Radoye wrote: ↑
2020-02-09 01:28, Sunday
Actually, Toronto is further south than Paris, France, it's thereabouts with Monaco, Nice, etc. And Pennsylvania gets as cold as here, just not for as long - our winters are longer than theirs but the snowfall and temperature is quite similar.
The western portions of continental masses always have milder climates and the eastern ones harsher when comparing locations with the same latitude.
The example given here in Portugal to illustrate that is the comparison between Lisbon and New York.
The difference in latitude is in the order of minutes of degree.
New York has a bigger temperature amplitude. to keep it practical, both cities have hot summers but winter is markedly harsher in NY.
Snow is frequent in NY winters and a rare event in Lisbon.
Coriolis is to blame...
(Or to summarize, the oceanic currents arrangement makes it so western continental shores receive warmer waters than their eastern counterparts at same latitude)
Couldn't stand the weather