Zip 88001 (Las Cruces, NM) 

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Climate in Zip 88001 (Las Cruces, NM)

Las Cruces (zip 88001), New Mexico gets 10 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

Las Cruces (zip 88001) averages 2 inches of snow per year. The US average is 28 inches of snow per year.

On average, there are 293 sunny days per year in Las Cruces (zip 88001). The US average is 205 sunny days.

Las Cruces (zip 88001) gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 42 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 30
Rain: averages 10 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 2 inches of snow a year


BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX

The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for the 88001 zip code is 8.0 (10=best), which means it is one of the most pleasant places in New Mexico.

8 / 10
April, October and May are the most pleasant months in the 88001 zip code, while July and December are the least comfortable months.

Climate Averages
  Las Cruces, New MexicoUnited States
  9.9 in.38.1 in.
  2.0 in.27.8 in.
  41.5 days106.2 days
  293 days205 days
  95.0°85.8°
  29.6°21.7°
  87
  6.74.3
  3961 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 88001 zip code with an average high temperature of 95.2°, which ranks it as one of the hottest places in New Mexico. In the 88001 zip code, there are 3 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for the 88001 zip code are April, October and March.


January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for the 88001 zip code with an average of 29.6°. This is one of the warmest places in New Mexico.


In the 88001 zip code, there are 98.4 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is one of the hottest places in New Mexico.


In the 88001 zip code, there are 64.7 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is one of the warmest places in New Mexico.


In the 88001 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.


August is the wettest month in the 88001 zip code with 2.0 inches of rain, and the driest month is March with 0.3 inches. The wettest season is Autumn with 44% of yearly precipitation and 10% occurs in Summer, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 9.9 inches in the 88001 zip code means that it is one of the driest places in New Mexico.


August is the rainiest month in the 88001 zip code with 7.1 days of rain, and April is the driest month with only 1.4 rainy days. There are 41.5 rainy days annually in the 88001 zip code, which is one of the least rainy places in New Mexico. The rainiest season is Autumn when it rains 41% of the time and the driest is Summer with only a 12% chance of a rainy day.


An annual snowfall of 2.0 inches in the 88001 zip code means that it is one of the least snowy places in New Mexico. December is the snowiest month in the 88001 zip code with 1.1 inches of snow, and 2 months of the year have significant snowfall.





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