What is the overall climate: is it extremely hot or cold, wet or dry, at any time of year, for example?

During winter it can get as low as -30 C during the night. There is a lot of snow, but skiing is not very doable, as the country is flat. Temperatures go below zero from November to May. - Jun 2017


Like the midwest of the U.S. Cold-ish in the winter with some snow (never colder than 0F). Cool/warm in the summer (never warmer than 75F). - Sep 2016


Summers are cool. Spring and fall are beautiful. The winter is cold and dark. - Jan 2013


Winter starts around the end of Oct. It is mostly cold, wet, and dark until April/May. The summers are cool and drier. It can rain for a couple hours then be sunny with a blue sky. Always carry a raincoat and sunglasses. - Oct 2012


Four seasons, but very cold and dark in the winter. Summer is light-filled and gorgeous. - Oct 2012


Cold, dark, long winters. You should, at a minimum, like snow and all it entails. Spring and fall are cool and gray, but summers will not disappoint. - Sep 2010


Long, dark winter, although not terribly cold (hovering around freezing, but quite damp).Stunning summers. - Aug 2009


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