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Statistics

The following statistics have been compiled for select locations across northern and central New Mexico to show how variable the North American Monsoon is from year-to-year and from location-to-location. Table 1 highlights monsoon precipitation extremes including the wettest and driest monsoon seasons, the wettesy day, the longest stretch of days with measurable precipitation (>=0.01'), the average precipitation for the climate period 1981-2010, and the period of record for each location. Table 2 shows monsoon temperature extremes including the highest maximum temperature, the highest minimum temperature, the longest stretch of days with a high temperature of 90 degrees or higher, the longest stretch of days with a high temperature of 100 degrees or higher, and the period of record for each location. Table 3 details the New Mexico statewide rankings for highest average temperature, lowest average temperature, highest precipitation, and lowest precipitation for the four month period from June through September from data obtained by the National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI).

Table 1. Monsoon Precipitation Extremes June 15 - September 30
Location Wettest Driest Wettest Day Longest Stretch >= 0.01" (days) Average
(1981-2010)
Period of Record
Albuquerque Area 9.42"
(2006)
1.46" (2003) 2.08"
9/28/1893
9
9/2/1988
4.61" 1891-2017
Clayton 18.90" (1941) 1.53" (1943) 4.06"
8/10/1963
12
7/30/1925
8.39" 1896-2017
Roswell 18.23" (1981) 0.46" (1922) 4.57"
8/9/1916
10
9/15/1972
6.66" 1893-2017
Santa Fe Airport 10.45" (2006) 0.93" (1958) 1.97"
9/10/2013
9
8/11/1999
6.68" 1941-2017
Farmington Airport 6.57"
(1954)
0.43" (2009) 1.75"
7/8/2006
8
8/13/1967
3.86" 1941-2017
Gallup Airport 9.87"
(1999)
1.23" (1979) 2.02"
7/17/1981
9
7/29/1983
5.33" 1973-2017
Socorro 10.35" (2006) 1.05" (1902) 3.61"
9/29/1904
13
7/24/1914
5.58" 1893-2016
Glenwood 16.43" (2006) 0.12" (1968) 3.34"
8/12/1967
10
7/31/1959
8.36" 1937-2017
Clovis 13N 20.00" (1991) 1.67" (1983) 6.15"
7/15/1991
9
8/22/2006
9.37" 1949-2017
Cimarron 4SW 19.06" (2017) 2.84" (1934) 3.67"
9/29/1904
11
7/15/1963
9.08" 1904-2017

 

Table 2. Monsoon Temperature Extremes June 15 - September 30
Location Highest Max Temp Highest Low Temp Longest Stretch >= 90 Longest Stretch >= 100 Period of Record
Albuquerque Area 107
6/26/2994
79
6/29/1892
64
8/11/1980
9
6/30/1980
1891-2017
Clayton 105
7/30/1934
74
7/26/1917
31
7/28/2011
4
6/29/2012
7/11/2009
1896-2017
Roswell 114
6/27/1994
81
7/2/1994
102
9/3/2011
18
7/18/2016
1893-2017
Santa Fe Airport 102
6/19/2016
73
8/18/1945
29
7/31/2016
1
6/21/2017
several other years
1941-2017
Farmington Airport 105
7/21/2005
79
7/16/2007
51
8/1/2002
11
7/22/2005
1941-2017
Gallup Airport 101
6/20/2016
70
6/24/2016
30
7/26/2003
1
6/20/2016
7/14/2003
1973-2017
Socorro 109
6/26/1994
78
6/16/1960
76
8/21/1934
14
7/7/1994
1893-2017
Glenwood 108
6/27/1994
78
8/25/2011
46
7/29/1971
11
6/28/1990
6/30/1974
1937-2017
Clovis 13N 109
6/22/1994
79
7/26/1998
50
8/11/2011
11
6/29/1998
1949-2017
Cimarrron 4SW 101
7/17/1939
70
7/1/2011
13
7/27/1980
1
7/25/1940
7/17/1939
1904-2017

 

Table 3. New Mexico Statewide Precipitation and Temperature Extremes June 1 - September 30
New Mexico
Rank
Highest Average Temp Lowest Average Temp Max Precipitation Min Precipitation Period of Record
1 73.0
2011
67.1
1941
12.53"
1941
3.88"
1956
1895-2017
2 72.2
2012
67.5
1912
11.50"
1991
4.47"
1922
1895-2017
3 71.8
1994
67.5
1913
11.40"
2006
4.53"
1951
1895-2017
4 71.8
2015
67.6
1975
10.70"
1988
4.61"
2003
1895-2017
5 71.6
2000
67.7
1906
10.68"
1921
4.76"
1924
1895-2017