It is climate found over large areas of land masses in the temperate regions of the mid-latitudes where there is a zone of conflict between polar and masses. The humid continental climate is marked by variable weather patterns and a large seasonal temperature variance. Summers are often warm and humid with frequent thunderstorms and winters can be very cold with frequent snowfall and persistent snow cover.

The seasonal temperature variance is typically 25-35°C (45-63°F) and increases as one moves further inland and away from the moderating influence of the ocean. Places with at least four months of average daily temperatures above 10 °C (50 °F) and at least one month below 0 °C (32 °F) or −3 °C (26.6 °F)

In a humid continental climate there can by moose

And deer.

There are a mixture on evergreen trees and trees that shed their leaves.
Average rainfall per year is about 39 to 60 inches.