Gallup, New Mexico 

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Climate in Gallup, New Mexico

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

Gallup averages 21 inches of snow per year. The US average is 28 inches of snow per year.

On average, there are 279 sunny days per year in Gallup. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Gallup gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 64 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 88 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 15
Rain: averages 12 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 21 inches of snow a year


BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX

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

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

Climate Averages
  Gallup, New MexicoUnited States
  12.2 in.38.1 in.
  20.5 in.27.8 in.
  64.3 days106.2 days
  279 days205 days
  87.6°85.8°
  15.3°21.7°
  7.57
  5.94.3
  6512 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 Gallup with an average high temperature of 87.6°, which ranks it as cooler than most places in New Mexico. In Gallup, there are 4 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Gallup are September, May and June.


December has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Gallup with an average of 15.1°. This is colder than most places in New Mexico.


In Gallup, there are 21.2 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is cooler than most places in New Mexico.


In Gallup, there are 178.8 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is colder than most places in New Mexico.


In Gallup, there are 4.3 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 Gallup with 2.2 inches of rain, and the driest month is June with 0.5 inches. The wettest season is Autumn with 37% of yearly precipitation and 16% occurs in Summer, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 12.2 inches in Gallup means that it is about average compared to other places in New Mexico.


August is the rainiest month in Gallup with 9.5 days of rain, and June is the driest month with only 2.6 rainy days. There are 64.3 rainy days annually in Gallup, which is rainier than most places in New Mexico. The rainiest season is Autumn when it rains 32% of the time and the driest is Summer with only a 20% chance of a rainy day.


An annual snowfall of 20.5 inches in Gallup means that it is snowier than most places in New Mexico. December is the snowiest month in Gallup with 4.8 inches of snow, and 7 months of the year have significant snowfall.





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    Reviews for Gallup    7 Reviews
    Unique - 12/14/2015
    I have lived in Gallup for over 20 years and find this area very interesting. The tourist just blowing through see the vagrants & general run-down appearance, turn up... Read More

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    Living in Gallup - 10/26/2012
    Gallup NM has great places to hike around and minimal cultural diversity. I found most of the white folk ( I am caucasion) to be super red neck.. I am having a hard time... Read More

    Great Little Gallup - 6/29/2011
    I have to argue with the so called statistics. There are 3 kinds of lies and this is one of them in my view. I am/was an ER nurse and we see the worst a society has to... Read More


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