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Elevation: 4000 feet     Latitude: 45 26N     Longitude: 108 32W
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 Pryor is 15.8" (401.3 mm). The month with the most precipitation on average is May with 2.9" (73.7 mm) of precipitation. The month with the least precipitation on average is January with an average of 0.6" (15.2 mm). There are an average of 69.0 days of precipitation, with the most precipitation occurring in May with 9.0 days and the least precipitation occurring in August with 4.0 days.

In Pryor, there's an average of 62.1" of snow (0 cm). The month with the most snow is March, with 11.2" of snow (28.4 cm).

Koppen Chart