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 1991 to 2020 for the US National Centers for Environmental Information.

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
56 Alamogordo 10.6 270
53 Bitter Lake Wildlife Refuge 13.3 337
46 Carlsbad 12.6 319
50 Carlsbad Caverns National Park 13.8 350
53 Cuba 12.8 325
45 Elephant Butte Lake Dam 9.9 251
71 Gila Hot Springs 15.2 385
37 Hobbs 13.8 350
47 Las Cruces 9.1 232
51 Roswell 11.6 295
86 Ruidoso 22.0 559
44 White Sands National Monument 9.8 249

Central New Mexico

Annual averages for rainfall plus snowfall
Days Place Inches Milli­metres
56 Albuquerque 8.8 225
63 Clovis 20.1 510
56 Conchas Lake Dam 15.2 387
79 El Morro National Monument 13.9 353
73 Gallup 10.7 272
69 Gran Quivira National Monument 15.4 390
57 Grants 9.7 246
76 Las Vegas 15.7 400
69 Pecos National Monument 16.2 411
64 Santa Fe 12.8 325
54 Socorro 10.1 255
64 Tucumcari 16.1 408

Northern New Mexico

Average amount of rain and snow a year
Days Place Inches Milli­metres
78 Abiquiu Lake Dam 10.1 256
57 Aztec Ruins National Monument 10.1 256
60 Chaco Canyon National Monument 8.9 227
68 Clayton 16.1 409
104 Eagle Nest 17.2 437
84 El Vado Lake Dam 14.1 359
62 Farmington 8.0 202
85 Lake Maloya (Sugarite Canyon Park) 21.5 545
72 Raton 15.1 383
115 Red River 22.0 559
61 Taos 12.7 323
Reference

NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI). Climate Normals.

New Mexico Precipitation
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