Socorro County, New Mexico 

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Climate in Socorro County, New Mexico

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

Socorro County averages 8 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 Socorro County. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Socorro County gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 49 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 21
Rain: averages 11 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 8 inches of snow a year


BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX

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

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

Climate Averages
  Socorro, New MexicoUnited States
  11.2 in.38.1 in.
  8.0 in.27.8 in.
  48.8 days106.2 days
  278 days205 days
  91.0°85.8°
  20.6°21.7°
  7.87
  6.14.3
  5991 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 County with an average high temperature of 91.0°, which ranks it as about average compared to other places in New Mexico. In Socorro County, there are 4 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Socorro County are May, September and April.


January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Socorro County with an average of 20.6°. This is about average compared to other places in New Mexico.


In Socorro County, there are 58.2 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is hotter than most places in New Mexico.


In Socorro County, there are 131.1 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is warmer than most places in New Mexico.


In Socorro County, there are 0.6 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is about average compared to other places in New Mexico.


August is the wettest month in Socorro County with 2.1 inches of rain, and the driest month is January with 0.4 inches. The wettest season is Autumn with 42% of yearly precipitation and 14% occurs in Spring, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 11.2 inches in Socorro County means that it is drier than most places in New Mexico.


August is the rainiest month in Socorro County with 8.6 days of rain, and April is the driest month with only 2.3 rainy days. There are 48.8 rainy days annually in Socorro County, 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 17% chance of a rainy day.


An annual snowfall of 8.0 inches in Socorro County means that it is less snowy than most places in New Mexico. December is the snowiest month in Socorro County with 3.2 inches of snow, and 5 months of the year have significant snowfall.





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