Average Weather in White Rock New Mexico, United States
In White Rock, the summers are warm, the winters are very cold and dry, and it is mostly clear year round. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 23°F to 86°F and is rarely below 12°F or above 93°F.
Based on the tourism score, the best time of year to visit White Rock for warm-weather activities is from early June to early September.
The hot season lasts for 3.6 months, from May 27 to September 16, with an average daily high temperature above 77°F. The hottest day of the year is July 4, with an average high of 86°F and low of 60°F.
The cold season lasts for 3.0 months, from November 21 to February 21, with an average daily high temperature below 50°F. The coldest day of the year is January 4, with an average low of 23°F and high of 42°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 White Rock, 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 White Rock begins around August 31 and lasts for 2.4 months, ending around November 10. On September 29, 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 November 10 and lasts for 9.6 months, ending around August 31. On February 15, the cloudiest day of the year, the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy 39% of the time, and clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 61% 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 White Rock varies throughout the year.
The wetter season lasts 2.1 months, from July 5 to September 9, with a greater than 21% chance of a given day being a wet day. The chance of a wet day peaks at 35% on July 31.
The drier season lasts 9.9 months, from September 9 to July 5. The smallest chance of a wet day is 8% on January 23.
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 35% on July 31.
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. White Rock experiences some seasonal variation in monthly rainfall.
The rainy period of the year lasts for 8.6 months, from March 9 to November 27, with a sliding 31-day rainfall of at least 0.5 inches. The most rain falls during the 31 days centered around August 2, with an average total accumulation of 1.7 inches.
The rainless period of the year lasts for 3.4 months, from November 27 to March 9. The least rain falls around January 16, with an average total accumulation of 0.3 inches.
Average Monthly Rainfall
The sliding 31-day liquid-equivalent quantity of snowfall in White Rock 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 White Rock varies significantly over the course of the year. In 2019, the shortest day is December 21, with 9 hours, 44 minutes of daylight; the longest day is June 21, with 14 hours, 36 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight
The earliest sunrise is at 5:47 AM on June 13, and the latest sunrise is 1 hour, 40 minutes later at 7:27 AM on November 2. The earliest sunset is at 4:50 PM on December 5, and the latest sunset is 3 hours, 34 minutes later at 8:25 PM on June 29.
Daylight saving time (DST) is observed in White Rock 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 White Rock, 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 White Rock experiences significant seasonal variation over the course of the year.
The windier part of the year lasts for 5.3 months, from January 13 to June 22, with average wind speeds of more than 7.1 miles per hour. The windiest day of the year is April 11, with an average hourly wind speed of 9.0 miles per hour.
The calmer time of year lasts for 6.7 months, from June 22 to January 13. The calmest day of the year is August 3, with an average hourly wind speed of 5.2 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed
The predominant average hourly wind direction in White Rock varies throughout the year.
The wind is most often from the south for 3.7 weeks, from July 13 to August 8, with a peak percentage of 36% on July 20. The wind is most often from the west for 11 months, from August 8 to July 13, with a peak percentage of 48% on January 1.
Best Time of Year to Visit
To characterize how pleasant the weather is in White Rock 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 White Rock for general outdoor tourist activities is from early June to early September, with a peak score in the last week of June.
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 White Rock 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 White Rock typically lasts for 6.1 months (186 days), from around April 21 to around October 24, rarely starting before March 30 or after May 12, and rarely ending before October 6 or after November 12.
Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season
Based on growing degree days alone, the first spring blooms in White Rock should appear around April 3, only rarely appearing before March 22 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 2.7 months, from April 24 to July 14, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter above 7.3 kWh. The brightest day of the year is June 11, with an average of 8.4 kWh.
The darker period of the year lasts for 3.1 months, from November 4 to February 9, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter below 4.1 kWh. The darkest day of the year is December 23, with an average of 3.0 kWh.
Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy
For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of White Rock are 35.828 deg latitude, -106.204 deg longitude, and 6,362 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of White Rock contains very significant variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 1,289 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 6,289 feet. Within 10 miles contains very significant variations in elevation (3,691 feet). Within 50 miles also contains extreme variations in elevation (8,048 feet).
The area within 2 miles of White Rock is covered by shrubs (98%), within 10 miles by shrubs (87%) and trees (12%), and within 50 miles by shrubs (52%) and trees (41%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in White Rock, 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 White Rock.
For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and White Rock 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 White Rock is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between White Rock and a given station.
The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: Los Alamos County Airport (45%, 9 kilometers, northwest); Santa Fe Municipal Airport (47%, 26 kilometers, southeast); and Taos Regional Airport (8%, 84 kilometers, northeast).
Time zones for aiports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .