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 June 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
Fri 01 90 52 103 43 0.00 0.356 87 67 89 54
Sat 02 85 47 108 30 0.00 0.416 90 67 89 54
Sun 03 90 66 146 75 0.00 0.437 90 66 87 59
Mon 04 81 55 57 29 0.00 0.458 87 72 83 58
Tue 05 91 60 61 17 0.00 0.354 91 71 90 59
Wed 06 92 57 56 9 0.00 0.554 91 72 90 57
Thu 07 90 53 45 17 0.00 0.390 88 72 85 58
Fri 08 91 54 33 10 0.00 0.524 92 70 90 56
Sat 09 90 57 19 4 0.00 0.450 93 71 90 57
Sun 10 92 59 46 24 0.00 0.504 93 71 90 58
Mon 11 90 56 68 52 0.00 0.486 93 74 89 55
Tue 12 89 56 51 40 0.00 0.656 92 72 89 55
Wed 13 95 59 18 19 0.00 0.342 95 73 92 59
Thu 14 96 64 73 54 0.00 0.514 93 74 89 60
Fri 15 88 61 84 54 Trace 0.272 95 75 83 61
Sat 16 91 59 117 78 0.23 0.411 92 72 88 62
Sun 17 73 58 33 36 0.56 0.239 75 66 88 62
Mon 18 79 54 36 22 0.01 0.278 83 65 84 59
Tue 19 86 55 41 18 0.00 0.376 92 64 90 61
Wed 20 86 55 62 31 0.00 0.436 93 69 89 57
Thu 21 88 56 102 62 0.00 0.586 92 69 86 57
Fri 22 95 59 52 18 0.00 0.428 97 65 91 58
Sat 23 93 56 102 71 0.00 0.604 93 72 86 56
Sun 24
Mon 25
Tue 26
Wed 27
Thu 28
Fri 29
Sat 30
June Precipitation Total and Evaporation Average
Maximumn (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 May 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
Tue 01 72 42 92 41 0.00 0.376 76 60 81 49
Wed 02 71 42 108 61 0.05 0.392 76 59 77 49
Thu 03 51 36 40 22 0.27 0.000 61 51 61 47
Fri 04 63 38 94 47 0.00 0.346 65 50 66 47
Sat 05 72 42 47 2 0.00 0.279 72 49 82 47
Sun 06 78 48 61 4 0.00 0.328 80 54 85 53
Mon 07 83 52 47 3 0.00 0.407 78 60 81 57
Tue 08 85 49 61 19 0.00 0.377 78 62 81 55
Wed 09 85 36 102 50 0.00 0.366 82 61 84 54
Thu 10 88 52 66 58 0.00 0.416 83 62 84 55
Fri 11 89 53 86 24 0.00 0.421 82 62 86 56
Sat 12 85 56 157 97 0.00 0.239 82 66 82 58
Sun 13 82 47 130 80 0.00 0.606 81 66 80 55
Mon 14 78 43 69 26 0.00 0.476 82 63 82 51
Tue 15 78 46 58 06 0.00 0.210 82 62 86 53
Wed 16 81 47 64 05 0.00 0.567 83 62 87 54
Thu 17 85 48 56 03 0.00 0.247 85 64 88 55
Fri 18 83 47 65 07 0.00 0.549 84 66 86 54
Sat 19 70 48 54 10 0.00 0.458 84 64 84 54
Sun 20 81 54 78 11 0.00 0.391 84 64 86 54
Mon 21 83 55 100 40 0.00 0.504 82 67 82 55
Tue 22 84 53 149 92 Trace 0.359 80 67 82 55
Wed 23 78 44 85 49 0.00 0.294 77 64 76 54
Thu 24 83 46 64 34 0.00 0.282 82 62 85 55
Fri 25 87 50 80 17 0.00 0.299 85 68 88 56
Sat 26 89 48 35 11 0.00 0.322 83 70 90 58
Sun 27 85 44 125 78 0.00 0.428 73 63 90 51
Mon 28 83 47 83 49 0.00 0.473 83 65 85 55
Tue 29 81 50 64 35 0.00 0.545 84 65 86 58
Wed 30 81 51 102 62 0.00 0.614 84 65 86 59
Thu 31 84 53 67 37 0.00 0.334 83 68 82 59
May Precipitation Total and Evaporation Average 0.32 0.384
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.