:. New Mexico Weather And Climate .:

The most important factor in determining New Mexico Weather is elevation. Elevations vary from around 2800 feet up to over 14,000 feet, and summer temperatures at the lower elevation frequently exceed 100°F, although temperatures around 90°F are more typical, making New Mexico cooler than the other states in the Southwestern United States. In the winter daily highs are usually in the 50s in the lower elevations and 30s in higher elevations.

Precipitation is light, around 10 inches in lower elevations and 20 inches in the mountains. Most of the precipitation in the lower elevations comes in the form of summer thunderstorms, but the mountains can often get over 100 inches of snow in the winter.

Mexico sees few major weather threats, with localized flash flooding as its most frequent weather threat.

Typical High and Low Temperatures For Various New Mexico Cities

City Albuquerque Clayton Roswell
Jan 48/24 47/20 56/24
Feb 55/28 52/24 62/29
Mar 62/34 58/29 70/36
Apr 71/40 66/37 78/43
May 80/50 74/47 86/53
Jun 90/59 84/56 94/62
Jul 92/65 87/60 95/67
Aug 89/63 85/59 92/66
Sep 82/56 78/52 86/58
Oct 71/44 68/41 76/46
Nov 57/32 56/29 64/33
Dec 48/24 48/22 56/25