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  CLIMATE OVERVIEW
  

Santa Fe, New Mexico, gets 16 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 80.

On average, there are 283 sunny days per year in Santa Fe, New Mexico. The July high is around 87 degrees. The January low is 19. Sperling's comfort index for Santa Fe is a 72 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.

  CLIMATESanta Fe, New MexicoUnited States
  Rainfall (in.)  15.839.2
  Snowfall (in.)  30.825.8
  Precipitation Days  80102
  Sunny Days  283205
  Avg. July High  86.586.1
  Avg. Jan. Low  18.822.6
  Comfort Index (higher=better)  7254
  UV Index  6.34.3
  Elevation ft.  6,8521,443

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  CLIMATE COMMENTS
  
Santa Fe Climate
It's one of the best parts of living here. It's mild year round with only some snow in the city during the winter. Yet we have 12,000ft peaks nearby so the winter... (read more)
The Perfect Climate
Santa Fe has what I consider to be the perfect climate. We have four seasons with no extremes in temperature or other factors. The two drawbacks are a very high... (read more)
mountain retreat
Santa Fe is at an altitude of 7000 feet and surrounded by mountains. Most folks here don't need AC - a ceiling fan will do. Well, actually, due to some climate change,... (read more)
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  GENERAL COMMENTS
  
Middle Class stay away
I'm a young/middle age, single professional who is middle class. The disparity in this town is staggering related to the socio-economic classes. I can't find anyone... (read more)
in answer to the cons of moving to santa fe
Rationally, I agree with many of the criticisms from former residents of the city different. However,like many of you my introduction was as a tourist, the main... (read more)
Unsettled in Santa Fe
My husband and I moved to Santa Fe from suburban NJ nearly a year ago. I thought we had checked it out thoroughly and was excited about retiring here. While I know... (read more)
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