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Elevation: 7610 feet     Latitude: 35 46N     Longitude: 105 42W
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 amount of precipitation for the year in Cowles is 22.0" (558.8 mm). The month with the most precipitation on average is July with 4.2" (106.7 mm) of precipitation. The month with the least precipitation on average is February with an average of 1.0" (25.4 mm). There are an average of 101.0 days of precipitation, with the most precipitation occurring in July with 17.0 days and the least precipitation occurring in December with 5.0 days.

In Cowles, there's an average of 74.4" of snow (0 cm). The month with the most snow is January, with 17.8" of snow (45.2 cm).

Koppen Chart