New Mexico State has a unique and diverse climate with hot and dry deserts in the southern parts of the state, alpine forests in the northern region, and mild temperatures near the center. During summer months, temperatures can range from hot and dry days to cooler nights in the north. Winters are milder with occasional snowfall coming down from the mountains. Springtime brings thunderstorms and rain to many areas of New Mexico State while fall is usually characterized by warm temperatures. All in all, New Mexico State's climate offers something for everyone!
New Mexico, New Mexico gets 15 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.
New Mexico averages 24 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 New Mexico. The US average is 205 sunny days.
New Mexico gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 60 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.
Summer High: the July high is around 88 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 20
Rain: averages 15 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 24 inches of snow a year
BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX
New Mexico's annual BestPlaces Comfort Index of 7.6 (10=best) indicates it is one of the most pleasant states in the United States.
8.3 / 6.3
Summer / Winter
September, May and October are the most pleasant months in the state of New Mexico, while December and January are the least comfortable months.