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The Foothills Fescue Climate

A snapshot of the climate of the Foothills Fescue The climate of the Foothills Fescue Subregion differs from that of the Northern Fescue Subregion in having a greater frequency of Chinooks and thus, a milder winter climate. There is also greater snowfall in late winter and early spring. The majority of precipitation falls during the growing season.

The mean annual precipitation ranges from 650 millimeters in the far south to about 500 millimeters in the north. The average precipitation between May and September is around 290 millimeters. The average temperature during that same time period ranges from  11 to 13 degrees Celsius while the average annual temperature is around 3 degrees Celsius with a frost-free period that averages 90 days.

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