San Miguel County, New Mexico 

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Climate in San Miguel County, New Mexico

San Miguel County, New Mexico gets 18 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

San Miguel County averages 36 inches of snow per year. The US average is 28 inches of snow per year.

On average, there are 273 sunny days per year in San Miguel County. The US average is 205 sunny days.

San Miguel County gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 63 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 85 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 17
Rain: averages 18 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 36 inches of snow a year


BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX

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

7.5 / 10
September, June and August are the most pleasant months in San Miguel County, while December and January are the least comfortable months.

Climate Averages
  San Miguel, New MexicoUnited States
  17.6 in.38.1 in.
  35.5 in.27.8 in.
  62.5 days106.2 days
  273 days205 days
  85.1°85.8°
  17.1°21.7°
  7.57
  6.24.3
  5925 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 San Miguel County with an average high temperature of 85.1°, which ranks it as cooler than most places in New Mexico. In San Miguel County, there are 4 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for San Miguel County are September, May and August.


January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for San Miguel County with an average of 17.1°. This is colder than most places in New Mexico.


In San Miguel County, there are 21.1 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is cooler than most places in New Mexico.


In San Miguel County, there are 164.7 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is colder than most places in New Mexico.


In San Miguel County, there are 4.3 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is colder than most places in New Mexico.


August is the wettest month in San Miguel County with 3.3 inches of rain, and the driest month is January with 0.6 inches. The wettest season is Autumn with 46% of yearly precipitation and 11% occurs in Spring, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 17.6 inches in San Miguel County means that it is wetter than most places in New Mexico.


August is the rainiest month in San Miguel County with 10.4 days of rain, and November is the driest month with only 3.0 rainy days. There are 62.5 rainy days annually in San Miguel County, which is rainier than most places in New Mexico. The rainiest season is Autumn when it rains 42% of the time and the driest is Spring with only a 16% chance of a rainy day.


An annual snowfall of 35.5 inches in San Miguel County means that it is snowier than most places in New Mexico. December is the snowiest month in San Miguel County with 7.7 inches of snow, and 7 months of the year have significant snowfall.





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