Santa Fe, New Mexico 

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Climate in Santa Fe, New Mexico

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

Santa Fe averages 26 inches of snow per year. The US average is 28 inches of snow per year.

On average, there are 283 sunny days per year in Santa Fe. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Santa Fe gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 66 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 86 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 18
Rain: averages 15 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 26 inches of snow a year


BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX

The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for Santa Fe is 7.5 (10=best), which means it is less comfortable than most places in New Mexico.

8.9 / 5.8

Summer   /   Winter
September, August and June are the most pleasant months in Santa Fe, while December and January are the least comfortable months.

Climate Averages
  Santa Fe, New MexicoUnited States
  15.1 in.38.1 in.
  26.2 in.27.8 in.
  65.7 days106.2 days
  283 days205 days
  86.1°85.8°
  18.1°21.7°
  7.57
  6.34.3
  6995 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 Santa Fe with an average high temperature of 86.1°, which ranks it as cooler than most places in New Mexico. In Santa Fe, there are 4 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Santa Fe are September, May and August.


In Santa Fe, there are 17.1 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is cooler than most places in New Mexico.


January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Santa Fe with an average of 18.1°. This is about average compared to other places in New Mexico.


In Santa Fe, there are 159.1 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is colder than most places in New Mexico.


In Santa Fe, there are 1.3 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is colder than most places in New Mexico.


Humidity is low in Santa Fe, and some people might find the dryness to be uncomfortable. Days with noticeable humidity are rare throughout the year. A very dry climate can lead to cracked, itchy skin and dry eyes.


August is the wettest month in Santa Fe with 2.5 inches of rain, and the driest month is February with 0.6 inches. The wettest season is Autumn with 42% of yearly precipitation and 14% occurs in Spring, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 15.1 inches in Santa Fe means that it is wetter than most places in New Mexico.


August is the rainiest month in Santa Fe with 10.4 days of rain, and January is the driest month with only 3.6 rainy days. There are 65.7 rainy days annually in Santa Fe, which is rainier than most places in New Mexico. The rainiest season is Autumn when it rains 40% of the time and the driest is Spring with only a 18% chance of a rainy day.


An annual snowfall of 26.2 inches in Santa Fe means that it is snowier than most places in New Mexico. December is the snowiest month in Santa Fe with 7.3 inches of snow, and 7 months of the year have significant snowfall.





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    Reviews for Santa Fe    54 Reviews
    Great, but not perfect - 5/26/2019
    Bought a house here in 2013 and split my time here with other house in Adirondack Mountains of NYS. Santa Fe is great, but not perfect. Love the climate. 306 days of... Read More

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    Carnival of fools - 3/15/2019
    The only 2 things about Santa Fe that are nice is the scenery and the weather. But, those two things cannot bring about the total comfort and homeyness that makes a city... Read More

    Not worth the hefty price tag - 12/18/2018
    Santa Fe is beautiful and has nice weather, but it's got a big city cost of living while not having much to offer in exchange. It's small, doesn't really have anything... Read More


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