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The average year after year conditions of temperature, precipitation, winds, and clouds in an area.
Have more extreme temperatures than marine climates. Winters are cold, while summers are warm or hot.
The downwind side of the mountain that is in a rain shadow. Little precipitation falls there.
Climates that lie north of the humid continental climate. Summers are short and cool, while winters are long and bitterly cold.
A climate region that stretches across northern Alaska, Canada, and Russia. Short cool summers follow bitterly cold winters.
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