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Clifton is a town in and the county seat of Greenlee County, Arizona, United States, along the San Francisco River. The population of the town was 3,311 at the 2010 census. It was a site of the Arizona copper mine strike of 1983.Clifton and Morenci are considered to be an economic unit by the Arizona Department of Commerce.Geography and climateClifton is located at .According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 38.4sqkm, of which 37.8sqkm is land and 0.6sqkm, or 1.46%, is water. Clifton has a hot semi-arid climate that closely borders on both the hot desert climate and the cool semi-arid climate. Summers are very hot and sometimes humid, with most rainfall coming from the monsoon between July and October. The wettest year was 2004 with 28.49in including 6.97in in August, whilst the driest year with a full record was 1924 with only 4.85in including a mere 1.98in between July and October. Winters are mild and dry, with snow only recorded in fourteen years since 1892.
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