I have two places in my fandom that I'm not sure about as to how to represent. Both are near a desert, the first place between around three or four days on horseback from it, and the second around a day on a steam locomotive. I'm not sure about the vegetation in the first, but the flora in the second looks remarkably like those found in temperate regions.
The question is, what are the chances of those places having snow in winter, if a place that has roughly the same latitude as them but rather different longitudes does snow, and what kind of vegetation/climate should they have? (The first one is a....rain front, being located next to a sea) Average temperature? Length of seasons? I live very far away from either deserts or snow, and geographic/climatic modeling is not exactly my forte. ^^;;;
Pretty pwease? *puppy dog eyes*