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Payson, AZ vs Ruidoso, NM

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Highlights

On average, there are 287 sunny days per year in Ruidoso. Payson averages 286 sunny days per year. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Ruidoso, New Mexico gets 20.3 inches of rain, on average, per year. Payson, Arizona gets 21.6 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38.1 inches of rain per year.

Ruidoso averages 28.2 inches of snow per year. Payson averages 14.6 inches of snow per year. The US average is 27.8 inches of snow per year.


Weather Highlights

Ruidoso, New Mexico
Summer High:
the July high is around 81.5 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 23.5
Rain: averages 20.3 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 28.2 inches of snow a year

Payson, Arizona
Summer High:
the July high is around 90.4 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 25.6
Rain: averages 21.6 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 14.6 inches of snow a year


BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX
Ruidoso

The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for Ruidoso is 7.7 (10=best), which means it is about average compared to other places in New Mexico.

7.7 / 10
September, August and June are the most pleasant months in Ruidoso, while January and December are the least comfortable months.

Payson

The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for Payson is 7.9 (10=best), which means it is one of the most pleasant places in Arizona.

7.9 / 10
May, September and October are the most pleasant months in Payson, while January and December are the least comfortable months.


Today's Weather - Payson, AZ

5 PM PST

Sunny

66°F

DAYDESCRIPTIONHIGH / LOWWIND
This AfternoonSunny71° / 40°NW 13 mph
MondaySunny73° / 44°WNW 3 to 8 mph
TuesdaySunny77° / 44°NE 8 mph
WednesdaySunny77° / 43°N 3 to 8 mph
ThursdaySunny68° / 40°NE 15 mph
FridaySunny72° / 41°ENE 6 to 12 mph
SaturdaySunny73° / 42°SSE 3 to 7 mph

Average Monthly High / Low (°F)
MonthPayson, AZRuidoso, NM
January54° / 26°49° / 24°
February57° / 27°52° / 26°
March62° / 32°59° / 29°
April70° / 37°67° / 35°
May79° / 44°75° / 43°
June88° / 51°83° / 50°
July90° / 59°82° / 54°
August88° / 59°79° / 53°
September84° / 52°76° / 47°
October74° / 42°67° / 38°
November62° / 31°57° / 29°
December53° / 26°49° / 24°

Hot, Freezing, Rainy, Snowy Days: Payson / Ruidoso
MonthHot DaysFreezing DaysRainy DaysSnowy Days
January0 / 025 / 266 / 41 / 3
February0 / 021 / 226 / 51 / 3
March0 / 016 / 206 / 41 / 2
April0 / 09 / 124 / 30 / 1
May1 / 02 / 23 / 50 / 0
June12 / 30 / 02 / 70 / 0
July18 / 20 / 010 / 130 / 0
August12 / 00 / 011 / 130 / 0
September4 / 00 / 06 / 80 / 0
October0 / 03 / 74 / 60 / 0
November0 / 017 / 204 / 40 / 1
December0 / 025 / 265 / 51 / 3
July is the hottest month for Payson with an average high temperature of 90.4°, which ranks it as cooler than most places in Arizona. In Payson, there are 3 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Payson are May, October and September.

June is the hottest month for Ruidoso with an average high temperature of 82.5°, which ranks it as one of the coolest places in New Mexico. In Ruidoso, there are 5 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Ruidoso are August, September and May.


December has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Payson with an average of 25.5°. This is colder than most places in Arizona.

January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Ruidoso with an average of 23.5°. This is warmer than most places in New Mexico.



In Payson, there are 46.2 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is cooler than most places in Arizona.

In Ruidoso, there are 5.1 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is one of the coolest places in New Mexico.



In Payson, there are 119.2 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is colder than most places in Arizona.

In Ruidoso, there are 135.4 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is about average compared to other places in New Mexico.



In Payson, there are 0.2 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is colder than most places in Arizona.

In Ruidoso, there are 0.5 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is about average compared to other places in New Mexico.



August is the wettest month in Payson with 3.1 inches of rain, and the driest month is June with 0.3 inches. The wettest season is Spring with 32% of yearly precipitation and 17% occurs in Summer, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 21.6 inches in Payson means that it is one of the wettest places in Arizona.


August is the wettest month in Ruidoso with 4.1 inches of rain, and the driest month is April with 0.6 inches. The wettest season is Autumn with 46% of yearly precipitation and 12% occurs in Summer, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 20.3 inches in Ruidoso means that it is one of the wettest places in New Mexico.


August is the rainiest month in Payson with 11.2 days of rain, and June is the driest month with only 1.9 rainy days. There are 64.6 rainy days annually in Payson, which is rainier than most places in Arizona. The rainiest season is Autumn when it rains 35% of the time and the driest is Summer with only a 19% chance of a rainy day.

August is the rainiest month in Ruidoso with 13.3 days of rain, and April is the driest month with only 3.4 rainy days. There are 76.9 rainy days annually in Ruidoso, which is one of the rainiest places in New Mexico. The rainiest season is Autumn when it rains 43% of the time and the driest is Summer with only a 16% chance of a rainy day.



An annual snowfall of 14.6 inches in Payson means that it is snowier than most places in Arizona.

An annual snowfall of 28.2 inches in Ruidoso means that it is snowier than most places in New Mexico.



February is the snowiest month in Payson with 4.6 inches of snow, and 6 months of the year have significant snowfall.

December is the snowiest month in Ruidoso with 7.1 inches of snow, and 7 months of the year have significant snowfall.


DID YOU KNOW?

Many people confuse Weather and Climate, but they are different. Weather refers to the conditions of the atmosphere over a short period of time, while Climate refers to the conditions of the atmosphere over a long period of time.

Weather, more specifically, refers to how the atmosphere behaves and its effects on life and human activities. Most people think of Weather in terms of what can be observed: temperature, humidity, precipitation, and cloudy/sunny conditions. Weather conditions constantly change on a minute-to-minute basis.

Climate is a record of the average weather conditions for a given place over a long period of time, often referred to as Climate Normals. A 30-year period of record is a common requirement to be considered a Climate Normal.


Reviews for Payson    2 Reviews
re: - 11/28/2009
Hi. I'd like to know if you still feel the same way about living in Broomfield. I went there this past July to check it out (along with Lafayette, Boulder (can't... Read More

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re: - 4/2/2009
Apex is perfect for what you are looking for. It's close enough to Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill to find a job and Cary the next town over, is a little more expensive but... Read More

Reviews for Ruidoso    2 Reviews
re: - 11/28/2009
Hi. I'd like to know if you still feel the same way about living in Broomfield. I went there this past July to check it out (along with Lafayette, Boulder (can't... Read More

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re: - 4/2/2009
Apex is perfect for what you are looking for. It's close enough to Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill to find a job and Cary the next town over, is a little more expensive but... Read More

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88345, 88312, 88338, 88355

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