2012: Record Warmth and Much Drier Than Normal For New Mexico!

Through November, 2012 statewide temperature is the warmest since 1895.

Through November, 2012 statewide precipitation is the 2nd driest since 1895.

The 2012 Spring (March - May) was tied for the 2nd warmest since 1895. 

The 2012 Summer (June - August) was the 3rd warmest since 1895.

 (graphs courtesy of the National Climatic Data Center)

2012 Quick Glance at Temperature & Precipitation Data For 
Albuquerque, Clayton & Roswell

 So Far 2012
Avg Temp
Rank (POR)
Total Precip
Rank (POR)
Albuquerque 59.9
1st warmest
16th driest
Clayton 57.8
1st warmest
4th driest
Roswell 63.9
Tied 1st warmest
8th driest

(rankings based on years with very little or no missing data)

Note that some of the information presented is not yet completed for 2012. As we prepare the 2012 data, we will add it to this year's review. Detailed temperature and precipitation data for Albuquerque, Clayton and Roswell is available through the links on the map below for all of 2012. 

This year's annual weather and climate review is again organized into topics which are accessed by the tabs across the top of the page. This page provides links to statistics of temperature and precipitation for Albuquerque, Clayton and Roswell in 2012, and a review of the yearly precipitation across the state. Other topics in this review include a summary of the drought status and recap of the Hydrologic program for 2012; a recap of the Fire Weather program for 2012; a list of all the records in Albuquerque, Clayton and Roswell in 2012 as well as extremes for Albuquerque and the growing season around the Duke City; a month to month recap of the significant weather events across New Mexico in 2012 and a review of the severe weather.

Click on a city below to view more detail about the
temperature & precipitation data for January - November 2012

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