2001 ALBUQUERQUE, NEW MEXICO (ABQ)



The Albuquerque metropolitan area is largely situated in the Rio Grande Valley and on the mesas and piedmont slopes which rise either side of the valley floor. The Rio Grande flows from north to south through the area. The Sandia and Manzano Mountains rise abruptly at the eastern edge of the city with Tijeras Canyon separating the two ranges. West of the city the land gradually rises to the Continental Divide, some 90 miles away.

The climate of Albuquerque is best described as arid continental with abundant sunshine, low humidity, scant precipitation, and a wide yet tolerable seasonal range of temperatures. Sunny days and low humidity are renowned features of the climate. More than three–fourths of the daylight hours have sunshine, even in the winter months. The air is normally dry and muggy days are rare. The combination of dry air and plentiful solar radiation allows widespread use of energy–efficient devices such as evaporative coolers and solar collectors.

Precipitation within the valley area is adequate only for native desert vegetation and deep–rooted imports. However, irrigation supports successful farming and fruit growing in the Rio Grande Valley. On the east slopes of the Sandias and Manzanos, precipitation is sufficient for thick stands of timber and good grass cover.

Meager amounts of precipitation fall in the winter, much of it as snow. Snowfalls of an inch or more occur about four times a year in the Rio Grande Valley, while the mountains receive substantial snowfall on occasion. Snow seldom remains on the ground more than 24 hours in the city proper. However, snow cover on the east slopes of the Sandias is sufficient for skiing during most winters.

Nearly half of the annual precipitation in Albuquerque results from afternoon and evening thunderstorms during the summer. Thunderstorm frequency increases rapidly around July 1st, peaks during August, then tapers off by the end of September. Thunderstorms are usually brief, sometimes produce heavy rainfall, and often lower afternoon temperatures noticeably. Hailstorms are infrequent and tornadoes rare.

Temperatures in Albuquerque are those characteristic of a dry, high altitude, continental climate. The average daily range of temperature is relatively high, but extreme temperatures are rare. High temperatures during the winter are near 50 degrees with only a few days on which the temperature fails to rise above the freezing mark. In the summer, daytime maxima are about 90 degrees, but with the large daily range, the nights usually are comfortably cool.

The average number of days between the last freezing temperature in spring and the first freeze in fall varies widely across the Albuquerque metropolitan area. The growing season in Albuquerque and adjacent suburbs ranges from around 170 days in the Rio Grande Valley to about 200 days in parts of the northeast section of the city.

Sustained winds of 12 mph or less occur approximately 80 percent of the time at the Albuquerque International Airport, while sustained winds greater than 25 mph have a frequency less than 3 percent. Late winter and spring storms along with occasional east winds out of Tijeras Canyon are the main sources of strong wind conditions. Blowing dust, the least attractive feature of the climate, often accompanies the occasional strong winds of winter and spring.

NORMALS, MEANS, AND EXTREMES

ALBUQUERQUE, NM (ABQ)

LATITUDE:    LONGITUDE:     ELEVATION (FT):    TIME ZONE:    WBAN: 23050

35 02′ 32″ N  106 36′ 23″ W  GRND: 5305  BARO: 5308  MOUNTAIN (UTC + 7)

2001 Albuquerque, New Mexico (ABQ)

ELEMENT POR JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC YEAR
TEMPERATURE F NORMAL DAILY MAXIMUM 30 46.8 53.5 61.4 70.8 79.7 90.0 92.5 89.0 81.9 71.0 57.3 47.5 70.1
MEAN DAILY MAXIMUM 54 47.3 53.6 61.1 70.5 80.0 90.0 92.2 89.4 82.9 71.3 57.0 47.8 70.3
HIGHEST DAILY MAXIMUM 62 69 76 85 89 98 107 105 101 100 91 77 72 107
YEAR OF OCCURRENCE 1994 1986 1971 1989 1951 1994 1980 1979 1979 1979 1975 1958 JUN 1994
MEAN OF EXTREME MAXS. 54 60.9 67.5 75.3 83.5 91.1 99.5 99.9 96.3 92.4 83.5 70.4 60.7 81.8
NORMAL DAILY MINIMUM 30 21.7 26.4 32.2 39.6 48.6 58.3 64.4 62.6 55.2 43.0 31.2 23.1 42.2
MEAN DAILY MINIMUM 54 23.6 27.7 33.1 40.9 50.2 59.8 65.0 63.3 56.4 44.2 31.9 24.4 43.4
LOWEST DAILY MINIMUM 62 -17 -5 8 19 28 40 52 50 37 21 -7 -7 -17
YEAR OF OCCURRENCE 1971 1951 1948 1980 1975 1980 1985 1992 1971 1991 1976 1990 JAN 1971
MEAN OF EXTREME MINS. 54 9.3 14.1 20.1 28.1 37.3 48.4 58.6 56.9 45.2 31.7 19.0 11.3 31.7
NORMAL DRY BULB 30 34.2 40.0 46.9 55.2 64.2 74.2 78.5 75.9 68.6 57.0 44.3 35.3 56.2
MEAN DRY BULB 54 35.6 40.7 47.1 55.7 65.0 74.9 78.7 76.3 69.6 57.9 44.5 36.1 56.8
MEAN WET BULB 18 29.8 33.6 37.1 41.9 48.9 55.4 60.4 61.2 54.7 45.6 36.0 29.8 44.5
MEAN DEW POINT 18 19.5 21.1 21.4 23.6 30.7 38.5 48.8 51.9 43.4 33.0 24.3 20.0 31.3
NORMAL NO. DAYS WITH:
MAXIMUM 90 30 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 2.6 17.2 23.2 15.9 3.9 0.1 0.0 0.0 62.9
MAXIMUM 32 30 2.3 0.7 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.2 1.8 5.1
MINIMUM 32 30 29.0 22.6 15.8 4.5 0.2 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 2.0 16.1 28.5 118.7
MINIMUM 0 30 0.4 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.1 0.6
H/C NORMAL HEATING DEG. DAYS 30 955 700 561 301 89 0 0 0 18 259 621 921 4425
NORMAL COOLING DEG. DAYS 30 0 0 0 7 64 279 419 338 126 11 0 0 1244
RH NORMAL (PERCENT) 30 56 50 40 32 31 30 42 47 47 45 50 57 44
HOUR 05 LST 30 70 65 56 49 48 46 60 66 66 62 65 70 60
HOUR 11 LST 30 50 44 34 26 25 24 34 40 40 38 42 50 37
HOUR 17 LST 30 40 32 24 19 18 18 27 30 31 30 36 43 29
HOUR 23 LST 30 61 53 43 36 34 32 48 53 52 50 54 61 48
S PERCENT POSSIBLE SUNSHINE 62 72 72 73 77 79 83 76 76 79 79 76 71 76
W/O MEAN NO. DAYS WITH:
HEAVY FOG(VISBY 1/4 MI) 63 1.2 1.0 0.6 0.2 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.1 0.3 0.6 1.7 5.8
THUNDERSTORMS 63 0.1 0.3 0.9 1.5 4.0 5.1 10.9 10.8 4.6 2.2 0.6 0.2 41.2
CLOUDINESS MEAN:
SUNRISE-SUNSET (OKTAS) 57 3.9 4.1 4.1 3.7 3.4 2.7 3.5 3.5 2.8 2.8 3.1 3.6 3.4
MIDNIGHT-MIDNIGHT (OKTAS) 32 3.5 3.8 3.6 3.2 3.1 2.7 3.7 3.7 2.9 2.6 2.9 3.3 3.2
MEAN NO. DAYS WITH:
CLEAR 58 12.8 10.8 11.3 12.5 13.9 17.4 11.9 13.1 16.3 17.0 14.8 13.7 165.5
PARTLY CLOUDY 58 7.8 7.7 9.6 9.5 10.4 8.7 13.9 12.3 7.7 7.7 7.6 7.2 110.1
CLOUDY 58 10.4 9.8 10.1 8.0 6.6 3.9 4.7 5.1 5.5 5.9 7.1 9.6 86.7
PR MEAN STATION PRESSURE(IN) 29 24.80 24.70 24.70 24.70 24.70 24.70 24.80 24.80 24.80 24.80 24.80 24.80 24.76
MEAN SEA-LEVEL PRES. (IN) 17 30.11 30.02 29.92 29.85 29.81 29.82 29.88 29.92 29.93 29.98 30.04 30.12 29.95
WINDS MEAN SPEED (MPH) 45 7.9 8.6 9.8 10.6 10.3 9.5 8.8 7.9 8.1 7.9 7.8 7.6 8.7
PREVAIL. DIR (TENS OF DEGS) 30 36 36 36 36 18 09 10 10 10 36 36 36 36
MAXIMUM 2-MINUTE:
SPEED (MPH) 5 41 47 49 47 48 48 46 51 43 41 44 51 51
DIR. (TENS OF DEGS) 10 27 09 11 25 27 09 08 34 16 24 06 08
YEAR OF OCCURRENCE 2001 2000 2000 1999 1999 2001 2000 2000 2000 1997 2001 1997 AUG 2000
MAXIMUM 5-SECOND:
SPEED (MPH) 5 53 59 58 58 64 61 56 61 53 49 49 57 64
DIR. (TENS OF DEGS) 09 29 09 18 28 28 06 09 33 16 24 07 28
YEAR OF OCCURRENCE 2001 2000 2000 2001 2001 2001 2000 2000 2000 1997 2001 1997 MAY 2001
PRECIPITATION NORMAL (IN) 30 0.44 0.46 0.54 0.52 0.50 0.59 1.37 1.64 1.00 0.89 0.43 0.50 8.88
MAXIMUM MONTHLY (IN) 62 1.32 1.82 2.34 1.97 3.07 2.86 3.33 3.30 2.63 3.08 1.93 1.85 3.33
YEAR OF OCCURRENCE 1978 1993 1998 1942 1941 1996 1968 1967 1988 1972 1991 1959 JUL 1968
MINIMUM MONTHLY (IN) 62 T T T T T T 0.08 T T 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
YEAR OF OCCURRENCE 1970 1984 1966 1996 1945 1975 1980 1962 1957 1952 1949 1981 DEC 1981
MAXIMUM IN 24 HOURS (IN) 62 0.87 0.80 1.45 1.66 1.14 1.64 1.77 2.13 1.92 1.80 1.67 1.35 2.13
YEAR OF OCCURRENCE 1962 1993 1998 1969 1969 1952 1961 1994 1955 1969 1991 1958 AUG 1994
NORMAL NO. DAYS WITH:
PRECIPITATION 0.01 30 4.0 4.2 4.7 3.1 4.4 4.2 9.0 9.4 6.4 4.7 4.0 4.2 62.3
PRECIPITATION 1.00 30 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.1 0.1 0.2 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.6
SNOWFALL NORMAL (IN) 30 2.9 2.7 2.0 0.7 0.* 0.0 0.0 0.0 T 0.2 0.7 2.2 11.4
MAXIMUM MONTHLY (IN) 62 9.5 10.3 13.9 8.1 1.0 T T T T 3.2 9.3 14.7 14.7
YEAR OF OCCURRENCE 1973 1986 1973 1973 1979 1996 1996 1996 1971 1986 1940 1959 DEC 1959
MAXIMUM IN 24 HOURS (IN) 62 5.1 6.0 10.7 10.9 1.0 T T T T 3.2 5.5 14.2 14.2
YEAR OF OCCURRENCE 1973 1986 1973 1988 1979 1996 1990 1993 1971 1986 1946 1958 DEC 1958
MAXIMUM SNOW DEPTH (IN) 53 47 16 8 11 0 0 0 0 0 3 12 25 47
YEAR OF OCCURRENCE 1977 1986 1973 1988 1986 1992 1958 JAN 1977
NORMAL NO. DAYS WITH:
SNOWFALL 1.0 30 1.0 1.2 0.6 0.2 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.* 0.3 0.8 4.1

2001 Albuquerque, New Mexico (ABQ)

PRECIPITATION (inches) 2001 ALBUQUERQUE, NM (ABQ)
YEAR JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC ANNUAL
1972 0.12 0.12 0.08 T 0.18 0.55 1.00 2.93 1.00 3.08 0.69 0.36 10.11
1973 0.85 0.33 2.18 0.91 0.66 1.37 1.80 1.19 1.13 0.35 0.08 0.03 10.88
1974 0.88 0.11 0.85 0.14 0.01 0.22 2.40 0.79 1.58 1.96 0.38 0.51 9.83
1975 0.26 0.99 0.95 0.10 0.66 T 1.43 1.40 1.66 T 0.28 0.28 8.01
1976 0.00 0.40 0.09 0.31 0.82 0.60 1.32 0.73 0.45 0.03 0.24 0.20 5.19
1977 0.88 0.13 0.63 1.07 0.10 0.04 0.69 2.28 0.78 0.76 0.42 0.13 7.91
1978 1.32 1.02 0.54 0.05 0.69 1.05 0.24 2.49 0.59 1.22 1.00 0.76 10.97
1979 1.07 0.62 0.14 0.24 2.48 1.02 0.80 1.53 0.40 0.27 0.91 0.87 10.35
1980 0.87 0.58 0.60 0.60 0.56 0.01 0.08 2.61 1.83 0.09 0.30 0.74 8.87
1981 0.05 0.67 0.80 0.30 0.53 0.35 1.07 1.68 0.41 1.43 0.37 0.00 7.66
1982 0.32 0.20 0.84 0.05 0.52 0.09 1.32 1.09 1.34 0.26 0.60 0.78 7.41
1983 1.10 0.71 0.61 0.02 0.32 1.21 0.55 0.27 0.91 1.20 0.44 0.42 7.76
1984 0.33 T 0.62 0.50 0.16 0.48 1.13 2.70 1.13 3.04 0.63 1.36 12.08
1985 0.49 0.54 0.70 1.69 1.12 0.53 1.16 0.49 1.53 2.15 0.19 0.16 10.75
1986 0.22 1.01 0.17 0.33 1.11 2.57 1.51 2.26 0.53 1.54 1.29 0.44 12.98
1987 0.66 0.61 0.07 1.00 0.58 0.13 0.91 2.98 0.20 0.44 0.42 0.34 8.34
1988 0.15 0.07 0.85 1.42 0.62 1.25 2.26 3.29 2.63 0.32 0.22 0.03 13.11
1989 0.57 0.35 0.48 T 0.02 0.02 1.51 0.48 0.31 0.97 T 0.28 4.99
1990 0.21 0.49 0.41 1.71 0.45 0.27 2.36 1.79 0.96 0.15 0.86 0.59 10.25
1991 0.60 0.06 0.14 T 1.14 0.65 2.63 1.26 1.43 0.26 1.93 1.49 11.59
1992 0.60 0.20 0.63 0.22 1.81 0.67 2.01 2.17 0.79 0.70 1.12 1.16 12.08
1993 0.94 1.82 0.22 T 0.20 0.44 0.23 3.05 0.49 0.64 0.97 0.03 9.03
1994 0.02 0.26 0.59 0.07 1.87 0.28 0.61 2.70 1.21 1.54 1.38 0.62 11.15
1995 0.55 0.39 0.16 0.69 0.08 0.20 0.35 0.74 2.32 T 0.03 0.17 5.68
1996 0.17 0.19 0.02 T 0.02 2.86 1.03 1.54 1.45 1.52 0.95 T 9.75
1997 0.55 0.12 0.11 1.65 0.42 1.03 2.04 1.96 2.43 0.32 0.73 1.00 12.36
1998 0.14 0.66 2.34 0.64 T 0.17 2.37 0.88 0.15 1.80 0.46 0.22 9.83
1999 0.12 T 1.10 0.59 0.54 0.60 1.47 3.04 0.54 0.26 T 0.03 8.29
2000 0.30 0.30 1.27 T 0.07 0.72 0.83 0.57 0.37 2.66 0.91 0.24 8.24
2001 0.28 0.27 0.27 0.51 0.38 0.26 1.37 1.59 0.51 0.14 0.68 0.24 6.50
POR=109 YRS 0.40 0.38 0.48 0.55 0.63 0.62 1.33 1.44 0.91 0.83 0.43 0.41 8.41

2001 Albuquerque, New Mexico (ABQ)

AVERAGE TEMPERATURE (F) 2001 ALBUQUERQUE, NM (ABQ)
YEAR JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC ANNUAL
1972 36.1 42.5 53.6 56.9 64.0 73.7 78.6 74.1 68.1 57.6 40.1 35.0 56.7
1973 31.8 35.9 45.1 50.2 62.7 73.5 78.4 78.0 67.5 56.4 44.6 34.0 54.8
1974 33.6 37.9 52.8 56.4 68.5 80.1 77.0 72.7 66.1 58.1 45.0 32.0 56.7
1975 30.8 38.0 45.0 49.9 61.0 73.0 76.8 76.1 66.3 56.5 42.6 35.6 54.3
1976 33.2 43.3 44.3 54.6 62.8 73.4 77.0 75.0 68.0 53.1 40.6 33.0 54.9
1977 29.8 40.7 43.2 56.5 64.2 75.5 78.6 77.4 69.4 58.9 46.4 40.4 56.8
1978 36.8 39.3 50.2 57.7 60.5 75.5 81.6 75.5 69.1 60.3 47.5 34.3 57.4
1979 32.9 41.1 48.4 56.9 63.7 73.3 80.6 77.1 72.3 61.5 41.0 37.7 57.2
1980 40.2 44.2 46.1 52.1 61.1 77.2 82.7 77.4 69.9 54.5 43.5 40.5 57.5
1981 38.0 42.9 46.2 59.0 64.5 77.0 79.8 76.4 69.7 55.7 47.0 40.5 58.1
1982 35.9 39.4 47.4 56.1 63.0 74.8 79.1 77.4 69.5 54.8 42.9 34.4 56.2
1983 35.0 39.7 46.9 50.2 63.0 73.4 80.4 79.4 73.4 58.3 45.1 36.7 56.8
1984 34.1 40.1 46.8 52.8 69.9 73.6 78.9 75.7 68.8 51.6 43.7 35.6 56.0
1985 33.8 38.3 47.5 57.4 64.0 74.1 77.1 76.6 65.9 57.5 45.4 37.6 56.3
1986 41.3 43.0 50.9 56.5 63.7 72.7 74.7 76.0 66.5 54.6 42.0 36.3 56.5
1987 32.3 39.2 43.7 54.8 62.8 73.0 77.8 74.7 68.8 61.3 45.2 35.3 55.7
1988 34.6 43.9 47.0 55.1 64.3 74.4 78.1 75.0 66.3 61.1 45.4 33.9 56.6
1989 35.5 41.9 52.8 61.4 68.8 75.6 78.6 74.3 69.4 56.7 46.4 35.1 58.0
1990 34.6 38.5 48.6 57.3 63.6 79.0 76.8 73.8 70.9 58.3 45.0 32.1 56.5
1991 35.7 44.6 46.1 56.0 65.5 73.4 76.9 75.5 68.1 59.6 43.4 37.3 56.8
1992 32.7 42.3 48.9 60.0 64.6 72.4 76.2 75.0 70.3 60.8 39.7 32.8 56.3
1993 39.7 42.5 48.8 57.1 65.7 75.1 79.9 75.6 69.1 56.2 43.3 37.3 57.5
1994 38.1 40.7 50.2 58.5 66.9 80.4 81.3 79.4 71.0 57.0 44.5 40.9 59.1
1995 39.2 49.3 50.7 54.2 64.5 74.8 80.0 79.8 69.5 59.5 50.8 40.9 59.4
1996 39.3 46.1 46.8 57.5 71.5 76.5 79.5 76.2 66.2 55.9 45.6 38.7 58.3
1997 33.4 40.7 51.8 52.6 65.9 73.0 77.6 76.3 71.5 56.5 43.6 32.7 56.3
1998 37.9 38.8 46.7 52.2 65.6 74.4 77.1 77.1 74.4 57.9 46.5 38.5 57.3
1999 40.7 44.0 50.7 53.7 63.7 72.8 76.7 74.7 68.2 58.6 49.8 35.6 57.4
2000 40.9 45.0 47.7 59.1 70.5 76.2 79.5 78.1 72.4 55.7 39.4 37.1 58.5
2001 33.8 42.7 48.4 57.8 68.9 76.9 79.4 75.9 72.4 60.8 47.9 36.3 58.4
POR=109 YRS 34.9 40.0 46.7 55.1 64.0 73.6 77.4 75.3 68.6 56.9 44.0 35.3 56.0

REFERENCE NOTES:

PAGE 1:

THE TEMPERATURE GRAPH SHOWS NORMAL MAXIMUM AND NORMAL MINIMUM DAILY TEMPERATURES (SOLID CURVES) AND THE ACTUAL DAILY HIGH AND LOW TEMPERATURES (VERTICAL BARS).

PAGE 2 AND 3:

H/C INDICATES HEATING AND COOLING DEGREE DAYS.

RH INDICATES RELATIVE HUMIDITY

W/O INDICATES WEATHER AND OBSTRUCTIONS

S INDICATES SUNSHINE.

PR INDICATES PRESSURE.

CLOUDINESS ON PAGE 3 IS THE SUM OF THE CEILOMETER AND SATELLITE DATA NOT TO EXCEED EIGHT EIGHTHS (OKTAS).

GENERAL:

T INDICATES TRACE PRECIPITATION, AN AMOUNT GREATER THAN ZERO BUT LESS THAN THE LOWEST REPORTABLE VALUE.

+ INDICATES THE VALUE ALSO OCCURS ON EARLIER DATES.

BLANK ENTRIES DENOTE MISSING OR UNREPORTED DATA.

NORMALS ARE 30–YEAR AVERAGES (1961–1990).

ASOS INDICATES AUTOMATED SURFACE OBSERVING SYSTEM.

PM INDICATES THE LAST DAY OF THE PREVIOUS MONTH.

POR (PERIOD OF RECORD) BEGINS WITH THE JANUARY DATA MONTH AND IS THE NUMBER OF YEARS USED TO COMPUTE THE MEAN. INDIVIDUAL MONTHS WITHIN THE POR MAY BE MISSING.

WHEN THE POR FOR A NORMAL IS LESS THAN 30 YEARS, THE NORMAL IS PROVISIONAL AND IS BASED ON THE NUMBER OF YEARS INDICATED.

0.* OR * INDICATES THE VALUE OR MEAN–DAYS–WITH IS BETWEEN 0.00 AND 0.05.

CLOUDINESS FOR ASOS STATIONS DIFFERS FROM THE NON–ASOS OBSERVATION TAKEN BY A HUMAN OBSERVER. ASOS STATION CLOUDINESS IS BASED ON TIME–AVERAGED CEILOMETER DATA FOR CLOUDS AT OR BELOW 12,000 FEET AND ON SATELLITE DATA FOR CLOUDS ABOVE 12,000 FEET.

THE NUMBER OF DAYS WITH CLEAR, PARTLY CLOUDY, AND CLOUDY CONDITIONS FOR ASOS STATIONS IS THE SUM OF THE CEILOMETER AND SATELLITE DATA FOR THE SUNRISE TO SUNSET PERIOD.

GENERAL CONTINUED:

CLEAR INDICATES 0–2 OKTAS, PARTLY CLOUDY INDICATES 3–6 OKTAS, AND CLOUDY INDICATES 7 OR 8 OKTAS. WHEN AT LEAST ONE OF THE ELEMENTS (CEILOMETER OR SATELLITE) IS MISSING, THE DAILY CLOUDINESS IS NOT COMPUTED.

WIND DIRECTION IS RECORDED IN TENS OF DEGREES (2 DIGITS) CLOCKWISE FROM TRUE NORTH. "00" INDICATES CALM. "36" INDICATES TRUE NORTH.

RESULTANT WIND IS THE VECTOR AVERAGE OF THE SPEED AND DIRECTION.

AVERAGE TEMPERATURE IS THE SUM OF THE MEAN DAILY MAXIMUM AND MINIMUM TEMPERATURE DIVIDED BY 2.

SNOWFALL DATA COMPRISE ALL FORMS OF FROZEN PRECIPITATION, INCLUDING HAIL.

A HEATING (COOLING) DEGREE DAY IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE AVERAGE DAILY TEMPERATURE AND 65 F.

DRY BULB IS THE TEMPERATURE OF THE AMBIENT AIR.

DEW POINT IS THE TEMPERATURE TO WHICH THE AIR MUST BE COOLED TO ACHIEVE 100 PERCENT RELATIVE HUMIDITY.

WET BULB IS THE TEMPERATURE THE AIR WOULD HAVE IF THE MOISTURE CONTENT WAS INCREASED TO 100 PERCENT RELATIVE HUMIDITY.

ON JULY 1, 1996, THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BEGAN USING THE "METAR" OBSERVATION CODE THAT WAS ALREADY EMPLOYED BY MOST OTHER NATIONS OF THE WORLD. THE MOST NOTICEABLE DIFFERENCE IN THIS ANNUAL PUBLICATION WILL BE THE CHANGE IN UNITS FROM TENTHS TO EIGHTS (OKTAS) FOR REPORTING THE AMOUNT OF SKY COVER.

2001 Albuquerque, New Mexico (ABQ)

HEATING DEGREE DAYS (base 65 F) 2001 ALBUQUERQUE, NM (ABQ)
YEAR JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN TOTAL
1972-73 0 3 14 244 740 925 1020 811 607 440 113 3 4920
1973-74 0 0 43 257 606 955 963 754 373 255 29 4 4239
1974-75 0 2 68 212 593 1020 1051 748 614 449 143 6 4906
1975-76 0 0 47 256 664 905 979 622 634 304 99 1 4511
1976-77 0 0 35 367 726 985 1084 675 669 250 61 0 4852
1977-78 0 0 1 192 551 757 870 713 454 215 175 2 3930
1978-79 0 0 20 167 521 945 988 665 509 241 100 12 4168
1979-80 0 0 23 148 715 840 763 595 577 379 139 2 4181
1980-81 0 0 6 335 640 752 827 611 575 197 62 2 4007
1981-82 0 0 3 280 534 754 895 709 538 268 94 0 4075
1982-83 0 0 23 314 658 941 922 703 556 439 127 0 4683
1983-84 0 0 11 198 592 875 948 714 559 362 22 3 4284
1984-85 0 0 51 411 631 903 960 744 536 220 74 7 4537
1985-86 0 0 61 228 581 842 727 610 431 249 80 8 3817
1986-87 0 0 51 313 680 882 1004 717 653 300 81 2 4683
1987-88 0 0 2 133 589 914 937 605 551 290 103 2 4126
1988-89 0 5 39 118 579 959 909 640 373 133 31 0 3786
1989-90 0 0 10 260 551 918 934 735 501 233 103 0 4245
1990-91 0 0 14 202 595 1013 903 563 581 263 60 12 4206
1991-92 0 0 21 188 645 851 994 651 493 170 53 5 4071
1992-93 0 0 8 128 752 991 778 624 496 238 69 3 4087
1993-94 0 0 15 284 642 853 827 676 453 218 52 0 4020
1994-95 0 0 1 251 610 741 793 435 433 320 67 0 3651
1995-96 0 0 37 165 419 741 787 540 558 239 12 0 3498
1996-97 0 0 66 297 575 809 973 676 403 366 48 12 4225
1997-98 0 0 9 278 635 994 834 727 558 376 51 4 4466
1998-99 0 0 0 225 549 816 744 584 435 332 98 5 3788
1999-00 0 0 23 203 447 902 740 571 528 184 32 0 3630
2000-01 0 0 16 302 760 858 961 619 509 218 35 3 4281
2001- 0 0 1 134 508 881

2001 Albuquerque, New Mexico (ABQ)

COOLING DEGREE DAYS (base 65 F) 2001 ALBUQUERQUE, NM (ABQ)
YEAR JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC ANNUAL
1972 0 0 0 5 52 267 428 294 113 23 0 0 1182
1973 0 0 0 0 48 267 422 409 124 0 0 0 1270
1974 0 0 0 5 144 464 380 247 107 6 0 0 1353
1975 0 0 0 0 25 256 372 351 96 0 0 0 1100
1976 0 0 0 0 38 260 382 319 137 5 0 0 1141
1977 0 0 0 0 44 324 427 392 141 7 0 0 1335
1978 0 0 0 4 41 324 521 330 151 27 0 0 1398
1979 0 0 0 5 67 269 491 382 249 45 0 0 1508
1980 0 0 0 0 27 375 557 392 160 15 0 0 1526
1981 0 0 0 28 51 368 470 360 152 1 0 0 1430
1982 0 0 0 6 38 301 441 394 163 4 0 0 1347
1983 0 0 0 1 72 260 484 450 267 1 0 0 1535
1984 0 0 0 4 179 266 441 340 169 1 0 0 1400
1985 0 0 0 0 51 289 383 368 97 0 0 0 1188
1986 0 0 0 1 50 245 310 349 103 0 0 0 1058
1987 0 0 0 0 17 251 404 308 120 25 0 0 1125
1988 0 0 0 1 85 288 411 322 86 3 0 0 1196
1989 0 0 0 31 154 323 426 295 150 10 0 0 1389
1990 0 0 0 10 66 426 374 281 200 2 0 0 1359
1991 0 0 0 0 87 269 375 331 120 25 0 0 1207
1992 0 0 0 27 49 235 354 318 171 5 0 0 1159
1993 0 0 0 8 101 312 470 337 145 16 0 0 1389
1994 0 0 0 29 115 469 512 455 188 10 0 0 1778
1995 0 0 0 4 55 302 472 467 182 1 0 0 1483
1996 0 0 0 19 218 352 457 354 109 21 0 0 1530
1997 0 0 0 0 85 261 398 354 212 21 0 0 1331
1998 0 0 0 1 78 292 383 383 288 11 0 0 1436
1999 0 0 0 0 65 246 367 306 122 12 0 0 1118
2000 0 0 0 13 208 346 457 411 244 21 0 0 1700
2001 0 0 0 8 162 369 453 346 228 12 0 0 1578

2001 Albuquerque, New Mexico (ABQ)

SNOWFALL (inches) 2001 ALBUQUERQUE, NM (ABQ)
YEAR JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN TOTAL
1972-73 0.0 0.0 0.0 T 2.9 1.2 9.5 1.8 13.9 8.1 0.0 0.0 37.4
1973-74 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.3 0.6 0.1 9.3 0.6 2.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 12.9
1974-75 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 T 4.9 0.9 6.7 3.8 0.2 0.0 0.0 16.5
1975-76 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.2 2.9 0.0 T 0.5 0.2 0.0 0.0 3.8
1976-77 0.0 0.0 0.0 T 2.4 1.2 8.4 1.4 2.3 2.6 0.0 0.0 18.3
1977-78 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 T 6.0 3.4 2.0 0.0 0.1 0.0 11.5
1978-79 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 T 1.0 2.6 6.0 T 0.5 1.0 0.0 11.1
1979-80 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.9 0.8 2.7 T 0.9 3.1 T T 0.0 8.4
1980-81 0.0 0.0 0.0 T 2.8 7.4 0.5 2.6 0.9 T 0.0 0.0 14.2
1981-82 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 3.6 1.2 0.7 T 0.0 0.0 5.5
1982-83 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.9 3.3 7.3 4.2 1.0 T T 0.0 16.7
1983-84 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.8 0.8 4.1 T 0.1 3.0 0.0 0.0 8.8
1984-85 0.0 0.0 0.0 T T 3.4 2.0 2.9 0.6 0.0 0.0 0.0 8.9
1985-86 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.7 0.9 2.9 10.3 0.3 0.0 T 0.0 15.1
1986-87 0.0 0.0 0.0 3.2 0.6 0.2 4.9 4.9 0.2 2.2 0.0 0.0 16.2
1987-88 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.1 1.7 1.2 T 7.9 4.2 0.0 0.0 16.1
1988-89 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.7 0.3 3.4 3.2 3.1 0.0 0.0 0.0 11.7
1989-90 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 T 2.5 1.8 4.8 T 0.3 T T 9.4
1990-91 T 0.0 0.0 0.0 2.2 6.3 0.9 T 0.8 T 0.0 0.0 10.2
1991-92 0.0 0.0 0.0 2.5 1.5 2.1 5.6 T 1.0 0.0 T T 12.7
1992-93 0.0 T 0.0 0.0 5.9 7.6 0.8 2.0 0.2 0.0 T 0.0 16.5
1993-94 0.0 T 0.0 T 4.1 0.2 T T 1.2 0.0 T 0.0 5.5
1994-95 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 T 0.5 5.3 0.0 0.4 3.2 0.0 0.0 9.4
1995-96 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.9 0.6 1.7 0.2 0.0 0.0 T 3.4
1996-97 T T 0.0 1.1 2.5 0.0 4.7 0.9 0.3 2.9 0.0 T 12.4
1997-98 0.0 0.0 0.0 T 1.1 8.8 0.2 1.0 0.9 0.4 0.0 0.0 12.4
1998-99 T 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.3 2.7 T 0.0 3.3 T T 0.0 7.3
1999-00 0.0 0.0 0.0 T 0.0 0.1 0.7 0.8 2.9 T 0.0 0.0 4.5
2000-01 T 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.1 6.3 2.7 0.8 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.0 10.0
2001- 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 T 0.7
POR=61 YRS T T T 0.1 1.2 2.7 2.5 2.1 1.8 0.6 T T 11.0



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