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Elevation: 60 feet     Latitude: 47 53N     Longitude: 54 12W
K�ppen Classification: Continental Subarctic Climate



This climate type is dominated by the winter season, a long, bitterly cold period with short, clear days, relatively little precipitation mostly in the form of snow, and low humidity. It is located north of the humid continental climate, from about 50� to 70� N, in a broad swath extending from Alaska to Newfoundland in North America and from northern Scandinavia to Siberia in Eurasia. In Asia the Siberian anticyclone, the source of continental polar air, dominates the interior of the continent. The North American representative of this climate is not as severe but is still profoundly cold. Mean monthly temperatures are below freezing for six to eight months, with an average frost-free period of only 50-90 days per year, and snow remains on the ground for many months. Summers are short and mild, with long days and a prevalence of frontal precipitation associated with maritime tropical air within traveling cyclones. Annual precipitation totals are mostly less than 500mm (19.69 in), with a concentration in the summer.

The K�ppen Climate Classification subtype for this climate is "Dfc". (Continental Subarctic Climate).

The average temperature for the year in Swift Current is 41.0°F (5°C). The warmest month, on average, is August with an average temperature of 61.5°F (16.4°C). The coolest month on average is February, with an average temperature of 21.9°F (-5.6°C).

The highest recorded temperature in Swift Current is 86.9°F (30.5°C), which was recorded in August. The lowest recorded temperature in Swift Current is -21.1°F (-29.5°C), which was recorded in January.

The average amount of precipitation for the year in Swift Current is 58.8" (1493.5 mm). The month with the most precipitation on average is October with 5.9" (149.9 mm) of precipitation. The month with the least precipitation on average is May with an average of 3.7" (94 mm). There are an average of 183.4 days of precipitation, with the most precipitation occurring in November with 17.2 days and the least precipitation occurring in March with 13.7 days.

In terms of liquid precipitation, there are an average of 158.3 days of rain, with the most rain occurring in October with 16.5 days of rain, and the least rain occurring in January with 8.4 days of rain.

In Swift Current, there's an average of 76.8" of snow (0 cm). The month with the most snow is January, with 21.2" of snow (53.8 cm).

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