Summer Weather at Albuquerque International Airport New Mexico, United States
Daily high temperatures are around 88°F, rarely falling below 77°F or exceeding 98°F. The highest daily average high temperature is 92°F on July 5.
Daily low temperatures increase by 5°F, from 59°F to 64°F, rarely falling below 51°F or exceeding 73°F. The highest daily average low temperature is 68°F on July 14.
For reference, on July 4, the hottest day of the year, temperatures at Albuquerque International Airport typically range from 67°F to 92°F, while on January 4, the coldest day of the year, they range from 27°F to 47°F.
Average High and Low Temperature in the Summer at Albuquerque International Airport
The figure below shows you a compact characterization of the hourly average summer temperatures. The horizontal axis is the day, the vertical axis is the hour of the day, and the color is the average temperature for that hour and day.
Average Hourly Temperature in the Summer at Albuquerque International Airport
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The summer at Albuquerque International Airport experiences essentially constant cloud cover, with the percentage of time that the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy remaining about 29% throughout the season. The highest chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 37% on July 29. The lowest chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 20% on June 12.
The clearest day of the summer is June 12, with clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy conditions 80% of the time.
For reference, on February 15, the cloudiest day of the year, the chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 40%, while on June 12, the clearest day of the year, the chance of clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy skies is 80%.
Cloud Cover Categories in the Summer at Albuquerque International Airport
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A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. At Albuquerque International Airport, the chance of a wet day over the course of the summer is very rapidly increasing, starting the season at 8% and ending it at 21%.
For reference, the year's highest daily chance of a wet day is 30% on August 8, and its lowest chance is 6% on February 6.
Probability of Precipitation in the Summer at Albuquerque International Airport
To show variation within the season and not just the monthly totals, we show the rainfall accumulated over a sliding 31-day period centered around each day.
The average sliding 31-day rainfall during the summer at Albuquerque International Airport is increasing, starting the season at 0.4 inches, when it rarely exceeds 1.1 inches, and ending the season at 1.1 inches, when it rarely exceeds 2.0 inches or falls below 0.4 inches.
The highest average 31-day accumulation is 1.5 inches on August 1. The lowest average 31-day accumulation is 0.4 inches on June 1.
Average Monthly Rainfall in the Summer at Albuquerque International Airport
Over the course of the summer at Albuquerque International Airport, the length of the day is rapidly decreasing. From the start to the end of the season, the length of the day decreases by 1 hour, 27 minutes, implying an average daily decrease of 57 seconds, and weekly decrease of 6 minutes, 40 seconds.
The shortest day of the summer is August 31, with 12 hours, 55 minutes of daylight and the longest day is June 20, with 14 hours, 31 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight in the Summer at Albuquerque International Airport
The earliest sunrise of the summer at Albuquerque International Airport is 5:51 AM on June 12 and the latest sunrise is 47 minutes later at 6:38 AM on August 31.
The latest sunset is 8:24 PM on June 28 and the earliest sunset is 51 minutes earlier at 7:33 PM on August 31.
Daylight saving time is observed at Albuquerque International Airport during 2021, but it neither starts nor ends during the summer, so the entire season is in daylight saving time.
For reference, on June 21, the longest day of the year, the Sun rises at 5:52 AM and sets 14 hours, 31 minutes later, at 8:23 PM, while on December 21, the shortest day of the year, it rises at 7:10 AM and sets 9 hours, 48 minutes later, at 4:58 PM.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight in the Summer at Albuquerque International Airport
The figure below presents a compact representation of key lunar data for the summer of 2021. The horizontal axis is the day, the vertical axis is the hour of the day, and the colored areas indicate when the moon is above the horizon. The vertical gray bars (new Moons) and blue bars (full Moons) indicate key Moon phases. The label associated with each bar indicates the date and time that the phase is obtained, and the companion time labels indicate the rise and set times of the Moon for the nearest time interval in which the moon is above the horizon.
Moon Rise, Set & Phases in the Summer at Albuquerque International Airport
We base the humidity comfort level on the dew point, as it determines whether perspiration will evaporate from the skin, thereby cooling the body. Lower dew points feel drier and higher dew points feel more humid. Unlike temperature, which typically varies significantly between night and day, dew point tends to change more slowly, so while the temperature may drop at night, a muggy day is typically followed by a muggy night.
The chance that a given day will be muggy at Albuquerque International Airport is essentially constant during the summer, remaining around 0% throughout.
For reference, on August 10, the muggiest day of the year, there are muggy conditions 0% of the time, while on January 1, the least muggy day of the year, there are muggy conditions 0% of the time.
Humidity Comfort Levels in the Summer at Albuquerque International Airport
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This section discusses the wide-area hourly average wind vector (speed and direction) at 10 meters above the ground. The wind experienced at any given location is highly dependent on local topography and other factors, and instantaneous wind speed and direction vary more widely than hourly averages.
The average hourly wind speed at Albuquerque International Airport is rapidly decreasing during the summer, decreasing from 8.9 miles per hour to 6.3 miles per hour over the course of the season.
For reference, on April 11, the windiest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 10.2 miles per hour, while on August 14, the calmest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 6.0 miles per hour.
The lowest daily average wind speed during the summer is 6.0 miles per hour on August 14.
Average Wind Speed in the Summer at Albuquerque International Airport
The wind direction at Albuquerque International Airport during the summer is predominantly out of the west from June 1 to June 27 and the south from June 27 to August 31.
Wind Direction in the Summer at Albuquerque International Airport
Definitions of the growing season vary throughout the world, but for the purposes of this report, we define it as the longest continuous period of non-freezing temperatures (≥ 32°F) in the year (the calendar year in the Northern Hemisphere, or from July 1 until June 30 in the Southern Hemisphere).
The growing season at Albuquerque International Airport typically lasts for 7.1 months (217 days), from around April 3 to around November 6, rarely starting before March 11 or after April 23, and rarely ending before October 18 or after November 24.
The summer at Albuquerque International Airport is reliably fully within the growing season.
Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season in the Summer at Albuquerque International Airport
Growing degree days are a measure of yearly heat accumulation used to predict plant and animal development, and defined as the integral of warmth above a base temperature, discarding any excess above a maximum temperature. In this report, we use a base of 50°F and a cap of 86°F.
The average accumulated growing degree days at Albuquerque International Airport are very rapidly increasing during the summer, increasing by 2,345°F, from 988°F to 3,334°F, over the course of the season.
Growing Degree Days in the Summer at Albuquerque International Airport
This section discusses the total daily incident shortwave solar energy reaching the surface of the ground over a wide area, taking full account of seasonal variations in the length of the day, the elevation of the Sun above the horizon, and absorption by clouds and other atmospheric constituents. Shortwave radiation includes visible light and ultraviolet radiation.
The average daily incident shortwave solar energy at Albuquerque International Airport is rapidly decreasing during the summer, falling by 1.9 kWh, from 8.3 kWh to 6.4 kWh, over the course of the season.
The highest average daily incident shortwave solar energy during the summer is 8.5 kWh on June 11.
Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in the Summer at Albuquerque International Airport
For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Albuquerque International Airport are 35.042 deg latitude, -106.607 deg longitude, and 5,315 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Albuquerque International Airport contains only modest variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 344 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 5,251 feet. Within 10 miles contains only modest variations in elevation (3,458 feet). Within 50 miles also contains extreme variations in elevation (5,955 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Albuquerque International Airport is covered by shrubs (91%), within 10 miles by shrubs (76%) and artificial surfaces (13%), and within 50 miles by shrubs (72%) and grassland (16%).
This report illustrates the typical weather at Albuquerque International Airport, based on a statistical analysis of historical hourly weather reports and model reconstructions from January 1, 1980 to December 31, 2016.
Temperature and Dew Point
Albuquerque International Airport has a weather station that reported reliably enough during the analysis period that we have included it in our network. When available, historical temperature and dew point measurements are taken directly from this weather station. These records are obtained from NOAA's Integrated Surface Hourly data set, falling back on ICAO METAR records as required.
In the case of missing or erroneous measurements from this station, we fall back on records from nearby stations, adjusted according to typical seasonal and diurnal intra-station differences. For a given day of the year and hour of the day, the fallback station is selected to minimize the prediction error over the years for which there are measurements for both stations.
The stations on which we may fall back include but are not limited to Double Eagle II Airport, Santa Fe Municipal Airport, Los Alamos County Airport, Clines Corners, Socorro Municipal Airport, Grants-Milan Municipal Airport, Las Vegas Municipal Airport, and Taos Regional Airport.
All data relating to the Sun's position (e.g., sunrise and sunset) are computed using astronomical formulas from the book, Astronomical Algorithms 2nd Edition , by Jean Meeus.
All other weather data, including cloud cover, precipitation, wind speed and direction, and solar flux, come from NASA's MERRA-2 Modern-Era Retrospective Analysis . This reanalysis combines a variety of wide-area measurements in a state-of-the-art global meteorological model to reconstruct the hourly history of weather throughout the world on a 50-kilometer grid.
Land Use data comes from the Global Land Cover SHARE database , published by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations.
Elevation data comes from the Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM) , published by NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory.
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