Summer Weather in Raton New Mexico, United States
Daily high temperatures increase by 3°F, from 76°F to 79°F, rarely falling below 66°F or exceeding 92°F. The highest daily average high temperature is 84°F on July 9.
Daily low temperatures increase by 4°F, from 47°F to 51°F, rarely falling below 40°F or exceeding 60°F. The highest daily average low temperature is 55°F on July 22.
For reference, on July 9, the hottest day of the year, temperatures in Raton typically range from 55°F to 84°F, while on January 3, the coldest day of the year, they range from 16°F to 43°F.
Average High and Low Temperature in the Summer in Raton
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 Raton
The summer in Raton experiences essentially constant cloud cover, with the percentage of time that the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy remaining about 31% throughout the season. The highest chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 37% on August 4.
The clearest day of the summer is June 22, with clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy conditions 75% of the time.
For reference, on February 10, the cloudiest day of the year, the chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 40%, while on October 4, the clearest day of the year, the chance of clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy skies is 77%.
Cloud Cover Categories in the Summer in Raton
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 Raton, the chance of a wet day over the course of the summer is rapidly increasing, starting the season at 21% and ending it at 28%.
For reference, the year's highest daily chance of a wet day is 41% on August 4, and its lowest chance is 5% on January 11.
Probability of Precipitation in the Summer in Raton
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 Raton is gradually increasing, starting the season at 1.1 inches, when it rarely exceeds 2.3 inches or falls below 0.2 inches, and ending the season at 1.5 inches, when it rarely exceeds 2.6 inches or falls below 0.4 inches.
The highest average 31-day accumulation is 2.1 inches on August 2.
Average Monthly Rainfall in the Summer in Raton
Over the course of the summer in Raton, 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, 33 minutes, implying an average daily decrease of 1 minute, 1 second, and weekly decrease of 7 minutes, 10 seconds.
The shortest day of the summer is August 31, with 12 hours, 59 minutes of daylight and the longest day is June 20, with 14 hours, 42 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight in the Summer in Raton
The earliest sunrise of the summer in Raton is 5:37 AM on June 13 and the latest sunrise is 50 minutes later at 6:28 AM on August 31.
The latest sunset is 8:21 PM on June 27 and the earliest sunset is 54 minutes earlier at 7:27 PM on August 31.
Daylight saving time is observed in Raton 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 5:38 AM and sets 14 hours, 42 minutes later, at 8:20 PM, while on December 21, the shortest day of the year, it rises at 7:07 AM and sets 9 hours, 38 minutes later, at 4:44 PM.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight in the Summer in Raton
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 Raton
The chance that a given day will be muggy in Raton is essentially constant during the summer, remaining around 0% throughout.
For reference, on August 14, 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 in Raton
dry 55°F comfortable 60°F humid 65°F muggy 70°F oppressive 75°F miserable
The average hourly wind speed in Raton is decreasing during the summer, decreasing from 10.1 miles per hour to 8.3 miles per hour over the course of the season.
For reference, on April 10, the windiest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 11.6 miles per hour, while on August 7, the calmest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 7.8 miles per hour.
The lowest daily average wind speed during the summer is 7.8 miles per hour on August 7.
Average Wind Speed in the Summer in Raton
The wind direction in Raton during the summer is predominantly out of the west from June 1 to June 21 and the south from June 21 to August 31.
Wind Direction in the Summer in Raton
The growing season in Raton typically lasts for 4.8 months (145 days), from around May 10 to around October 2, rarely starting before April 23 or after May 27, and rarely ending before September 13 or after October 20.
The summer in Raton is very likely fully within the growing season, with the chance that a given day is in the growing season reaching a high of 100% on July 21.
Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season in the Summer in Raton
The average accumulated growing degree days in Raton are very rapidly increasing during the summer, increasing by 1,519°F, from 497°F to 2,016°F, over the course of the season.
Growing Degree Days in the Summer in Raton
The average daily incident shortwave solar energy in Raton is rapidly decreasing during the summer, falling by 1.7 kWh, from 7.9 kWh to 6.2 kWh, over the course of the season.
The highest average daily incident shortwave solar energy during the summer is 8.1 kWh on June 11.
Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in the Summer in Raton
For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Raton are 36.903 deg latitude, -104.439 deg longitude, and 6,677 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Raton contains very significant variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 1,414 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 6,834 feet. Within 10 miles contains very significant variations in elevation (3,353 feet). Within 50 miles also contains extreme variations in elevation (9,347 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Raton is covered by shrubs (37%), trees (36%), and grassland (27%), within 10 miles by trees (41%) and grassland (38%), and within 50 miles by grassland (56%) and trees (27%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Raton, 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 Raton.
For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Raton 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 Raton is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Raton and a given station.
The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: Raton Municipal Airport/Crews Field (KRTN, 74%, 19 kilometers, south); Perry Stokes Airport (KTAD, 21%, 41 kilometers, north); and Clayton Municipal Airport (KCAO, 4.7%, 125 kilometers, southeast).
Time zones for airports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .