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  • adj. Having a humidity typical of grassland or prairie

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Humid below the normal; having less than the normal or necessary amount of moisture. The subhumid region of the United States includes portions of North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Kansas, and Texas, where irrigation is sometimes necessary to successful farming.


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  • Natural vegetation in this semiarid to dry-subhumid area is mostly short grass prairie; there is also mesquite – buffalograss in the southwest, sand sagebrush – bluestem prairie on dunes, and juniper – pinyon woodland in the western Panhandle.

    Ecoregions of Oklahoma (EPA)

  • Mean annual rainfall in this moist-subhumid region ranges from 42 to 45 inches. 33a.

    Ecoregions of Oklahoma (EPA)

  • The upland natural vegetation in this dry-subhumid area is mostly mixed grass prairie, but mesquite – buffalograss and shinnery are native, respectively, to the south and to sandy areas; potential natural vegetation is distinct from the short grass prairie of the semiarid High Plains (25), the tall grass prairie of Ecoregions 28 and 40, and the oak savanna of the Cross Timbers (29).

    Ecoregions of Oklahoma (EPA)

  • The climate is hot and subhumid; it is modified greatly on the south side to moderately on the north side of the mountains by marine influence.

    Santa Monica Mountains (Bailey)

  • The climate is hot and subhumid, with moderate marine influence.

    Leeward Hills (Bailey)

  • The climate is hot and subhumid; it is modified greatly by marine influence.

    South Coastal Santa Lucia Range (Bailey)

  • The subhumid to dry region contains a diverse mosaic of soils, mostly clay, clay loam, and sandy clay loam surface textures, and ranging from alkaline to slightly acid.

    Ecoregions of Texas (EPA)

  • The Mid-Coast Barrier Islands and Coastal Marshes portion of the Texas coast is subhumid compared to the humid climate of Ecoregion 34g to the northeast and to the semiarid climate of Ecoregion 34i to the south.

    Ecoregions of Texas (EPA)

  • The climate is temperate to hot and subhumid to humid; it is very mild, because of prevalent marine effects.

    Santa Cruz Mountains (Bailey)

  • The climate is hot and subhumid; it modified greatly to moderately by marine air.

    Simi Valley - Santa Susana Mountains (Bailey)


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