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Elevation: 7010 feet     Latitude: 37 52N     Longitude: 109 20W
Köppen Classification: Tropical and Subtropical Steppe Climate



This climate type occurs primarily on the periphery of the true deserts in low-latitude semiarid steppe regions. It is transitional to the tropical wet-dry climate on the equatorward side and to the mediterranean climate on its poleward margin, with a cooler, wetter winter resulting from the higher latitude and mid-latitude frontal cyclone activity. Annual precipitation totals are greater than in tropical and subtropical desert climates. Yearly variations in amount are not as extreme as in the true deserts but are nevertheless large.

The Köppen Climate Classification subtype for this climate is "BSk". (Tropical and Subtropical Steppe Climate).

The average temperature for the year in Monticello is 46.2°F (7.9°C). The warmest month, on average, is July with an average temperature of 68.4°F (20.2°C). The coolest month on average is January, with an average temperature of 24.8°F (-4°C).

The highest recorded temperature in Monticello is 101.0°F (38.3°C), which was recorded in August. The lowest recorded temperature in Monticello is -22.0°F (-30°C), which was recorded in December.

The average amount of precipitation for the year in Monticello is 15.2" (386.1 mm). The month with the most precipitation on average is August with 1.9" (48.3 mm) of precipitation. The month with the least precipitation on average is June with an average of 0.6" (15.2 mm). There are an average of 69.0 days of precipitation, with the most precipitation occurring in July with 8.0 days and the least precipitation occurring in June with 3.0 days.

In Monticello, there's an average of 63.0" of snow (0 cm). The month with the most snow is January, with 17.6" of snow (44.7 cm).

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