Annual Total Precipitation: 1961 to 2000

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 Annual total precipitation includes rain, snow and other forms of moisture such as hail. The long-term average annual precipitation in Alberta varies from a low of below 350 mm in the southeast to more than 600 mm in the mountains. Annual precipitation is greatest in the mountains and decreases as the elevation gets lower. The effect of elevation has been estimated as 35 mm for each 100 m of elevation change. The effect of elevation change on precipitation can be seen in areas such as the Cypress Hills, Clear Hills and Swan Hills.
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This information published to the web on April 4, 2003.
Last Reviewed/Revised on May 16, 2017.