2013: Near Normal Temperatures and Above Normal Precipitation For New Mexico!

Severe to Exceptional Drought Continued Through June!

Record Breaking Rainfall and Flooding in September!

The 2013 statewide temperature was 0.3 degrees above normal.

The 2013 statewide precipitation was 0.68 inches above normal.

January - June 2013 was tied for the 7th driest since 1895. 

September 2013 was the 2nd wettest since 1895.

Remarkable Improvement in Short-Term Drought Status From Late June to Late September.

 (linked graphs above are courtesy of the National Climatic Data Center)


The top weather stories of 2013 are presented here.


A video of the 2013 year in pictures is available here.


2013 Temperature & Precipitation Data For Albuquerque, Clayton & Roswell 

Avg Temp
Total Precip
Albuquerque 57.6 24th warmest 9.32 76th driest
Clayton 54.4
Tied 22nd warmest  13.40 43rd driest
Roswell 61.8 Tied 17th wamest 9.45
37th driest

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

This year's annual weather and climate review is 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 2013. Other topics in this review include a summary of the drought status and recap of the Hydrologic program for 2013; a recap of the Fire Weather program for 2013; a list of all the records in Albuquerque, Clayton and Roswell in 2013 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 2013 and a review of the severe weather. 

Detailed temperature and precipitation data for Albuquerque, Clayton and Roswell is available through the links on the map below.

Click on a city below to view more detail about the
temperature & precipitation data for 2013

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