Taos, New Mexico 

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Weather in Taos, New Mexico

The most pleasant months of the year for Taos are September, June and August. In Taos, there are 4 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. July is the hottest month for Taos with an average high temperature of 85.7°, which ranks it as cooler than most places in New Mexico. December is the snowiest month in Taos with 9.6 inches of snow, and 7 months of the year have significant snowfall. Days with noticeable humidity are rare throughout the year.


Today's Weather - Taos, NM

2 AM PST

Clear

35°F

7 DAY FORECASTDESCRIPTIONHIGH/LOWWIND
OvernightClear30° / 71°N 5 mph
Wednesday NightMostly Clear27° / 72°NE 5 mph
Thursday NightPartly Cloudy38° / 63°SW 5 to 10 mph
Friday NightMostly Clear29° / 63°NW 0 to 20 mph
Saturday NightPartly Cloudy35° / 57°SW 5 to 10 mph
Sunday NightPartly Cloudy25° / 55°W 5 to 25 mph
Monday NightMostly Clear25° / 61°NW 0 to 10 mph

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 Taos area is 7.3 (10=best), which means it is more comfortable than most places in New Mexico.

7.3 / 10

A higher score indicates a more comfortable year-round climate. The US average for the comfort index is 7. Our index is based on the total number of days annually within the comfort range of 70-80 degrees, and we also applied a penalty for days of excessive humidity.


Average Monthly High and Low (°F)
HighLow
January42° 12°
February46° 18°
March54° 24°
April63° 30°
May72° 38°
June82° 46°
July86° 52°
August83° 51°
September77° 44°
October66° 33°
November52° 22°
December42° 13°
Hot, Freezing, Rainy, Snowy Days: Taos
Hot
Days
Freezing
Days
Rainy
Days
Snowy
Days
January03143
February02743
March02852
April01851
May1550
June3050
July7090
August30100
September0170
October01451
November02742
December03154

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.


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Reviews for Taos    5 Reviews
Living here full time - 12/5/2009
Taos is beautiful with much to offer. However, housing is very expensive. Because much of the town's economy focuses on tourism, there are few jobs available in other... Read More

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Art - 6/18/2009
Taos has a diverse culture which has helped create a diverse art market with over 100 galleries and studios. From traditional native arts to contemporary, Taos has it... Read More

Taos Summer of Love! - 4/7/2009
May through September 2009 Taos celebrates the 40th anniversary of Easy Rider. Dennis Hopper, director and co-star of the film and oft-resident of Taos, participates... Read More


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