Weather

New Mexico’s weather is as varied as its landscape. Elevations in the state range from 2,817 ft. at Red Bluff Lake in southern Rio Grande Valley to 13,161 ft. on Wheeler Peak in north central New Mexico. While New Mexico is considered a southern state in terms of latitude, bordering Texas and Arizona to the east and west, and Mexico to the south, its high elevation provides for four seasons throughout the state. This combination allows for summer production to be cool and winter production to be filled with sunshine.The normal weather patterns call for warm to hot days and cool nights with scattered thundershowers in the summer and cold nights and moderate days with some snow in the winter. Fall and spring can bring some of the most gorgeous weather, with spring being the most unpredictable.

Elevation / Sunrise & Sunset Times

The following time table lists the Albuquerque sunrise and sunset times. Exact times for the rest of the state can be determined by adding or subtracting one minute for each 12 miles east or west of Albuquerque. West of Albuquerque, add one minute for each 12 miles. East of Albuquerque, subtract one minute for each 12 miles. Below the chart you will find the number of minutes to subtract or add for most areas of the state. The shaded times are Mountain Daylight Time, which begins the first Sunday in April and ends the last Sunday in October. Others are Mountain Standard Time.

Date    Rise     SetDate   Rise    SetDate      Rise   Set
January               February                 March
1
5
10
15
20
25
7:15
7:15
7:15
7:14
7:13
7:10
5:06
5:09
5:13
5:18
5:23
5:28
1
5
10
15
20
25
7:06
7:03
6:58
6:53
6:47
6:41
5:35
5:39
5:44
5:49
5:54
5:58
1
5
10
15
20
25
6:36
6:31
6:26
6:18
6:11
6:04
6:02
6:05
6:10
6:14
6:18
6:22
Date    Rise     SetDate   Rise    Set    Date    Rise    Set
April                May                June
1
5
10
15
20
25
5:54
6:48
6:42
6:35
6:29
6:23
6:28
7:31
7:35
7:39
7:43
7:47
1
5
10
15
20
25
6:16
6:12
6:07
6:03
5:59
5:57
7:52
7:55
7:59
8:03
8:07
8:10
1
5
10
15
20
25
5:54
5:53
5:52
5:52
5:52
5:54
8:15
8:17
8:20
8:22
8:23
8:24
Date    Rise    Set                  Date    Rise   Set                  Date   Rise   Set   
JulyAugustSeptember
1
5
10
15
20
25
5:56
5:58
6:00
6:03
6:07
6:10
8:24
8:24
8:23
8:21
8:18
8:15
1
5
10
15
20
25
6:15
6:18
6:22
6:26
6:30
6:34
8:10
8:06
8:01
7:55
7:49
7:43
1
5
10
15
20
25
6:39
6:42
6:45
6:49
6:53
6:56
7:34
7:28
7:21
7:14
7:07
6:59
Date    Rise    Set                  Date    Rise    Set                  Date    Rise  Set   
OctoberNovemberDecember
1
5
10
15
20
25
7:01
7:04
7:08
7:12
7:16
7:21
6:51
6:45
6:39
6:32
6:26
6:20
1
5
10
15
20
25
6:27
6:31
6:36
6:41
6:46
6:50
5:13
5:09
5:05
5:01
4:58
4:56
1
5
10
15
20
25
6:56
6:59
7:03
7:07
7:10
7:12
4:55
4:54
4:55
4:56
4:58
5:01

Approximate Number of Minutes to Subtract to Determine Local Sunrise or Sunset Times East of Albuquerque:

Northeast: Chama 1 minute; Los Alamos 2; Santa Fe 3; Taos 5; Las Vegas 7; Santa Rosa 9; Raton 10; Tucumcari 14; Clayton 16

Southeast: Alamogordo 4 ; Roswell 10 ; Clovis 17 ; Hobbs 17.

Approximate Number of Minutes to Add to Determine Local Sunrise or Sunset Time West of Albuquerque:

Northwest: Grants 6 ; Farmington 8 ; Gallup 10 .

Southwest: Las Cruces 1 ; Magdalena 3 ; Deming 6 ; Silver City and Lordsburg 10 ; Reserve 10.


Statistics: Current Average Weather Statistics

Alamogordo | Albuquerque | Carlsbad | Chama | Farmington | Gallup | Las Cruces | Las Vegas | Raton | Roswell | Ruidoso |Santa Fe | Taos | Tucumcari

ALAMOGORDO
Elevation 4.335 Ft.
Average
High
Average
Low
# of Days >
.10 in. Precipitation
Average
Snowfall (in.)
Mean
Precipitation
January
February
March
April
May
June
July
August
September
October
November
December
56
41
68
77
86
95
95
92
87
78
65
58
28
32
37
45
53
62
65
64
58
47
34
29
2
1
1
1
1
1
5
3
4
4
1
1
2
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
.70
.53
.42
.28
.45
.76
1.94
1.92
1.70
1.00
.47
.60
ALBUQUERQUE
Elevation 5,000 Ft.
Average
High
Average
Low
# of Days >
.10 in. Precipitation
Average
Snowfall (in.)
Mean
Precipitation
January
February
March
April
May
June
July
August
September
October
November
December
47
53
60
71
80
90
83
72
83
72
57
48
23
27
32
40
50
59
65
63
56
44
31
24
1
1
1
1
2
1
4
4
2
3
1
2
2
2
2
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
3
.37
.42
.49
.39
.49
.48
1.29
1.42
.83
.80
.35
.49
CARLSBAD
Elevation 3,110 Ft.
Average
High
Average
Low
# of Days >
.10 in. Precipitation
Average
Snowfall (in.)
Mean
Precipitation
January
February
March
April
May
June
July
August
September
October
November
December
58
64
71
80
87
95
96
94
88
79
67
50
28
31
38
47
55
64
67
66
59
48
35
29
1
1
1
1
3
2
5
4
3
4
1
1
1
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
.42
.41
.42
.59
1.47
1.31
1.68
1.72
2.24
1.39
.45
.40
CHAMA
Elevation 7,860 Ft.
Average
High
Average
Low
# of Days >
.10 in. Precipitation
Average
Snowfall (in.)
Mean
Precipitation
January
February
March
April
May
June
July
August
September
October
November
December
37
41
46
56
66
77
81
79
73
62
49
40
6
10
16
24
32
39
47
46
39
29
18
10
7
4
4
6
6
2
6
10
4
3
3
3
23
19
17
7
2
0
0
0
0
3
10
19
1.67
1.61
1.66
1.23
1.25
.92
1.87
2.51
1.95
1.68
1.17
1.70
FARMINGTON
Elevation 5,395 Ft.
Average
High
Average
Low
# of Days >
.10 in. Precipitation
Average
Snowfall (in.)
Mean
Precipitation
January
February
March
April
May
June
July
August
September
October
November
December
42
50
58
68
79
89
93
90
83
71
56
44
14
20
24
31
40
49
57
55
46
34
23
16
2
2
2
2
2
1
3
4
2
5
1
2
3
2
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
4
.56
.57
.58
.53
.47
.37
.73
1.06
.95
1.03
.43
.66
GALLUP
Elevation 6,510 Ft.
Average
High
Average
Low
# of Days >
.10 in. Precipitation
Average
Snowfall (in.)
Mean
Precipitation
January
February
March
April
May
June
July
August
September
October
November
December
44
49
55
65
74
85
88
85
80
69
55
46
13
18
23
29
37
45
53
52
44
33
21
14
3
3
3
1
2
1
4
5
5
2
3
1
5
3
2
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
2
4
.55
.44
.53
.35
.41
.46
1.64
1.49
.94
1.28
.64
.60
LAS CRUCES
Elevation 3,896 Ft.
Average
High
Average
Low
# of Days >
.10 in. Precipitation
Average
Snowfall (in.)
Mean
Precipitation
January
February
March
April
May
June
July
August
September
October
November
December
57
63
69
77
85
94
94
92
86
77
66
57
26
29
35
42
49
59
65
63
56
44
32
26
1
1
1
0
1
1
5
4
1
3
0
1
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
1
.37
.42
.31
.20
.30
.56
1.61
1.73
1.25
.76
.47
.49
LAS VEGAS
Elevation 6,435 Ft.
Average
High
Average
Low
# of Days >
.10 in. Precipitation
Average
Snowfall (in.)
Mean
Precipitation
January
February
March
April
May
June
July
August
September
October
November
December
48
51
56
64
72
82
84
82
77
68
57
51
16
20
25
32
40
49
53
52
46
35
23
18
1
1
1
2
5
3
9
11
3
5
1
2
6
5
6
3
1
0
0
0
0
1
3
4
.55
.44
.72
.80
1.69
1.56
2.76
3.08
2.23
1.03
.64
.47
RATON
Elevation 6,640 Ft.
Average
High
Average
Low
# of Days >
.10 in. Precipitation
Average
Snowfall (in.)
Mean
Precipitation
January
February
March
April
May
June
July
August
September
October
November
December
45
47
51
60
69
78
82
80
75
66
53
47
19
21
25
33
42
51
55
54
48
38
27
21
1
2
4
4
8
4
10
9
2
5
2
2
5
5
8
4
0
0
0
0
0
1
4
6
.40
.43
.88
1.00
2.37
1.69
3.01
2.96
1.30
1.08
.72
.49
ROSWELL
Elevation 3,570 Ft.
Average
High
Average
Low
# of Days >
.10 in. Precipitation
Average
Snowfall (in.)
Mean
Precipitation
January
February
March
April
May
June
July
August
September
October
November
56
60
68
78
86
95
95
93
87
77
63
23
27
33
42
51
61
65
64
56
43
30
2
1
1
1
2
1
5
4
3
4
1
2
3
2
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
.40
.42
.38
.34
.69
.93
1.90
1.72
1.39
1.09
.34
RUIDOSO
Elevation 6,900 Ft.
Average
High
Average
Low
# of Days >
.10 in. Precipitation
Average
Snowfall (in.)
Mean
Precipitation
January
February
March
April
May
June
July
August
September
October
November
December
49
52
57
65
73
82
82
79
75
67
58
51
17
19
22
27
34
41
48
47
40
31
21
18
3
4
5
2
3
5
13
12
4
6
1
4
10
8
8
2
0
0
0
0
0
1
4
9
1.21
1.11
1.19
.69
.90
1.92
4.11
4.12
2.49
1.26
.81
1.51
SANTA FE
Elevation 7,000 Ft.
Average
High
Average
Low
# of Days >
.10 in. Precipitation
Average
Snowfall (in.)
Mean
Precipitation
January
February
March
April
May
June
July
August
September
October
November
December
41
45
52
62
71
81
84
82
76
65
52
43
18
22
26
34
42
51
56
55
48
38
27
20
2
2
3
2
3
3
7
8
3
4
2
2
7
7
5
2
0
0
0
0
0
0
3
7
.63
.68
.74
.81
1.22
1.16
2.37
2.39
1.50
1.03
.63
.76
TAOS
Elevation 6,965 Ft.
Average
High
Average
Low
# of Days >
.10 in. Precipitation
Average
Snowfall (in.)
Mean
Precipitation
January
February
March
April
May
June
July
August
September
October
November
December
40
45
53
63
72
83
86
84
77
66
52
42
9
15
22
29
37
45
51
50
42
32
20
12
4
2
2
2
5
2
6
7
2
3
2
1
9
6
6
3
1
0
0
0
0
0
4
6
.76
.60
.76
.81
1.06
.86
1.56
1.86
1.21
1.04
.75
.61
TUCUMCARI
Elevation 4,085 Ft.
Average
High
Average
Low
# of Days >
.10 in. Precipitation
Average
Snowfall (in.)
Mean
Precipitation
January
February
March
April
May
June
July
August
September
October
November
December
53
58
65
74
82
91
94
92
85
76
62
55
23
27
32
42
51
60
65
63
56
45
32
26
1
1
0
2
6
4
4
5
4
2
1
1
3
3
2
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
3