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.

2022 total precipitation recorded at NMSU's ASC Farmington official National Weather Observation site from January 1 through August 31 was 5.05 inches. Mean precipitation from 1969 - 2021 was 7.88 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.

2022 Daily Weather Data


Weather Recorded September 30, 2022
Air Temperature: Max. 80.2 F Min. 52.3 F (degrees Fahrenheit)
Precipitation: 0.00 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. 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.Maximum (2.0 meter) and Minimum (25 meter) wind speed is recorded in miles per day. The data is report 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 September 2022
Day Date
Air Temp
Wind Speed
Precipitation
Evaporation
Soil Temp
Water Temp
Max Min 2.0m 0.25m Inches Inches Max Min Max Min
Thu 01 90 61 66 55 0.00 0.382 95 75 93 63
Fri 02 89 62 44 41 0.00 0.330 93 74 91 63
Sat 03 93 65 56 50 0.00 0.296 93 75 91 63
Sun 04 90 60 113 81 0.00 0.498 93 76 91 59
Mon 05 89 56 26 25 0.00 0.341 92 75 90 60
Tue 06 95 60 59 47 0.00 0.352 92 74 90 63
Wed 07 96 67 53 47 0.00 0.343 94 77 91 63
Thu 08 95 63 23 23 0.00 0.231 94 78 91 63
Fri 09 87 60 21 24 0.00 0.310 88 76 84 62
Sat 10 90 62 84 74 0.00 0.413 91 75 88 62
Sun 11 84 62 41 39 0.00 0.288 87 76 84 62
Mon 12 83 53 55 44 0.00 0.433 89 74 86 58
Tue 13 84 56 29 22 0.02 0.355 87 73 84 58
Wed 14 78 56 16 20 0.43 0.185 83 67 80 61
Thu 15 71 51 35 21 0.14 0.201 72 61 73 57
Fri 16 76 53 34 25 0.00 0.142 83 60 84 57
Sat 17 80 51 32 26 0.00 0.129 86 65 84 57
Sun 18 83 52 56 44 0.00 0.346 85 66 82 54
Mon 19 85 57 40 30 0.00 0.423 84 64 81 55
Tue 20 86 60 32 17 0.00 0.304 87 69 87 60
Wed 21 84 58 75 48 0.02 0.187 82 69 79 59
Thu 22 70 60 14 5 0.49 0.053 72 66 72 63
Fri 23 72 55 32 12 0.25 0.212 73 63 76 60
Sat 24 75 45 39 20 0.00 0.088 80 60 82 55
Sun 25 77 44 53 30 0.00 0.310 79 58 78 53
Mon 26 81 56 54 40 0.00 0.384 82 58 82 53
Tue 27 82 50 36 24 0.00 0.178 84 63 84 57
Wed 28 84 57 49 21 0.00 0.298 83 63 84 57
Thu 29 82 55 49 26 0.00 0.302 83 65 82 57
Fri 30 80 52 33 18 0.00 0.140 83 63 82 55
September Precipitation Total/Evaporation Average: 1.35 inches/0.237 inches
Maximumn (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 August 2022
Day Date
Air Temp
Wind Speed
Precipitation
Evaporation
Soil Temp
Water Temp
Max Min 2.0m 0.25m Inches Inches Max Min Max Min
Mon 01 84 64 23 20 0.00 0.213 92 70 93 69
Tue 02 87 62 45 34 0.00 0.534 97 74 95 70
Wed 03 88 70 60 44 0.00 0.412 96 75 95 68
Thu 04 91 69 40 32 0.00 0.288 97 75 93 68
Fri 05 92 63 68 51 0.27 0.484 98 75 95 69
Sat 06 89 63 21 13 0.21 0.414 93 75 95 69
Sun 07 90 65 70 51 0.02 0.452 99 75 97 68
Mon 08 88 63 56 41 0.00 0.349 96 74 93 67
Tue 09 89 65 66 48 0.02 0.410 98 76 94 67
Wed 10 90 59 63 52 0.03 0.314 98 75 94 68
Thu 11 86 59 92 75 0.00 0.485 91 75 90 65
Fri 12 85 62 104 87 0.00 0.538 96 75 93 65
Sat 13 89 58 47 38 0.00 0.328 96 76 93 65
Sun 14 90 61 36 13 0.00 0.168 96 76 96 68
Mon 15 91 63 42 18 0.02 0.496 96 77 95 68
Tue 16 85 58 48 N/D 0.13 0.322 94 73 92 67
Wed 17 84 64 58 22 0.00 0.472 95 72 92 65
Thu 18 88 61 74 54 0.02 0.317 95 75 92 64
Fri 19 87 69 82 69 0.00 0.422 92 72 90 64
Sat 20 80 63 43 41 0.00 0.115 83 76 76 64
Sun 21 77 53 63 50 0.00 0.346 83 72 78 59
Mon 22 82 59 41 33 0.00 0.240 88 71 88 59
Tue 23 85 59 42 34 0.04 0.372 90 74 89 63
Wed 24 84 61 55 47 0.00 0.398 89 73 91 63
Thu 25 87 64 80 64 0.00 0.485 91 74 90 63
Fri 26 84 60 57 47 0.32 0.267 89 71 86 64
Sat 27 81 55 38 33 0.00 0.131 91 71 89 63
Sun 28 84 59 53 43 0.00 0.478 91 70 - 61
Mon 29 86 56 72 55 0.00 0.172 91 70 86 59
Tue 30 88 62 49 41 0.00 0.424 93 71 89 59
Wed 31 90 64 64 51 0.00 0.373 94 73 90 62
August Precipitation Total/Evaporation Average 1.08/0.327
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.

 

 

2022 Weather Data Graph January through August

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2021 Weather Data Graph January - December

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2022 Corn Growing Degree Days Data 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 87
31 11 24 24 24 83

2022
Monthly
Total
268
436
608
753

718


2022
Monthly
Accum-
ulation
268
704
1312
2065

2783

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 Weather Data 95 Degrees F or Above 
(1969 - September 2021)

NMSU ASC Farmington Daily Weather Data 1969 Through September 2021

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 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.