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This climate type is characterized by extremely variable temperature conditions, with annual means decreasing and annual ranges increasing poleward, and relatively little precipitation. This climate is typically located deep within the interiors of continents and is contiguous with the tropical desert climates of North and South America and of central Asia. This region type owes its origins to locations deep within continental interiors, far from the windward coasts and sources of moist, maritime air. Remoteness from sources of water vapor is enhanced in some regions by mountain barriers upwind.
The K÷ppen Climate Classification subtype for this climate is "Bsh". (Mid-Latitude Steppe and Desert Climate).
The average temperature for the year in El Pe˝uelo is 60.3°F (15.7°C). The warmest month, on average, is June with an average temperature of 66.4°F (19.1°C). The coolest month on average is January, with an average temperature of 51.1°F (10.6°C).
The highest recorded temperature in El Pe˝uelo is 104.0°F (40°C), which was recorded in January. The lowest recorded temperature in El Pe˝uelo is 12.2°F (-11°C), which was recorded in January.
The average amount of precipitation for the year in El Pe˝uelo is 14.0" (355.6 mm). The month with the most precipitation on average is June with 2.0" (50.8 mm) of precipitation. The month with the least precipitation on average is March with an average of 0.3" (7.6 mm). In terms of liquid precipitation, there are an average of 43.7 days of rain, with the most rain occurring in August with 6.1 days of rain, and the least rain occurring in March with 1.2 days of rain.