Climate

  • Six-Day Forecast for Socorro NM

    Partly Cloudy
    Currently
    Partly Cloudy
    Today is forecast to be Much Warmer than yesterday.
    Partly Cloudy
    Wednesday
    01/16 0%
    Partly Cloudy
    Partly cloudy. High 56F. Winds NW at 5 to 10 mph.
    Clear
    Thursday
    01/17 10%
    Clear
    Sunshine and some clouds. High 53F. Winds NNE at 5 to 10 mph.
    Chance of Rain
    Friday
    01/18 40%
    Chance of Rain
    Rain showers early with sunny and windy conditions later in the day. High near 50F. Winds WNW at 20 to 30 mph. Chance of rain 40%. Winds could occasionally gust over 40 mph.
    Clear
    Saturday
    01/19 0%
    Clear
    Sunny skies. High 49F. Winds N at 5 to 10 mph.
    Partly Cloudy
    Sunday
    01/20 0%
    Partly Cloudy
    Considerable clouds early. Some decrease in clouds later in the day. High 51F. Winds SE 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