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New Mexico 2019: Warmer And Drier Than Normal!


The 2019 statewide average temperature was 1.6 degrees above normal.

2019 was tied for the 20th warmest on record for New Mexico. The summer season (June - August) led the way with the 7th warmest on record. 

When was the last year New Mexico experienced a cooler than normal year? You have to go back to 1992! That's 27 consecutive years with above normal temperatures in New Mexico! 


The 2019 statewide average precipitation was 0.52 inches below normal.

2019 was the 54th driest on record for New Mexico. The summer season (June - August) was the 10th driest on record.

In the past 20 years, 14 years have been drier than normal and six years wetter than normal.


Climate Cities at a Glance:

2019: Temperature & Precipitation Data For New Mexico, Albuquerque, Clayton and Roswell
(click the link above for a detailed climate summary of temperature and precipitation for these 3 cities)

2019 Avg Temp Departure Rank P.O.R.
(# of years)

Avg Precip

Departure Rank
New Mexico 54.4° +1.6° Tied 17th warmest 127 13.47" -0.52" 57th driest
Albuquerque 57.5 +0.4 Tied 27th warmest 127 8.78 -0.67 72nd driest
Clayton 54.0   0.0 33rd warmest 122 13.43 -2.36 33rd driest
Roswell 63.6 +3.1 4th warmest 107 11.33 -1.58 51st driest
      (Departure from normal based on a 30-year normal from 1981 to 2010; Rankings based on the Period Of Record (POR) but only years with no missing data were included)

This year's annual weather and climate review has a new look to it. We hope you like it! The 2019 highlights is organized into topics which are accessed by the tabs across the top of each page. Other annual summary topics include a video of the year in pictures, the top 5 weather stories, a summary of the drought status and hydrology program, a recap of the fire weather program, a list of all the records and extremes in Albuquerque, Clayton and Roswell in 2019, a month-to-month recap of the significant weather events across New Mexico, and a review of our 2019 severe weather.