Zip 87120 (Albuquerque, NM) 

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Climate in Zip 87120 (Albuquerque, NM)

Albuquerque (zip 87120), New Mexico gets 11 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

Albuquerque (zip 87120) averages 9 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 Albuquerque (zip 87120). The US average is 205 sunny days.

Albuquerque (zip 87120) gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 54 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 92 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 22
Rain: averages 11 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 9 inches of snow a year


BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX

The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for the 87120 zip code is 7.8 (10=best), which means it is more comfortable than most places in New Mexico.

7.8 / 10
September, May and October are the most pleasant months in the 87120 zip code, while December and January are the least comfortable months.

Climate Averages
  Albuquerque, New MexicoUnited States
  10.5 in.38.1 in.
  8.5 in.27.8 in.
  53.8 days106.2 days
  278 days205 days
  92.1°85.8°
  21.6°21.7°
  7.87
  6.34.3
  5133 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 the 87120 zip code with an average high temperature of 92.1°, which ranks it as warmer than most places in New Mexico. In the 87120 zip code, there are 4 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for the 87120 zip code are May, September and April.


January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for the 87120 zip code with an average of 21.6°. This is warmer than most places in New Mexico.


In the 87120 zip code, there are 58.4 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is hotter than most places in New Mexico.


In the 87120 zip code, there are 128.0 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is warmer than most places in New Mexico.


In the 87120 zip code, there are 0.2 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 the 87120 zip code with 1.8 inches of rain, and the driest month is January with 0.5 inches. The wettest season is Autumn with 37% of yearly precipitation and 15% occurs in Spring, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 10.5 inches in the 87120 zip code means that it is drier than most places in New Mexico.


August is the rainiest month in the 87120 zip code with 8.1 days of rain, and November is the driest month with only 2.9 rainy days. There are 53.8 rainy days annually in the 87120 zip code, which is about average compared to other places in New Mexico. The rainiest season is Autumn when it rains 35% of the time and the driest is Spring with only a 20% chance of a rainy day.


An annual snowfall of 8.5 inches in the 87120 zip code means that it is less snowy than most places in New Mexico. December is the snowiest month in the 87120 zip code with 2.8 inches of snow, and 6 months of the year have significant snowfall.





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