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GRANTS, NEW MEXICO


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Elevation: 6527 feet     Latitude: 35 09N     Longitude: 107 53W
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 Grants is 49.0°F (9.4°C). The warmest month, on average, is July with an average temperature of 70.0°F (21.1°C). The coolest month on average is January, with an average temperature of 28.0°F (-2.2°C).

The highest recorded temperature in Grants is 98.0°F (36.7°C), which was recorded in July. The lowest recorded temperature in Grants is 63.0°F (17.2°C), which was recorded in January.

The average amount of precipitation for the year in Grants is 9.1" (231.1 mm). The month with the most precipitation on average is August with 2.0" (50.8 mm) of precipitation. The month with the least precipitation on average is May with an average of 0.3" (7.6 mm). There are an average of 49.0 days of precipitation, with the most precipitation occurring in August with 10.0 days and the least precipitation occurring in April with 2.0 days.

In terms of liquid precipitation, there are an average of 26.1 days of rain, with the most rain occurring in August with 5.0 days of rain, and the least rain occurring in November with 1.2 days of rain.

In Grants, there's an average of 18.4" of snow (0 cm). The month with the most snow is December, with 4.8" of snow (12.2 cm).



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