Daily Weather

NMSU Agricultural Science Center at Farmington, New Mexico has collected weather data since 1969. The weather station was designated an official National Weather Station climatological observation site in 1978.

Weather observations are collected daily at 8:00 a.m. and electronically reported to the National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). The data reported to NOAA are over a 24 hour period from 8:00 a.m. previous day to 8:00 a.m. present day.

The air temperature readings are derived from thermometers mounted at the weather station. Soil temperature readings are derived from a maximum/minimum thermometer via sensor probe buried 4 inches deep into bare ground.

Precipitation data are collected in a standard eight-inch rain gauge. Evaporation measurements are collected from a Class-A metal pan.

Wind movement is recorded in miles per day. The data are collected from two separate three-cup anemometers, at different heights. The high wind movement is collected from 2 meters above the soil surface while the low wind movement is collected from an anemometer position 18 inches above the base of the evaporation pan.

2018 Daily Weather Data

Weather data recorded at NMSU's Agricultural Science Center - Farmington is displayed in html format. Requests for the current monthly weather data report or yearly archived reports in PDF format may be requested via email from Margaret West.

NMSU ASC Farmington Daily Weather Data August 2018
Day Date
Air Temp
Wind Speed
Precipitation
Evaporation
Soil Temp
Water Temp
Max
Min
2.0m
0.15m
Inches
Inches
Max
Min
Max
Min
Wed 01 92 67 76 26 0.00 0.432 95 74 93 63
Thu 02 94 68 58 14 0.00 0.372 95 79 92 64
Wed 03 94 69 91 46 0.00 0.564 98 79 93 66
Sat 04 89 67 74 27 0.00 0.313 96 89 89 65
Sun 05 95 68 36 03 0.00 0.395 97 79 95 68
Mon 06 95 63 58 28 0.00 0.646 97 80 92 63
Tue 07 96 61 65 33 0.00 0.378 97 79 89 59
Wed 08 96 61 41 21 0.00 0.519 97 78 89 59
Thu 09 96 65 97 43 0.00 0.269 90 75 88 60
Fri 10 92 60 88 35 0.02 0.686 92 73 91 61
Sat 11 88 53 89 37 0.00 0.387 91 74 87 59
Sun 12 88 63 77 10 0.00 0.214 93 73 90 61
Mon 13 90 62 80 21 0.00 0.522 94 71 91 61
Tue 14 94 62 87 37 0.00 0.432 94 71 89 61
Wed 15 94 65 43 11 0.00 0.402 95 72 92 62
Thu 16 89 68 40 05 0.00 0.322 93 74 88 67
Fri 17 91 65 73 18 0.00 0.278 94 75 89 66
Sat 18 90 67 98 34 0.00 0.558 96 74 91 66
Sun 19
Mon 20
Tue 21
Wed 22
Thu 23
Fri 24
Sat 25
Sun 26
Mon 27
Tue 28
Wed 29
Thu 30
Fri 31
August Precipitation Total and Evaporation Average
Maximum (2.0 meter) and Minimum (0.15 meter) wind speed is recorded in miles per day.
The data is reported to the National Weather Service over a 24 hour period from 8:00 a.m. previous day to 8:00 a.m. present day.

NMSU ASC Farmington Daily Weather Data July 2018
Day Date
Air Temp
Wind Speed
Precipitation
Evaporation
Soil Temp
Water Temp
Max
Min
2.0m
0.15m
Inches
Inches
Max
Min
Max
Min
Sun 01 89 59 67 43 0.00 0.537 94 75 89 58
Mon 02 92 57 81 57 0.00 0.539 93 75 86 57
Tue 03 95 64 83 30 0.00 0.504 93 74 89 58
Wed 04 92 60 59 25 0.00 0.337 91 76 87 60
Thu 05 94 73 97 47 0.00 0.563 92 76 90 62
Fri 06 96 63 129 59 0.11 0.236 93 75 92 63
Sat 07 90 65 96 27 0.28 0.317 92 72 91 64
Sun 08 91 67 47 10 0.00 0.323 93 73 94 66
Mon 09 94 65 79 18 0.00 0.442 98 75 96 64
Tue 10 94 68 100 22 0.00 0.502 97 74 95 63
Wed 11 92 64 104 37 0.02 0.472 99 77 94 64
Thu 12 92 65 99 44 0.00 0.310 98 77 92 64
Fri 13 90 67 74 14 0.01 0.310 98 73 92 64
Sat 14 90 67 82 20 0.00 0.250 98 81 95 69
Sun 15 94 64 61 13 0.03 0.484 98 80 97 68
Mon 16 91 69 83 27 0.00 0.435 97 77 95 67
Tue 17 93 65 78 32 0.00 0.302 98 80 96 66
Wed 18 89 65 68 16 0.00 0.421 95 79 94 67
Thu 19 93 68 48 18 0.00 0.353 96 80 94 67
Fri 20 98 72 57 11 0.00 0.436 98 80 97 68
Sat 21 94 69 66 22 0.00 0.439 96 82 97 68
Sun 22 98 66 68 21 0.05 0.467 99 80 98 68
Mon 23 96 68 99 5 0.00 0.418 98 81 97 68
Tue 24 98 69 95 37 0.01 0.414 96 80 95 66
Wed 25 97 65 79 25 0.01 0.538 100 82 96 66
Thu 26 95 70 69 30 0.00 0.370 98 81 93 68
Fri 27 97 70 90 38 0.04 0.484 97 81 96 65
Sat 28 93 63 96 30 0.00 0.259 95 60 93 63
Sun 29 94 64 59 8 0.04 0.385 94 76 95 64
Mon 30 95 62 59 19 0.00 0.571 96 76 93 65
Tue 31 95 66 116 59 0.00 0.469 92 79 85 63
July Precipitation Total and Evaporation Average 0.60 0.416
Maximum (2.0 meter) and Minimum (0.15 meter) wind speed is recorded in miles per day.
The data is reported to the National Weather Service over a 24 hour period from 8:00 a.m. previous day to 8:00 a.m. present day.

Climatology

Plant growth and crop production are intrinsically linked to climate and daily weather conditions. Climate determines the types of plants that can be grown in a particular area and the management techniques required for successful landscapes and agricultural sustainability. Weather affects crop water requirements, timing of planting, cultivation, fertilization and harvest, crop tolerance to disease and pests, total crop yield and product quality. Agricultural and landscape planning begins with a thorough understanding of a locale's climate. To help provide this understanding for the Four Corners region, daily weather observations have been made since 1969 at the New Mexico State University (NMSU) Agricultural Science Center (ASC) at Farmington.

The ASC is located in northwestern New Mexico (36 degrees 4' N Lat., 108 degrees 2' W Long.) about seven miles southwest of Farmington at an elevation of 5,640 feet above mean sea level. Two weather-data recording stations are located at the ASC. Station 1 (WS-1) was established at the center in January 1969 and was given an official designation by the National Weather Service (NWS) in 1978. Station 2 (WS-2) was installed approximately 400 yards south of WS-1 in 1985. This is an automated, computer-linked station that is operated and maintained by the New Mexico Climate Center (NMCC) at NMSU in Las Cruces. The NMSU's Agricultural Science Center - Farmington Bulletin 806 summarizes the weather observations from both of these stations between 1969 and 2011.

The Forty-Three Years (1969 - 2011) of Climatological Data report in PDF format may be requested via email from Margaret West.