Zip 87557 (Ranchos De Taos, NM) 

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Climate in Zip 87557 (Ranchos De Taos, NM)

Ranchos De Taos (zip 87557), New Mexico gets 13 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

Ranchos De Taos (zip 87557) averages 37 inches of snow per year. The US average is 28 inches of snow per year.

On average, there are 285 sunny days per year in Ranchos De Taos (zip 87557). The US average is 205 sunny days.

Ranchos De Taos (zip 87557) gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 69 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 86 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 12
Rain: averages 13 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 37 inches of snow a year


BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX

The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for the 87557 zip code is 7.3 (10=best), which means it is less comfortable than most places in New Mexico.

7.3 / 10
June, September and August are the most pleasant months in the 87557 zip code, while January and December are the least comfortable months.

Climate Averages
  Ranchos De Taos, New MexicoUnited States
  13.0 in.38.1 in.
  36.5 in.27.8 in.
  69.2 days106.2 days
  285 days205 days
  85.7°85.8°
  12.0°21.7°
  7.37
  5.94.3
  6988 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 87557 zip code with an average high temperature of 85.7°, which ranks it as cooler than most places in New Mexico. In the 87557 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 87557 zip code are September, June and August.


January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for the 87557 zip code with an average of 12.0°. This is one of the coldest places in New Mexico.


In the 87557 zip code, there are 13.5 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is cooler than most places in New Mexico.


In the 87557 zip code, there are 181.3 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is colder than most places in New Mexico.


In the 87557 zip code, there are 7.9 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is one of the coldest places in New Mexico.


August is the wettest month in the 87557 zip code with 2.1 inches of rain, and the driest month is January with 0.6 inches. The wettest season is Autumn with 37% of yearly precipitation and 16% occurs in Spring, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 13.0 inches in the 87557 zip code means that it is about average compared to other places in New Mexico.


August is the rainiest month in the 87557 zip code with 10.4 days of rain, and January is the driest month with only 4.2 rainy days. There are 69.2 rainy days annually in the 87557 zip code, which is rainier than most places in New Mexico. The rainiest season is Autumn when it rains 35% of the time and the driest is Spring with only a 19% chance of a rainy day.


An annual snowfall of 36.5 inches in the 87557 zip code means that it is snowier than most places in New Mexico. December is the snowiest month in the 87557 zip code with 9.4 inches of snow, and 7 months of the year have significant snowfall.





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