Luna County, New Mexico 

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Climate in Luna County, New Mexico

Luna County, New Mexico gets 11 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

Luna County averages 2 inches of snow per year. The US average is 28 inches of snow per year.

On average, there are 293 sunny days per year in Luna County. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Luna County gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 44 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 95 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 28
Rain: averages 11 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 2 inches of snow a year


BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX

The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for Luna County is 8.0 (10=best), which means it is one of the most pleasant places in New Mexico.

8 / 10
October, April and September are the most pleasant months in Luna County, while July and January are the least comfortable months.

Climate Averages
  Luna, New MexicoUnited States
  10.9 in.38.1 in.
  1.8 in.27.8 in.
  43.6 days106.2 days
  293 days205 days
  95.2°85.8°
  28.1°21.7°
  87
  7.14.3
  4519 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.


June is the hottest month for Luna County with an average high temperature of 95.7°, which ranks it as one of the hottest places in New Mexico. In Luna County, there are 2 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Luna County are April, October and March.


December has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Luna County with an average of 27.9°. This is one of the warmest places in New Mexico.


In Luna County, there are 97.5 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is one of the hottest places in New Mexico.


In Luna County, there are 81.3 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is one of the warmest places in New Mexico.


In Luna County, there are 0.0 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 Luna County with 2.2 inches of rain, and the driest month is April with 0.3 inches. The wettest season is Autumn with 45% of yearly precipitation and 9% occurs in Summer, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 10.9 inches in Luna County means that it is drier than most places in New Mexico.


August is the rainiest month in Luna County with 7.6 days of rain, and April is the driest month with only 1.4 rainy days. There are 43.6 rainy days annually in Luna County, which is one of the least rainy places in New Mexico. The rainiest season is Autumn when it rains 40% of the time and the driest is Summer with only a 12% chance of a rainy day.


An annual snowfall of 1.8 inches in Luna County means that it is one of the least snowy places in New Mexico. December is the snowiest month in Luna County with 0.7 inches of snow, and 2 months of the year have significant snowfall.





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