Average Annual Precipitation for New Mexico

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The tables below give yearly averages for rainfall plus snowfall at cities, towns and parks in New Mexico.

Each place has a total for the amount of precipitation it usually receives in a year along with information on the number of days with wet weather. The days includes those when precipitation amounts to 0.01 inches (0.25 millimetres) or more.

The annual precipitation totals are averages based on weather data collected from 1981 to 2010 for the NOAA National Climatic Data Center.

You can jump to a separate table for each region of the state: Southern, Central and Northern New Mexico.

Southern New Mexico

Average yearly precipitation
Days Place Inches Millimetres
  55 Alamogordo 11.7 298
  55 Bitter Lake Wildlife Refuge 14.3 362
  46 Carlsbad 13.4 341
  55 Carlsbad Caverns National Park 15.7 399
  55 Cuba 12.9 328
  51 Elephant Butte Lake Dam 10.6 269
  75 Gila Hot Springs 16.3 413
  40 Hobbs 17.9 455
  55 Roswell 12.9 328
  86 Ruidoso 21.8 555
  48 White Sands National Monument 10.8 274

Central New Mexico

Annual averages for rainfall plus snowfall
Days Place Inches Millimetres
  61 Albuquerque   9.5 240
  65 Clovis 19.1 486
  61 Conchas Lake Dam 16.1 409
  83 El Morro National Monument 15.1 385
  76 Gallup 11.6 294
  75 Gran Quivira National Monument 17.1 434
  57 Grants 10.5 266
  80 Las Vegas 18.1 458
  71 Pecos National Monument 17.2 437
  66 Santa Fe 14.2 360
  54 Socorro 10.3 261
  65 Tucumcari 17.1 434

Northern New Mexico

Average amount of rain and snow a year
Days Place Inches Millimetres
  79 Abiquiu Lake Dam 10.3 262
  64 Aztec Ruins National Monument 10.9 277
  59 Chaco Canyon National Monument   9.6 244
  68 Clayton 15.8 401
102 Eagle Nest 17.3 439
  87 El Vado Lake Dam 15.0 380
  62 Farmington   8.6 218
  90 Lake Maloya (Sugarite Canyon Park) 23.9 607
  82 Raton 16.5 420
  69 Taos 12.8 324
Reference

National Climatic Data Center. NOAA's 1981-2010 Climate Normals.

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