Soto la Marina, Tamaulipas

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Soto la Marina is a town in Soto la Marina Municipality located in the Mexican state of Tamaulipas. It was directly hit by Hurricane Alex in 2010.[1] It is located on the banks of the Soto la Marina river, just up river from the small ocean port of La Pesca, and downriver from Ciudad Victoria, the capital of the State of Tamaulipas. 180 miles South of Brownsville, Texas, it is accessible from there via a highway in approximately 3 hours driving time.

The municipality includes some of the mountain range called the Sierra de Tamaulipas.

Climate[edit]

Soto La Marina has a semi-arid climate (Köppen climate classification BSh) that closely borders on a humid subtropical and a tropical savanna climate.[2] Winters are mild and short with the average maximum temperature being 24 °C (75.2 °F) and the minimum temperature being 10 °C (50.0 °F) in the coldest month, January. However, temperatures can go over 40 °C (104.0 °F), despite that these are the coolest months. Precipitation during this time of the year is low; nonetheless, winters tend to be foggy and cloudy.[3][4] Frosts are extremely rare.[3] Summers are long, hot, and humid with June being the warmest month, with an average temperature of 29.6 °C (85.3 °F).It tends to be sunnier during the summer season, averaging 13-14 clear days and 14-15 partly cloudy days compared with only 8-10 clear days from December to February.[3][4] Precipitation is low, averaging 699.5 millimetres (28 in) with the months June to October seeing an increase in precipitation.[5] The record high was 48.3 °C (118.9 °F) on April 29, 1953 and the record low was −7.7 °C (18.1 °F) on December 12, 1957.[3]

Climate data for Soto La Marina (1951–2010)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 37.5
(99.5)
40.5
(104.9)
43.0
(109.4)
48.0
(118.4)
45.4
(113.7)
45.7
(114.3)
42.0
(107.6)
43.5
(110.3)
42.6
(108.7)
38.5
(101.3)
39.0
(102.2)
37.0
(98.6)
48.0
(118.4)
Average high °C (°F) 24.3
(75.7)
27.1
(80.8)
30.1
(86.2)
32.7
(90.9)
35.2
(95.4)
36.2
(97.2)
36.0
(96.8)
36.7
(98.1)
34.3
(93.7)
31.8
(89.2)
28.2
(82.8)
24.6
(76.3)
31.4
(88.5)
Daily mean °C (°F) 17.3
(63.1)
19.6
(67.3)
22.4
(72.3)
25.3
(77.5)
28.3
(82.9)
29.6
(85.3)
29.1
(84.4)
29.5
(85.1)
27.9
(82.2)
24.9
(76.8)
21.4
(70.5)
17.9
(64.2)
24.4
(75.9)
Average low °C (°F) 10.3
(50.5)
12.1
(53.8)
14.8
(58.6)
18.0
(64.4)
21.5
(70.7)
23.0
(73.4)
22.2
(72)
22.2
(72)
21.5
(70.7)
18.0
(64.4)
14.6
(58.3)
11.3
(52.3)
17.5
(63.5)
Record low °C (°F) −2.5
(27.5)
1.0
(33.8)
−0.5
(31.1)
2.5
(36.5)
12.0
(53.6)
15.5
(59.9)
18.5
(65.3)
14.5
(58.1)
11.0
(51.8)
3.2
(37.8)
−1.5
(29.3)
−6.5
(20.3)
−6.5
(20.3)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 41.6
(1.638)
11.4
(0.449)
16.9
(0.665)
36.7
(1.445)
38.8
(1.528)
89.9
(3.539)
72.3
(2.846)
97.8
(3.85)
155.8
(6.134)
76.4
(3.008)
29.1
(1.146)
32.8
(1.291)
699.5
(27.539)
Avg. precipitation days (≥ 0.1 mm) 4.6 3.0 3.0 3.8 4.2 6.4 5.9 5.6 7.8 5.3 4.0 4.2 57.8
Avg. relative humidity (%) 67 65 62 65 64 64 65 64 67 67 66 69 65
Mean monthly sunshine hours 160 173 208 220 257 252 302 266 204 214 152 162 2,570
Source #1: Servicio Meteorológico Nacional (humidity 1981–2000)[5][4]
Source #2: Deutscher Wetterdienst (sun, 1961–1990)[6][a]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Pasch/Berg (June 30, 2010). "Hurricane Alex Update Statement". National Hurricane Center. Retrieved July 1, 2010. 
  2. ^ Kottek, M.; J. Grieser; C. Beck; B. Rudolf; F. Rubel (2006). "World Map of the Köppen-Geiger climate classification updated" (PDF). Meteorol. Z. 15 (3): 259–263. doi:10.1127/0941-2948/2006/0130. Retrieved December 22, 2012. 
  3. ^ a b c d "Normales climatológicas para Soto La Marina, Tamaulipas" (in Spanish). Colegio de Postgraduados. Retrieved January 10, 2013. 
  4. ^ a b c "Normales climatológicas 1981-2000" (PDF) (in Spanish). Comision Nacional Del Agua. Retrieved 6 May 2015. 
  5. ^ a b "Soto La Marina Normales climatológicas 1951-2010" (in Spanish). Servicio Meteorológico Nacional. Retrieved 6 May 2015. 
  6. ^ "Station 76499 Soto La Marina, Tamps.". Global station data 1961–1990—Sunshine Duration. Deutscher Wetterdienst. Retrieved 3 May 2015. 

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Station ID for Soto La Marina, Tamps. is 76499 Use this station ID to locate the sunshine duration

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 23°46′N 98°13′W / 23.767°N 98.217°W / 23.767; -98.217