Carrizozo, New Mexico 

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Climate in Carrizozo, New Mexico

Carrizozo, New Mexico gets 14 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

Carrizozo averages 9 inches of snow per year. The US average is 28 inches of snow per year.

On average, there are 286 sunny days per year in Carrizozo. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Carrizozo gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 46 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 90 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 22
Rain: averages 14 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 9 inches of snow a year


BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX

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

8 / 10
September, May and August are the most pleasant months in Carrizozo, while December and January are the least comfortable months.

Climate Averages
  Carrizozo, New MexicoUnited States
  13.6 in.38.1 in.
  9.0 in.27.8 in.
  45.9 days106.2 days
  286 days205 days
  89.6°85.8°
  22.3°21.7°
  87
  6.94.3
  5436 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.


July is the hottest month for Carrizozo with an average high temperature of 89.6°, which ranks it as about average compared to other places in New Mexico. In Carrizozo, there are 4 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Carrizozo are May, September and April.


December has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Carrizozo with an average of 22.1°. This is warmer than most places in New Mexico.


In Carrizozo, there are 45.4 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is about average compared to other places in New Mexico.


In Carrizozo, there are 126.5 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is warmer than most places in New Mexico.


In Carrizozo, there are 0.2 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is warmer than most places in New Mexico.


July is the wettest month in Carrizozo with 2.6 inches of rain, and the driest month is January with 0.6 inches. The wettest season is Autumn with 46% of yearly precipitation and 14% occurs in Summer, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 13.6 inches in Carrizozo means that it is about average compared to other places in New Mexico.


August is the rainiest month in Carrizozo with 7.8 days of rain, and April is the driest month with only 2.0 rainy days. There are 45.9 rainy days annually in Carrizozo, which is less rainy than most places in New Mexico. The rainiest season is Autumn when it rains 42% of the time and the driest is Summer with only a 16% chance of a rainy day.


An annual snowfall of 9.0 inches in Carrizozo means that it is less snowy than most places in New Mexico. December is the snowiest month in Carrizozo with 2.5 inches of snow, and 5 months of the year have significant snowfall.





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