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Ruidoso, New Mexico, gets 22 inches of rain per year. The US average is 37. Snowfall is 39 inches. The average US city gets 25 inches of snow per year. The number of days with any measurable precipitation is 83.

On average, there are 287 sunny days per year in Ruidoso, New Mexico. The July high is around 81 degrees. The January low is 18. Our comfort index, which is based on humidity during the hot months, is a 78 out of 100, where higher is more comfortable. The US average on the comfort index is 44.

  CLIMATERuidoso, New MexicoUnited States
  Rainfall (in.)  21.536.5
  Snowfall (in.)  38.825
  Precipitation Days  83100
  Sunny Days  287205
  Avg. July High  8186.5
  Avg. Jan. Low  18.220.5
  Comfort Index (higher=better)  7844
  UV Index  6.94.3
  Elevation ft.  6,8231,443


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re: RUIDOSO-12 YR VETERAN - 10/23/2010
I lived in Ruidoso and I felt the same way about the people there. A lot of rich texan/ californians, not a lot of young people with kids. Then, we moved to Alamogordo,... (read more)
The best thing about Ruidoso is its climate. To me, it is perfect... you get all four seasons. It seems to be never too cold, never too hot. It is usually sunny so you... (read more)
Ruidoso I wish you were closer
The climate is wonderful! It is seems to always feel crisp and clean. The cool nights are invigorating and the day's heat is never oppresive. The terraine has a... (read more)
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Retirement Village/Welfare Town
Too small for an aspiring person to grow. The work force is pretty weak. Most decent employees didn't grow up here; they transplanted from areas where a person has to... (read more)
Health care
The climate is wonderful. The atmosphere is the best I've ever seen. The only problem is that the health care is next to nothing. To get a specialist in any health... (read more)
re: RuiDoso, NM - 9/12/2012
So you don't recommend living there for a working family ? I am from Albuquerque New Mexico have been gone for quite some time and looking to return, but I don't want to... (read more)
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