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Beaver Creek
Burwash Landing
Carcross
Carmacks
Dawson City
Destruction Bay
Faro
Haines Junction
Mayo
Old Crow
Pelly Crossing
Ross River
Tagish
Teslin
Watson Lake
Whitehorse

Geography and Climate

Geography

Tagish is located in the Yukon Southern Lakes; broad valleys and large lakes characterize this ecoregion. Set within the rain shadow of the Coast Mountains, this ecoregion’s climate is dry and cool. The Yukon Southern Lakes Ecoregion lies in the sporadic discontinuous permafrost zone, where permafrost underlies less than one-quarter of the landscape.

The ecoregion supports the highest diversity of mammals in the Yukon, with at least 50 of the 60 species known to occur in the Yukon at present.

Climate

Tagish is just over 100 kilometers from Whitehorse;  while no independent climate information is available for the smaller communities, climate information for Whitehorse gives a fairly good indication of general weather conditions.

Over the past few decades, the daily temperature in January in Whitehorse reached daytime highs of minus 13 Celsius, dropping to minus 22 Celsius overnight.

 In July the daily temperatures typically reach a high of 20 Celsius and a low at night of about 8 Celsius.

Whitehorse has a relatively dry climate; annual precipitation over several decades averaged close to 270 millimetres, including 160 to 165 mm of rain and 145 centimetres of snow.

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