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Two locations, one in northern canada and one in the southwestern United states, recive the same amount of precipitation each year. The location in canada is classified as a humid climate. Why would the location in the United states be classified as an arid climate?

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  1. You must be refering to Arctic Canada. An example would be Yellowknife, Nortwest Territories, which gets about as much precipation as Phoenix, AZ. High relative humidity does not lead to a lot of precipitation in a very cold climate. Cold air holds less water in vapor form.

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  2. canada has higher temperature

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