Question by  jayhawk (16)

How much precipitation does a tundra get?


Answer by  tface1000 (147)

Tundras are cold and dry climates that get 6-10 inches of precipitation per year which makes them very similar to a desert climate. The 6-10 inches also includes snow. A tundra might seem wetter than it really is because the little bit of precipitation it gets, evaporates very slowly due to permafrost and poor drainage.


Answer by  quisqualis (1756)

Arctic tundra environments are known for cold, as in "too cold to snow." They get around 6-10 inches of precipitation in a year, most of it in the summer. They qualify as a "frozen desert."


Answer by  BrianSJ (524)

Tundras are very dry, with an average of 6-10 inches of precipitation each year. Most of this precipitation falls as snow.


Answer by  hcash88 (22)

A Tundra is much like a desert climate because it is very dry. It does get some precipitation, approximately 6-10 inches a year but it seems more moist that it actually is because the precipitation evaporates slowly.


Answer by  jogosamba (85)

Tundra is among the driest and most barren biomes on earth. While precipitation averages around six to ten inches of per year, it's not the dryness as much as the very short, cold growing seasons which prevents most vegetative growth.


Answer by  steve1235 (138)

On average, the tundra receives between six and ten inches of precipitation per year, which is as much as some of the worlds deserts receive. In the winter the tundra is cold and dry, well below freezing. In the summer it melts, but doesn't drain, so it is wet and soggy.


Answer by  SandyG (807)

Because tundra is very cold most of the year, there is little rain or snow. Snow only falls when it is generally above 10 degrees F. Combining snow and rainfall, the total per year is under 10 inches of precipitation.


Answer by  zoomzoom10 (3)

Tundras are very cold in the winter.


Answer by  Anonymous

a tundra get 6-10 inches per year. the 6-10 inches also includes the snow that the tundra gets so the precipitation would maybe be 3-5 inches and snow would be 3-5 inches also

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