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BUFFALO GAP, SOUTH DAKOTA


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Elevation: 3753 feet     Latitude: 43 26N     Longitude: 103 28W
Köppen Classification: Tropical and Subtropical Steppe Climate

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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 Buffalo Gap is 48.0°F (8.9°C). The warmest month, on average, is July with an average temperature of 73.2°F (22.9°C). The coolest month on average is January, with an average temperature of 24.6°F (-4.1°C).

The highest recorded temperature in Buffalo Gap is 112.0°F (44.4°C), which was recorded in July. The lowest recorded temperature in Buffalo Gap is -41.0°F (-40.6°C), which was recorded in January.

The average amount of precipitation for the year in Buffalo Gap is 17.1" (434.3 mm). The month with the most precipitation on average is June with 3.0" (76.2 mm) of precipitation. The month with the least precipitation on average is December with an average of 0.4" (10.2 mm). There are an average of 72.0 days of precipitation, with the most precipitation occurring in May with 10.0 days and the least precipitation occurring in November with 3.0 days.

In Buffalo Gap, there's an average of 34.6" of snow (0 cm). The month with the most snow is March, with 7.6" of snow (19.3 cm).



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