Las Cruces, New Mexico 

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Climate in Las Cruces, New Mexico

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

Las Cruces averages 2 inches of snow per year. The US average is 28 inches of snow per year.

On average, there are 294 sunny days per year in Las Cruces. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Las Cruces 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 95 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 27
Rain: averages 10 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 2 inches of snow a year


BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX

The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for Las Cruces is 8.0 (10=best), which means it is one of the most pleasant places in New Mexico.

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Summer   /   Winter
April, October and September are the most pleasant months in Las Cruces, while July and December are the least comfortable months.

Climate Averages
  Las Cruces, New MexicoUnited States
  10.0 in.38.1 in.
  2.2 in.27.8 in.
  42.7 days106.2 days
  294 days205 days
  94.7°85.8°
  27.1°21.7°
  87
  6.74.3
  3907 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.


June is the hottest month for Las Cruces with an average high temperature of 94.8°, which ranks it as one of the hottest places in New Mexico. In Las Cruces, there are 2 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Las Cruces are April, October and March.


In Las Cruces, there are 95.6 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is one of the hottest places in New Mexico.


January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Las Cruces with an average of 27.1°. This is warmer than most places in New Mexico.


In Las Cruces, there are 84.3 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is warmer than most places in New Mexico.


In Las Cruces, 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 Las Cruces 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.


August is the wettest month in Las Cruces with 2.1 inches of rain, and the driest month is March with 0.2 inches. The wettest season is Autumn with 45% of yearly precipitation and 9% occurs in Summer, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 10.0 inches in Las Cruces means that it is drier than most places in New Mexico.


August is the rainiest month in Las Cruces with 7.5 days of rain, and April is the driest month with only 1.5 rainy days. There are 42.7 rainy days annually in Las Cruces, which is one of the least rainy places in New Mexico. The rainiest season is Autumn when it rains 41% of the time and the driest is Summer with only a 13% chance of a rainy day.


An annual snowfall of 2.2 inches in Las Cruces means that it is one of the least snowy places in New Mexico. December is the snowiest month in Las Cruces with 1.2 inches of snow, and 2 months of the year have significant snowfall.





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    Reviews for Las Cruces    48 Reviews
    It is and acquired taste - 8/13/2021
    It depends on what you are looking for; for me Las Cruces is and ideal place. I am retired and the kind of places I seek to live in have changed over the years. I have... Read More

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    I'm done with this place, avoid if you're alone. - 8/10/2021
    A total of 13 years in Las Cruces, having owned multiple homes; I think I have a good say in this... Unless your family has a rich background here or you're nearing... Read More

    It was a good town 10 years ago and still is. - 10/11/2019
    I like Las Cruces a lot. It's a small town, but it's growing. 10 years ago I moved away, and have been back about a month now. While the population has increased quite a... Read More


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