Bernalillo County, New Mexico 

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Climate in Bernalillo County, New Mexico

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

Bernalillo County averages 14 inches of snow per year. The US average is 28 inches of snow per year.

On average, there are 278 sunny days per year in Bernalillo County. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Bernalillo County gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 59 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 91 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 23
Rain: averages 12 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 14 inches of snow a year


BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX

The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for Bernalillo County is 7.8 (10=best), which means it is more comfortable than most places in New Mexico.

7.8 / 10
September, May and October are the most pleasant months in Bernalillo County, while December and January are the least comfortable months.

Climate Averages
  Bernalillo, New MexicoUnited States
  11.9 in.38.1 in.
  14.4 in.27.8 in.
  58.8 days106.2 days
  278 days205 days
  91.0°85.8°
  23.0°21.7°
  7.87
  6.34.3
  5942 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 Bernalillo County with an average high temperature of 91.0°, which ranks it as about average compared to other places in New Mexico. In Bernalillo County, there are 4 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Bernalillo County are May, September and October.


January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Bernalillo County with an average of 23.0°. This is warmer than most places in New Mexico.


In Bernalillo County, there are 51.2 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is hotter than most places in New Mexico.


In Bernalillo County, there are 117.3 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is warmer than most places in New Mexico.


In Bernalillo County, 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 Bernalillo County with 2.0 inches of rain, and the driest month is January with 0.6 inches. The wettest season is Autumn with 37% of yearly precipitation and 16% occurs in Spring, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 11.9 inches in Bernalillo County means that it is about average compared to other places in New Mexico.


August is the rainiest month in Bernalillo County with 8.8 days of rain, and November is the driest month with only 3.4 rainy days. There are 58.8 rainy days annually in Bernalillo County, which is about average compared to other places in New Mexico. The rainiest season is Autumn when it rains 35% of the time and the driest is Spring with only a 20% chance of a rainy day.


An annual snowfall of 14.4 inches in Bernalillo County means that it is about average compared to other places in New Mexico. December is the snowiest month in Bernalillo County with 3.9 inches of snow, and 7 months of the year have significant snowfall.





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