Perito Moreno, Santa Cruz

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Perito Moreno
Town
Perito Moreno is located in Argentina
Perito Moreno
Perito Moreno
Location in Argentina
Coordinates: 46°35′19″S 70°55′27″W / 46.58861°S 70.92417°W / -46.58861; -70.92417Coordinates: 46°35′19″S 70°55′27″W / 46.58861°S 70.92417°W / -46.58861; -70.92417
Country Argentina
ProvinceSanta Cruz
DepartmentLago Buenos Aires
Elevation
517 m (1,696 ft)
Population
 (2010 census [INDEC])
 • Total4,617
Area code(s)+54
ClimateBWk

Perito Moreno is a town in the northwest of Santa Cruz Province, Argentina, 25 km east of Lake Buenos Aires. It should not be confused with the Perito Moreno National Park over 300 km south by road, or the Perito Moreno Glacier near El Calafate; the town is the capital of the Lago Buenos Aires Department. It lies on the RN43, a paved road which links Caleta Olivia on the Atlantic coast to Los Antiguos and the Chilean frontier 60 km west, and Ruta 40, running north and south.

The town is a centre of cattle ranches and smallholdings producing fruit and vegetables. Tourism is also an important industry. Perito Moreno is the closest town to Cueva de las Manos, 170 km south by road, and Parque Laguna.

In the 2010 census the town had a population of 4,617.[1]

History[edit]

The town was founded in 1910, as a rest stop for travellers by the springs which give rise to the Rio Deseado; the place was called Pari-Aike (meaning "place of reeds") by the Tehuelche, but the town was officially called Nacimiento in 1927. The name was changed in 1944 to Lago Buenos Aires, and in 1952 to Perito Moreno, after the explorer Francisco Moreno.

Climate[edit]

Climate data for Perito Moreno (1999–2014, extremes 1951–present)[a]
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 35.0
(95.0)
38.2
(100.8)
32.0
(89.6)
24.0
(75.2)
21.0
(69.8)
17.0
(62.6)
15.8
(60.4)
17.3
(63.1)
21.8
(71.2)
25.5
(77.9)
29.2
(84.6)
32.0
(89.6)
38.2
(100.8)
Average high °C (°F) 21.8
(71.2)
20.9
(69.6)
18.9
(66.0)
14.5
(58.1)
9.7
(49.5)
6.7
(44.1)
6.7
(44.1)
8.4
(47.1)
11.7
(53.1)
14.8
(58.6)
17.6
(63.7)
20.0
(68.0)
14.3
(57.7)
Daily mean °C (°F) 15.6
(60.1)
15.1
(59.2)
12.5
(54.5)
9.1
(48.4)
5.2
(41.4)
2.3
(36.1)
1.8
(35.2)
3.6
(38.5)
6.3
(43.3)
9.3
(48.7)
11.8
(53.2)
14.6
(58.3)
8.9
(48.0)
Average low °C (°F) 9.3
(48.7)
8.9
(48.0)
6.2
(43.2)
3.6
(38.5)
0.4
(32.7)
−1.9
(28.6)
−3.1
(26.4)
−1.3
(29.7)
0.9
(33.6)
3.5
(38.3)
5.5
(41.9)
7.8
(46.0)
3.3
(37.9)
Record low °C (°F) −1.0
(30.2)
−0.1
(31.8)
−5.5
(22.1)
−10.5
(13.1)
−16.5
(2.3)
−18.2
(−0.8)
−25.7
(−14.3)
−23.0
(−9.4)
−11.5
(11.3)
−9.8
(14.4)
−5.2
(22.6)
−1.8
(28.8)
−25.7
(−14.3)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 5.6
(0.22)
12.9
(0.51)
11.5
(0.45)
16.8
(0.66)
24.4
(0.96)
23.1
(0.91)
16.5
(0.65)
17.9
(0.70)
13.9
(0.55)
7.5
(0.30)
9.5
(0.37)
3.3
(0.13)
162.9
(6.41)
Average precipitation days (≥ 0.1 mm) 2 1 2 4 6 7 5 7 4 3 3 1 44
Average relative humidity (%) 43 50 55 61 73 79 74 68 61 51 46 45 59
Mean monthly sunshine hours 226.3 211.9 217.0 162.0 124.0 108.0 127.1 148.8 186.0 213.9 219.0 235.6 2,179.6
Mean daily sunshine hours 7.3 7.5 7.0 5.4 4.0 3.6 4.1 4.8 6.2 6.9 7.3 7.6 6.0
Source #1: Deutscher Wetterdienst[2]
Source #2: Servicio Meteorológico Nacional (extremes 1961–present, humidity 1951–1960),[3][4][5] Secretaria de Mineria (extremes 1951–1960)[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ INDEC website, Table 12.1
  2. ^ "Klimatafel von Perito Moreno (Lago Buenos Aires), Prov. Santa Cruz / Argentinien" (PDF). Baseline climate means (1961-1990) from stations all over the world (in German). Deutscher Wetterdienst. Retrieved 25 April 2018.
  3. ^ "Datos Estadísticos (Período 1951-1960)" (in Spanish). Servicio Meteorológico Nacional. Retrieved August 21, 2012.
  4. ^ "Clima en la Argentina: Guia Climática por Perito Moreno Aero". Caracterización: Estadísticas de largo plazo (in Spanish). Servicio Meteorológico Nacional. Archived from the original on 4 September 2017. Retrieved 9 October 2017.
  5. ^ "Fin de febrero: lo destacado del mes" (in Spanish). Servicio Meteorológico Nacional. Archived from the original on 4 March 2019. Retrieved 3 March 2019.
  6. ^ "Provincia de Santa Cruz - Clima Y Meteorologia: Datos Meteorologicos Y Pluviometicos" (in Spanish). Secretaria de Mineria de la Nacion (Argentina). Archived from the original on January 19, 2015. Retrieved July 12, 2015.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ The record highs and lows are based on the Secretaria de Mineria link for the period 1951–1960 while records beyond 1961 come from Servicio Meteorológico Nacional. As such, when these 2 sources are used together, the records are from 1951–present

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