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Elevation: 3930 feet     Latitude: 31 41N     Longitude: 111 35W
Köppen Classification: Mid-Latitude Steppe and Desert Climate



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 Santa Margarita is 39.5°F (4.2°C). The warmest month, on average, is July with an average temperature of 53.6°F (12°C). The coolest month on average is January, with an average temperature of 25.8°F (-3.4°C).

The highest recorded temperature in Santa Margarita is 65.5°F (18.6°C), which was recorded in August. The lowest recorded temperature in Santa Margarita is 3.9°F (-15.6°C), which was recorded in February.

The average amount of precipitation for the year in Santa Margarita is 160.4" (4074.2 mm). The month with the most precipitation on average is October with 24.0" (609.6 mm) of precipitation. The month with the least precipitation on average is June with an average of 7.2" (182.9 mm). There are an average of 39.0 days of precipitation, with the most precipitation occurring in July with 9.0 days and the least precipitation occurring in April with 1.0 days.

In Santa Margarita, there's an average of 1.7" of snow (0 cm). The month with the most snow is January, with 0.6" of snow (1.5 cm).

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