Hobbs, NM 

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Climate in Hobbs, NM

Hobbs, NM is situated in the Chihuahuan Desert and experiences a semi-arid climate with hot summers and mild winters. The temperature range usually varies between 36°F (2°C) in winter and over 100°F (37.8°C) in summer. The area receives an average of about 12 inches (30 cm) of precipitation annually, most of which falls during the summer months. Winters are mild with occasional cold spells that can bring temperatures below freezing for several days at a time. Hobbs is known for its wide variety of climates due to its location in the desert which makes it one of the most interesting places to visit or live.

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

Hobbs averages 3 inches of snow per year. The US average is 28 inches of snow per year.

On average, there are 266 sunny days per year in Hobbs. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Hobbs gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 43 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 93 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 29
Rain: averages 17 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 3 inches of snow a year


The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for Hobbs is 8.1 (10=best), which means it is one of the most pleasant places in New Mexico.

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Summer   /   Winter
October, September and April are the most pleasant months in Hobbs, while December and January are the least comfortable months.

Climate Averages
  Hobbs, New MexicoUnited States
  16.5 in.38.1 in.
  3.1 in.27.8 in.
  42.7 days106.2 days
  266 days205 days
  3622 ft.2443 ft.


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.

June is the hottest month for Hobbs with an average high temperature of 93.6°, which ranks it as warmer than most places in New Mexico. In Hobbs, there are 3 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Hobbs are October, April and September.

In Hobbs, there are 88.9 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is hotter than most places in New Mexico.

January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Hobbs with an average of 28.7°. This is one of the warmest places in New Mexico.

In Hobbs, there are 71.5 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is one of the warmest places in New Mexico.

In Hobbs, there are 0.0 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is warmer than most places in New Mexico.

Humidity in Hobbs is generally quite low and comfortable. There are few days during the summer when the humidity becomes unpleasant. The most humid months (but still comfortable) are August, July and September.

September is the wettest month in Hobbs with 2.5 inches of rain, and the driest month is January with 0.6 inches. The wettest season is Autumn with 40% of yearly precipitation and 12% occurs in Spring, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 16.5 inches in Hobbs means that it is wetter than most places in New Mexico.

July is the rainiest month in Hobbs with 5.3 days of rain, and March is the driest month with only 2.2 rainy days. There are 42.7 rainy days annually in Hobbs, which is one of the least rainy places in New Mexico. The rainiest season is Autumn when it rains 35% of the time and the driest is Spring with only a 18% chance of a rainy day.

An annual snowfall of 3.1 inches in Hobbs means that it is less snowy than most places in New Mexico. January is the snowiest month in Hobbs with 1.1 inches of snow, and 3 months of the year have significant snowfall.

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    Reviews for Hobbs    3 Reviews
    Hobbs, New Mexico - 10/10/2015
    Hobbs, New Mexico is a growing city on the eastern edge of the New Mexico- texas border. The people are friendly and hard working. The school system is in the top tier... Read More

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    Lousy place to live - 2/17/2010
    Hobbs is the worst place in the U.S. to live. People that live here are snobs and they aren't helpful at all. Forget about getting a job here. If they don't like you,... Read More

    Hobbs - Pros/Cons - 4/6/2008
    Pros: 1. Extremely low cost of living and housing for region 2. Affordable place to live 3. Nice physical setting and climate Cons: 1. Very high crime rate 2.... Read More

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