Where do we find the Continental Climate and what are its main features ?
The Continental Climate is found in the interior part of the big continents between Taiga and the mid-latitude deserts. In Eurasia, it spreads from Poland and the Baltic States to the Central Russian plain. Beyond the Ural mountains, the belt is narrow and runs along the 55 degrees parallel.
In North America, this climate is found in the northern states of the USA and the southern parts of the central states of Canada. In continental climate summers are short and warm, the temperature being in between 10° C and 21° C.
Winter is long and temperature goes down below freezing point. Precipitation is variable and comes mostly in summer as rainfall. Winter precipitation is in the form of snow.