Common weather conditions found in North America

The Continent of North America is quite a big continent. Queen Elizabeth Islands in the extreme North are beyond 80 degrees North while the Panama Canal area is less than 10 degrees North of Latitude. This extensiveness has created many distinct climate types wherein the climatic conditions are more or less uniform. I shall discuss each of them one by one.

Very Cold Winters and Cold Summers
The areas falling under this category are the Northern parts of Canada and the State of Alaska. These regions are freezing in winter with more than six months below 32 F ( 0 C). For instance, Mould Bay in the North-West Territories of Canada has nine, and Point Barrow in US both has eight months below zero. The summers are cold usually less than 41 F ( 5 C). At point Barrow, the hottest month is July with a temperature of 40 F ( 4.4 C) at Mould Bay it is also July with a temperature of just 38 F ( 3 C ). The rainfall is very scanty indeed.Point Barrow records a total annual rainfall of just 4.2 in ( 100 mm), and at Mould Bay it is 2.6 in ( 65 mm). The range, i.e., the difference in temperatures between the hottest and coldest month is, however, enormous. At Point Barrow it is 57 F at Mould Bay it is 70 F. Due to high latitudinal position the days are very long in summer and nights very short while it is another way round in winter.

Cold Winters and Cool Summers
This includes a significant part of Canada and North Central U.S. These have cold winters with cool summers. The cities in this region usually have 3 to 6 months below zero, and in summer the temperature as a habit does not rise above 65 F (18 C). The annual rain is moderate and is maximum in summer. To take examples, Calgary in Canada has a high temperature in summer of 62 F ( 17 C) and has five months below 32 F ( 0 C) and has a total annual rainfall of 17in. (425 mm ) with a maximum of 3 in.( 75 mm) In July. Duluth, Minnesota in the US also has five months below zero Celsius and high of 65 F ( 17 C ) in summer. The total annual rainfall is 26 inches or 650 mm ( showing a maximum in June of 4 in or 100 mm). The annual range of temperature is enormous; 49 at Calgary and 57 at Duluth.

Cold Winters and Warm Summers
This includes much of the Central United States. Consider for example the climate pattern of Chicago. Although it has a Jan. mean of 24 F (-4.4 C) which is quite cold but has a high of 73 F ( 22 C ) in July -a range of 39.The total annual rainfall is 40 inches (1000 mm) with a max of 3.5 inches ( 89 mm) . in September. These areas get bitterly cold air from Canada to the north in winter while in summer there remoteness from the sea rises the temperatures.

Cool Winters and Cool Summers
The areas located on the Pacific coastline of Canada and North- West US experience this type of Climate. In winter when almost entire of Canada is affected by extremely icy wind from the north, the warm Pacific current coastline of Canada and Northwestern coastline of U.S has a significant agreeable winter temperature. Warm ebb and flow of Pacific Ocean keep the mild equable. The regular case is Vancouver in British Colombia, Canada. In spite of the fact that Vancouver lies at a Latitude of 60 degrees North However, it is surprising that it has no cold month and the coldest month is Jan. having a temperature of 36 F (2 C ). The summers are likewise cold with the temperature of 64 F (17 C ) in July. The rainfall is plentiful with a winter maxima rather than the continental atmosphere portrayed previously. The aggregate yearly rainfall for Vancouver is 57 inches (1400 mm ) with a greatest of 9 inches (229mm ) in January.

Warm Winters and Cool Summers
The western cost territory beneath 40 North appreciates an atmosphere which is of the Mediterranean sort. The territories have a lovely warm and sunny summer and a wet and exceptionally gentle winter. The urban areas of San Francisco and Los Angeles in California have a place with this gathering. The locale has no extremes of an atmosphere. The mean max for the most hot month is 63 F (17 C) at San Francisco and 69 F (21 C ) at Los Angeles. The winter means being 49 F (9 C) and 57 (14 C ) separately. As regular of Mediterranean atmosphere, winter has significant rainfall and summers are warm and exceptionally dry indeed. At San Francisco, four months from June to September have under 0.5 in ( 13 mm ) of rainfall while a rain of June is Nil. Then again the usual of Jan is 4 in. (100 mm). Mainly in Los Angeles, we find six months from May to October with rainfall under 0.5 inches. Such a little measure of rainfall in summer is not found anyplace in North America aside from in leave areas which we should without further ado talk about.

Warm Winters and Warm Summers
This atmosphere zone covers an unfathomable range and includes South East United States, beach front Mexico, the Caribbean, and Latin America straight up to Panama. The impossible to miss the highlight of these zones is high temperature around 80 F ( 27 C ) consistently and overwhelming rainfall consistently. There is no winter season yet the summers are not as hot as those of deserts of North America and Mexico. The temperatures are consistently high consistently. Miami in Florida, for instance, has the coolest month at 68 F ( 20 C) and the most sizzling is 82 (28 C ) accordingly a scope of just 14 is there. Contrast it and the stations found in the primary classification above. Add up to yearly rainfall for Miami is 60 in. (1600 mm ) Which is very high. The consistent high temperature during the time with great dampness and rainfall makes the atmosphere repetitive. However, since in winter, it is a nice rest from the cool of the arctic conditions of U.S, so it is a popular visitor resort.

Cool Winters and Warm Summers
The urban areas of New York, Boston, Philadelphia and Pittsburg and so forth fall under this class. The winters are very cool; mean for the coldest month for New York and Pittsburg is 31 F (- 1 C). The mid-year high at both the spots is 74 F (23 C ). The impossible to miss the highlight of this kind of atmosphere is rain consistently and particularly in the mid-year months. Now and again the great dampness of New York after an overwhelming deluge in summer makes the weather very unsavory. The atmosphere contrasts with the one with warm winter, and warm summer as in the previous has no icy season while this sort has an all around defined cold season with snow. However, the summers are scalding. The winters regardless of being icy are however spared from the intensely icy winds of the interior of Canada because of the fairly moderating influence of the Atlantic sea, in spite of the evidence that the impact is not as extraordinary as of the Californian drift which appreciates extremely mellow winters.

Mild Winters and Hot Summers
This climatic area covers the South Western United States and the heart of Mexico . Nowhere in the region the summer temperature is less than 90 F (32 C ) and at Death Valley in Arizona temperatures up to 134 F ( 56 C ) have bee recorded. . Indeed these are the hottest places on earth after Sahara. Only Mexico City is spared the ferocity of heat due its high elevation other wise whole region bakes in intense sunlight in summer. The rainfall is also very scanty and uncertain. In whole of the area no where does the rain fall figure for the year rises above 10 inches ( 250 mm ). The population is sparse since it is the most inhospitable climate of all in North America.

This in short is an overview of different climatic regions found in North America . It is not extensive but does give the reader a general idea about different climates found in this part of the world. Make sure to use some great weather apps to help you on your journeys!