Climate

  • Six-Day Forecast for Socorro NM


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    Snow
    Currently
    Snow
    Today is forecast to be Much Warmer than yesterday. Chance of a few snow showers.
    Snow Showers
    Tuesday
    02/19 50%
    Snow Showers
    Occasional snow showers. High 36F. Winds NNW at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of snow 50%.
    Clear
    Wednesday
    02/20 0%
    Clear
    A mainly sunny sky. High 43F. Winds SSE at 5 to 10 mph.
    Partly Cloudy
    Thursday
    02/21 10%
    Partly Cloudy
    Mostly sunny skies. Becoming windy during the afternoon. High near 50F. Winds S at 20 to 30 mph. Winds could occasionally gust over 40 mph.
    Snow
    Friday
    02/22 70%
    Snow
    Rain and snow showers early...windy...with all rain showers late. High 48F. Winds S at 20 to 30 mph. Chance of rain 70%. Winds could occasionally gust over 40 mph.
    Clear
    Saturday
    02/23 0%
    Clear
    A mainly sunny sky. High near 45F. Winds NW 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