Rio Rancho, New Mexico 

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Climate in Rio Rancho, New Mexico

Rio Rancho, New Mexico gets 12 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

Rio Rancho averages 10 inches of snow per year. The US average is 28 inches of snow per year.

On average, there are 273 sunny days per year in Rio Rancho. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Rio Rancho gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 50 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 94 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 22
Rain: averages 12 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 10 inches of snow a year


BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX

The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for Rio Rancho is 7.7 (10=best), which means it is about average compared to other places in New Mexico.

7.7 / 10
May, September and October are the most pleasant months in Rio Rancho, while December and January are the least comfortable months.

Climate Averages
  Rio Rancho, New MexicoUnited States
  12.0 in.38.1 in.
  10.1 in.27.8 in.
  50.3 days106.2 days
  273 days205 days
  93.6°85.8°
  21.5°21.7°
  7.77
  6.34.3
  5282 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 Rio Rancho with an average high temperature of 93.6°, which ranks it as warmer than most places in New Mexico. In Rio Rancho, there are 4 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Rio Rancho are May, October and April.


January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Rio Rancho with an average of 21.5°. This is warmer than most places in New Mexico.


In Rio Rancho, there are 68.6 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is hotter than most places in New Mexico.


In Rio Rancho, there are 126.6 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is warmer than most places in New Mexico.


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


August is the wettest month in Rio Rancho with 2.0 inches of rain, and the driest month is February with 0.5 inches. The wettest season is Autumn with 38% of yearly precipitation and 15% occurs in Spring, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 12.0 inches in Rio Rancho means that it is about average compared to other places in New Mexico.


August is the rainiest month in Rio Rancho with 8.0 days of rain, and November is the driest month with only 2.7 rainy days. There are 50.3 rainy days annually in Rio Rancho, which is less rainy than most 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 10.1 inches in Rio Rancho means that it is about average compared to other places in New Mexico. December is the snowiest month in Rio Rancho with 2.9 inches of snow, and 6 months of the year have significant snowfall.





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