Average Weather at Clines Corners New Mexico, United States
At Clines Corners, the summers are warm and partly cloudy and the winters are very cold, snowy, windy, and mostly clear. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 21°F to 83°F and is rarely below 11°F or above 90°F.
Based on the tourism score, the best time of year to visit Clines Corners for warm-weather activities is from early June to early September.
The warm season lasts for 3.7 months, from May 26 to September 15, with an average daily high temperature above 75°F. The hottest day of the year is July 4, with an average high of 83°F and low of 57°F.
The cold season lasts for 3.0 months, from November 23 to February 21, with an average daily high temperature below 49°F. The coldest day of the year is January 4, with an average low of 21°F and high of 41°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
At Clines Corners, the average percentage of the sky covered by clouds experiences mild seasonal variation over the course of the year.
The clearer part of the year at Clines Corners begins around May 16 and lasts for 1.8 months, ending around July 9. On June 13, the clearest day of the year, the sky is clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 79% of the time, and overcast or mostly cloudy 21% of the time.
The cloudier part of the year begins around July 9 and lasts for 10 months, ending around May 16. On August 4, the cloudiest day of the year, the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy 39% of the time, and clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 61% of the time.
Cloud Cover Categories
A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. The chance of wet days at Clines Corners varies significantly throughout the year.
The wetter season lasts 2.5 months, from June 25 to September 10, with a greater than 23% chance of a given day being a wet day. The chance of a wet day peaks at 38% on August 2.
The drier season lasts 9.5 months, from September 10 to June 25. The smallest chance of a wet day is 7% on January 10.
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 at Clines Corners changes throughout the year.
Rain alone is the most common for 9.3 months, from February 18 to November 27. The highest chance of a day with rain alone is 38% on August 2.
Snow alone is the most common for 2.7 months, from November 27 to February 18. The highest chance of a day with snow alone is 5% on January 20.
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. Clines Corners experiences significant seasonal variation in monthly rainfall.
The rainy period of the year lasts for 6.6 months, from April 21 to November 8, with a sliding 31-day rainfall of at least 0.5 inches. The most rain falls during the 31 days centered around August 2, with an average total accumulation of 2.2 inches.
The rainless period of the year lasts for 5.4 months, from November 8 to April 21. The least rain falls around January 16, with an average total accumulation of 0.1 inches.
Average Monthly Rainfall
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. Colder, drier snow tends to be on the higher end of that range and warmer, wetter snow on the lower end.
As with rainfall, we consider the snowfall accumulated over a sliding 31-day period centered around each day of the year. Clines Corners experiences some seasonal variation in monthly liquid-equivalent snowfall.
The snowy period of the year lasts for 5.8 months, from October 22 to April 15, with a sliding 31-day liquid-equivalent snowfall of at least 0.1 inches. The most snow falls during the 31 days centered around December 22, with an average total liquid-equivalent accumulation of 0.4 inches.
The snowless period of the year lasts for 6.2 months, from April 15 to October 22. The least snow falls around July 26, with an average total liquid-equivalent accumulation of 0.0 inches.
Average Liquid-Equivalent Monthly Snowfall
The length of the day at Clines Corners varies significantly over the course of the year. In 2018, the shortest day is December 21, with 9 hours, 48 minutes of daylight; the longest day is June 21, with 14 hours, 31 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight
The earliest sunrise is at 5:48 AM on June 12, and the latest sunrise is 1 hour, 38 minutes later at 7:25 AM on November 3. The earliest sunset is at 4:50 PM on December 5, and the latest sunset is 3 hours, 30 minutes later at 8:20 PM on June 29.
Daylight saving time (DST) is observed at Clines Corners 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 Clines Corners, 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, remaining a virtually constant 0% throughout.
Humidity Comfort Levels
The average hourly wind speed at Clines Corners experiences significant seasonal variation over the course of the year.
The windier part of the year lasts for 7.7 months, from October 23 to June 14, with average wind speeds of more than 10.2 miles per hour. The windiest day of the year is April 11, with an average hourly wind speed of 13.0 miles per hour.
The calmer time of year lasts for 4.3 months, from June 14 to October 23. The calmest day of the year is August 14, with an average hourly wind speed of 7.5 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed
The predominant average hourly wind direction at Clines Corners varies throughout the year.
The wind is most often from the south for 1.4 weeks, from July 13 to July 23, with a peak percentage of 38% on July 17. The wind is most often from the west for 12 months, from July 23 to July 13, with a peak percentage of 72% on January 1.
Best Time of Year to Visit
To characterize how pleasant the weather is at Clines Corners 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 Clines Corners for general outdoor tourist activities is from early June to early September, with a peak score in the first week of July.
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 Clines Corners for hot-weather activities is from mid June to late July, with a peak score in the first week of July.
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 Clines Corners typically lasts for 5.4 months (164 days), from around May 4 to around October 15, rarely starting before April 17 or after May 20, and rarely ending before September 26 or after November 2.
Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season
Based on growing degree days alone, the first spring blooms at Clines Corners should appear around April 6, only rarely appearing before March 23 or after April 20.
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 2.9 months, from April 19 to July 16, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter above 7.3 kWh. The brightest day of the year is June 10, with an average of 8.4 kWh.
The darker period of the year lasts for 3.0 months, from November 5 to February 7, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter below 4.2 kWh. The darkest day of the year is December 20, with an average of 3.1 kWh.
Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy
For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Clines Corners are 35.000 deg latitude, -105.667 deg longitude, and 7,044 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Clines Corners contains only modest variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 240 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 7,059 feet. Within 10 miles contains only modest variations in elevation (1,083 feet). Within 50 miles contains very significant variations in elevation (6,063 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Clines Corners is covered by grassland (89%), within 10 miles by grassland (69%) and shrubs (25%), and within 50 miles by grassland (49%) and shrubs (35%).
This report illustrates the typical weather at Clines Corners, 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
Clines Corners 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 include but are not limited to Santa Fe Municipal Airport, Las Vegas Municipal Airport, Albuquerque International Airport, Los Alamos County Airport, Double Eagle II Airport, Taos Regional Airport, Angel Fire Airport, and Socorro Municipal Airport.
Time zones for aiports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .