蒙大拿的气候

 我们称蒙大拿为“最后的、最好的地方”是有充分依据的。它的气候是人们涌向这里的原因之一。米苏拉校区的气温相当宜人。蒙大拿州西部的气候比东部温和,冬暖夏凉,微风习习,降雨全年分布均匀。雨量通常较少,没有雨季。大部分降雨集中在5月到7月之间。每年平均降雨量约为45厘米78月时,在中午通常会有雷暴,过后天气就会凉快下来。

虽然蒙大拿州的冬天一般很冷,但几乎不会持续太久。温暖、干燥的钦诺克风经常来给寒冷的天气抗争调和,带来持续10天或更长的温暖气候。蒙大拿州的落基山脉区年降雪量最高能达到300英寸(7.62米),但在我们米苏拉市,年平均降雪量约为30英寸(76厘米)

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米苏拉的平均天气

Montana's Climate

There is a reason that we call Montana “The last, best place.” Our climate is one of the reasons people flock to the state. Temperatures on our campus in Missoula stay fairly mild. The western part of the state tends to have a milder climate than the east, with warmer winters, cooler summers, lighter winds and rainfall that is more evenly distributed through the year. Rainfall is generally light, with no rainy season. Most of the rain in the state falls between May and July. Average rainfall is about 45 centimeters a year. During July and August, brief mid-day thunderstorms are common and help cool the air.

Winters in Montana, while usually cold, have few extended cold spells. Montana’s cold spells are frequently interrupted by warm, dry chinook winds that cause mild periods that may last for 10 days or more. Annual snowfall in Montana can reach up to 300 inches 7.62 meters in the Rocky Mountains, but here in Missoula we average about 30 inches 76 centimeters a year.

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