The most pleasant months of the year for McKinley County are September, May and June. In McKinley County, there are 4 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. July is the hottest month for McKinley County with an average high temperature of 87.0°, which ranks it as cooler than most places in New Mexico. December is the snowiest month in McKinley County with 5.5 inches of snow, and 7 months of the year have significant snowfall. Days with noticeable humidity are rare throughout the year.
Today's Weather - McKinley, NM
1 PM PST
|7 DAY FORECAST||DESCRIPTION||HIGH/LOW||WIND|
|This Afternoon||Mostly Sunny||43° / 19°||W 10 to 20 mph|
|Friday||Partly Sunny||45° / 25°||N 0 to 5 mph|
|Saturday||Partly Sunny||50° / 32°||SW 5 to 15 mph|
|Sunday||Chance Rain Showers then Chance Rain And Snow Showers||44° / 28°||W 15 to 20 mph|
|Monday||Slight Chance Snow Showers||40° / 20°||NW 10 to 15 mph|
|Tuesday||Sunny||42° / 19°||W 5 to 10 mph|
|Wednesday||Mostly Sunny||46° / 22°||SW 0 to 5 mph|
Summer High: the July high is around 87 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 16
Rain: averages 12 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 24 inches of snow a year
BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX
The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for the McKinley County area is 7.4 (10=best), which means it is more comfortable than most places in New Mexico.
7.4 / 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)
Hot, Freezing, Rainy, Snowy Days: McKinley
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.