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Under the Köppen Climate Classification climate classification, "dry-summer subtropical" climates are often referred to as "Mediterranean". This climate zone has an an average temperature above 10°C (50°F) in their warmest months, and an average in the coldest between 18 to -3°C (64 to 27°F). Summers tend to be dry with less than one-third that of the wettest winter month, and with less than 30mm (1.18 in) of precipitation in a summer month. SMany of the regions with Mediterranean climates have relatively mild winters and very warm summers.
The Köppen Climate Classification subtype for this climate is "Csb". (Mediterran Climate).
The average temperature for the year in Modoc National Forest is 47.4°F (8.6°C). The warmest month, on average, is July with an average temperature of 66.9°F (19.4°C). The coolest month on average is December, with an average temperature of 30.9°F (-0.6°C).
The highest recorded temperature in Modoc National Forest is 107.0°F (41.7°C), which was recorded in July. The lowest recorded temperature in Modoc National Forest is -32.0°F (-35.6°C), which was recorded in February.
The average amount of precipitation for the year in Modoc National Forest is 14.7" (373.4 mm). The month with the most precipitation on average is December with 2.1" (53.3 mm) of precipitation. The month with the least precipitation on average is July with an average of 0.2" (5.1 mm). There are an average of 81.0 days of precipitation, with the most precipitation occurring in January with 10.0 days and the least precipitation occurring in July with 2.0 days.
In Modoc National Forest, there's an average of 21.6" of snow (54.9 cm). The month with the most snow is January, with 5.4" of snow (13.7 cm).