Altar, Sonora

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Altar
Altar is located in Mexico
Altar
Altar
Location in Mexico
Coordinates: 30°42′49″N 111°50′07″W / 30.71361°N 111.83528°W / 30.71361; -111.83528Coordinates: 30°42′49″N 111°50′07″W / 30.71361°N 111.83528°W / 30.71361; -111.83528
Country  Mexico
State Sonora
Municipality Altar Municipality
Founded 1775
Elevation 420 m (1,380 ft)
Population (2010)
 • Total 7,927
Time zone MST (UTC-7)

Altar (O'odham: Wawuk) is small city and municipal seat of Altar Municipality in the Mexican state of Sonora. It is located in the northwest region of the state at 30°42′49″N 111°50′07″W / 30.71361°N 111.83528°W / 30.71361; -111.83528.

The town of Altar is situated on the important Mexicali to Hermosillo Highway (Federal Highway 2). Most of the roads leading into the desert are not paved.

Climate[edit]

Climate data for Altar, Sonora (1951–2010)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 33.0
(91.4)
36.8
(98.2)
39.5
(103.1)
43.0
(109.4)
46.6
(115.9)
47.8
(118)
47.8
(118)
47.2
(117)
45.6
(114.1)
45.5
(113.9)
46.5
(115.7)
40.5
(104.9)
47.8
(118)
Average high °C (°F) 21.7
(71.1)
24.1
(75.4)
26.6
(79.9)
31.0
(87.8)
35.7
(96.3)
40.5
(104.9)
40.4
(104.7)
39.3
(102.7)
37.8
(100)
32.8
(91)
26.4
(79.5)
21.5
(70.7)
31.5
(88.7)
Daily mean °C (°F) 12.6
(54.7)
14.5
(58.1)
17.0
(62.6)
20.5
(68.9)
25.1
(77.2)
30.0
(86)
32.1
(89.8)
31.3
(88.3)
29.1
(84.4)
23.4
(74.1)
17.2
(63)
12.8
(55)
22.1
(71.8)
Average low °C (°F) 3.7
(38.7)
5.0
(41)
7.3
(45.1)
10.2
(50.4)
14.4
(57.9)
19.5
(67.1)
23.8
(74.8)
23.3
(73.9)
20.4
(68.7)
14.0
(57.2)
7.9
(46.2)
4.2
(39.6)
12.8
(55)
Record low °C (°F) −10.0
(14)
−7.0
(19.4)
−6.0
(21.2)
−1.2
(29.8)
2.0
(35.6)
4.0
(39.2)
10.0
(50)
12.0
(53.6)
7.0
(44.6)
0.0
(32)
−4.0
(24.8)
−8.0
(17.6)
−10.0
(14)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 22.6
(0.89)
20.1
(0.791)
18.5
(0.728)
6.0
(0.236)
5.0
(0.197)
7.4
(0.291)
70.1
(2.76)
82.6
(3.252)
30.8
(1.213)
23.9
(0.941)
10.0
(0.394)
29.6
(1.165)
326.6
(12.858)
Avg. precipitation days (≥ 0.1 mm) 3.1 2.1 2.5 1.0 0.4 0.9 6.3 6.4 3.5 2.0 1.6 3.1 32.9
Average relative humidity (%) 64 62 57 50 47 43 52 58 55 56 61 68 56
Mean monthly sunshine hours 237 227 300 326 369 369 333 290 301 296 253 232 3,533
Source #1: Servicio Meteorologico Nacional (humidity 1981–2000)[1][2][3]
Source #2: Deutscher Wetterdienst (sun, 1961–1990)[4][a]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Estado de Sonora-Estacion: Altar (Obs)". Normales Climatologicas 1951–2010 (in Spanish). Servicio Meteorologico Nacional. Retrieved 4 May 2015. 
  2. ^ "Extreme Temperatures and Precipitation for Altar (Obs) 1961–2010" (in Spanish). Servicio Meteorológico Nacional. Retrieved 4 May 2015. 
  3. ^ "NORMALES CLIMATOLÓGICAS 1981–2000" (PDF) (in Spanish). Servicio Meteorológico Nacional. Retrieved 4 May 2015. 
  4. ^ "Station 76113: Altar". Global station data 1961–1990—Sunshine Duration. Deutscher Wetterdienst. Retrieved 4 May 2015. 

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Station ID for Altar is 76113 Use this station ID to locate the sunshine duration

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