Zip 88026 (Santa Clara, NM) 

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Climate in Zip 88026 (Santa Clara, NM)

Santa Clara (zip 88026), New Mexico gets 17 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

Santa Clara (zip 88026) averages 6 inches of snow per year. The US average is 28 inches of snow per year.

On average, there are 292 sunny days per year in Santa Clara (zip 88026). The US average is 205 sunny days.

Santa Clara (zip 88026) gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 68 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 87 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 26
Rain: averages 17 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 6 inches of snow a year


BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX

The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for the 88026 zip code is 8.1 (10=best), which means it is one of the most pleasant places in New Mexico.

8.6 / 6.9

Summer   /   Winter
September, May and August are the most pleasant months in the 88026 zip code, while December and January are the least comfortable months.

Climate Averages
  Santa Clara, New MexicoUnited States
  17.3 in.38.1 in.
  6.3 in.27.8 in.
  67.8 days106.2 days
  292 days205 days
  87.3°85.8°
  26.0°21.7°
  8.17
  6.94.3
  5997 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 88026 zip code with an average high temperature of 88.1°, which ranks it as cooler than most places in New Mexico. In the 88026 zip code, there are 5 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for the 88026 zip code are May, September and October.


In the 88026 zip code, there are 28.1 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is cooler than most places in New Mexico.


December has the coldest nighttime temperatures for the 88026 zip code with an average of 25.9°. This is warmer than most places in New Mexico.


In the 88026 zip code, there are 115.9 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is warmer than most places in New Mexico.


In the 88026 zip code, there are 0.1 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is warmer than most places in New Mexico.


Humidity is low in the 88026 zip code, and some people might find the dryness to be uncomfortable. Days with noticeable humidity are rare throughout the year. A very dry climate can lead to cracked, itchy skin and dry eyes.


August is the wettest month in the 88026 zip code with 3.5 inches of rain, and the driest month is April with 0.4 inches. The wettest season is Autumn with 45% of yearly precipitation and 10% occurs in Summer, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 17.3 inches in the 88026 zip code means that it is wetter than most places in New Mexico.


August is the rainiest month in the 88026 zip code with 12.5 days of rain, and April is the driest month with only 2.2 rainy days. There are 67.8 rainy days annually in the 88026 zip code, which is rainier than most places in New Mexico. The rainiest season is Autumn when it rains 42% of the time and the driest is Summer with only a 13% chance of a rainy day.


An annual snowfall of 6.3 inches in the 88026 zip code means that it is less snowy than most places in New Mexico. December is the snowiest month in the 88026 zip code with 2.4 inches of snow, and 4 months of the year have significant snowfall.





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