Average Weather in Eunice New Mexico, United States
In Eunice, the summers are long and hot; the winters are short, cold, dry, and windy; and it is mostly clear year round. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 29°F to 94°F and is rarely below 19°F or above 102°F.
Based on the tourism score, the best time of year to visit Eunice for warm-weather activities is from early May to early October.
The hot season lasts for 3.9 months, from May 16 to September 13, with an average daily high temperature above 87°F. The hottest day of the year is July 1, with an average high of 94°F and low of 68°F.
The cold season lasts for 2.8 months, from November 23 to February 18, with an average daily high temperature below 64°F. The coldest day of the year is December 31, with an average low of 29°F and high of 56°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 Eunice, 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 Eunice begins around April 10 and lasts for 3.2 months, ending around July 16. On June 11, 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 16 and lasts for 8.8 months, ending around April 10. On February 24, 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 Eunice varies throughout the year.
The wetter season lasts 4.8 months, from May 11 to October 6, with a greater than 15% chance of a given day being a wet day. The chance of a wet day peaks at 25% on September 6.
The drier season lasts 7.2 months, from October 6 to May 11. The smallest chance of a wet day is 5% on January 18.
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 25% on September 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. Eunice experiences some seasonal variation in monthly rainfall.
The rainy period of the year lasts for 7.6 months, from March 30 to November 17, with a sliding 31-day rainfall of at least 0.5 inches. The most rain falls during the 31 days centered around September 15, with an average total accumulation of 1.8 inches.
The rainless period of the year lasts for 4.4 months, from November 17 to March 30. The least rain falls around January 15, with an average total accumulation of 0.3 inches.
Average Monthly Rainfall
The sliding 31-day liquid-equivalent quantity of snowfall in Eunice 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 Eunice varies significantly over the course of the year. In 2018, the shortest day is December 21, with 10 hours, 1 minute of daylight; the longest day is June 21, with 14 hours, 17 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight
The earliest sunrise is at 5:44 AM on June 12, and the latest sunrise is 1 hour, 27 minutes later at 7:11 AM on November 3. The earliest sunset is at 4:46 PM on December 4, and the latest sunset is 3 hours, 17 minutes later at 8:03 PM on June 29.
Daylight saving time (DST) is observed in Eunice 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
Eunice experiences some seasonal variation in the perceived humidity.
The muggier period of the year lasts for 4.1 months, from May 31 to October 3, during which time the comfort level is muggy, oppressive, or miserable at least 3% of the time. The muggiest day of the year is July 4, with muggy conditions 11% of the time.
The least muggy day of the year is February 2, when muggy conditions are essentially unheard of.
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 Eunice experiences significant seasonal variation over the course of the year.
The windier part of the year lasts for 4.9 months, from February 8 to July 4, with average wind speeds of more than 10.5 miles per hour. The windiest day of the year is April 10, with an average hourly wind speed of 12.2 miles per hour.
The calmer time of year lasts for 7.1 months, from July 4 to February 8. The calmest day of the year is August 26, with an average hourly wind speed of 8.9 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed
The predominant average hourly wind direction in Eunice varies throughout the year.
The wind is most often from the south for 6.5 months, from April 28 to November 13, with a peak percentage of 74% on July 22. The wind is most often from the west for 5.5 months, from November 13 to April 28, with a peak percentage of 40% on January 1.
Best Time of Year to Visit
To characterize how pleasant the weather is in Eunice 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 Eunice for general outdoor tourist activities is from early May to early October, with a peak score in the first 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 Eunice for hot-weather activities is from mid June to late August, 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 Eunice typically lasts for 7.2 months (221 days), from around April 2 to around November 9, rarely starting before March 10 or after April 22, and rarely ending before October 20 or after November 29.
Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season
Based on growing degree days alone, the first spring blooms in Eunice should appear around February 6, only rarely appearing before January 26 or after February 19.
Growing Degree Days
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 4.0 months, from April 10 to August 8, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter above 7.0 kWh. The brightest day of the year is June 11, with an average of 7.9 kWh.
The darker period of the year lasts for 2.9 months, from November 6 to February 4, 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 3.3 kWh.
Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy
For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Eunice are 32.437 deg latitude, -103.159 deg longitude, and 3,419 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Eunice contains only modest variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 135 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 3,422 feet. Within 10 miles also contains only modest variations in elevation (453 feet). Within 50 miles contains only modest variations in elevation (1,650 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Eunice is covered by shrubs (84%) and grassland (15%), within 10 miles by shrubs (70%) and grassland (30%), and within 50 miles by shrubs (54%) and grassland (32%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Eunice, 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 5 weather stations near enough to contribute to our estimation of the temperature and dew point in Eunice.
For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Eunice 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 Eunice is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Eunice and a given station.
The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: Hobbs Airport (50%, 29 kilometers, north); Gaines County Airport (20%, 54 kilometers, northeast); Winkler County Airport (12%, 73 kilometers, south); Odessa, Odessa-Schlemeyer Field (9%, 93 kilometers, southeast); and Cavern City Air Terminal (8%, 104 kilometers, west).
Time zones for aiports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .