Daily and Historical 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.

Weather Data Categories

2020 Daily Weather Data

2020 total precipitation recorded at NMSU's ASCFarmington official National Weather Observation site from January 1 through JUNE 30, 2020 was 1.63 inches. Mean precipitation from 1969 - 2019 was 7.99 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.

NMSU ASC Farmington Daily Weather Data July 2020
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 79 43 57 55 0.00 0.486 87 74 85 55
Thu 02 86 43 33 36 0.00 0.256 86 73 87 56
Fri 03 89 62 29 32 0.00 0.378 89 74 93 60
Sat 04 85 62 125 99 0.00 0.401 87 78 84 66
Sun 05 89 63 52 46 0.00 0.478 88 77 89 64
Mon 06 92 66 82 68 0.00 0.539 96 91 90 64
Tue 07 95 61 36 36 0.00 0.315 92 79 95 64
Wed 08 92 57 51 49 0.00 0.661 92 79 92 60
Thu 09 91 57 60 55 0.00 0.339 95 77 88 61
Fri 10 92 44 71 64 0.00 0.336 91 78 89 61
Sat 11
Sun 12
Mon 13
Tue 14
Wed 15
Thu 16
Fri 17
Sat 18
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
July Precipitation Total
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 June 2020
Day Date
Air Temp
Wind Speed
Precipitation
Evaporation
Soil Temp
Water Temp
Max
Min
2.0m
0.15m
Inches
Inches
Max
Min
Max
Min
Mon 01 88 62 93 76 0.00 0.391 81 72 88 62
Tue 02 88 52 61 45 0.15 0.214 82 68 82 61
Wed 03 91 52 69 54 0.00 0.389 83 67 89 61
Thu 04 89 56 46 41 0.00 0.421 84 66 90 61
Fri 05 91 56 44 40 0.00 0.376 86 66 90 60
Sat 06 94 60 57 66 0.00 0.190 81 71 86 61
Sun 07 85 53 151 125 0.00 0.630 82 69 84 54
Mon 08 83 49 108 94 0.00 0.593 82 70 84 52
Tue 09 77 40 223 167 0.00 0.526 85 66 79 42
Wed 10 69 41 183 135 0.00 0.513 76 64 73 43
Thu 11 79 49 66 51 0.00 0.271 80 65 84 48
Fri 12 89 47 56 45 0.00 0.376 88 68 88 54
Sat 13 89 61 146 117 0.00 0.444 83 72 90 62
Sun 14 91 57 161 130 0.00 0.443 84 74 86 57
Mon 15 88 53 62 50 0.00 0.650 87 74 89 57
Tue 16 89 60 85 69 0.00 0.640 87 73 90 59
Wed 17 89 52 80 64 0.00 0.337 86 75 88 56
Thu 18 82 52 93 74 0.00 0.521 86 73 87 55
Fri 19 83 43 65 49 0.00 0.503 86 73 87 73
Sat 20 82 46 97 73 0.00 0.436 85 73 85 54
Sun 21 86 46 60 52 0.00 0.403 84 71 86 54
Mon 22 89 51 75 55 0.00 0.502 86 72 87 59
Tue 23 92 56 85 71 0.00 0.532 87 74 88 59
Wed 24 92 60 87 73 0.00 0.416 88 75 88 59
Thu 25 92 53 65 60 0.00 0.580 90 76 91 61
Fri 26 93 53 43 49 0.00 0.489 90 77 90 61
Sat 27 90 56 27 35 0.00 0.251 86 75 89 61
Sun 28 88 59 51 57 0.00 0.407 86 74 87 60
Mon 29 90 61 56 61 0.00 0.609 89 75 91 59
Tue 30 85 55 95 85 0.00 0.468 88 77 86 58
June Precipitation Total and Evaporation Average 0.15 0.451
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.

2020 NMCC High Wind Records

New Mexico Climate Center (NMCC) has a weather station located at the New Mexico State University - Agricultural Science Center at Farmington and denoted as weather station - 2 (WS-2) in several research documents. The station is fully automated and records winds speeds in miles per hour. Users can access wind speed records via the NMCC website ZiaMet Network Data.

Access the NMCC WS-2 weather data using these instructions.
At the NMCC ZiaMet Network Data homepage:<.br>
Select Station: ASC Farmington
Select Products title: Data Lister
Enter: Date Range Start/End, Select: Frequency Hourly, Select Output: Graph or Table Data, Select: Unit
Press: Submit

New Mexico Climate Center at ASC Farmington 2020 June 8 through June 10 high wind graphic
New Mexico Climate Center at ASC Farmington 2020 June 8 through June 10 high wind table data

2020 Corn Growing Degree Days April through September

NMSU ASC Farmington Growing Degree Days 2020 April through September (based on degrees Fahrenheit)
Date
April
May
June
July August September
Total April-September
01 8 18 19 18
02 7 17 19 24
03 3 16 21 24
04 7 12 21 24
05 8 14 23 26
06 9 17 19 24
07 8 15 16 22
08 9 13 13 22
09 8 15 10 18
10 7 15 14
11 6 10 18
12 4 15 23
13 2 14 22
14 0 13 20
15 4 14 23
16 6 15 19
17 6 18 17
18 6 20 16
19 6 18 16
20 7 10 18
21 6 10 19
22 7 15 21
23 10 13 23
24 7 10 19
25 9 12 19
26 15 15 21
27 15 18 23
28 14 20 23
29 16 25 20
30 17 24 14
31 24
2020
Monthly
Total
237
485
2020
Monthly
Accum-
ulation
237
722
2015-
2019 Mean
258
367
622
732 698 524
2015-
2019 Mean
Accum-
ulation
258
625
1247
1979 2677 3201

Corn Growing Degree Days Graph

Corn growing degree day comparison graphic 2020 monthly and 2015 - 2019 monthly
July 2020 Corn Growing Degree Days graph
June 2020 Corn Growing Degree Day graph
May 2020 Corn Growing Degree Days
2020 April Daily Corn Growing Degree Days

2020 Weather Data Graph January - May

ASC Farmington Weather data January through June 2020 and Weather Averages 1969 through 2019

1969 - December 2019 Weather Data Graph

ASC Farmington Weather data 2019 and Weather Averages 1969 through 2018

Historical Weather Data 95 Degrees F or Above
(1969 - September 2019)

NMSU ASC Farmington Daily Weather Data 1969 Through 2019
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 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 (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.