Average Weather at Silver City Airport New Mexico, United States
At Silver City Airport, the summers are hot and partly cloudy and the winters are very cold, dry, and mostly clear. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 29°F to 91°F and is rarely below 19°F or above 98°F.
Based on the tourism score, the best time of year to visit Silver City Airport for warm-weather activities is from late May to late September.
The hot season lasts for 3.7 months, from May 23 to September 13, with an average daily high temperature above 84°F. The hottest day of the year is June 29, with an average high of 91°F and low of 63°F.
The cold season lasts for 3.0 months, from November 22 to February 23, with an average daily high temperature below 61°F. The coldest day of the year is January 4, with an average low of 29°F and high of 53°F.
Average High and Low Temperature
The figure below shows you a compact characterization of the entire year of hourly average temperatures. The horizontal axis is the day of the year, the vertical axis is the hour of the day, and the color is the average temperature for that hour and day.
Average Hourly Temperature
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At Silver City Airport, the average percentage of the sky covered by clouds experiences significant seasonal variation over the course of the year.
The clearer part of the year at Silver City Airport begins around September 3 and lasts for 3.1 months, ending around December 7. On September 29, the clearest day of the year, the sky is clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 80% of the time, and overcast or mostly cloudy 20% of the time.
The cloudier part of the year begins around December 7 and lasts for 8.9 months, ending around September 3. On August 5, the cloudiest day of the year, the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy 47% of the time, and clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 53% of the time.
Cloud Cover Categories
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. The chance of wet days at Silver City Airport varies significantly throughout the year.
The wetter season lasts 2.2 months, from July 3 to September 9, with a greater than 22% chance of a given day being a wet day. The chance of a wet day peaks at 40% on August 4.
The drier season lasts 9.8 months, from September 9 to July 3. The smallest chance of a wet day is 3% on April 6.
Among wet days, we distinguish between those that experience rain alone, snow alone, or a mixture of the two. Based on this categorization, the most common form of precipitation throughout the year is rain alone, with a peak probability of 40% on August 4.
Daily Chance of Precipitation
To show variation within the months and not just the monthly totals, we show the rainfall accumulated over a sliding 31-day period centered around each day of the year. Silver City Airport experiences some seasonal variation in monthly rainfall.
The rainy period of the year lasts for 7.9 months, from June 14 to February 10, with a sliding 31-day rainfall of at least 0.5 inches. The most rain falls during the 31 days centered around July 31, with an average total accumulation of 2.2 inches.
The rainless period of the year lasts for 4.1 months, from February 10 to June 14. The least rain falls around April 10, with an average total accumulation of 0.2 inches.
Average Monthly Rainfall
The length of the day at Silver City Airport varies significantly over the course of the year. In 2018, the shortest day is December 21, with 10 hours, 0 minutes of daylight; the longest day is June 21, with 14 hours, 18 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight
The earliest sunrise is at 6:04 AM on June 12, and the latest sunrise is 1 hour, 28 minutes later at 7:31 AM on November 3. The earliest sunset is at 5:06 PM on December 4, and the latest sunset is 3 hours, 18 minutes later at 8:24 PM on June 29.
Daylight saving time (DST) is observed at Silver City Airport during 2018, starting in the spring on March 11, lasting 7.8 months, and ending in the fall on November 4.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight and Daylight Saving Time
The perceived humidity level at Silver City Airport, as measured by the percentage of time in which the humidity comfort level is muggy, oppressive, or miserable, does not vary significantly over the course of the year, staying within 1% of 1% throughout.
Humidity Comfort Levels
dry 55°F comfortable 60°F humid 65°F muggy 70°F oppressive 75°F miserable
The average hourly wind speed at Silver City Airport experiences significant seasonal variation over the course of the year.
The windier part of the year lasts for 4.8 months, from January 30 to June 24, with average wind speeds of more than 8.8 miles per hour. The windiest day of the year is April 17, with an average hourly wind speed of 11.0 miles per hour.
The calmer time of year lasts for 7.2 months, from June 24 to January 30. The calmest day of the year is August 15, with an average hourly wind speed of 6.5 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed
The predominant average hourly wind direction at Silver City Airport varies throughout the year.
The wind is most often from the east for 2.1 months, from July 17 to September 20, with a peak percentage of 37% on September 2. The wind is most often from the west for 9.9 months, from September 20 to July 17, with a peak percentage of 40% on January 1.
Best Time of Year to Visit
To characterize how pleasant the weather is at Silver City Airport throughout the year, we compute two travel scores.
The tourism score favors clear, rainless days with perceived temperatures between 65°F and 80°F. Based on this score, the best time of year to visit Silver City Airport for general outdoor tourist activities is from late May to late September, with a peak score in the second week of June.
The beach/pool score favors clear, rainless days with perceived temperatures between 75°F and 90°F. Based on this score, the best time of year to visit Silver City Airport for hot-weather activities is from early June to late July, with a peak score in the last week of June.
For each hour between 8:00 AM and 9:00 PM of each day in the analysis period (1980 to 2016), independent scores are computed for perceived temperature, cloud cover, and total precipitation. Those scores are combined into a single hourly composite score, which is then aggregated into days, averaged over all the years in the analysis period, and smoothed.
Our cloud cover score is 10 for fully clear skies, falling linearly to 9 for mostly clear skies, and to 1 for fully overcast skies.
Our precipitation score, which is based on the three-hour precipitation centered on the hour in question, is 10 for no precipitation, falling linearly to 9 for trace precipitation, and to 0 for 0.04 inches of precipitation or more.
Our tourism temperature score is 0 for perceived temperatures below 50°F, rising linearly to 9 for 65°F, to 10 for 75°F, falling linearly to 9 for 80°F, and to 1 for 90°F or hotter.
Our beach/pool temperature score is 0 for perceived temperatures below 65°F, rising linearly to 9 for 75°F, to 10 for 82°F, falling linearly to 9 for 90°F, and to 1 for 100°F or hotter.
The growing season at Silver City Airport typically lasts for 6.9 months (210 days), from around April 11 to around November 7, rarely starting before March 19 or after May 3, and rarely ending before October 18 or after November 25.
Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season
Based on growing degree days alone, the first spring blooms at Silver City Airport should appear around February 21, only rarely appearing before February 5 or after March 8.
Growing Degree Days
The average daily incident shortwave solar energy experiences extreme seasonal variation over the course of the year.
The brighter period of the year lasts for 2.7 months, from April 14 to July 5, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter above 7.4 kWh. The brightest day of the year is June 7, with an average of 8.5 kWh.
The darker period of the year lasts for 3.0 months, from November 6 to February 6, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter below 4.4 kWh. The darkest day of the year is December 20, with an average of 3.4 kWh.
Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy
For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Silver City Airport are 32.636 deg latitude, -108.156 deg longitude, and 5,361 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Silver City Airport contains only modest variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 322 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 5,373 feet. Within 10 miles contains only modest variations in elevation (2,251 feet). Within 50 miles contains large variations in elevation (6,467 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Silver City Airport is covered by shrubs (97%), within 10 miles by shrubs (88%) and grassland (11%), and within 50 miles by shrubs (78%) and trees (19%).
This report illustrates the typical weather at Silver City 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
Silver City 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 are Deming Municipal Airport, Truth or Consequences Municipal Airport, Las Cruces International Airport, Safford Municipal Airport, Bisbee-Douglas International Airport, and Holloman Air Force Base.
Time zones for aiports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .