Lake Valley, New Mexico 

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Climate in Lake Valley, New Mexico

Lake Valley, New Mexico gets 11 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

Lake Valley averages 19 inches of snow per year. The US average is 28 inches of snow per year.

On average, there are 272 sunny days per year in Lake Valley. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Lake Valley gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 62 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 89 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 19
Rain: averages 11 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 19 inches of snow a year


BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX

The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for Lake Valley 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 Lake Valley, while January and December are the least comfortable months.

Climate Averages
  Lake Valley, New MexicoUnited States
  10.7 in.38.1 in.
  18.7 in.27.8 in.
  62.2 days106.2 days
  272 days205 days
  88.5°85.8°
  19.0°21.7°
  7.67
  6.14.3
  5909 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 Lake Valley with an average high temperature of 88.5°, which ranks it as about average compared to other places in New Mexico. In Lake Valley, there are 2 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Lake Valley are September, May and June.


January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Lake Valley with an average of 19.0°. This is about average compared to other places in New Mexico.


In Lake Valley, there are 28.2 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is cooler than most places in New Mexico.


In Lake Valley, there are 150.4 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is about average compared to other places in New Mexico.


In Lake Valley, there are 1.1 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is about average compared to other places in New Mexico.


August is the wettest month in Lake Valley with 1.7 inches of rain, and the driest month is June with 0.5 inches. The wettest season is Autumn with 34% of yearly precipitation and 19% occurs in Summer, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 10.7 inches in Lake Valley means that it is drier than most places in New Mexico.


August is the rainiest month in Lake Valley with 8.4 days of rain, and June is the driest month with only 3.2 rainy days. There are 62.2 rainy days annually in Lake Valley, which is rainier than most places in New Mexico. The rainiest season is Autumn when it rains 31% of the time and the driest is Summer with only a 21% chance of a rainy day.


An annual snowfall of 18.7 inches in Lake Valley means that it is snowier than most places in New Mexico. January is the snowiest month in Lake Valley with 4.8 inches of snow, and 6 months of the year have significant snowfall.





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