Temperature and Precipitation Distribution in the Great Plains

Temperature and Precipitation Distribution in the Great Plains

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).

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