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Elevation: 8385 feet     Latitude: 38 55N     Longitude: 111 25W
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 Salinas is 43.0°F (6.1°C). The warmest month, on average, is July with an average temperature of 66.1°F (18.9°C). The coolest month on average is December, with an average temperature of 23.3°F (-4.8°C).

The highest recorded temperature in Salinas is 93.0°F (33.9°C), which was recorded in July. The lowest recorded temperature in Salinas is -19.0°F (-28.3°C), which was recorded in February.

The average amount of precipitation for the year in Salinas is 14.0" (355.6 mm). The month with the most precipitation on average is August with 1.5" (38.1 mm) of precipitation. The month with the least precipitation on average is January with an average of 0.9" (22.9 mm). There are an average of 89.2 days of precipitation, with the most precipitation occurring in August with 9.8 days and the least precipitation occurring in June with 5.3 days.

In Salinas, there's an average of 69.5" of snow (0 cm). The month with the most snow is December, with 17.2" of snow (43.7 cm).

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