Pico Truncado

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Pico Truncado
Municipality and town
Country  Argentina
Province Santa Cruz Province

Pico Truncado is a town and municipality in Santa Cruz Province in southern Argentina.[1] In 1921, the village's railway station was the site of one of the few open engagements between the Argentine Army and anarchist strikers at the time of the events known as Patagonia rebelde, where the army suffered its only fatality of the campaign.[2]

Climate[edit]

Pico Truncado has a cold desert climate (Köppen climate classification BWk) with warm summers and cold winters. Precipitation is sparse, averaging 162 mm a year.

Climate data for Pico Truncado
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Daily mean °C (°F) 17.1
(62.8)
16.6
(61.9)
14.3
(57.7)
11.1
(52)
7.2
(45)
4.3
(39.7)
4.1
(39.4)
5.7
(42.3)
8.2
(46.8)
11.1
(52)
14.1
(57.4)
16.0
(60.8)
10.8
(51.4)
Precipitation mm (inches) 10.8
(0.425)
12.5
(0.492)
15.9
(0.626)
15.5
(0.61)
20.1
(0.791)
18.4
(0.724)
17.9
(0.705)
15.6
(0.614)
8.1
(0.319)
8.9
(0.35)
9.0
(0.354)
9.6
(0.378)
161.9
(6.374)
Avg. precipitation days 3.7 3.6 3.6 4.7 5.8 5.4 5.1 5.3 4.1 4.1 3.8 5.1 54.3
 % humidity 42.6 44.2 48.2 53.4 62.2 65.8 64.8 59.6 53.1 47.1 42.8 41.2 52.1
Percent possible sunshine 49.7 53.6 48.8 45.5 42.8 41.3 42.4 45.7 47.1 49.9 50.3 48.3 47.1
Source: Weatherbase[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ministerio del Interior (Spanish)
  2. ^ La Patagonia rebelde (tomo II: La masacre). Osvaldo Bayer, Editorial Galerna, Buenos Aires, (1972), p. 125 (Spanish)
  3. ^ "Weatherbase: Historical Weather for Pico Truncado". Weatherbase. Retrieved March 8, 2014. 

Coordinates: 46°47′42″S 67°57′18″W / 46.79500°S 67.95500°W / -46.79500; -67.95500