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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 Mike Horse is 38.1°F (3.4°C). The warmest month, on average, is August with an average temperature of 59.0°F (15°C). The coolest month on average is January, with an average temperature of 14.8°F (-9.6°C).
The highest recorded temperature in Mike Horse is 93.0°F (33.9°C), which was recorded in August. The lowest recorded temperature in Mike Horse is -37.0°F (-38.3°C), which was recorded in January.
The average amount of precipitation for the year in Mike Horse is 24.3" (617.2 mm). The month with the most precipitation on average is June with 3.2" (81.3 mm) of precipitation. The month with the least precipitation on average is October with an average of 1.1" (27.9 mm). There are an average of 117.0 days of precipitation, with the most precipitation occurring in November with 14.0 days and the least precipitation occurring in April with 7.0 days.
In Mike Horse, there's an average of 125.5" of snow (0 cm). The month with the most snow is February, with 21.5" of snow (54.6 cm).