Santa Fe's Climate
Before New Mexico became the Land of Enchantment, it was called The Sunshine State because every part of the state receives sunshine 70 percent of the year and has low humidity. Santa Fe's 4 seasons are distinct and experience dramatic summer thunderstorms and occasional winter snowstorms. The bright blue skies are free from smoke which makes the Santa Fe climate one of the most healthful climates in the United States.
The average growing season is 150 days. The local vegetation varies from aspens and tall pines at the higher elevations to pinons and sagebrush to the south and east.
Santa Fe is characterized by cool winters and warm summers. The average temperature in Santa Fe ranges from a low of 14°F (-10°C) to a high of 40°F (4°C) in winter, low of 55°F (13°C) to a high of 86?F (30°C) in summer. Santa Fe receives 2-3 inches (50-75 mm) of rain per month in summer and about 5 inches (13 cm) of snow per month in winter.
|Monthly Normal and Record High and Low Temperatures|
|Rec High °F/°C||90/32||75/24||78/26||87/31||94/34||100/38||98/37||95/35||95/35||86/30||82/28||72/22|
|Norm High °F/°C||47/8||50/10||56/13||63/17||72/22||83/28||85/29||82/28||76/24||67/19||54/12||48/9|
|Norm Low °F/°C||16/-9||20/-7||25/-4||31/-1||39/4||48/9||53/12||51/11||45/7||34/1||24/-4||17/-8|
|Rec Low °F/°C||-27/-33||-29/-34||-18/-28||6/-14||14/-10||11/-12||35/2||36/2||20/-7||6/-14||-23/-31||-19/-28|