Golden, New Mexico 

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Climate in Golden, New Mexico

Golden, New Mexico gets 17 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

Golden averages 38 inches of snow per year. The US average is 28 inches of snow per year.

On average, there are 278 sunny days per year in Golden. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Golden gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 71 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 86 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 22
Rain: averages 17 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 38 inches of snow a year


BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX

The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for Golden is 7.6 (10=best), which means it is about average compared to other places in New Mexico.

7.6 / 10
September, August and June are the most pleasant months in Golden, while December and January are the least comfortable months.

Climate Averages
  Golden, New MexicoUnited States
  17.3 in.38.1 in.
  38.3 in.27.8 in.
  71.0 days106.2 days
  278 days205 days
  86.1°85.8°
  21.9°21.7°
  7.67
  6.34.3
  6637 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 Golden with an average high temperature of 86.1°, which ranks it as cooler than most places in New Mexico. In Golden, there are 4 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Golden are September, May and August.


January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Golden with an average of 21.9°. This is warmer than most places in New Mexico.


In Golden, there are 18.9 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is cooler than most places in New Mexico.


In Golden, there are 128.1 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is warmer than most places in New Mexico.


In Golden, 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 Golden with 2.7 inches of rain, and the driest month is February with 0.8 inches. The wettest season is Autumn with 37% of yearly precipitation and 18% occurs in Spring, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 17.3 inches in Golden means that it is wetter than most places in New Mexico.


August is the rainiest month in Golden with 10.0 days of rain, and April is the driest month with only 4.1 rainy days. There are 71.0 rainy days annually in Golden, which is rainier than most places in New Mexico. The rainiest season is Autumn when it rains 35% of the time and the driest is Spring with only a 20% chance of a rainy day.


An annual snowfall of 38.3 inches in Golden means that it is snowier than most places in New Mexico. December is the snowiest month in Golden with 8.6 inches of snow, and 7 months of the year have significant snowfall.





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