Albuquerque, New Mexico 

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Climate in Albuquerque, New Mexico

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

Albuquerque averages 11 inches of snow per year. The US average is 28 inches of snow per year.

On average, there are 280 sunny days per year in Albuquerque. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Albuquerque gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 57 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 Highs & Lows

Summer High: the July high is around 92 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 24


SPERLING'S COMFORT INDEX
Albuquerque ranks 77/100 for Comfort Index

A higher score indicates a more comfortable year-round 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.


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.

CLIMATE

Climate Averages
  Albuquerque, New MexicoUnited States
  11.1 in.38.1 in.
  10.6 in.27.8 in.
  57.4 days106.2 days
  280 days205 days
  91.8°85.8°
  23.5°21.7°
  7754
  6.34.3
  4954 ft.2443 ft.

July is the hottest month for Albuquerque with an average high temperature of 91.8°, which ranks it as warmer than most places in New Mexico. In Albuquerque, there are 4 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Albuquerque are May, September and April.


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


In Albuquerque, there are 55.8 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is hotter than most places in New Mexico.


In Albuquerque, there are 113.3 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is warmer than most places in New Mexico.


In Albuquerque, there are 0.0 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 Albuquerque with 1.9 inches of rain, and the driest month is January with 0.5 inches. The wettest season is Autumn with 37% of yearly precipitation and 15% occurs in Spring, which is the driest season.


The annual rainfall of 11.1 inches in Albuquerque means that it is drier than most places in New Mexico.


An annual snowfall of 10.6 inches in Albuquerque means that it is about average compared to other places in New Mexico.



December is the snowiest month in Albuquerque with 3.2 inches of snow, and 6 months of the year have significant snowfall.


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    Reviews for Albuquerque    238 Reviews
    Old Albuquerqueans do not want you here - 4/25/2019
    PLEASE DO NOT move to Albuquerque. We DO NOT WANT more of you from California, Texas, Oregon, Washington, Colorado, and many other states. You have ruined our city and... Read More
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    Corrupt, miserable dump. - 3/7/2019
    Been stuck here for over a decade. Miserable, corrupt, crime ridden S***hole. Terrible schools, unresponsive, openly corrupt government, not jobs outside of the limited... Read More

    One scary city. - 3/6/2019
    This is the most dangerous city that I have ever lived in. Crime is everywhere, 24/7. 4th most violent city in the entire country, number one in auto thefts, lord only... Read More


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