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Elevation: 4100 feet     Latitude: 43 59N     Longitude: 118 41W
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 Van is 49.7°F (9.8°C). The warmest month, on average, is August with an average temperature of 62.1°F (16.7°C). The coolest month on average is January, with an average temperature of 39.0°F (3.9°C).

The highest recorded temperature in Van is 83.0°F (28.3°C), which was recorded in July. The lowest recorded temperature in Van is 23.7°F (-4.6°C), which was recorded in January.

The average amount of precipitation for the year in Van is 127.7" (3243.6 mm). The month with the most precipitation on average is December with 21.6" (548.6 mm) of precipitation. The month with the least precipitation on average is July with an average of 1.2" (30.5 mm). There are an average of 76.0 days of precipitation, with the most precipitation occurring in March with 11.0 days and the least precipitation occurring in August with 1.0 days.

In Van, there's an average of 43.6" of snow (0 cm). The month with the most snow is January, with 16.9" of snow (42.9 cm).

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