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Climate and Average Weather Year Round at Angel Fire Airport New Mexico, United States

At Angel Fire Airport, the summers are comfortable and partly cloudy and the winters are freezing, snowy, and mostly clear. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 9°F to 74°F and is rarely below -3°F or above 80°F.

Based on the tourism score, the best time of year to visit Angel Fire Airport for warm-weather activities is from early June to early August.

Climate at Angel Fire Airport

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Angel Fire Airport weather by month. Click on each chart for more information.

The warm season lasts for 3.6 months, from May 30 to September 17, with an average daily high temperature above 66°F. The hottest month of the year at Angel Fire Airport is July, with an average high of 73°F and low of 42°F.

The cold season lasts for 3.5 months, from November 20 to March 6, with an average daily high temperature below 43°F. The coldest month of the year at Angel Fire Airport is January, with an average low of 10°F and high of 35°F.

Average High and Low Temperature at Angel Fire Airport

Average High and Low Temperature at Angel Fire AirportwarmcoldcoldJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec-10°F-10°F0°F0°F10°F10°F20°F20°F30°F30°F40°F40°F50°F50°F60°F60°F70°F70°F80°F80°F90°F90°F100°F100°FJan 735°FJan 735°FJul 474°FJul 474°F9°F9°F40°F40°FMay 3066°FMay 3066°FSep 1766°FSep 1766°FNov 2043°FNov 2043°FMar 643°FMar 643°F33°F33°F34°F34°F16°F16°F18°F18°FNowNow
The daily average high (red line) and low (blue line) temperature, with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands. The thin dotted lines are the corresponding average perceived temperatures.
AverageJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
High 35°F38°F45°F53°F62°F71°F73°F71°F66°F56°F45°F36°F
Temp. 22°F25°F32°F38°F46°F54°F58°F55°F50°F40°F30°F23°F
Low 10°F14°F19°F24°F30°F36°F42°F40°F34°F25°F17°F12°F

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 Angel Fire Airport

Average Hourly Temperature at Angel Fire AirportJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec12 AM12 AM2 AM2 AM4 AM4 AM6 AM6 AM8 AM8 AM10 AM10 AM12 PM12 PM2 PM2 PM4 PM4 PM6 PM6 PM8 PM8 PM10 PM10 PM12 AM12 AMNowNowfrigidfreezingfreezingfreezingfreezingvery coldcoldcoldcoolcomfortablefrigid
frigid 15°F freezing 32°F very cold 45°F cold 55°F cool 65°F comfortable 75°F warm 85°F hot 95°F sweltering
The average hourly temperature, color coded into bands. The shaded overlays indicate night and civil twilight.

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At Angel Fire Airport, 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 Angel Fire Airport begins around September 1 and lasts for 2.3 months, ending around November 11.

The clearest month of the year at Angel Fire Airport is September, during which on average the sky is clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 76% of the time.

The cloudier part of the year begins around November 11 and lasts for 9.7 months, ending around September 1.

The cloudiest month of the year at Angel Fire Airport is February, during which on average the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy 37% of the time.

Cloud Cover Categories at Angel Fire Airport

Cloud Cover Categories at Angel Fire AirportclearercloudiercloudierJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%100%10%90%20%80%30%70%40%60%50%50%60%40%70%30%80%20%90%10%100%0%Sep 2979%Sep 2979%Aug 362%Aug 362%Nov 1170%Nov 1170%NowNowclearmostly clearpartly cloudymostly cloudyovercast
0% clear 20% mostly clear 40% partly cloudy 60% mostly cloudy 80% overcast 100%
The percentage of time spent in each cloud cover band, categorized by the percentage of the sky covered by clouds.
FractionJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Cloudier 34%37%35%33%32%25%34%35%24%25%30%33%
Clearer 66%63%65%67%68%75%66%65%76%75%70%67%

A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. The chance of wet days at Angel Fire Airport varies significantly throughout the year.

The wetter season lasts 2.3 months, from June 28 to September 7, with a greater than 24% chance of a given day being a wet day. The month with the most wet days at Angel Fire Airport is August, with an average of 11.2 days with at least 0.04 inches of precipitation.

The drier season lasts 9.7 months, from September 7 to June 28. The month with the fewest wet days at Angel Fire Airport is January, with an average of 2.4 days with at least 0.04 inches of precipitation.

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 Angel Fire Airport changes throughout the year.

Rain alone is the most common for 6.1 months, from April 22 to October 26. The month with the most days of rain alone at Angel Fire Airport is August, with an average of 11.2 days.

Snow alone is the most common for 4.3 months, from November 22 to April 2. The month with the most days of snow alone at Angel Fire Airport is February, with an average of 2.1 days.

Mixed snow and rain is the most common for 1.5 months, from April 2 to April 22 and from October 26 to November 22. The month with the most days of mixed snow and rain at Angel Fire Airport is April, with an average of 1.7 days.

Daily Chance of Precipitation at Angel Fire Airport

Daily Chance of Precipitation at Angel Fire AirportsnowrainsnowJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%0%10%10%20%20%30%30%40%40%50%50%60%60%70%70%80%80%90%90%100%100%Aug 642%Aug 642%Jan 107%Jan 107%Apr 213%Apr 213%Oct 2613%Oct 2613%Jun 2824%Jun 2824%Sep 724%Sep 724%NowNowrainsnowmixed
The percentage of days in which various types of precipitation are observed, excluding trace quantities: rain alone, snow alone, and mixed (both rain and snow fell in the same day).
Days ofJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Rain 0.1d0.3d0.8d1.4d4.3d5.9d10.7d11.2d5.9d2.4d0.7d0.2d
Mixed 0.5d0.6d1.4d1.7d0.9d0.1d0.0d0.0d0.2d1.3d1.3d0.7d
Snow 1.9d2.1d1.8d1.0d0.1d0.0d0.0d0.0d0.0d0.6d1.1d2.1d
Any 2.4d3.0d4.0d4.0d5.3d6.1d10.7d11.2d6.1d4.3d3.1d3.0d

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. Angel Fire Airport experiences significant seasonal variation in monthly rainfall.

The rainy period of the year lasts for 6.3 months, from April 20 to October 30, with a sliding 31-day rainfall of at least 0.5 inches. The month with the most rain at Angel Fire Airport is August, with an average rainfall of 1.9 inches.

The rainless period of the year lasts for 5.7 months, from October 30 to April 20. The month with the least rain at Angel Fire Airport is January, with an average rainfall of 0.0 inches.

Average Monthly Rainfall at Angel Fire Airport

Average Monthly Rainfall at Angel Fire AirportrainJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 in0 in1 in1 in2 in2 in3 in3 in4 in4 in5 in5 inAug 12.1 inAug 12.1 inJan 190.0 inJan 190.0 inApr 200.5 inApr 200.5 inOct 300.5 inOct 300.5 inNowNow
The average rainfall (solid line) accumulated over the course of a sliding 31-day period centered on the day in question, with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands. The thin dotted line is the corresponding average snowfall.
JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Rainfall 0.0″0.1″0.2″0.4″0.9″1.0″1.8″1.9″1.2″0.7″0.3″0.1″

Snowfall

As with rainfall, we consider the snowfall accumulated over a sliding 31-day period centered around each day of the year. Angel Fire Airport experiences significant seasonal variation in monthly snowfall.

The snowy period of the year lasts for 7.5 months, from October 2 to May 18, with a sliding 31-day snowfall of at least 1.0 inches. The month with the most snow at Angel Fire Airport is March, with an average snowfall of 4.3 inches.

The snowless period of the year lasts for 4.5 months, from May 18 to October 2. The least snow falls around July 18, with an average total accumulation of 0.0 inches.

Average Monthly Snowfall at Angel Fire Airport

The average snowfall (solid line) accumulated over the course of a sliding 31-day period centered on the day in question, with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands. The thin dotted line is the corresponding average rainfall.
JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Snowfall 3.2″3.7″4.3″3.6″1.2″0.1″0.0″0.0″0.3″2.1″3.3″3.7″

The length of the day at Angel Fire Airport varies significantly over the course of the year. In 2024, the shortest day is December 21, with 9 hours, 41 minutes of daylight; the longest day is June 20, with 14 hours, 39 minutes of daylight.

Hours of Daylight and Twilight at Angel Fire Airport

Hours of Daylight and Twilight at Angel Fire AirportJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 hr24 hr4 hr20 hr8 hr16 hr12 hr12 hr16 hr8 hr20 hr4 hr24 hr0 hr12 hr, 7 minMar 1912 hr, 7 minMar 1914 hr, 39 minJun 2014 hr, 39 minJun 2012 hr, 10 minSep 2212 hr, 10 minSep 229 hr, 41 minDec 219 hr, 41 minDec 21nightnightdayNowNow
The number of hours during which the Sun is visible (black line). From bottom (most yellow) to top (most gray), the color bands indicate: full daylight, twilight (civil, nautical, and astronomical), and full night.
Hours ofJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Daylight 10.0h10.9h12.0h13.2h14.1h14.6h14.3h13.5h12.4h11.2h10.2h9.7h

The earliest sunrise is at 5:42 AM on June 12, and the latest sunrise is 1 hour, 43 minutes later at 7:25 AM on November 2. The earliest sunset is at 4:45 PM on December 4, and the latest sunset is 3 hours, 38 minutes later at 8:23 PM on June 28.

Daylight saving time (DST) is observed at Angel Fire Airport during 2024, starting in the spring on March 10, lasting 7.8 months, and ending in the fall on November 3.

Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight and Daylight Saving Time at Angel Fire Airport

Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight and Daylight Saving Time at Angel Fire AirportJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec12 AM2 AM4 AM6 AM8 AM10 AM12 PM2 PM4 PM6 PM8 PM10 PM12 AMJun 125:42 AMJun 125:42 AM8:23 PMJun 288:23 PMJun 28Dec 44:45 PMDec 44:45 PM7:25 AMNov 27:25 AMNov 2Mar 10DSTMar 10DSTDSTNov 3DSTNov 3daynightnightnightSolarMidnightSolarMidnightSolarNoonSunriseSunsetNowNow
The solar day over the course of the year 2024. From bottom to top, the black lines are the previous solar midnight, sunrise, solar noon, sunset, and the next solar midnight. The day, twilights (civil, nautical, and astronomical), and night are indicated by the color bands from yellow to gray. The transitions to and from daylight saving time are indicated by the 'DST' labels.

The figure below presents a compact representation of the sun's elevation (the angle of the sun above the horizon) and azimuth (its compass bearing) for every hour of every day in the reporting period. The horizontal axis is the day of the year and the vertical axis is the hour of the day. For a given day and hour of that day, the background color indicates the azimuth of the sun at that moment. The black isolines are contours of constant solar elevation.

Solar Elevation and Azimuth at Angel Fire Airport

Solar Elevation and Azimuth at Angel Fire AirportJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec12 AM12 AM2 AM2 AM4 AM4 AM6 AM6 AM8 AM8 AM10 AM10 AM12 PM12 PM2 PM2 PM4 PM4 PM6 PM6 PM8 PM8 PM10 PM10 PM12 AM12 AM000101010102020203030304040405050606070000101010202020203030304040405050607077NowNow
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Solar elevation and azimuth over the course of the year 2024. The black lines are lines of constant solar elevation (the angle of the sun above the horizon, in degrees). The background color fills indicate the azimuth (the compass bearing) of the sun. The lightly tinted areas at the boundaries of the cardinal compass points indicate the implied intermediate directions (northeast, southeast, southwest, and northwest).

The figure below presents a compact representation of key lunar data for 2024. 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.

Moon Rise, Set & Phases at Angel Fire Airport

The time in which the moon is above the horizon (light blue area), with new moons (dark gray lines) and full moons (blue lines) indicated. The shaded overlays indicate night and civil twilight.

We base the humidity comfort level on the dew point, as it determines whether perspiration will evaporate from the skin, thereby cooling the body. Lower dew points feel drier and higher dew points feel more humid. Unlike temperature, which typically varies significantly between night and day, dew point tends to change more slowly, so while the temperature may drop at night, a muggy day is typically followed by a muggy night.

The perceived humidity level at Angel Fire 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, remaining a virtually constant 0% throughout.

Humidity Comfort Levels at Angel Fire Airport

Humidity Comfort Levels at Angel Fire AirportJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%0%10%10%20%20%30%30%40%40%50%50%60%60%70%70%80%80%90%90%100%100%Jul 20%Jul 20%NowNowdrydry
dry 55°F comfortable 60°F humid 65°F muggy 70°F oppressive 75°F miserable
The percentage of time spent at various humidity comfort levels, categorized by dew point.
JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Muggy days 0.0d0.0d0.0d0.0d0.0d0.0d0.0d0.0d0.0d0.0d0.0d0.0d

This section discusses the wide-area hourly average wind vector (speed and direction) at 10 meters above the ground. The wind experienced at any given location is highly dependent on local topography and other factors, and instantaneous wind speed and direction vary more widely than hourly averages.

The average hourly wind speed at Angel Fire Airport experiences significant seasonal variation over the course of the year.

The windier part of the year lasts for 7.8 months, from October 22 to June 16, with average wind speeds of more than 7.2 miles per hour. The windiest month of the year at Angel Fire Airport is April, with an average hourly wind speed of 9.1 miles per hour.

The calmer time of year lasts for 4.2 months, from June 16 to October 22. The calmest month of the year at Angel Fire Airport is August, with an average hourly wind speed of 5.3 miles per hour.

Average Wind Speed at Angel Fire Airport

Average Wind Speed at Angel Fire AirportwindywindyJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 mph0 mph2 mph2 mph4 mph4 mph6 mph6 mph8 mph8 mph10 mph10 mph12 mph12 mph14 mph14 mph16 mph16 mphApr 109.3 mphApr 109.3 mphAug 25.2 mphAug 25.2 mphOct 227.2 mphOct 227.2 mphJun 167.2 mphJun 167.2 mphNowNow
The average of mean hourly wind speeds (dark gray line), with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands.
JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Wind Speed (mph) 8.08.58.99.18.37.25.65.36.47.27.88.0

The predominant average hourly wind direction at Angel Fire Airport is from the west throughout the year.

Wind Direction at Angel Fire Airport

Wind Direction at Angel Fire AirportJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%100%20%80%40%60%60%40%80%20%100%0%NowNowwestsoutheastnorth
northeastsouthwest
The percentage of hours in which the mean wind direction is from each of the four cardinal wind directions, excluding hours in which the mean wind speed is less than 1.0 mph. The lightly tinted areas at the boundaries are the percentage of hours spent in the implied intermediate directions (northeast, southeast, southwest, and northwest).

To characterize how pleasant the weather is at Angel Fire 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 Angel Fire Airport for general outdoor tourist activities is from early June to early August, with a peak score in the last week of June.

Tourism Score at Angel Fire Airport

Tourism Score at Angel Fire Airportbest timeJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec002244668810104.24.20.00.0NowNowtemperaturetemperature cloudscloudsprecipitationprecipitationtourism score
The tourism score (filled area), and its constituents: the temperature score (red line), the cloud cover score (blue line), and the precipitation score (green line).

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 Angel Fire Airport for hot-weather activities is from late June to mid July, with a peak score in the first week of July.

Beach/Pool Score at Angel Fire Airport

Beach/Pool Score at Angel Fire AirportJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec002244668810101.91.90.00.0NowNowtemperaturetemperature cloudscloudsprecipitationprecipitationbeach/pool score
The beach/pool score (filled area), and its constituents: the temperature score (red line), the cloud cover score (blue line), and the precipitation score (green line).

Methodology

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.

Definitions of the growing season vary throughout the world, but for the purposes of this report, we define it as the longest continuous period of non-freezing temperatures (≥ 32°F) in the year (the calendar year in the Northern Hemisphere, or from July 1 until June 30 in the Southern Hemisphere).

The growing season at Angel Fire Airport typically lasts for 2.3 months (71 days), from around June 24 to around September 3, rarely starting before June 7 or after July 14, and rarely ending before August 11 or after September 22.

Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season at Angel Fire Airport

Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season at Angel Fire AirportJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%100%10%90%20%80%30%70%40%60%50%50%60%40%70%30%80%20%90%10%100%0%Jun 2450%Jun 2450%Sep 350%Sep 350%Jul 1490%Jul 1490%Aug 1190%Aug 1190%Jun 710%Jun 710%Sep 2210%Sep 2210%0%Mar 110%Mar 11NowNowfrigidfreezingvery coldcoldcoolcomfortablewarm
frigid 15°F freezing 32°F very cold 45°F cold 55°F cool 65°F comfortable 75°F warm 85°F hot 95°F sweltering
The percentage of time spent in various temperature bands. The black line is the percentage chance that a given day is within the growing season.

Growing degree days are a measure of yearly heat accumulation used to predict plant and animal development, and defined as the integral of warmth above a base temperature, discarding any excess above a maximum temperature. In this report, we use a base of 50°F and a cap of 86°F.

Based on growing degree days alone, the first spring blooms at Angel Fire Airport should appear around May 16, only rarely appearing before May 3 or after May 29.

Growing Degree Days at Angel Fire Airport

Growing Degree Days at Angel Fire AirportJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0°F0°F200°F200°F400°F400°F600°F600°F800°F800°F1,000°F1,000°F1,200°F1,200°FMay 1690°FMay 1690°FAug 28900°FAug 28900°FDec 311,142°FDec 311,142°FNowNow
The average growing degree days accumulated over the course of the year, with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands.

This section discusses the total daily incident shortwave solar energy reaching the surface of the ground over a wide area, taking full account of seasonal variations in the length of the day, the elevation of the Sun above the horizon, and absorption by clouds and other atmospheric constituents. Shortwave radiation includes visible light and ultraviolet radiation.

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 2.8 months, from April 22 to July 15, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter above 7.2 kWh. The brightest month of the year at Angel Fire Airport is June, with an average of 8.1 kWh.

The darker period of the year lasts for 3.1 months, from November 4 to February 8, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter below 4.1 kWh. The darkest month of the year at Angel Fire Airport is December, with an average of 3.1 kWh.

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy at Angel Fire Airport

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy at Angel Fire AirportbrightdarkdarkJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 kWh0 kWh1 kWh1 kWh2 kWh2 kWh3 kWh3 kWh4 kWh4 kWh5 kWh5 kWh6 kWh6 kWh7 kWh7 kWh8 kWh8 kWh9 kWh9 kWh10 kWh10 kWhJun 98.3 kWhJun 98.3 kWhDec 193.0 kWhDec 193.0 kWhApr 227.2 kWhApr 227.2 kWhNov 44.1 kWhNov 44.1 kWhFeb 84.1 kWhFeb 84.1 kWhNowNow
The average daily shortwave solar energy reaching the ground per square meter (orange line), with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands.
JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Solar Energy (kWh) 3.44.45.77.07.88.17.26.56.04.93.73.1

For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Angel Fire Airport are 36.411 deg latitude, -105.291 deg longitude, and 8,369 ft elevation.

The topography within 2 miles of Angel Fire Airport contains very significant variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 1,096 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 8,518 feet. Within 10 miles contains very significant variations in elevation (4,646 feet). Within 50 miles also contains extreme variations in elevation (8,560 feet).

The area within 2 miles of Angel Fire Airport is covered by trees (46%), shrubs (32%), and grassland (21%), within 10 miles by trees (86%), and within 50 miles by trees (47%) and shrubs (27%).

This report illustrates the typical weather at Angel Fire 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

Angel Fire 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 include but are not limited to Taos Regional Airport; Las Vegas Municipal Airport; Raton Municipal Airport/Crews Field; La Veta Mountain, La Veta Pass; Los Alamos County Airport; Santa Fe Municipal Airport; San Luis Valley Regional Airport; and Perry Stokes Airport.

Other Data

All data relating to the Sun's position (e.g., sunrise and sunset) are computed using astronomical formulas from the book, Astronomical Algorithms 2nd Edition , by Jean Meeus.

All other weather data, including cloud cover, precipitation, wind speed and direction, and solar flux, come from NASA's MERRA-2 Modern-Era Retrospective Analysis . This reanalysis combines a variety of wide-area measurements in a state-of-the-art global meteorological model to reconstruct the hourly history of weather throughout the world on a 50-kilometer grid.

Land Use data comes from the Global Land Cover SHARE database , published by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations.

Elevation data comes from the Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM) , published by NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory.

Names, locations, and time zones of places and some airports come from the GeoNames Geographical Database .

Time zones for airports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .

Maps are © OpenStreetMap contributors.

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