Daily and Historical Weather

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Daily Weather Data

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.

2023 total precipitation recorded at NMSU's ASC Farmington official National Weather Observation site January 2023 was 0.86 inches. Mean precipitation from 1969 - 2022 was 7.90 inches.

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, Research Scientist, NMSU ASC Farmington.

2023 Daily Weather Data

Weather Recorded February 2, 2023
Air Temperature: Max. 36.3 F Min. 12.2 F (degrees Fahrenheit)
Precipitation: 0.00 inches, Snow Depth: 0.00 inches

2023 Daily Weather Data

NMSU ASC Farmington Daily Weather Data February 2023
Day Date
Air Temp
Wind Speed
Precipitation
Evaporation
Soil Temp
Water Temp
Max Min 2.0m 0.25m Inches Inches Max Min Max Min
Wed 01 38.5 9.5 70.7 54.5 0.00 N/A 31 29 N/A N/A
Thur 02 36.3 12.2 36.9 28.4 0.00 N/A 31 30 N/A N/A
Fri 03 N/A N/A N/A
Sat 04 N/A N/A N/A
Sun 05 N/A N/A N/A
Mon 06 N/A N/A N/A
Tue 07 N/A N/A N/A
Wed 08 N/A N/A N/A
Thur 09 N/A N/A N/A
Fri 10 N/A N/A N/A
Sat 11 N/A N/A N/A
Sun 12 N/A N/A N/A
Mon 13 N/A N/A N/A
Tue 14 N/A N/A N/A
Wed 15 N/A N/A N/A
Thur 16 N/A N/A N/A
Fri 17 N/A N/A N/A
Sat 18 N/A N/A N/A
Sun 19 N/A N/A N/A
Mon 20 N/A N/A N/A
Tue 21 N/A N/A N/A
Wed 22 N/A N/A N/A
Thur 23 N/A N/A N/A
Fri 24 N/A N/A N/A
Sat 25 N/A N/A N/A
Sun 26 N/A N/A N/A
Mon 27 N/A N/A N/A
Tue 28 N/A N/A N/A
February Precipitation Total 

Maximum (2.0 meter) and Minimum (0.25 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 January 2023
Day Date
Air Temp
Wind Speed
Precipitation
Evaporation
Soil Temp
Water Temp
Max Min 2.0m 0.25m Inches Inches Max Min Max Min
Sun 01 46.0 35.2 56.8 44.1 0.00 N/A 41 36 N/A N/A
Mon 02 45.0 30.0 124.8 91.9 0.20 N/A 36 34 N/A N/A
Tue 03 37.0 27.6 54.9 11.9 0.05 N/A 36 34 N/A N/A
Wed 04 32.3 21.5 22.8 35.0 0.08 N/A 35 34 N/A N/A
Thur 05 37.8 24.0 52.3 44.0 0.00 N/A 36 34 N/A N/A
Fri 06 42.9 24.1 65.8 51.7 0.00 N/A 33 33 N/A N/A
Sat 07 45.6 21.9 54.9 43.5 Trace N/A 39 34 N/A N/A
Sun 08 46.4 26.4 51.5 37.5 0.00 N/A 36 34 N/A N/A
Mon 09 49.6 27.6 35.9 28.9 0.00 N/A 33 32 N/A N/A
Tue 10 52.1 29.9 58.9 42.1 0.00 N/A 35 32 N/A N/A
Wed 11 56.9 23.6 73.5 61.9 0.05 N/A 41 34 N/A N/A
Thur 12 42.7 18.7 77.3 68.3 0.00 N/A 39 34 N/A N/A
Fri 13 45.0 21.0 14.8 18.2 0.00 N/A 36 30 N/A N/A
Sat 14 50.7 29.0 41.0 35.1 0.00 N/A 37 29 N/A N/A
Sun 15 53.1 33.6 60.5 59.4 0.03 N/A 39 34 N/A N/A
Mon 16 40.4 30.4 42.0 41.1 0.08 N/A 34 33 N/A N/A
Tue 17 38.9 31.0 97.8 40.9 0.08 N/A 36 29 N/A N/A
Wed 18 40.5 26.9 82.5 39.7 0.11 N/A 34 32 N/A N/A
Thu 19 36.3 16.6 106.1 80.5 0.00 N/A 34 31 N/A N/A
Fri 20 38.0 17.2 61.1 51.6 0.03 N/A 34 31 N/A N/A
Sat 21 34.5 18.3 118.2 43.5 0.13 N/A 34 33 N/A N/A
Sun 22 33.4 11.7 111.1 89.6 0.00 N/A 34 33 N/A N/A
Mon 23 34.7 15.8 70.1 53.6 0.00 N/A 33 33 N/A N/A
Tue 24 41.4 13.1 39.1 35.4 0.02 N/A 33 33 N/A N/A
Wed 25 36.1 20.7 201.1 152.0 0.00 N/A 33 32 N/A N/A
Thu 26 35.0 9.7 118.7 87.5 0.00 N/A 31 30 N/A N/A
Fri 27 32.3 12.5 58.2 44.7 0.00 N/A 30 29 N/A N/A
Sat 28 37.6 15.7 41.7 35.1 0.00 N/A 31 28 N/A N/A
Sun 29 43.1 20.7 59.8 43.7 0.00 N/A 31 30 N/A N/A
Mon 30 49.1 22.0 58.7 41.6 0.00 N/A 31 29 N/A N/A
Tue 31 48.9 21.3 32.9 21.2 Trace N/A 30 29 N/A N/A
January Precipitation Total   0.86 inches

Maximum (2.0 meter) and Minimum (0.25 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.

 

Weather Data Summary 

 2023 Weather Data Summary January - December

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 2022 Weather Data Summary January - December

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2021 Weather Data Summary January - December

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Corn Growing Degree Days

2022 Corn Growing Degree Days April through September

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NMSU ASC Farmington Growing Degree Days 2022 April through September (based on degrees Fahrenheit)

Date

April

May

June

July

August

September

Total April-September
01 05 14 14 23 24 24 104
02 10 10 17 23 28 26 114
03 09 12 18 19 27 23 108
04 08 05 20 24 24 21 102
05 11 10 18 26 24 23 112
06 03 16 20 22 26 26 113
07 07 21 20 22 25 24 128
08 11 16 25 28 25 23 128
09 13 13 20 24 23 24 117
10 06 16 23 27 22 23 117
11 10 16 23 26 24 18 117
12 00 08 24 24 22 21 99
13 00 12 22 25 23 17 99
14 06 16 16 24 24 11 97
15 10 20 19 24 24 15 112
16 12 18 22 26 24 15 117
17 11 17 23 26 24 17 118
18 15 19 20 25 25 21 115
19 11 17 19 25 21 23 116
20 13 14 18 26 15 21 107
21 15 10 24 25 20 14 108
22 11 14 17 27 22 13 104
23 04 08 21 28 23 13 97
24 04 10 21 25 25 13 98
25 07 13 21 25 22 19 107
26 13 17 16 23 18 16 103
27 14 21 18 23 21 20 117
28 12 18 23 22 21 19 115
29 08 15 24 18 24 16 105
30 10 10 21 21 25 15 102
31 11 24 24 24 83

2022
Monthly
Total
268
436
608
753

718

575


2022
Monthly
Accum-
ulation
268
704
1312
2065

2783

3358

2017-2021
Mean

267

411

603

744

704

512

2017-2021
Mean
Accum-
ulation

267

678

1281

2025

2729

3241

 

2022 Corn Growing Degree Days Comparison
Monthly total and 5-Year Monthly Average

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Drought Map

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Historical Air Temperatures

NMSU ASC Farmington 95 Degrees F or Above 
May - September (1969 - 2022)

Number of Days 95 Degrees F or Above
Number of Days 100 Degrees F or Above

Year

May

Jun

Jul

Aug

Sep

Total
Jun
Jul
Total
1969 00 01 03 05 01 10 00 00 00
1970 00 05 13 05 00 23 00 00 00
1971 00 05 11 00 00 16 00 02 02
1972 00 00 13 04 00 17 00 01 01
1973 00 05 06 06 00 17 00 00 00
1974 00 17 01 00 00 18 00 00 00
1975 00 01 01 03 00 05 00 00 00
1976 00 03 11 00 00 14 00 01 01
1977 00 03 06 03 00 12 00 00 00
1978 00 01 02 00 00 03 00 00 00
1979 00 01 09 03 00 13 00 00 00
1980 00 06 11 05 00 22 00 00 00
1981 00 05 05 01 00 11 00 00 00
1982 00 00 04 01 00 05 00 00 00
1983 00 00 03 01 00 04 00 00 00
1984 00 00 03 00 00 03 00 00 00
1985 00 03 12 01 00 16 00 00 00
1986 00 00 02 02 00 04 00 00 00
1987 00 00 02 00 00 02 00 00 00
1988 00 05 07 00 00 12 00 00 00
1989 00 02 16 00 00 18 00 05 05
1990 00 08 03 00 00 11 02 01 03
1991 00 00 03 00 00 03 00 00 00
1992 00 00 02 01 00 03 00 00 00
1993 00 04 03 02 00 09 00 00 00
1994 00 06 11 05 00 22 01 00 01
1995 00 00 12 06 01 19 00 03 03
1996 00 00 06 04 00 10 00 00 00
1997 00 00 04 00 00 04 00 00 00
1998 00 03 16 01 00 20 00 02 02
1999 00 00 02 00 00 02 00 00 00
2000 01 00 05 07 00 13 00 00 00
2001 00 03 10 00 00 13 00 00 00
2002 01 14 16 05 00 36 00 01 01
2003 01 02 26 07 00 36 00 09 09
2004 00 03 06 02 00 11 00 00 00
2005 00 02 22 01 00 25 00 07 07
2006 00 11 11 00 00 22 00 01 01
2007 00 03 12 03 00 18 00 00 00
2008 00 00 00 03 00 03 00 00 00
2009 00 00 07 01 00 08 00 00 00
2010 00 01 06 00 00 07 00 00 00
2011 00 03 04 02 00 09 00 00 00
2012 00 05 02 01 00 08 00 00 00
2013 00 05 01 00 00 06 00 00 00
2014 00 00 08 00 00 08 00 00 00
2015 00 07 02 00 00 09 00 00 00
2016 00 11 06 00 00 17 01 00 01
2017 00 05 06 00 00 11 01 00 01
2018 00 06 10 05 00 21 00 00 00
2019 00 00 01 01 00 02 00 00 00
2020 00 00 03 04 00 07 00 00 00
2021 00 08 09 00 00 17 01 02 03
2022 00 01 04 00 03 08 00 00 00

 

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 at Farmington (ASCF). 

The ASCF 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 ASCF. Weather 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. Weather Station 2 (WS-2) was installed approximately 350 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 ASCF climatological bulletin BL809 summarizes 48-years of weather observations from both of these stations between 1969 and 2016 and bulletin BL806 summarizes 43-years of weather observations from 1969-2011.