Average Annual Precipitation for New Mexico





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.

New Mexico Precipitation
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