Climate

Current weather in Socorro New Mexico

Clear
Thursday
04/26 0%
Clear
A good deal of sunshine. High 86F. Winds E at 5 to 10 mph.
Clear
Friday
04/27 0%
Clear
Except for a few afternoon clouds, mainly sunny. High 77F. NE winds shifting to S at 10 to 20 mph.
Chance of a Thunderstorm
Saturday
04/28 40%
Chance of a Thunderstorm
Partial cloudiness early, with scattered showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon. High 81F. Winds S at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 40%.
Clear
Sunday
04/29 0%
Clear
Mainly sunny. High near 85F. Winds S at 15 to 25 mph. Winds could occasionally gust over 40 mph.
Partly Cloudy
Monday
04/30 0%
Partly Cloudy
Wind increasing. A few clouds from time to time. High 82F. Winds SSW at 20 to 30 mph. Winds could occasionally gust over 40 mph.
Partly Cloudy
Tuesday
05/01 0%
Partly Cloudy
Partly cloudy. High 77F. Winds SSW at 15 to 25 mph.

Socorro Weather History

Socorro’s latitude and altitude combine to give it a pleasant year-round climate. Socorro is just far enough south to be spared many of the storms that often touch northern New Mexico. Its elevation of approximately 4,585 feet spares us the extreme heat. The altitude also provides four distinct but temperate seasons.

Socorro summer high temperature averages are in the mid 90s, with no more than 20 days when the temperature reaches over 100F. Winter high temperature averages are in the mid 50s, and winter nights seldom drop to 0F.

Socorro’s low average humidity, little cloud cover, and valley location encourage formation of significant atmospheric stable layers. Normally during the day, air temperature decreases with altitude, but after a clear, calm night, the air next to the ground becomes cooler than the air above.

FOUR SEASONS ON THE HISTORIC PLAZA

SPRING

Plaza Spring

SUMMER

Plaza Summer

AUTUMN

Plaza Autumn

WINTER

Plaza Winter