Zip 88020 (Cotton City, NM) 

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Climate in Zip 88020 (Cotton City, NM)

Cotton City (zip 88020), New Mexico gets 12 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

Cotton City (zip 88020) averages 5 inches of snow per year. The US average is 28 inches of snow per year.

On average, there are 287 sunny days per year in Cotton City (zip 88020). The US average is 205 sunny days.

Cotton City (zip 88020) gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 50 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 95 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 28
Rain: averages 12 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 5 inches of snow a year


BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX

The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for the 88020 zip code is 7.9 (10=best), which means it is more comfortable than most places in New Mexico.

7.9 / 10
October, April and September are the most pleasant months in the 88020 zip code, while July and December are the least comfortable months.

Climate Averages
  Cotton City, New MexicoUnited States
  11.9 in.38.1 in.
  4.5 in.27.8 in.
  50.4 days106.2 days
  287 days205 days
  94.5°85.8°
  27.6°21.7°
  7.97
  6.84.3
  4585 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.


June is the hottest month for the 88020 zip code with an average high temperature of 95.3°, which ranks it as one of the hottest places in New Mexico. In the 88020 zip code, there are 2 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for the 88020 zip code are April, October and March.


January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for the 88020 zip code with an average of 27.6°. This is one of the warmest places in New Mexico.


In the 88020 zip code, there are 93.6 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is hotter than most places in New Mexico.


In the 88020 zip code, there are 90.8 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is warmer than most places in New Mexico.


In the 88020 zip code, there are 0.0 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is warmer than most places in New Mexico.


July is the wettest month in the 88020 zip code with 2.5 inches of rain, and the driest month is April with 0.3 inches. The wettest season is Autumn with 45% of yearly precipitation and 9% occurs in Summer, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 11.9 inches in the 88020 zip code means that it is about average compared to other places in New Mexico.


August is the rainiest month in the 88020 zip code with 8.9 days of rain, and April is the driest month with only 1.6 rainy days. There are 50.4 rainy days annually in the 88020 zip code, which is less rainy than most places in New Mexico. The rainiest season is Autumn when it rains 40% of the time and the driest is Summer with only a 13% chance of a rainy day.


An annual snowfall of 4.5 inches in the 88020 zip code means that it is less snowy than most places in New Mexico. December is the snowiest month in the 88020 zip code with 1.6 inches of snow, and 3 months of the year have significant snowfall.





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