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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), Dwb (warm summer, dry winter), Dsa (hot dry summer) and Dsb (warm dry summer).

Dfa cities include Chicago and Volgograd.

Dfb cities include Warsaw and Moscow.

Dsa cities include Salt Lake City.

Dsb cities include Idaho City.

Dwa cities include Beijing.

Dwb cities include Calgary.