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2020 Compare Climate & Weather:
Palm Springs, CA vs Santa Fe, NM

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Highlights

On average, there are 283 sunny days per year in Santa Fe. Palm Springs averages 269 sunny days per year. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Santa Fe, New Mexico gets 15.1 inches of rain, on average, per year. Palm Springs, California gets 5.2 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38.1 inches of rain per year.

Santa Fe averages 26.2 inches of snow per year. Palm Springs averages 0 inches of snow per year. The US average is 27.8 inches of snow per year.


Weather Highlights

Santa Fe, New Mexico
Summer High:
the July high is around 86.1 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 18.1
Rain: averages 15.1 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 26.2 inches of snow a year

Palm Springs, California
Summer High:
the July high is around 107.6 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 45.5
Rain: averages 5.2 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 0 inches of snow a year


BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX
Santa Fe

The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for Santa Fe is 7.5 (10=best), which means it is less comfortable than most places in New Mexico.

7.5 / 10
September, August and June are the most pleasant months in Santa Fe, while December and January are the least comfortable months.

Palm Springs

The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for Palm Springs is 7.4 (10=best), which means it is less comfortable than most places in California.

7.4 / 10
November, March and April are the most pleasant months in Palm Springs, while July and August are the least comfortable months.


Today's Weather - Palm Springs, CA

9 PM PST

Mostly Clear

61°F

DAYDESCRIPTIONHIGH / LOWWIND
TonightMostly Clear54° / 73°W 0 to 5 mph
Wednesday NightMostly Clear52° / 75°W 0 to 20 mph
Thursday NightMostly Clear56° / 77°W 5 to 10 mph
Friday NightMostly Clear58° / 82°NW 0 to 10 mph
Saturday NightMostly Clear58° / 77°W 0 to 5 mph
Sunday NightPartly Cloudy55° / 69°SW 5 to 20 mph
Monday NightPartly Cloudy49° / 68°NW 5 mph

Today's Weather - Santa Fe, NM

9 PM PST

Partly Cloudy

27°F

DAYDESCRIPTIONHIGH / LOWWIND
TonightPartly Cloudy22° / 41°N 5 to 10 mph
Wednesday NightChance Snow Showers24° / 40°E 5 to 10 mph
Thursday NightPartly Cloudy22° / 41°N 5 mph
Friday NightMostly Clear24° / 50°N 5 to 10 mph
Saturday NightMostly Clear30° / 54°N 5 to 10 mph
Sunday NightPartly Cloudy31° / 47°W 5 to 10 mph
Monday NightChance Snow Showers24° / 35°W 15 mph

Average Monthly High / Low (°F)
MonthPalm Springs, CASanta Fe, NM
January70° / 46°44° / 18°
February74° / 48°49° / 22°
March80° / 53°56° / 27°
April86° / 58°65° / 33°
May95° / 65°74° / 42°
June103° / 72°84° / 50°
July108° / 78°86° / 55°
August107° / 78°83° / 54°
September101° / 73°78° / 47°
October91° / 63°67° / 36°
November78° / 52°54° / 26°
December69° / 44°44° / 18°

Hot, Freezing, Rainy, Snowy Days: Palm Springs / Santa Fe
MonthHot DaysFreezing DaysRainy DaysSnowy Days
January0 / 00 / 303 / 40 / 2
February0 / 00 / 273 / 40 / 2
March3 / 00 / 242 / 50 / 1
April11 / 00 / 141 / 40 / 1
May23 / 10 / 20 / 50 / 0
June28 / 50 / 00 / 60 / 0
July31 / 80 / 01 / 100 / 0
August31 / 40 / 01 / 100 / 0
September28 / 00 / 01 / 60 / 0
October17 / 00 / 81 / 50 / 0
November2 / 00 / 241 / 40 / 1
December0 / 01 / 302 / 40 / 2
July is the hottest month for Palm Springs with an average high temperature of 107.6°, which ranks it as one of the hottest places in California. In Palm Springs, there are 4 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Palm Springs are November, March and February.

July is the hottest month for Santa Fe with an average high temperature of 86.1°, which ranks it as cooler than most places in New Mexico. In Santa Fe, there are 4 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Santa Fe are September, May and August.


December has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Palm Springs with an average of 44.2°. This is warmer than most places in California.

January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Santa Fe with an average of 18.1°. This is about average compared to other places in New Mexico.



In Palm Springs, there are 174.2 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is one of the hottest places in California.

In Santa Fe, there are 17.1 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is cooler than most places in New Mexico.



In Palm Springs, there are 0.9 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is warmer than most places in California.

In Santa Fe, there are 159.1 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is colder than most places in New Mexico.



In Palm Springs, there are 0.0 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is about average compared to other places in California.

In Santa Fe, there are 1.3 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is colder than most places in New Mexico.



February is the wettest month in Palm Springs with 1.1 inches of rain, and the driest month is June with 0.0 inches. The wettest season is Spring with 55% of yearly precipitation and 11% occurs in Autumn, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 5.2 inches in Palm Springs means that it is one of the driest places in California.


August is the wettest month in Santa Fe with 2.5 inches of rain, and the driest month is February with 0.6 inches. The wettest season is Autumn with 42% of yearly precipitation and 14% occurs in Spring, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 15.1 inches in Santa Fe means that it is wetter than most places in New Mexico.


February is the rainiest month in Palm Springs with 2.9 days of rain, and June is the driest month with only 0.1 rainy days. There are 15.0 rainy days annually in Palm Springs, which is one of the least rainy places in California. The rainiest season is Spring when it rains 52% of the time and the driest is Autumn with only a 12% chance of a rainy day.

August is the rainiest month in Santa Fe with 10.4 days of rain, and January is the driest month with only 3.6 rainy days. There are 65.7 rainy days annually in Santa Fe, which is rainier than most places in New Mexico. The rainiest season is Autumn when it rains 40% of the time and the driest is Spring with only a 18% chance of a rainy day.



There is rarely any recorded snowfall in Palm Springs, ranking it as one of the least snowy places in California.

An annual snowfall of 26.2 inches in Santa Fe means that it is snowier than most places in New Mexico.



Any measurable snowfall is a rare occurance in Palm Springs.

December is the snowiest month in Santa Fe with 7.3 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.


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re: - 4/2/2009
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re: - 4/2/2009
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ZIPS IN PALM SPRINGS, CALIFORNIA
92262, 92264, 92258
ZIPS IN SANTA FE, NEW MEXICO
87507, 87505, 87501

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