Climate

  • Six-Day Forecast for Socorro NM

    Clear
    Currently
    Clear
    Tomorrow is forecast to be nearly the same temperature as today.
    Partly Cloudy
    Friday
    12/14 0%
    Partly Cloudy
    Partly cloudy. Lows overnight in the mid 20s.
    Mostly Cloudy
    Saturday
    12/15 0%
    Mostly Cloudy
    A mix of clouds and sun in the morning followed by cloudy skies during the afternoon. High 52F. Winds light and variable.
    Mostly Cloudy
    Sunday
    12/16 0%
    Mostly Cloudy
    Partly cloudy skies in the morning will give way to cloudy skies during the afternoon. High 56F. Winds NNW at 5 to 10 mph.
    Partly Cloudy
    Monday
    12/17 0%
    Partly Cloudy
    Sunshine and clouds mixed. High 57F. Winds SSE at 5 to 10 mph.
    Partly Cloudy
    Tuesday
    12/18 10%
    Partly Cloudy
    Partly cloudy skies. High 56F. Winds NNW at 10 to 15 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