Questa, New Mexico 

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Climate in Questa, New Mexico

Questa, New Mexico gets 21 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

Questa averages 125 inches of snow per year. The US average is 28 inches of snow per year.

On average, there are 287 sunny days per year in Questa. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Questa gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 105 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 77 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 6
Rain: averages 21 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 125 inches of snow a year


BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX

The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for Questa is 6.2 (10=best), which means it is one of the least comfortable places in New Mexico.

6.2 / 10
July, June and August are the most pleasant months in Questa, while February and January are the least comfortable months.

Climate Averages
  Questa, New MexicoUnited States
  21.2 in.38.1 in.
  124.8 in.27.8 in.
  104.9 days106.2 days
  287 days205 days
  76.9°85.8°
  5.8°21.7°
  6.27
  5.94.3
  7461 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 Questa with an average high temperature of 76.9°, which ranks it as one of the coolest places in New Mexico. In Questa, there are 3 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Questa are July, August and June.


January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Questa with an average of 5.8°. This is one of the coldest places in New Mexico.


In Questa, there are 0.1 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is one of the coolest places in New Mexico.


In Questa, there are 237.6 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is one of the coldest places in New Mexico.


In Questa, there are 25.0 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is one of the coldest places in New Mexico.


August is the wettest month in Questa with 3.2 inches of rain, and the driest month is January with 1.1 inches. The wettest season is Autumn with 36% of yearly precipitation and 17% occurs in Spring, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 21.2 inches in Questa means that it is one of the wettest places in New Mexico.


August is the rainiest month in Questa with 15.3 days of rain, and January is the driest month with only 6.3 rainy days. There are 104.9 rainy days annually in Questa, which is one of the rainiest places in New Mexico. The rainiest season is Autumn when it rains 36% of the time and the driest is Spring with only a 19% chance of a rainy day.


An annual snowfall of 124.8 inches in Questa means that it is one of the snowiest places in New Mexico. March is the snowiest month in Questa with 25.6 inches of snow, and 8 months of the year have significant snowfall.





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