Penasco, New Mexico 

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Climate in Penasco, New Mexico

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

Penasco averages 54 inches of snow per year. The US average is 28 inches of snow per year.

On average, there are 289 sunny days per year in Penasco. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Penasco gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 80 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 83 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 15
Rain: averages 17 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 54 inches of snow a year


BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX

The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for Penasco is 7.2 (10=best), which means it is one of the least comfortable places in New Mexico.

7.2 / 10
June, August and September are the most pleasant months in Penasco, while December and January are the least comfortable months.

Climate Averages
  Penasco, New MexicoUnited States
  17.3 in.38.1 in.
  53.8 in.27.8 in.
  79.9 days106.2 days
  289 days205 days
  83.3°85.8°
  14.6°21.7°
  7.27
  5.94.3
  7687 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 Penasco with an average high temperature of 83.3°, which ranks it as one of the coolest places in New Mexico. In Penasco, there are 5 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Penasco are June, August and September.


January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Penasco with an average of 14.6°. This is colder than most places in New Mexico.


In Penasco, there are 8.1 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is cooler than most places in New Mexico.


In Penasco, there are 173.8 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is colder than most places in New Mexico.


In Penasco, there are 6.0 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 Penasco with 3.0 inches of rain, and the driest month is January with 0.8 inches. The wettest season is Autumn with 40% of yearly precipitation and 15% occurs in Spring, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 17.3 inches in Penasco means that it is wetter than most places in New Mexico.


August is the rainiest month in Penasco with 12.7 days of rain, and January is the driest month with only 4.5 rainy days. There are 79.9 rainy days annually in Penasco, which is one of the rainiest places in New Mexico. The rainiest season is Autumn when it rains 38% of the time and the driest is Spring with only a 18% chance of a rainy day.


An annual snowfall of 53.8 inches in Penasco means that it is one of the snowiest places in New Mexico. December is the snowiest month in Penasco with 11.4 inches of snow, and 7 months of the year have significant snowfall.





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    camping and fishing - 8/11/2008
    i have lived there almost my whole life have have to say that i love the fishing.Lots of brown trout,native,some cut throat.But the camping is some of the best lots of... Read More

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