Espanola, New Mexico 

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Climate in Espanola, New Mexico

Espanola, New Mexico gets 12 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

Espanola averages 10 inches of snow per year. The US average is 28 inches of snow per year.

On average, there are 281 sunny days per year in Espanola. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Espanola 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 90 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 16
Rain: averages 12 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 10 inches of snow a year


BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX

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

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Summer   /   Winter
September, May and August are the most pleasant months in Espanola, while December and January are the least comfortable months.

Climate Averages
  Espanola, New MexicoUnited States
  11.8 in.38.1 in.
  9.6 in.27.8 in.
  52.8 days106.2 days
  281 days205 days
  89.6°85.8°
  15.8°21.7°
  7.77
  5.94.3
  5594 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 Espanola with an average high temperature of 89.6°, which ranks it as about average compared to other places in New Mexico. In Espanola, there are 2 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Espanola are May, September and October.


In Espanola, there are 36.9 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is about average compared to other places in New Mexico.


January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Espanola with an average of 15.8°. This is colder than most places in New Mexico.


In Espanola, there are 169.4 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is colder than most places in New Mexico.


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


Humidity is low in Espanola, and some people might find the dryness to be uncomfortable. Days with noticeable humidity are rare throughout the year. A very dry climate can lead to cracked, itchy skin and dry eyes.


August is the wettest month in Espanola with 2.2 inches of rain, and the driest month is February with 0.4 inches. The wettest season is Autumn with 39% of yearly precipitation and 15% occurs in Spring, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 11.8 inches in Espanola means that it is drier than most places in New Mexico.


August is the rainiest month in Espanola with 8.3 days of rain, and November is the driest month with only 2.8 rainy days. There are 52.8 rainy days annually in Espanola, which is less rainy than most places in New Mexico. The rainiest season is Autumn when it rains 37% of the time and the driest is Spring with only a 17% chance of a rainy day.


An annual snowfall of 9.6 inches in Espanola means that it is about average compared to other places in New Mexico. December is the snowiest month in Espanola with 2.5 inches of snow, and 5 months of the year have significant snowfall.





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    Prices TOO High - 12/13/2008
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