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North American Climate Map: World Book Encyclopedia information on climates in North America. Details and North America climate map.

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North American Climate

North America is the only continent that has every kind of climate, from the dry, bitter cold of the Arctic to the steamy heat of the tropics. The map and legend show what the climate is like throughout the continent.

To find the climate in various parts of North America, select a state or province from the list below.

Alabama Alaska Alberta Arizona Arkansas
British Columbia California Colorado Connecticut Delaware
Florida Georgia Hawaii Idaho Illinois
Indiana Iowa Kansas Kentucky Louisiana
Maine Manitoba Maryland Massachusetts Michigan
Minnesota Mississippi Missouri Montana Nebraska
Nevada New Brunswick New Hampshire New Jersey New Mexico
New York Newfoundland North Carolina North Dakota Nova Scotia
Ohio Oklahoma Ontario Oregon Pennsylvania
Prince Edward Island Quebec Rhode Island Saskatchewan South Carolina
South Dakota Tennessee Texas Utah Vermont
Virginia Washington West Virginia Wisconsin Wyoming

North America Climate Map

Climate
North America is the only continent that has every kind of climate, from the dry, bitter cold of the Arctic to the steamy heat of the tropics. An icecap permanently covers the interior of Greenland, where the temperature almost never rises above freezing. In the North American tundra, the vast treeless plain of the far north, the temperature rises above freezing for only a short period each summer. In the low-lying areas of the far south, it is hot and rainy all the time.

Most of the rest of North America is cold in the winter and warm in the summer, with moderate precipitation. Some areas have mild winters and long, hot summers. Other areas have harsh winters and short summers. The highest temperature ever recorded in North America was 134 degrees F. (57 degrees C) at Death Valley in 1913. The lowest temperature was -87 degrees F. (-66 degrees C) at Northice in Greenland in 1954.

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