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  CLIMATE OVERVIEW
  

Ruidoso, New Mexico, gets 17 inches of rain per year. The US average is 39. Snowfall is 31 inches. The average US city gets 26 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 82 degrees. The January low is 23. Sperling's comfort index for Ruidoso is a 74 out of 100, where a higher score indicates a more comfortable year-around climate. The US average for the comfort index is 54. Our index is based on the total number of days annually within the comfort range of 70-80 degrees, and we also applied a penalty for days of excessive humidity.

  CLIMATERuidoso, New MexicoUnited States
  Rainfall (in.)  17.139.2
  Snowfall (in.)  3125.8
  Precipitation Days  83102
  Sunny Days  287205
  Avg. July High  81.986.1
  Avg. Jan. Low  22.522.6
  Comfort Index (higher=better)  7454
  UV Index  6.94.3
  Elevation ft.  6,8231,443

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  CLIMATE COMMENTS
  
RUIDOSO-12 YR VETERAN
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)
RuiDoso, NM
The economy is heavily tourist based which relates to service industry and minimum wage in a resort community. Great place to retire, not a good place to work. Good... (read more)
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  GENERAL COMMENTS
  
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)
RuiDoso, NM
The economy is heavily tourist based which relates to service industry and minimum wage in a resort community. Great place to retire, not a good place to work. Good... (read more)
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