Santa Fe Area Climate

Santa Fe enjoys a semi-arid climate.  Due to the 7,000 ft. elevation, summers are extremely mild with warm sunny days and cool breezy nights.  Air conditioning in Santa Fe is seldom necessary.  Because of Santa Fe's location nestled between the Sangre de Cristo Mountains to the east, and the Jemez Mountains to the west, winters are usually mild, although the nights can go down below freezing at times. The low humidity and clear blue skies free from smoke and smog make the Santa Fe climate one of the healthiest in the United States. Just check out this article:  Santa Fe Chosen as Healthiest City!

Average Highs and Lows in Santa Fe, NM


Month Highs Lows
January 40 19
February 44 22
March 51 28
April 60 35
May 69 43
June 79 52
July 91 57
August 91 56
September 74 49
October 63 38
November 50 27
December 41 20


       Clouds over the Sangre de Cristo Mountains near Santa Fe, NM


Other Santa Fe weather statistics:


Average rainfall 14"
Average snowfall 32"
Prevailing Winds 7 mph SW
Avg. date of first frost Oct. 10
Avg. date of last frost May 1
Avg. length of growing season 150 days
Latitude 35.41N
Longitude 105.5W


    Rain over the Pojoaque Valley with the Jemez Mountains in the Distance






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