Taos, NM is located in a high-desert environment with hot summers and cold winter temperatures. The average temperature in the summer is in the 70s while winters can be quite chilly with average temperatures dipping into the 20s. Rainfall is fairly light but snowfall is moderate for most of the season, averaging about 60 inches annually. Summers tend to be dry but rain showers occur intermittently throughout the year—especially during the monsoon season in late June and July. The climate in Taos, NM is ideal for outdoor activities such as hiking, camping, skiing, and more!
Taos, New Mexico gets 13 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.
Taos averages 37 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 Taos. The US average is 205 sunny days.
Taos gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 69 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.
Summer High: the July high is around 86 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 12
Rain: averages 13 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 37 inches of snow a year
BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX
The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for Taos is 7.3 (10=best), which means it is less comfortable than most places in New Mexico.
8.8 / 5.4
Summer / Winter
June, September and August are the most pleasant months in Taos, while January and December are the least comfortable months.