Average Weather in Edgewood New Mexico, United States
In Edgewood, the summers are warm; the winters are short, very cold, and dry; and it is mostly clear year round. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 22°F to 85°F and is rarely below 12°F or above 92°F.
Based on the tourism score, the best time of year to visit Edgewood for warm-weather activities is from early June to early September.
The hot season lasts for 3.7 months, from May 24 to September 16, with an average daily high temperature above 76°F. The hottest day of the year is July 3, with an average high of 85°F and low of 60°F.
The cold season lasts for 2.9 months, from November 22 to February 18, with an average daily high temperature below 50°F. The coldest day of the year is January 4, with an average low of 22°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
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In Edgewood, 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 in Edgewood begins around May 15 and lasts for 1.8 months, ending around July 8. On June 12, 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 8 and lasts for 10 months, ending around May 15. On February 15, the cloudiest day of the year, the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy 40% of the time, and clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 60% 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 Edgewood varies throughout the year.
The wetter season lasts 2.2 months, from July 2 to September 8, with a greater than 20% chance of a given day being a wet day. The chance of a wet day peaks at 35% on August 2.
The drier season lasts 9.8 months, from September 8 to July 2. The smallest chance of a wet day is 6% on February 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 in Edgewood changes throughout the year.
Rain alone is the most common for 10 months, from January 29 to December 8. The highest chance of a day with rain alone is 35% on August 2.
Snow alone is the most common for 1.7 months, from December 8 to January 29. The highest chance of a day with snow alone is 4% on January 6.
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. Edgewood experiences some seasonal variation in monthly rainfall.
The rainy period of the year lasts for 6.5 months, from April 26 to November 12, with a sliding 31-day rainfall of at least 0.5 inches. The most rain falls during the 31 days centered around August 1, with an average total accumulation of 1.7 inches.
The rainless period of the year lasts for 5.5 months, from November 12 to April 26. 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. Edgewood experiences some seasonal variation in monthly liquid-equivalent snowfall.
The snowy period of the year lasts for 3.6 months, from November 16 to March 3, 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 23, with an average total liquid-equivalent accumulation of 0.3 inches.
The snowless period of the year lasts for 8.4 months, from March 3 to November 16. The least snow falls around July 19, with an average total liquid-equivalent accumulation of 0.0 inches.
Average Liquid-Equivalent Monthly Snowfall
The length of the day in Edgewood varies significantly over the course of the year. In 2019, 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 5:50 AM on June 13, and the latest sunrise is 1 hour, 37 minutes later at 7:26 AM on November 2. The earliest sunset is at 4:52 PM on December 5, and the latest sunset is 3 hours, 30 minutes later at 8:22 PM on June 29.
Daylight saving time (DST) is observed in Edgewood during 2019, 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
The perceived humidity level in Edgewood, 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 Edgewood experiences significant seasonal variation over the course of the year.
The windier part of the year lasts for 4.5 months, from February 2 to June 19, with average wind speeds of more than 8.9 miles per hour. The windiest day of the year is April 11, with an average hourly wind speed of 11.1 miles per hour.
The calmer time of year lasts for 7.4 months, from June 19 to February 2. The calmest day of the year is August 14, with an average hourly wind speed of 6.6 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed
The predominant average hourly wind direction in Edgewood varies throughout the year.
The wind is most often from the south for 2.6 months, from June 29 to September 16, with a peak percentage of 42% on July 21. The wind is most often from the west for 9.4 months, from September 16 to June 29, with a peak percentage of 61% on January 1.
Best Time of Year to Visit
To characterize how pleasant the weather is in Edgewood 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 Edgewood 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 Edgewood 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 in Edgewood typically lasts for 5.9 months (181 days), from around April 24 to around October 22, rarely starting before April 3 or after May 12, and rarely ending before October 5 or after November 10.
Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season
Based on growing degree days alone, the first spring blooms in Edgewood should appear around April 2, only rarely appearing before March 21 or after April 16.
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 2.8 months, from April 21 to July 16, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter above 7.4 kWh. The brightest day of the year is June 9, with an average of 8.4 kWh.
The darker period of the year lasts for 3.1 months, from November 5 to February 8, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter below 4.2 kWh. The darkest day of the year is December 23, with an average of 3.1 kWh.
Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy
For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Edgewood are 35.061 deg latitude, -106.191 deg longitude, and 6,617 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Edgewood contains significant variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 676 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 6,684 feet. Within 10 miles contains significant variations in elevation (2,556 feet). Within 50 miles contains large variations in elevation (5,906 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Edgewood is covered by shrubs (62%) and grassland (29%), within 10 miles by grassland (37%) and shrubs (33%), and within 50 miles by shrubs (55%) and grassland (29%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Edgewood, 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 Edgewood.
For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Edgewood 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 Edgewood is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Edgewood and a given station.
The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: Albuquerque International Airport (34%, 39 kilometers, west); Clines Corners (39%, 49 kilometers, east); and Santa Fe Municipal Airport (28%, 63 kilometers, north).
Time zones for aiports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .