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POCATELLO, IDAHO


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Elevation: 4454 feet     Latitude: 42 55N     Longitude: 112 36W
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 Pocatello is 48.6°F (9.2°C). The warmest month, on average, is July with an average temperature of 72.7°F (22.6°C). The coolest month on average is January, with an average temperature of 26.7°F (-2.9°C).

The highest recorded temperature in Pocatello is 104.0°F (40°C), which was recorded in July. The lowest recorded temperature in Pocatello is -33.0°F (-36.1°C), which was recorded in February.

The average amount of precipitation for the year in Pocatello is 12.8" (325.1 mm). The month with the most precipitation on average is May with 1.6" (40.6 mm) of precipitation. The month with the least precipitation on average is July with an average of 0.6" (15.2 mm). There are an average of 98.0 days of precipitation, with the most precipitation occurring in January with 12.0 days and the least precipitation occurring in July with 4.0 days.

In terms of liquid precipitation, there are an average of 96.0 days of rain, with the most rain occurring in January with 12.0 days of rain, and the least rain occurring in July with 4.0 days of rain.

In Pocatello, there's an average of 55.7" of snow (0 cm). The month with the most snow is December, with 13.2" of snow (33.5 cm).



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