|Elevation||757 m (2,484 ft)|
Moris is a town and seat of the municipality of Moris, in the northern Mexican state of Chihuahua. As of 2010, the town of Moris had a population of 1,799,up from 1,158 as of 2005.
A town is a human settlement. Towns are generally larger than villages but smaller than cities, though the criteria to distinguish them vary considerably between different parts of the world.
Chihuahua, officially the Free and Sovereign State of Chihuahua, is one of the 31 states of Mexico. It is located in Northwestern Mexico and is bordered by the states of Sonora to the west, Sinaloa to the southwest, Durango to the south, and Coahuila to the east. To the north and northeast, it has a long border with the U.S. adjacent to the U.S. states of New Mexico and Texas. Its capital city is Chihuahua City.
Moris has a Mediterranean climate (Köppen Csa), with hot summers and mild winters, often presenting freezing temperatures. The highest temperature ever recorded in Moris is 51.5 °C (125 °F), recorded in June 2014, and a low temperature of −7.0 °C (19 °F) was recorded in January 1977.
A Mediterranean climate or dry summer climate is characterized by rainy winters and dry summers, with less than 40 mm of precipitation for at least three summer months. While the climate receives its name from the Mediterranean Basin, these are generally located on the western coasts of continents, between roughly 30 and 45 degrees north and south of the equator, typically between oceanic climates towards the poles, and semi-arid and arid climates towards the equator.
The Köppen climate classification is one of the most widely used climate classification systems. It was first published by the Russian climatologist Wladimir Köppen (1846–1940) in 1884, with several later modifications by Köppen, notably in 1918 and 1936. Later, the climatologist Rudolf Geiger introduced some changes to the classification system, which is thus sometimes called the Köppen–Geiger climate classification system.
|Climate data for Moris, Chihuahua (1981–2010, extremes (1972-present)|
|Record high °C (°F)||32.0|
|Average high °C (°F)||24.4|
|Daily mean °C (°F)||13.4|
|Average low °C (°F)||2.3|
|Record low °C (°F)||−7.0|
|Average precipitation mm (inches)||41.2|
|Average precipitation days (≥ 0.1 mm)||3.1||1.1||0.7||0.8||0.7||3.0||7.8||6.4||3.8||0.9||0.8||2.2||31.1|
|Source: Servicio Metereológico Nacional (Average temperatures, 1981-2010 - Extreme temperatures, 1972-2014)|
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