United States Climate

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Climate: mostly temperate, but tropical in Hawaii and Florida, arctic in Alaska, semiarid in the great plains west of the Mississippi River, and arid in the Great Basin of the southwest; low winter temperatures in the northwest are ameliorated occasionally in January and February by warm chinook winds from the eastern slopes of the Rocky Mountains

Definition: This entry includes a brief description of typical weather regimes throughout the year.

Source: CIA World Factbook - This page was last updated on July 9, 2017

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