Continental climate

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Continental climate is a climate that is characterized by winter temperatures cold enough to support a fixed period of snow cover each year, and is not arid or semi-arid. Summers are hot or warm.

In the Köppen climate classification, this climate is split into Dfa (hot summer, no dry season), Dfb (warm summer, no dry season), Dwa (hot summer, dry winter) and Dwb (warm summer, dry winter).

Dfa cities include Chicago and Volgograd.

Dfb cities include Warsaw and Moscow.

Dwa cities include Beijing.

Dwb cities include Calgary.