Climate and Average Weather Year Round in Casas Grandes Mexico
In Casas Grandes, the summers are short, hot, and partly cloudy and the winters are cold, dry, and mostly clear. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 35°F to 95°F and is rarely below 27°F or above 101°F.
Based on the tourism score, the best times of year to visit Casas Grandes for warm-weather activities are from mid May to early July and from mid August to mid October.
Climate in Casas Grandes
Average Temperature in Casas Grandes
The hot season lasts for 2.7 months, from May 19 to August 9, with an average daily high temperature above 88°F. The hottest day of the year is June 16, with an average high of 95°F and low of 64°F.
The cool season lasts for 3.1 months, from November 22 to February 24, with an average daily high temperature below 67°F. The coldest day of the year is January 6, with an average low of 35°F and high of 60°F.
Average High and Low Temperature in Casas Grandes
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 Casas Grandes
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Villa Basilio Nievas, Argentina (4,997 miles away); Gharyan, Libya (6,648 miles); and Narromine, Australia (8,048 miles) are the far-away foreign places with temperatures most similar to Casas Grandes (view comparison).
In Casas Grandes, 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 Casas Grandes begins around September 11 and lasts for 9.8 months, ending around July 3. On June 7, 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 3 and lasts for 2.2 months, ending around September 11. On July 31, the cloudiest day of the year, the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy 54% of the time, and clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 46% of the time.
Cloud Cover Categories in Casas Grandes
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A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. The chance of wet days in Casas Grandes varies significantly throughout the year.
The wetter season lasts 2.4 months, from June 30 to September 12, with a greater than 26% chance of a given day being a wet day. The chance of a wet day peaks at 49% on July 29.
The drier season lasts 9.6 months, from September 12 to June 30. The smallest chance of a wet day is 3% on May 19.
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 49% on July 29.
Daily Chance of Precipitation in Casas Grandes
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. Casas Grandes experiences significant seasonal variation in monthly rainfall.
The rainy period of the year lasts for 8.2 months, from June 11 to February 17, with a sliding 31-day rainfall of at least 0.5 inches. The most rain falls during the 31 days centered around July 29, with an average total accumulation of 3.0 inches.
The rainless period of the year lasts for 3.8 months, from February 17 to June 11. The least rain falls around May 13, with an average total accumulation of 0.2 inches.
Average Monthly Rainfall in Casas Grandes
The length of the day in Casas Grandes varies significantly over the course of the year. In 2021, the shortest day is December 21, with 10 hours, 11 minutes of daylight; the longest day is June 20, with 14 hours, 7 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight in Casas Grandes
The earliest sunrise is at 5:58 AM on April 3, and the latest sunrise is 1 hour, 27 minutes later at 7:24 AM on October 30. The earliest sunset is at 5:10 PM on December 1, and the latest sunset is 3 hours, 7 minutes later at 8:17 PM on June 30.
Daylight saving time (DST) is observed in Casas Grandes during 2021, starting in the spring on April 4, lasting 6.8 months, and ending in the fall on October 31.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight and Daylight Saving Time in Casas Grandes
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 Casas Grandes
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 in Casas Grandes, 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 Casas Grandes
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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 in Casas Grandes experiences significant seasonal variation over the course of the year.
The windier part of the year lasts for 5.0 months, from January 17 to June 18, with average wind speeds of more than 8.2 miles per hour. The windiest day of the year is April 11, with an average hourly wind speed of 10.6 miles per hour.
The calmer time of year lasts for 7.0 months, from June 18 to January 17. The calmest day of the year is August 14, with an average hourly wind speed of 5.8 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed in Casas Grandes
The predominant average hourly wind direction in Casas Grandes varies throughout the year.
The wind is most often from the east for 1.1 months, from August 14 to September 18, with a peak percentage of 38% on August 23. The wind is most often from the west for 11 months, from September 18 to August 14, with a peak percentage of 47% on January 1.
Wind Direction in Casas Grandes
Best Time of Year to Visit
To characterize how pleasant the weather is in Casas Grandes 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 times of year to visit Casas Grandes for general outdoor tourist activities are from mid May to early July and from mid August to mid October, with a peak score in the last week of September.
Tourism Score in Casas Grandes
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 Casas Grandes 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 Casas Grandes
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 in Casas Grandes typically lasts for 8.0 months (247 days), from around March 17 to around November 19, rarely starting before February 21 or after April 10, and rarely ending before October 27 or after December 8.
Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season in Casas Grandes
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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 in Casas Grandes should appear around January 31, only rarely appearing before January 21 or after February 12.
Growing Degree Days in Casas Grandes
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 significant seasonal variation over the course of the year.
The brighter period of the year lasts for 2.6 months, from April 11 to June 30, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter above 7.5 kWh. The brightest day of the year is June 2, with an average of 8.4 kWh.
The darker period of the year lasts for 3.0 months, from November 6 to February 5, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter below 4.6 kWh. The darkest day of the year is December 23, with an average of 3.7 kWh.
Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in Casas Grandes
For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Casas Grandes are 30.383 deg latitude, -107.956 deg longitude, and 4,843 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Casas Grandes contains significant variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 531 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 4,860 feet. Within 10 miles contains significant variations in elevation (2,274 feet). Within 50 miles contains large variations in elevation (4,990 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Casas Grandes is covered by grassland (79%) and cropland (18%), within 10 miles by grassland (84%), and within 50 miles by grassland (45%) and trees (29%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Casas Grandes, based on a statistical analysis of historical hourly weather reports and model reconstructions from January 1, 1980 to December 31, 2016.
Casas Grandes is further than 200 kilometers from the nearest reliable weather station, so the weather-related data on this page were taken entirely from NASA's MERRA-2 satellite-era reanalysis . 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.
The temperature and dew point estimates are corrected for the difference between the reference elevation of the MERRA-2 grid cell and the elevation of Casas Grandes, according to the International Standard Atmosphere .
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.
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 © Esri, with data from National Geographic, Esri, DeLorme, NAVTEQ, UNEP-WCMC, USGS, NASA, ESA, METI, NRCAN, GEBCO, NOAA, and iPC.
The information on this site is provided as is, without any assurances as to its accuracy or suitability for any purpose. Weather data is prone to errors, outages, and other defects. We assume no responsibility for any decisions made on the basis of the content presented on this site.
We draw particular cautious attention to our reliance on the MERRA-2 model-based reconstructions for a number of important data series. While having the tremendous advantages of temporal and spatial completeness, these reconstructions: (1) are based on computer models that may have model-based errors, (2) are coarsely sampled on a 50 km grid and are therefore unable to reconstruct the local variations of many microclimates, and (3) have particular difficulty with the weather in some coastal areas, especially small islands.
We further caution that our travel scores are only as good as the data that underpin them, that weather conditions at any given location and time are unpredictable and variable, and that the definition of the scores reflects a particular set of preferences that may not agree with those of any particular reader.