Socorro, New Mexico 

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Climate in Socorro, New Mexico

Socorro, New Mexico gets 10 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

Socorro averages 6 inches of snow per year. The US average is 28 inches of snow per year.

On average, there are 280 sunny days per year in Socorro. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Socorro gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 47 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 93 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 21
Rain: averages 10 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 6 inches of snow a year


BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX

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

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

Climate Averages
  Socorro, New MexicoUnited States
  10.4 in.38.1 in.
  5.5 in.27.8 in.
  47.3 days106.2 days
  280 days205 days
  93.2°85.8°
  21.3°21.7°
  7.97
  6.14.3
  4603 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 Socorro with an average high temperature of 93.2°, which ranks it as warmer than most places in New Mexico. In Socorro, there are 3 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Socorro are April, October and May.


January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Socorro with an average of 21.3°. This is warmer than most places in New Mexico.


In Socorro, there are 74.8 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is hotter than most places in New Mexico.


In Socorro, there are 125.0 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is warmer than most places in New Mexico.


In Socorro, there are 0.2 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 Socorro with 2.0 inches of rain, and the driest month is January with 0.4 inches. The wettest season is Autumn with 41% of yearly precipitation and 13% occurs in Summer, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 10.4 inches in Socorro means that it is drier than most places in New Mexico.


August is the rainiest month in Socorro with 8.6 days of rain, and April is the driest month with only 2.1 rainy days. There are 47.3 rainy days annually in Socorro, which is less rainy than most places in New Mexico. The rainiest season is Autumn when it rains 39% of the time and the driest is Summer with only a 16% chance of a rainy day.


An annual snowfall of 5.5 inches in Socorro means that it is less snowy than most places in New Mexico. December is the snowiest month in Socorro with 2.9 inches of snow, and 3 months of the year have significant snowfall.





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