Roswell, New Mexico 

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Climate in Roswell, New Mexico

Roswell, New Mexico gets 15 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

Roswell averages 9 inches of snow per year. The US average is 28 inches of snow per year.

On average, there are 279 sunny days per year in Roswell. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Roswell gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 55 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 23
Rain: averages 15 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 9 inches of snow a year


BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX

The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for Roswell is 7.9 (10=best), which means it is more comfortable than most places in New Mexico.

7.9 / 10
April, October and September are the most pleasant months in Roswell, while December and January are the least comfortable months.

Climate Averages
  Roswell, New MexicoUnited States
  14.5 in.38.1 in.
  8.5 in.27.8 in.
  55.0 days106.2 days
  279 days205 days
  93.7°85.8°
  22.6°21.7°
  7.97
  6.14.3
  3576 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 Roswell with an average high temperature of 93.7°, which ranks it as warmer than most places in New Mexico. In Roswell, there are 2 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Roswell are April, October and May.


December has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Roswell with an average of 22.5°. This is warmer than most places in New Mexico.


In Roswell, there are 87.5 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is hotter than most places in New Mexico.


In Roswell, there are 112.9 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is warmer than most places in New Mexico.


In Roswell, there are 0.4 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 Roswell with 2.5 inches of rain, and the driest month is January with 0.4 inches. The wettest season is Autumn with 45% of yearly precipitation and 11% occurs in Spring, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 14.5 inches in Roswell means that it is wetter than most places in New Mexico.


August is the rainiest month in Roswell with 7.6 days of rain, and February is the driest month with only 2.9 rainy days. There are 55.0 rainy days annually in Roswell, which is about average compared to other places in New Mexico. The rainiest season is Autumn when it rains 36% of the time and the driest is Spring with only a 18% chance of a rainy day.


An annual snowfall of 8.5 inches in Roswell means that it is less snowy than most places in New Mexico. December is the snowiest month in Roswell with 2.6 inches of snow, and 5 months of the year have significant snowfall.





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    Reviews for Roswell    15 Reviews
    Southwestern jewel! - 4/21/2019
    My family & I moved here from Olympia, Washington. It's a really nice town, plenty of sunshine, southern hospitality, biggest city in Chaves County & ?? friendly.... Read More

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    LOST IN SEATTLE... - 6/2/2012
    I've been in Seattle WA for most of my life, originated from Louisiana. The situation is I'm currently active at my local church and news that its picking up and moving... Read More

    North or South - 4/8/2009
    I have lived in Roswell my whole life. I have to say I am tired of hearing about the North is better then the South or how Goddard is better then Roswell High. Trust... Read More


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