Koppen Climate Classification: BSk
BSk is a semi-arid climate, and is normally found in the mid-latitude ranges. On average, the amount of potential evapotranspiration exceeds the amount of precipitation. It is located in the western plains of the US, south-central Canada, and is from the south Caspian sea eastward to China and Mongolia. Average annual temperature is below 64 degrees Fahrenheit, and average precipitation is below 10 inches per year.
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