The best times to visit Southeastern New Mexico for ideal weather are
March 12th to June 3rd
September 17th to November 4th
based on average temperature and humidity from NOAA (the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration). Read below for more weather and travel details.
Southeastern New Mexico Travel Guide
Other Southeastern New Mexico Travel Info
Weather in Southeastern New Mexico
Average temperatures in Southeastern New Mexico vary drastically. Considering humidity, temperatures feel nice between summer and winter. The temperatures feel cold for about half the year, and too hot for part of the year with a very low chance of rain or snow throughout the year. The area is somewhat temperate — in the 41st percentile for pleasant weather — compared to tourist destinations worldwide. Weeks with ideal weather are listed above. If you’re looking for the very warmest time to visit Southeastern New Mexico, the hottest months are June, August, and then July. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally early to mid August where highs are regularly around 100°F (37.8°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 67.5°F (19.7°C) at night.
Southeastern New Mexico Temperatures (Fahrenheit)
Southeastern New Mexico Temperatures (Celsius)
The way we experience weather isn’t all about temperature. Higher temperatures affect us much more at higher humidity, and colder temperatures feel piercing with high winds. Our perceived temperatures factor in humidity and wind chill to better represent how hot or cold the day feels to a person.
Southeastern New Mexico Perceived Temperature (F)
Southeastern New Mexico Perceived Temperature (C)
Average Southeastern New Mexico Temperatures by Month
Daily highs (averaged for the month) usually give the best indication of the weather. A significantly lower mean and low generally just means it gets colder at night.
|Month||Avg. High (°F)||Avg. Mean (°F)||Avg. Low (°F)|
|Month||Avg. High (°C)||Avg. Mean (°C)||Avg. Low (°C)|
Precipitation (Rain or Snow)
If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Southeastern New Mexico are April, November, and then February. Note that we define “significant precipitation” as .1 inches or more in this section. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around early February. For example, on the week of February 5th there are no days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in early to mid September with an average of 2 days of significant precipitation the week of September 10th.
When can you find snow in Southeastern New Mexico? Weather stations report large amounts of snow likely to be deepest around December, especially close to late December. The best time to ski (if at all) in Southeastern New Mexico is often around around November 19th when fresh powder is deepest. Please note that a value of 0 for snow in the graph below may either mean there was no snow, or that snow is unreported.
Chance of Precipitation
The graph below shows the % chance of rainy and snowy days in Southeastern New Mexico.
Snow on the Ground
The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Southeastern New Mexico (in).
Average Rain and Snow by Month
|Month||Daily Chance of Rain||Average Snow Depth (in)||Total Precipitation (in)|
|Month||Daily Chance of Rain||Average Snow Depth (cm)||Total Precipitation (cm)|
Humidity and Wind
Southeastern New Mexico has some comfortably humid months, with some very dry months. The least humid month is April (17.8% relative humidity), and the most humid month is September (43.2%).
Wind in Southeastern New Mexico is usually moderate. The windiest month is April, followed by June and May. April’s average wind speed of around 9.3 knots (10.7 MPH or 17.2 KPH) is considered “a gentle breeze.” Maximum sustained winds (the highest speed for the day lasting more than a few moments) are at their highest in early to mid April where average top sustained speeds reach 21.6 knots, which is considered a fresh breeze.
Relative Humidity (%)
The graph below shows the average % humidity by month in Southeastern New Mexico.
The graph below shows wind speed (max and average) in knots.
Average Wind Speeds
Show Wind Speeds
All wind speeds are in knots. 1 knot = 1.15 MPH or 1.85 KPH.
|Month||Avg. Wind||Avg. Wind Feel||Sustained High Wind||High Wind Feel|
|Jan||6.2||Light breeze||14.5||Significant breeze|
|Feb||7.3||Gentle breeze||16.9||Significant breeze|
|Mar||8.1||Gentle breeze||18.5||Significant breeze|
|Apr||9.3||Gentle breeze||20.4||Strong breeze|
|May||8.4||Gentle breeze||18.8||Significant breeze|
|Jun||8.5||Gentle breeze||19.5||Strong breeze|
|Jul||6.9||Light breeze||16.2||Significant breeze|
|Aug||6.2||Light breeze||15.6||Significant breeze|
|Sep||6.2||Light breeze||14.6||Significant breeze|
|Oct||6.5||Light breeze||15||Significant breeze|
|Nov||6||Light breeze||14.1||Significant breeze|
|Dec||6||Light breeze||14.4||Significant breeze|
Show Relative Humidity by Month
|Month||Avg. Relative Humidity|
Is it Safe to Travel to Southeastern New Mexico?
Our best data indicates this area is generally safe. As of Oct 07, 2019 there are no travel advisories or warnings for the United States; exercise normal security precautions. Check this page for any recent changes or regions to avoid: Travel Advice and Advisories. This advisory was last updated on Sep 23, 2019.
The Busiest and Least Crowded Months
The busiest month for tourism in Southeastern New Mexico, the United States is June, followed by May and January. Prices for hotels and flights will be most expensive during these months, though you can save if you purchase well in advance. Tourists are unlikely to visit Southeastern New Mexico in December. Those willing to visit at these times will likely find it the least expensive month.
Estimated Tourism by Month
Most Popular Months to Visit
Overall Southeastern New Mexico Travel Experience by Season
Spring (March through May)
Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel moderate. Highs range from 96.3°F (35.7°C) and 68.9°F (20.5°C) with warmer temperatures in the later months. Rain is rare with 1 to 3 days of significant precipitation per month. Spring is the second busiest for tourism, which makes it a good time for those looking for things to do.
Summer (June through August)
The middle-year months have very comfortable weather with high temperatures that are quite warm. These months see the most precipitation with 2 to 4 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the busiest season for tourism in Southeastern New Mexico, so lodging and other accommodations may cost more than usual.
Fall (September through November)
Fall daily highs range from 92.9°F (33.8°C) and 63.6°F (17.6°C), which will feel comfortable given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a normal amount: 1 to 4 days per month. Tourism is the slowest during these months due to the weather, so hotels may be affordably priced.
Winter (December through February)
Weather is too cold this time of year in Southeastern New Mexico to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 70.5°F (21.4°C) and 53.8°F (12.1°C). On average, it rains or snows a smalll amount: 1 to 2 times per month. These times of year are fairly slow with tourists.