Zip 87305 (Gallup, NM) 

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Climate in Zip 87305 (Gallup, NM)

Gallup (zip 87305), New Mexico gets 12 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

Gallup (zip 87305) averages 20 inches of snow per year. The US average is 28 inches of snow per year.

On average, there are 277 sunny days per year in Gallup (zip 87305). The US average is 205 sunny days.

Gallup (zip 87305) gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 64 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 88 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 15
Rain: averages 12 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 20 inches of snow a year


BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX

The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for the 87305 zip code is 7.4 (10=best), which means it is less comfortable than most places in New Mexico.

7.4 / 10
September, August and June are the most pleasant months in the 87305 zip code, while December and January are the least comfortable months.

Climate Averages
  Gallup, New MexicoUnited States
  12.2 in.38.1 in.
  19.6 in.27.8 in.
  63.5 days106.2 days
  277 days205 days
  87.6°85.8°
  15.3°21.7°
  7.47
  5.94.3
  6697 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 87305 zip code with an average high temperature of 87.6°, which ranks it as cooler than most places in New Mexico. In the 87305 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 87305 zip code are September, May and June.


December has the coldest nighttime temperatures for the 87305 zip code with an average of 15.1°. This is colder than most places in New Mexico.


In the 87305 zip code, there are 21.2 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is cooler than most places in New Mexico.


In the 87305 zip code, there are 179.2 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is colder than most places in New Mexico.


In the 87305 zip code, there are 4.4 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is colder than most places in New Mexico.


August is the wettest month in the 87305 zip code with 2.2 inches of rain, and the driest month is June with 0.5 inches. The wettest season is Autumn with 37% of yearly precipitation and 16% occurs in Summer, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 12.2 inches in the 87305 zip code means that it is about average compared to other places in New Mexico.


August is the rainiest month in the 87305 zip code with 9.4 days of rain, and June is the driest month with only 2.5 rainy days. There are 63.5 rainy days annually in the 87305 zip code, which is rainier than most places in New Mexico. The rainiest season is Autumn when it rains 32% of the time and the driest is Summer with only a 21% chance of a rainy day.


An annual snowfall of 19.6 inches in the 87305 zip code means that it is snowier than most places in New Mexico. December is the snowiest month in the 87305 zip code with 4.7 inches of snow, and 6 months of the year have significant snowfall.





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