Climate Data For Artesia, NM (July 2016) - A Hot Month & One For The Record Books.
The Artesia Climate Co-Op Station set a new record this past July with the most consecutive days in a row in which their high temperature reached or exceeded 100ºF. 23 days in a row (July 4th - July 26th). Period of record is (1905-2016). The previous record was 20 days in a row set in 1916 (June 16th - July 5th).
So far this summer Artesia has recorded a high temperature of 100ºF or higher on 33 days (10 days in June and 23 days in July). 1934 saw 73 days in which the high temperature reached or exceeded 100ºF in Artesia.
The daily average high temperature in Artesia in July was 102.0ºF. This is the warmest daily average high temperature ever recorded for the month of July in Artesia (1905-2016). The previous record for July was 101.5ºF set in 1918. This is the second warmest daily average high temperature record in Artesia. The warmest was the 103.2ºF set in June 1916.
The highest temperature recorded so far this year in Artesia has been 109ºF set on July 11th. Artesia's highest all time recorded July temperature is 111ºF set on July 15, 1958. Thus the high of 109ºF on July 11th of this year is the highest July temperature recorded since the 111ºF on July 15, 1958. or the highest temperature recorded in July in 58 years. Artesia's all time highest temperature recorded occurred on June 29, 1918 with a reading of 116ºF.
The average temperature in Artesia for the month of July was 85.1ºF. This is the warmest average temperature recorded in Artesia for the month of July beating the old record of 84.3ºF set in July of 1963 and 1966. This is also the warmest average temperature recorded in any month beating the previous record of 84.9ºF set in August of 2011.
The Artesia Climate Co-Op Station recorded .43" or rain in July. The long term average (1905-2016) is 1.78". Artesia's wettest July occurred in 1911 when 7.76" of rain was recorded. Their year-to-date rainfall stands at 3.27" compared to a normal of 6.44".
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