Spring Weather in Ruidoso New Mexico, United States
Daily high temperatures increase by 23°F, from 54°F to 77°F, rarely falling below 43°F or exceeding 84°F.
Daily low temperatures increase by 19°F, from 33°F to 53°F, rarely falling below 23°F or exceeding 60°F.
For reference, on June 26, the hottest day of the year, temperatures in Ruidoso typically range from 58°F to 81°F, while on December 31, the coldest day of the year, they range from 28°F to 46°F.
Average High and Low Temperature in the Spring in Ruidoso
The figure below shows you a compact characterization of the hourly average spring 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 Spring in Ruidoso
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The spring in Ruidoso experiences decreasing cloud cover, with the percentage of time that the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy decreasing from 35% to 25%.
The clearest day of the spring is May 31, with clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy conditions 75% of the time.
For reference, on August 5, the cloudiest day of the year, the chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 41%, while on October 4, the clearest day of the year, the chance of clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy skies is 79%.
Cloud Cover Categories in the Spring in Ruidoso
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 Ruidoso, the chance of a wet day over the course of the spring is increasing, starting the season at 8% and ending it at 12%.
For reference, the year's highest daily chance of a wet day is 39% on August 5, and its lowest chance is 5% on April 6.
Over the course of the spring in Ruidoso, the chance of a day with only rain increases from 5% to 12%, 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 0% throughout.
Probability of Precipitation in the Spring in Ruidoso
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 spring in Ruidoso is gradually increasing, starting the season at 0.3 inches, when it rarely exceeds 0.7 inches, and ending the season at 0.7 inches, when it rarely exceeds 1.7 inches.
Average Monthly Rainfall in the Spring in Ruidoso
Over the course of the spring in Ruidoso, the length of the day is very rapidly increasing. From the start to the end of the season, the length of the day increases by 2 hours, 43 minutes, implying an average daily increase of 1 minute, 48 seconds, and weekly increase of 12 minutes, 33 seconds.
The shortest day of the spring is March 1, with 11 hours, 29 minutes of daylight and the longest day is May 31, with 14 hours, 12 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight in the Spring in Ruidoso
The latest sunrise of the spring in Ruidoso is 7:13 AM on March 14 and the earliest sunrise is 1 hour, 20 minutes earlier at 5:54 AM on May 31.
The earliest sunset is 5:59 PM on March 1 and the latest sunset is 2 hours, 7 minutes later at 8:06 PM on May 31.
Daylight saving time (DST) starts at 3:00 AM on March 14, 2021, shifting sunrise and sunset to be an hour later.
For reference, on June 21, the longest day of the year, the Sun rises at 5:53 AM and sets 14 hours, 22 minutes later, at 8:15 PM, while on December 21, the shortest day of the year, it rises at 7:02 AM and sets 9 hours, 57 minutes later, at 4:59 PM.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight and Daylight Saving Time in the Spring in Ruidoso
The figure below presents a compact representation of key lunar data for the spring 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 Spring in Ruidoso
The chance that a given day will be muggy in Ruidoso is essentially constant during the spring, remaining around 0% throughout.
For reference, on August 4, 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 Spring in Ruidoso
dry 55°F comfortable 60°F humid 65°F muggy 70°F oppressive 75°F miserable
The average hourly wind speed in Ruidoso is gradually decreasing during the spring, decreasing from 10.1 miles per hour to 9.1 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 11.1 miles per hour, while on August 15, the calmest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 5.7 miles per hour.
The highest daily average wind speed during the spring is 11.1 miles per hour on April 11.
Average Wind Speed in the Spring in Ruidoso
The hourly average wind direction in Ruidoso throughout the spring is predominantly from the west, with a peak proportion of 59% on March 28.
Wind Direction in the Spring in Ruidoso
The growing season in Ruidoso typically lasts for 6.2 months (191 days), from around April 20 to around October 27, rarely starting before March 30 or after May 10, and rarely ending before October 6 or after November 17.
During the spring in Ruidoso, the chance that a given day is within the growing season is very rapidly increasing rising from 0% to 100% over the course of the season.
Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season in the Spring in Ruidoso
The average accumulated growing degree days in Ruidoso are rapidly increasing during the spring, increasing by 578°F, from 36°F to 614°F, over the course of the season.
Growing Degree Days in the Spring in Ruidoso
The average daily incident shortwave solar energy in Ruidoso is very rapidly increasing during the spring, rising by 2.8 kWh, from 5.4 kWh to 8.2 kWh, over the course of the season.
Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in the Spring in Ruidoso
For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Ruidoso are 33.332 deg latitude, -105.673 deg longitude, and 6,732 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Ruidoso contains very significant variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 1,168 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 6,963 feet. Within 10 miles contains very significant variations in elevation (5,902 feet). Within 50 miles also contains extreme variations in elevation (7,999 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Ruidoso is covered by trees (96%), within 10 miles by trees (88%) and shrubs (11%), and within 50 miles by shrubs (52%) and grassland (23%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Ruidoso, 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 3 weather stations near enough to contribute to our estimation of the temperature and dew point in Ruidoso.
For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Ruidoso 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 Ruidoso is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Ruidoso and a given station.
The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: Sierra Blanca Regional Airport (KSRR, 88%, 20 kilometers, northeast); Alamogordo-White Sands Regional Airport (KALM, 8%, 62 kilometers, southwest); and Socorro Municipal Airport (KONM, 4.2%, 137 kilometers, northwest).
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