Post by Hiko on Feb 2, 2018 22:25:08 GMT -6
The climate of the Snowy Wastes is best described as extreme and an example of a true subarctic climate. In the northern territories of the Wastes, the climate is more arctic, with long, cold winters and snow possible year-round.
Near Jenau and Cantwell, temperatures are much more mild, and the area is home to a temperate rainforest. On an annual basis, this section of the Wastes is both the wettest and warmest of the territory, with warmer temperatures in the winter and high precipitation throughout the Turn. These Holds have temperatures above freezing during the winter months, allowing the growth of cold-hardy skybroom trees to thrive, but come with a need for vigilance in case of Thread.
Emon Hold is mild by Wastes standards. This is due in large part to its proximity to the coast. While it does not nearly get as much rain as Jenau, it does get more snow, although overall the days tend to be clearer. It is considered a subarctic climate, due to its short, cool summers. There are frequent, strong winds, especially in the winter months. The region a a whole tends to stay too cold for Thread to fall, offering the holders protection in its chill.
The Weyr itself can experience some of the coldest temperatures on the Wastes, with summers able to reach into the 40s-50s °F (-15 to 10°C) and winters able to reach below −60°F (around −51°C). Precipitation is generally sparse around the Turn, peaking during the summer months, and nearly all precipitation between the Tenth to the Fourth months falls as snow. Ice fog is a significant hazard during especially cold periods between the Eleventh and Third months.