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This climate type is characterized by extremely variable temperature conditions, with annual means decreasing and annual ranges increasing poleward, and relatively little precipitation. This climate is typically located deep within the interiors of continents and is contiguous with the tropical desert climates of North and South America and of central Asia. This region type owes its origins to locations deep within continental interiors, far from the windward coasts and sources of moist, maritime air. Remoteness from sources of water vapor is enhanced in some regions by mountain barriers upwind.
The Köppen Climate Classification subtype for this climate is "Bsh". (Mid-Latitude Steppe and Desert Climate).
The average temperature for the year in Sterling City is 63.5°F (17.5°C). The warmest month, on average, is July with an average temperature of 81.9°F (27.7°C). The coolest month on average is January, with an average temperature of 43.7°F (6.5°C).
The highest recorded temperature in Sterling City is 112.0°F (44.4°C), which was recorded in June. The lowest recorded temperature in Sterling City is -13.0°F (-25°C), which was recorded in February.
The average amount of precipitation for the year in Sterling City is 20.0" (508 mm). The month with the most precipitation on average is September with 2.8" (71.1 mm) of precipitation. The month with the least precipitation on average is January with an average of 0.8" (20.3 mm). There are an average of 41.0 days of precipitation, with the most precipitation occurring in May with 5.0 days and the least precipitation occurring in November with 2.0 days.
In Sterling City, there's an average of 1.0" of snow (0 cm). The month with the most snow is January, with 0.4" of snow (1 cm).