Climate

Current weather in Socorro New Mexico

Clear
Sunday
08/19 0%
Clear
Sunny skies. High 96F. Winds N at 5 to 10 mph.
Clear
Monday
08/20 0%
Clear
Mainly sunny. High 93F. Winds E at 5 to 10 mph.
Partly Cloudy
Tuesday
08/21 20%
Partly Cloudy
Sunshine and clouds mixed. A stray shower or thunderstorm is possible. High 93F. Winds S at 10 to 15 mph.
Partly Cloudy
Wednesday
08/22 0%
Partly Cloudy
Partly cloudy skies. High 92F. Winds S at 10 to 15 mph.
Clear
Thursday
08/23 0%
Clear
Generally sunny despite a few afternoon clouds. High 91F. Winds SSE at 5 to 10 mph.
Clear
Friday
08/24 10%
Clear
Generally sunny despite a few afternoon clouds. High 91F. Winds NE at 5 to 10 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