Average Weather in Lee Acres New Mexico, United States
In Lee Acres, the summers are hot and mostly clear; the winters are short, very cold, and partly cloudy; and it is dry year round. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 20°F to 91°F and is rarely below 8°F or above 97°F.
Based on the tourism score, the best time of year to visit Lee Acres for warm-weather activities is from mid June to early September.
The hot season lasts for 3.6 months, from May 28 to September 15, with an average daily high temperature above 81°F. The hottest day of the year is July 6, with an average high of 91°F and low of 61°F.
The cold season lasts for 2.9 months, from November 22 to February 20, with an average daily high temperature below 51°F. The coldest day of the year is January 7, with an average low of 20°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
In Lee Acres, 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 Lee Acres begins around August 18 and lasts for 2.6 months, ending around November 6. 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 November 6 and lasts for 9.4 months, ending around August 18. On February 14, the cloudiest day of the year, the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy 42% of the time, and clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 58% 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 in Lee Acres varies throughout the year.
The wetter season lasts 7.8 months, from July 7 to March 1, with a greater than 13% chance of a given day being a wet day. The chance of a wet day peaks at 22% on August 11.
The drier season lasts 4.2 months, from March 1 to July 7. The smallest chance of a wet day is 4% on June 16.
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 22% on August 11.
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. Lee Acres experiences some seasonal variation in monthly rainfall.
The rainy period of the year lasts for 10 months, from July 1 to May 10, with a sliding 31-day rainfall of at least 0.5 inches. The most rain falls during the 31 days centered around August 24, with an average total accumulation of 1.1 inches.
The rainless period of the year lasts for 1.7 months, from May 10 to July 1. The least rain falls around June 11, with an average total accumulation of 0.3 inches.
Average Monthly Rainfall
The sliding 31-day liquid-equivalent quantity of snowfall in Lee Acres does not vary significantly over the course of the year, staying within 0.1 inches of 0.1 inches throughout.
Average Liquid-Equivalent Monthly Snowfall
The length of the day in Lee Acres varies significantly over the course of the year. In 2018, the shortest day is December 21, with 9 hours, 39 minutes of daylight; the longest day is June 21, with 14 hours, 41 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight
The earliest sunrise is at 5:52 AM on June 13, and the latest sunrise is 1 hour, 45 minutes later at 7:37 AM on November 3. The earliest sunset is at 4:55 PM on December 6, and the latest sunset is 3 hours, 39 minutes later at 8:34 PM on June 28.
Daylight saving time (DST) is observed in Lee Acres 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 in Lee Acres, 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
dry 55°F comfortable 60°F humid 65°F muggy 70°F oppressive 75°F miserable
The average hourly wind speed in Lee Acres experiences significant seasonal variation over the course of the year.
The windier part of the year lasts for 4.2 months, from February 19 to June 24, with average wind speeds of more than 7.8 miles per hour. The windiest day of the year is April 11, with an average hourly wind speed of 9.5 miles per hour.
The calmer time of year lasts for 7.8 months, from June 24 to February 19. The calmest day of the year is August 15, with an average hourly wind speed of 6.1 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed
The predominant average hourly wind direction in Lee Acres is from the west throughout the year.
Best Time of Year to Visit
To characterize how pleasant the weather is in Lee Acres 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 Lee Acres for general outdoor tourist activities is from mid June to early September, with a peak score in the third week of August.
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 Lee Acres for hot-weather activities is from late June to mid August, with a peak score in the second 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 in Lee Acres typically lasts for 5.6 months (171 days), from around April 29 to around October 17, rarely starting before April 7 or after May 18, and rarely ending before September 27 or after November 5.
Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season
Based on growing degree days alone, the first spring blooms in Lee Acres should appear around March 31, only rarely appearing before March 19 or after April 14.
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 30 to July 20, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter above 7.4 kWh. The brightest day of the year is June 12, with an average of 8.6 kWh.
The darker period of the year lasts for 3.3 months, from November 3 to February 12, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter below 4.0 kWh. The darkest day of the year is December 22, with an average of 2.8 kWh.
Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy
For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Lee Acres are 36.699 deg latitude, -108.037 deg longitude, and 5,515 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Lee Acres contains only modest variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 469 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 5,483 feet. Within 10 miles contains only modest variations in elevation (1,168 feet). Within 50 miles contains very significant variations in elevation (7,644 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Lee Acres is covered by shrubs (62%) and cropland (37%), within 10 miles by shrubs (81%) and cropland (15%), and within 50 miles by shrubs (82%) and trees (11%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Lee Acres, 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 Lee Acres.
For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Lee Acres 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 Lee Acres is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Lee Acres and a given station.
The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: Four Corners Regional Airport (85%, 18 kilometers, west); Durango–La Plata County Airport (12%, 55 kilometers, northeast); and Grants-Milan Municipal Airport (2.8%, 171 kilometers, south).
Time zones for aiports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .