Quest in Roots:
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The climate in the Brookdale area is typical prairie climate with wide variations.
Summer temperatures are higher and winter temperatures lower, and the variations much greater than the world average for this latitude. Approximately 80 per cent of the precipitation falls as rain in the April to October period, with June usually being the month of heaviest rainfall.
July is the warmest month, January the coldest; but variations from one year to the next can be considerable making the climate interesting. Average frost free days is approximately 100 days, but late spring frosts or early fall frosts do happen occasionally and make the production of the more tender crops risky.
Strong winds do on occasion cause problems to unprotected soil and freshly planted crops.
In general the Brookdale area has suitable climate for the dependable production of most prairie crops and livestock.
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