Winter Weather in El Cerro Mission New Mexico, United States
Daily high temperatures increase by 7°F, from 53°F to 60°F, rarely falling below 38°F or exceeding 69°F. The lowest daily average high temperature is 48°F on December 26.
Daily low temperatures increase by 3°F, from 32°F to 35°F, rarely falling below 19°F or exceeding 43°F. The lowest daily average low temperature is 27°F on January 5.
For reference, on July 4, the hottest day of the year, temperatures in El Cerro Mission typically range from 67°F to 93°F, while on January 4, the coldest day of the year, they range from 27°F to 48°F.
Average High and Low Temperature in the Winter in El Cerro Mission
The figure below shows you a compact characterization of the hourly average winter 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 Winter in El Cerro Mission
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The winter in El Cerro Mission experiences gradually increasing cloud cover, with the percentage of time that the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy increasing from 31% to 37%. The highest chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 38% on February 16.
The clearest day of the winter is December 3, with clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy conditions 70% of the time.
For reference, on February 15, the cloudiest day of the year, the chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 38%, 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 Winter in El Cerro Mission
0% clear 20% mostly clear 40% partly cloudy 60% mostly cloudy 80% overcast 100%
A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. In El Cerro Mission, the chance of a wet day over the course of the winter is essentially constant, remaining around 7% throughout.
For reference, the year's highest daily chance of a wet day is 32% on August 8, and its lowest chance is 5% on April 6.
Over the course of the winter in El Cerro Mission, the chance of a day with only rain remains an essentially constant 5% throughout, the chance of a day with mixed snow and rain remains an essentially constant 1% throughout, and the chance of a day with only snow remains an essentially constant 1% throughout.
Probability of Precipitation in the Winter in El Cerro Mission
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 winter in El Cerro Mission is essentially constant, remaining about 0.3 inches throughout, and rarely exceeding 0.9 inches.
The lowest average 31-day accumulation is 0.2 inches on January 19.
Average Monthly Rainfall in the Winter in El Cerro Mission
We report snowfall in liquid-equivalent terms. The actual depth of new snowfall is typically between 5 and 10 times the liquid-equivalent amount, assuming the ground is frozen. As with rainfall, we consider the liquid-equivalent snowfall accumulated over a sliding 31-day period centered around each day.
The average sliding 31-day liquid-equivalent snowfall during the winter in El Cerro Mission is essentially constant, remaining about 0.1 inches throughout, and rarely exceeding 0.3 inches or falling below -0.0 inches.
The highest average 31-day liquid-equivalent accumulation is 0.1 inches on December 31.
Average Monthly Liquid-Equivalent Snowfall in the Winter in El Cerro Mission
Over the course of the winter in El Cerro Mission, the length of the day is rapidly increasing. From the start to the end of the season, the length of the day increases by 1 hour, 25 minutes, implying an average daily increase of 57 seconds, and weekly increase of 6 minutes, 42 seconds.
The shortest day of the winter is December 21, with 9 hours, 49 minutes of daylight and the longest day is February 28, with 11 hours, 25 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight in the Winter in El Cerro Mission
The latest sunrise of the winter in El Cerro Mission is 7:14 AM on January 7 and the earliest sunrise is 38 minutes earlier at 6:36 AM on February 28.
The earliest sunset is 4:55 PM on December 5 and the latest sunset is 1 hour, 6 minutes later at 6:01 PM on February 28.
Daylight saving time is observed in El Cerro Mission during 2021, but it neither starts nor ends during the winter, so the entire season is in standard time.
For reference, on June 21, the longest day of the year, the Sun rises at 5:53 AM and sets 14 hours, 29 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, 49 minutes later, at 4:59 PM.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight and Daylight Saving Time in the Winter in El Cerro Mission
The figure below presents a compact representation of key lunar data for the winter 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 Winter in El Cerro Mission
The chance that a given day will be muggy in El Cerro Mission is essentially constant during the winter, 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 Winter in El Cerro Mission
dry 55°F comfortable 60°F humid 65°F muggy 70°F oppressive 75°F miserable
The average hourly wind speed in El Cerro Mission is increasing during the winter, increasing from 7.6 miles per hour to 9.0 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 10.3 miles per hour, while on August 14, the calmest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 5.9 miles per hour.
The lowest daily average wind speed during the winter is 7.4 miles per hour on December 19.
Average Wind Speed in the Winter in El Cerro Mission
The hourly average wind direction in El Cerro Mission throughout the winter is predominantly from the west, with a peak proportion of 46% on February 22.
Wind Direction in the Winter in El Cerro Mission
The growing season in El Cerro Mission typically lasts for 7.3 months (222 days), from around March 30 to around November 8, rarely starting before March 7 or after April 21, and rarely ending before October 20 or after November 25.
The winter in El Cerro Mission is very likely fully outside of the growing season, with the chance that a given day is in the growing season reaching a low of -0% on December 23.
Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season in the Winter in El Cerro Mission
The average accumulated growing degree days in El Cerro Mission are very rapidly decreasing during the winter, decreasing by 4,403°F, from 4,468°F to 65°F, over the course of the season.
Growing Degree Days in the Winter in El Cerro Mission
The average daily incident shortwave solar energy in El Cerro Mission is rapidly increasing during the winter, rising by 1.6 kWh, from 3.4 kWh to 5.0 kWh, over the course of the season.
The lowest average daily incident shortwave solar energy during the winter is 3.1 kWh on December 23.
Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in the Winter in El Cerro Mission
For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of El Cerro Mission are 34.762 deg latitude, -106.645 deg longitude, and 5,046 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of El Cerro Mission contains only modest variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 223 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 5,044 feet. Within 10 miles contains only modest variations in elevation (1,437 feet). Within 50 miles contains very significant variations in elevation (6,066 feet).
The area within 2 miles of El Cerro Mission is covered by shrubs (93%), within 10 miles by shrubs (80%) and cropland (15%), and within 50 miles by shrubs (74%) and grassland (17%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in El Cerro Mission, 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
There are 2 weather stations near enough to contribute to our estimation of the temperature and dew point in El Cerro Mission.
For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and El Cerro Mission according to the International Standard Atmosphere , and by the relative change present in the MERRA-2 satellite-era reanalysis between the two locations.
The estimated value at El Cerro Mission is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between El Cerro Mission and a given station.
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