The State of New Mexico has a diverse climate from North
to South, and from East to West.
The State’s topography consists mainly of high plateaus or mesas, with numerous
mountain ranges, canyons, valleys, and normally dry arroyos. Average elevation is
about 4,700 feet above sea level. The lowest point is just above the Red Bluff
Reservoir at 2,817 feet where the Pecos River flows into Texas. The highest point
is Wheeler Peak at 13,161 feet.
The Southern part of the state is generally warmer, with a
semi-desertous climate. The average January temperatures are about 57.7 F for the High,
and 25.7 F for the Low; while the average July temperatures are about 93.8 F for the
High, and 63.3 F for the Low. With that said, the average annual precipitation is
estimated at 9.38"; the average annual snowfall at 3.2"; the prevailing winds are
south westerly, and the average growing season for Santa Teresa is estimated at 230 days.
Below, you can see a tablic representation of the average monthly temperatures for
Las Cruces, NM.