314cm: Deer Lake, NL

And of course, there's also Japan...
1226cm: Horokanai (still not alpine - only 535 ft elev)
1215cm: Otoineppu
929cm: Fukagawa
921cm: Kutchan
899cm: Bifuka
886cm: Nakatombetsu
865cm: Yoichi
841cm: Utanobori
838cm: Kuromatsunai
829cm: Nayoro
759cm: Teshio
746cm: Rankoshi
703cm: Toyotomi
679cm: Hirosaki
664cm: Iwamizawa
658cm: Shosanbetsu
628cm: Yakumo
611cm: Imakane
579cm: Kazuno
567cm: Aomori
557cm: Asahikawa
552cm: Otaru
546cm: Rumoi
543cm: Goshogawara
514cm: Kitaakita
503cm: Imabetsu
479cm: Sapporo
477cm: Wakkanai
465cm: Mori
454cm: Suttsu

This is not a complete list of >450cm towns, but I think the top two listed are the actual top two...

Valdez, AK is also notable with its 826cm
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Old 12-25-2023, 08:50 PM
 
Location: Etobicoke
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Horokanai is near a ski area.
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Old 12-25-2023, 08:55 PM
 
Location: Centre Wellington, ON
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Horokanai is near a ski area.
I think the weather station is for the town itself (in the valley) though?
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