Farmington, New Mexico 

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Climate in Farmington, New Mexico

Farmington, New Mexico gets 10 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

Farmington averages 13 inches of snow per year. The US average is 28 inches of snow per year.

On average, there are 268 sunny days per year in Farmington. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Farmington gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 60 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 91 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 19
Rain: averages 10 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 13 inches of snow a year


BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX

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

7.5 / 10
September, May and August are the most pleasant months in Farmington, while January and December are the least comfortable months.

Climate Averages
  Farmington, New MexicoUnited States
  9.6 in.38.1 in.
  12.6 in.27.8 in.
  59.6 days106.2 days
  268 days205 days
  91.2°85.8°
  18.6°21.7°
  7.57
  6.14.3
  5298 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 Farmington with an average high temperature of 91.2°, which ranks it as about average compared to other places in New Mexico. In Farmington, there are 2 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Farmington are May, September and June.


January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Farmington with an average of 18.6°. This is about average compared to other places in New Mexico.


In Farmington, there are 44.1 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is about average compared to other places in New Mexico.


In Farmington, there are 150.0 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is about average compared to other places in New Mexico.


In Farmington, there are 1.2 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is colder than most places in New Mexico.


August is the wettest month in Farmington with 1.2 inches of rain, and the driest month is June with 0.3 inches. The wettest season is Winter with 30% of yearly precipitation and 22% occurs in Spring, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 9.6 inches in Farmington means that it is one of the driest places in New Mexico.


August is the rainiest month in Farmington with 7.0 days of rain, and June is the driest month with only 2.6 rainy days. There are 59.6 rainy days annually in Farmington, which is rainier than most places in New Mexico. The rainiest season is Winter when it rains 26% of the time and the driest is Summer with only a 23% chance of a rainy day.


An annual snowfall of 12.6 inches in Farmington means that it is about average compared to other places in New Mexico. January is the snowiest month in Farmington with 3.8 inches of snow, and 5 months of the year have significant snowfall.





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    Reviews for Farmington    24 Reviews
    Do not move here if you value happiness. - 1/15/2019
    The worst place I have ever lived. It is dirty, crime ridden, uneducated and good luck getting good medical care. San Juan anything sucks. Unfriendly, ugly, dusty,... Read More

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    Don't move to Farmington - 5/5/2018
    No social life, limited resources, dirty roads with potholes, unclean people, litter, no recreational resources of any value. Employment opportunities don't exist, lack... Read More

    Outdoor recreation on the cheap - 3/11/2018
    World class fly fishing (San Juan shuffle!), nearby colorado skiing, and perhaps one of the best climates in the continental US (average western summer with mild winter,... Read More


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