Alamogordo, New Mexico 

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Climate in Alamogordo, New Mexico

Alamogordo, New Mexico gets 11 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

Alamogordo averages 2 inches of snow per year. The US average is 28 inches of snow per year.

On average, there are 285 sunny days per year in Alamogordo. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Alamogordo gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 53 days per year. Precipitation is rain, snow, sleet, or hail that falls to the ground. In order for precipitation to be counted you have to get at least .01 inches on the ground to measure.


Weather Highlights

Summer High: the July high is around 94 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 28
Rain: averages 11 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 2 inches of snow a year


BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX

The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for Alamogordo is 8.0 (10=best), which means it is one of the most pleasant places in New Mexico.

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April, October and May are the most pleasant months in Alamogordo, while July and December are the least comfortable months.

Climate Averages
  Alamogordo, New MexicoUnited States
  11.4 in.38.1 in.
  2.3 in.27.8 in.
  53.2 days106.2 days
  285 days205 days
  94.2°85.8°
  28.4°21.7°
  87
  6.64.3
  4340 ft.2443 ft.
CLIMATE

YOU SHOULD KNOW

Many people confuse weather and climate but they are different. Weather is the conditions of the atmosphere over a short period of time, and climate is how the atmosphere is over long periods of time.

Weather is how the atmosphere is behaving and its effects upon life and human activities. Weather can change from minute-to-minute. Most people think of weather in terms of temperature, humidity, precipitation, cloudiness, brightness, visibility, wind, and atmospheric pressure.

Climate is the description of the long-term pattern of weather in a place. Climate can mean the average weather for a particular region and time period taken over 30 years. Climate is the average of weather over time.


June is the hottest month for Alamogordo with an average high temperature of 94.3°, which ranks it as warmer than most places in New Mexico. In Alamogordo, there are 2 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Alamogordo are April, October and May.


December has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Alamogordo with an average of 28.2°. This is one of the warmest places in New Mexico.


In Alamogordo, there are 87.3 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is hotter than most places in New Mexico.


In Alamogordo, there are 77.4 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is one of the warmest places in New Mexico.


In Alamogordo, there are 0.1 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is warmer than most places in New Mexico.


August is the wettest month in Alamogordo with 2.2 inches of rain, and the driest month is March with 0.4 inches. The wettest season is Autumn with 42% of yearly precipitation and 12% occurs in Summer, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 11.4 inches in Alamogordo means that it is drier than most places in New Mexico.


August is the rainiest month in Alamogordo with 9.0 days of rain, and April is the driest month with only 2.0 rainy days. There are 53.2 rainy days annually in Alamogordo, which is less rainy than most places in New Mexico. The rainiest season is Autumn when it rains 40% of the time and the driest is Summer with only a 15% chance of a rainy day.


An annual snowfall of 2.3 inches in Alamogordo means that it is one of the least snowy places in New Mexico. December is the snowiest month in Alamogordo with 0.8 inches of snow, and 2 months of the year have significant snowfall.





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    Reviews for Alamogordo    14 Reviews
    Education - 1/7/2014
    The school system in Alamogordo NM is terrible. The high school here has the highest GRADS program in the state which is teen moms dual enrolled. They do no offer... Read More

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    It's a dry heat! - 1/6/2014
    Just be ready for some serious summer heat! The good news is that this is a desert and the heat is no where near as bad as where there is humidity. It is nearly always... Read More

    Alamogordo Living - 3/3/2012
    I've lived in Alamogordo for two years now after living in Tacoma, Washington (too much rain, too much crime) for 20 years. Generally, it's a nice little conservative... Read More


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