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Temperature and Precipitation Distribution in the Great Plains

Figure 19.1

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration National Climatic Data Center
Mike Squires

This figure appears in chapter 19 of the Climate Change Impacts in the United States: The Third National Climate Assessment report.

The region has a distinct north-south gradient in average temperature patterns (left), with a hotter south and colder north. For precipitation (right), the regional gradient runs west-east, with a wetter east and a much drier west. Averages shown here are for the period 1981-2010. (Figure source: adapted from Kunkel et al. 2013994416dc-705b-4063-b8f5-bd3ed21d4a71).

When citing this figure, please reference adapted from Kunkel et al. 2013994416dc-705b-4063-b8f5-bd3ed21d4a71.

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This figure was created on November 14, 2013.

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