Friday, July 3, 2015

July 4th, 2014 Precipitation and temperatures in New Mexico.

The 4th of July is just around the corner and with that, all the cookouts and parties. Below you will find last year's temperature and precipitation data, as well as normals and extremes for several locations in New Mexico.  As I’m sure you have noticed, we don't get lots precipitation in New Mexico on the 4th, however we do get some. Last year we got very little rain or none at all on the 4th of July, and in many cities, 2014 has been the year with the lowest precipitation in record for the 4th of July.  Having no precipitation is usually something we are not very happy about, but considering all the festivities that come with that specific date it is good news. Hopefully we will not be getting any rain this year so we can celebrate the 4th of July with our typical barbeques. In temperature July 4th, 2014 did not differ much from normal. It is usually a hot sunny day but we should be used to it in New Mexico.

The data is collected from NWS Coop weather stations and since these stations are usually manually read in the mornings, I used July 5th data to get the maximum temperature and total precipitation data.  To get the minimum temperature data, I used July 4th.  Data is retrieved from

Have a Happy 4th of July.

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