Taos County, New Mexico 

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Climate in Taos County, New Mexico

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

Taos County averages 75 inches of snow per year. The US average is 28 inches of snow per year.

On average, there are 284 sunny days per year in Taos County. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Taos County gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 81 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 81 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 10
Rain: averages 18 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 75 inches of snow a year


BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX

The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for Taos County is 6.9 (10=best), which means it is one of the least comfortable places in New Mexico.

6.9 / 10
June, August and July are the most pleasant months in Taos County, while December and January are the least comfortable months.

Climate Averages
  Taos, New MexicoUnited States
  17.5 in.38.1 in.
  74.8 in.27.8 in.
  81.0 days106.2 days
  284 days205 days
  81.2°85.8°
  10.2°21.7°
  6.97
  5.94.3
  8499 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 Taos County with an average high temperature of 81.2°, which ranks it as one of the coolest places in New Mexico. In Taos County, there are 4 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Taos County are June, August and July.


January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Taos County with an average of 10.2°. This is one of the coldest places in New Mexico.


In Taos County, there are 5.6 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is one of the coolest places in New Mexico.


In Taos County, there are 200.7 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is one of the coldest places in New Mexico.


In Taos County, there are 13.9 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is one of the coldest places in New Mexico.


August is the wettest month in Taos County with 2.9 inches of rain, and the driest month is January with 0.8 inches. The wettest season is Autumn with 39% of yearly precipitation and 16% occurs in Spring, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 17.5 inches in Taos County means that it is wetter than most places in New Mexico.


August is the rainiest month in Taos County with 12.3 days of rain, and January is the driest month with only 4.8 rainy days. There are 81.0 rainy days annually in Taos County, which is one of the rainiest places in New Mexico. The rainiest season is Autumn when it rains 37% of the time and the driest is Spring with only a 19% chance of a rainy day.


An annual snowfall of 74.8 inches in Taos County means that it is one of the snowiest places in New Mexico. March is the snowiest month in Taos County with 14.5 inches of snow, and 8 months of the year have significant snowfall.





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