Summer Weather in Atoka New Mexico, United States
Daily high temperatures are around 94°F, rarely falling below 83°F or exceeding 104°F. The highest daily average high temperature is 96°F on June 26.
Daily low temperatures increase by 4°F, from 63°F to 67°F, rarely falling below 57°F or exceeding 74°F. The highest daily average low temperature is 70°F on July 29.
For reference, on June 26, the hottest day of the year, temperatures in Atoka typically range from 69°F to 96°F, while on January 4, the coldest day of the year, they range from 30°F to 57°F.
Average High and Low Temperature in the Summer in Atoka
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 in Atoka
The summer in Atoka experiences gradually increasing cloud cover, with the percentage of time that the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy increasing from 23% to 30%. The highest chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 34% on August 5. The lowest chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 20% on June 10.
The clearest day of the summer is June 10, with clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy conditions 80% of the time.
For reference, on February 23, the cloudiest day of the year, the chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 38%, while on June 10, the clearest day of the year, the chance of clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy skies is 80%.
Cloud Cover Categories in the Summer in Atoka
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 Atoka, the chance of a wet day over the course of the summer is very rapidly increasing, starting the season at 15% and ending it at 25%.
For reference, the year's highest daily chance of a wet day is 27% on August 11, and its lowest chance is 3% on January 10.
Probability of Precipitation in the Summer in Atoka
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 in Atoka is increasing, starting the season at 1.0 inches, when it rarely exceeds 2.5 inches or falls below 0.1 inches, and ending the season at 1.8 inches, when it rarely exceeds 3.8 inches or falls below 0.4 inches.
Average Monthly Rainfall in the Summer in Atoka
Over the course of the summer in Atoka, 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, 19 minutes, implying an average daily decrease of 52 seconds, and weekly decrease of 6 minutes, 6 seconds.
The shortest day of the summer is August 31, with 12 hours, 51 minutes of daylight and the longest day is June 20, with 14 hours, 19 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight in the Summer in Atoka
The earliest sunrise of the summer in Atoka is 5:48 AM on June 12 and the latest sunrise is 43 minutes later at 6:31 AM on August 31.
The latest sunset is 8:09 PM on June 29 and the earliest sunset is 47 minutes earlier at 7:23 PM on August 31.
Daylight saving time is observed in Atoka 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 5:50 AM and sets 14 hours, 19 minutes later, at 8:08 PM, while on December 21, the shortest day of the year, it rises at 6:56 AM and sets 10 hours, 0 minutes later, at 4:55 PM.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight in the Summer in Atoka
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 in Atoka
The chance that a given day will be muggy in Atoka is rapidly increasing during the summer, rising from 3% to 15% over the course of the season.
The highest chance of a muggy day during the summer is 19% on August 12.
For reference, on August 12, the muggiest day of the year, there are muggy conditions 19% of the time, while on November 19, the least muggy day of the year, there are muggy conditions 0% of the time.
Humidity Comfort Levels in the Summer in Atoka
dry 55°F comfortable 60°F humid 65°F muggy 70°F oppressive 75°F miserable
The average hourly wind speed in Atoka is rapidly decreasing during the summer, decreasing from 9.9 miles per hour to 7.6 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 11.6 miles per hour, while on August 17, the calmest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 7.5 miles per hour.
The lowest daily average wind speed during the summer is 7.5 miles per hour on August 18.
Average Wind Speed in the Summer in Atoka
The hourly average wind direction in Atoka throughout the summer is predominantly from the south, with a peak proportion of 66% on July 22.
Wind Direction in the Summer in Atoka
The growing season in Atoka typically lasts for 7.7 months (234 days), from around March 22 to around November 11, rarely starting before February 26 or after April 16, and rarely ending before October 25 or after November 29.
The summer in Atoka is reliably fully within the growing season.
Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season in the Summer in Atoka
The average accumulated growing degree days in Atoka are very rapidly increasing during the summer, increasing by 2,624°F, from 1,609°F to 4,234°F, over the course of the season.
Growing Degree Days in the Summer in Atoka
The average daily incident shortwave solar energy in Atoka is rapidly decreasing during the summer, falling by 1.6 kWh, from 8.0 kWh to 6.4 kWh, over the course of the season.
The highest average daily incident shortwave solar energy during the summer is 8.1 kWh on June 10.
Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in the Summer in Atoka
For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Atoka are 32.770 deg latitude, -104.389 deg longitude, and 3,373 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Atoka contains only modest variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 118 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 3,364 feet. Within 10 miles also contains only modest variations in elevation (453 feet). Within 50 miles contains only modest variations in elevation (3,914 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Atoka is covered by cropland (52%) and shrubs (39%), within 10 miles by shrubs (78%) and cropland (11%), and within 50 miles by shrubs (80%) and grassland (17%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Atoka, 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 Atoka.
For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Atoka 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 Atoka is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Atoka and a given station.
The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: Artesia Municipal Airport (KATS, 85%, 12 kilometers, northwest); Cavern City Air Terminal (KCNM, 11%, 50 kilometers, south); and Hobbs Airport (KHOB, 3.4%, 110 kilometers, east).
Time zones for airports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .