Climate - شهية الطبخ المغربي

Climate


The climate of the United States varies greatly from place to place.
Average annual temperatures range from 9 °F (-13 °C) in Barrow, Alaska,
to 78.2 °F (25.7 °C) in Death Valley, California. The highest temperature
ever recorded in the country was 134 °F (57 °C). It was registered at
Death Valley on July 10, 1913. The lowest recorded temperature was -80
°F (-62 °C). It was registered at Prospect Creek, Alaska, near Barrow, on
Jan. 23, 1971.
Precipitation varies from a yearly average of less than 2 inches (5
centimeters) at Death Valley to about 460 inches (1,170 centimeters) at
Mount Waialeale (pronounced wy ah lay AH lay) in Hawaii. In general,
however, most parts of the United States have seasonal changes in
temperature and moderate precipitation. The Midwest, the Middle Atlantic
States, and New England experience warm summers and cold, snowy
winters. In the South, summers are long and hot, and winters are mild.
Along the Pacific Coast, and in some other areas near large bodies of
water, the climate is relatively mild all year. Mountains also affect the
climate. In the West, for example, the mountainous areas are cooler and
wetter than the neighboring plains and plateaus. Parts of the West and
Southwest have a desert climate.
The moderate climate in much of the United States has encouraged
widespread population settlement. It has also helped make possible the
production of a great variety of agricultural goods.