Climate and Average Weather Year Round in Reserve New Mexico, United States
In Reserve, the summers are warm and partly cloudy and the winters are very cold, dry, and mostly clear. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 26°F to 87°F and is rarely below 16°F or above 95°F.
Based on the tourism score, the best time of year to visit Reserve for warm-weather activities is from early June to mid September.
Climate in Reserve
Average Temperature in Reserve
The hot season lasts for 3.7 months, from May 25 to September 14, with an average daily high temperature above 80°F. The hottest day of the year is June 29, with an average high of 87°F and low of 59°F.
The cold season lasts for 3.0 months, from November 22 to February 23, with an average daily high temperature below 56°F. The coldest day of the year is January 6, with an average low of 26°F and high of 48°F.
Average High and Low Temperature in Reserve
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 in Reserve
In Reserve, 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 in Reserve begins around August 31 and lasts for 3.6 months, ending around December 19. On September 29, the clearest day of the year, the sky is clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 81% of the time, and overcast or mostly cloudy 19% of the time.
The cloudier part of the year begins around December 19 and lasts for 8.4 months, ending around August 31. On July 29, the cloudiest day of the year, the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy 49% of the time, and clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 51% of the time.
Cloud Cover Categories in Reserve
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 in Reserve varies significantly throughout the year.
The wetter season lasts 2.2 months, from July 5 to September 10, with a greater than 26% chance of a given day being a wet day. The chance of a wet day peaks at 48% on August 10.
The drier season lasts 9.8 months, from September 10 to July 5. The smallest chance of a wet day is 5% on June 7.
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 48% on August 10.
Daily Chance of Precipitation in Reserve
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. Reserve experiences significant seasonal variation in monthly rainfall.
The rainy period of the year lasts for 9.0 months, from June 17 to March 15, with a sliding 31-day rainfall of at least 0.5 inches. The most rain falls during the 31 days centered around August 3, with an average total accumulation of 2.3 inches.
The rainless period of the year lasts for 3.0 months, from March 15 to June 17. The least rain falls around June 1, with an average total accumulation of 0.3 inches.
Average Monthly Rainfall in Reserve
The length of the day in Reserve varies significantly over the course of the year. In 2021, the shortest day is December 21, with 9 hours, 55 minutes of daylight; the longest day is June 20, with 14 hours, 24 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight in Reserve
The earliest sunrise is at 6:03 AM on June 11, and the latest sunrise is 1 hour, 35 minutes later at 7:38 AM on November 6. The earliest sunset is at 5:06 PM on December 4, and the latest sunset is 3 hours, 23 minutes later at 8:29 PM on June 29.
Daylight saving time (DST) is observed in Reserve during 2021, starting in the spring on March 14, lasting 7.8 months, and ending in the fall on November 7.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight and Daylight Saving Time in Reserve
The figure below presents a compact representation of key lunar data for 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.
Moon Rise, Set & Phases in Reserve
The perceived humidity level in Reserve, 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 in Reserve
dry 55°F comfortable 60°F humid 65°F muggy 70°F oppressive 75°F miserable
The average hourly wind speed in Reserve experiences significant seasonal variation over the course of the year.
The windier part of the year lasts for 5.2 months, from January 15 to June 22, with average wind speeds of more than 7.2 miles per hour. The windiest day of the year is April 11, with an average hourly wind speed of 9.6 miles per hour.
The calmer time of year lasts for 6.8 months, from June 22 to January 15. The calmest day of the year is August 15, with an average hourly wind speed of 4.8 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed in Reserve
The predominant average hourly wind direction in Reserve varies throughout the year.
The wind is most often from the south for 2.9 months, from July 21 to October 17, with a peak percentage of 41% on September 16. The wind is most often from the west for 9.1 months, from October 17 to July 21, with a peak percentage of 32% on January 1.
Wind Direction in Reserve
Best Time of Year to Visit
To characterize how pleasant the weather is in Reserve 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 Reserve for general outdoor tourist activities is from early June to mid September, with a peak score in the third week of June.
Tourism Score in Reserve
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 Reserve for hot-weather activities is from early June to mid July, with a peak score in the last week of June.
Beach/Pool Score in Reserve
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 in Reserve typically lasts for 6.1 months (187 days), from around April 21 to around October 26, rarely starting before April 1 or after May 10, and rarely ending before October 6 or after November 16.
Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season in Reserve
Based on growing degree days alone, the first spring blooms in Reserve should appear around March 15, only rarely appearing before February 26 or after April 1.
Growing Degree Days in Reserve
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 2.6 months, from April 18 to July 4, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter above 7.4 kWh. The brightest day of the year is June 8, with an average of 8.5 kWh.
The darker period of the year lasts for 3.0 months, from November 6 to February 7, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter below 4.3 kWh. The darkest day of the year is December 24, with an average of 3.3 kWh.
Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in Reserve
For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Reserve are 33.713 deg latitude, -108.758 deg longitude, and 5,764 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Reserve contains very significant variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 1,076 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 5,963 feet. Within 10 miles contains very significant variations in elevation (4,049 feet). Within 50 miles also contains extreme variations in elevation (7,789 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Reserve is covered by shrubs (85%) and trees (15%), within 10 miles by trees (79%) and shrubs (21%), and within 50 miles by trees (55%) and shrubs (43%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Reserve, 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 4 weather stations near enough to contribute to our estimation of the temperature and dew point in Reserve.
For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Reserve 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 Reserve is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Reserve and a given station.
The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: Saint Johns Industrial Air Park (KSJN, 34%, 106 kilometers, northwest); Safford Municipal Airport (KSAD, 21%, 126 kilometers, southwest); Silver City Airport (KSVC, 25%, 132 kilometers, southeast); and Truth or Consequences Municipal Airport (KTCS, 20%, 148 kilometers, east).
Time zones for airports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .