A major section of the present research is concerned with the identification of the rainfall temporal patterns of five selected meteorological stations in Khorasan province in the north east of Iran using the Pilgrim and Huff methods. The first section provides a brief review and discussion about the identification methods of rainfall patterns. A comparative analysis is presented whereby the Pilgrim method results are assessed by direct comparison with results from the Huff method. It was found that the Huff method is an appropriate choice. The main result is that the rainfall temporal pattern of Khorasan is more correctly modeled by the Huff method. Although the region is semi-arid, the patterns are specific and different from other regions like Illinois, although in the same latitude but with different total rainfall patterns.