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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.

2021 total precipitation recorded at NMSU's ASC Farmington official National Weather Observation site from January 1 through October 31 was 4.96 inches. Mean precipitation from 1969 - 2020 was 7.92 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.


Weather Recorded December 2, 2021
Air Temperature: Max 51.3 F Min. 20.0 F (degree Fahrenheit)
Precipitation: 0.00

2021 Daily Weather Data

NMSU ASC Farmington Daily Weather Data December 2021
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 56 17 17 16 0.00 N/A 45 33 N/A N/A
Thu 02 51 20 24 20 0.00 N/A 45 34 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
Thu 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
Thu 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
Thu 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
Wed 29 N/A N/A N/A
Thu 30 N/A N/A N/A
Fri 31 N/A N/A N/A
December 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 November 2021
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 70 37 34 23 0.00 N/A 58 48 N/A N/A
Tue 02 66 38 24 19 0.01 N/A 60 47 N/A N/A
Wed 03 64 34 50 38 0.00 N/A 61 48 N/A N/A
Thu 04 62 30 44 34 0.00 N/A 59 46 N/A N/A
Fri 05 63 34 44 24 0.00 N/A 58 45 N/A N/A
Sat 06 66 36 56 33 0.00 N/A 60 44 N/A N/A
Sun 07 74 40 31 48 0.00 N/A 60 45 N/A N/A
Mon 08 71 43 15 08 0.00 N/A 59 47 N/A N/A
Tue 09 71 37 42 20 0.00 N/A 60 48 N/A N/A
Wed 10 63 31 22 17 Trace N/A 54 47 N/A N/A
Thu 11 58 30 117 92 0.00 N/A 55 43 N/A N/A
Fri 12 56 35 187 150 0.00 N/A 51 42 N/A N/A
Sat 13 61 27 76 61 0.00 N/A 54 42 N/A N/A
Sun 14 63 27 68 55 0.00 N/A 54 41 N/A N/A
Mon 15 61 29 61 43 0.00 N/A 52 42 N/A N/A
Tue 16 64 35 32 23 0.00 N/A 54 42 N/A N/A
Wed 17 61 27 13 11 0.00 N/A 51 41 N/A N/A
Thu 18 57 21 89 63 0.00 N/A 50 39 N/A N/A
Fri 19 56 34 51 32 0.00 N/A 48 38 N/A N/A
Sat 20 61 30 31 25 0.00 N/A 49 41 N/A N/A
Sun 21 56 20 47 27 0.00 N/A 48 40 N/A N/A
Mon 22 54 20 28 12 0.00 N/A 49 37 N/A N/A
Tue 23 52 32 46 25 0.00 N/A 47 36 N/A N/A
Wed 24 50 33 22 18 0.10 N/A 44 38 N/A N/A
Thu 25 47 17 71 69 0.00 N/A 45 33 N/A N/A
Fri 26 45 17 19 22 0.00 N/A 41 30 N/A N/A
Sat 27 47 16 14 13 0.00 N/A 42 32 N/A N/A
Sun 28 51 17 15 21 0.00 N/A 44 31 N/A N/A
Mon 29 54 22 20 23 0.00 N/A 44 33 N/A N/A
Tue 30 55 25 19 19 0.00 N/A 44 33 N/A N/A
November Precipitation Total 0.11 N/A
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.

2021 Weather Data Graph January - October

NMSU ASC Farmington Precipitation and Air Temperature Monthly Averages 2021 and 1969-2020

2020 Weather Data Graph January - December

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

2021 Corn Growing Degree Days Comparison
Monthly Total and 5 - Year Monthly Average

2021 NMSU ASC Farmington Monthly Total and 5 - year Montly Comparsion Growing Degree Days

2021 Corn Growing Degree Days Data April through September

NMSU ASC Farmington Growing Degree Days 2021 April through September (based on degrees Fahrenheit)
Date
April
May
June
July August September
Total April-September
01 11 17 17 25 24 14 108
02 12 14 20 25 20 15 106
03 14 06 19 23 22 18 102
04 14 12 21 26 23 17 113
05 14 13 20 24 25 18 114
06 05 17 21 27 22 19 111
07 07 18 18 27 18 19 107
08 11 12 18 26 21 19 107
09 08 10 19 27 24 19 107
10 09 11 18 27 22 21 108
11 11 09 19 27 24 20 110
12 11 12 21 27 22 22 115
13 07 15 22 24 24 20 112
14 12 18 23 20 24 18 115
15 07 16 27 23 23 18 114
16 03 15 28 26 21 16 109
17 03 13 26 25 22 19 108
18 05 09 25 24 21 20 104
19 09 16 26 27 17 17 112
20 06 16 23 25 15 12 97
21 10 10 23 26 19 12 100
22 08 16 25 23 22 14 108
23 08 11 20 23 20 16 98
24 11 11 21 19 18 16 96
25 14 16 17 21 22 18 108
26 09 14 19 22 20 13 97
27 04 16 19 23 24 09 95
28 09 19 19 22 20 10 99
29 12 19 14 23 20 09 97
30 14 18 22 23 22 05 104
31 14 24 23 61
2021
Monthly
Total
279
433
630
754 664 483
2021
Monthly
Accum-
ulation
279
712
1342 2096 2760 3243
2016-2020
Mean
257
399
615
735 701 510
2016-2020
Mean
Accum-
ulation
257
656
1271
2006 2707 3217

Drought Map

Drought Monitor Map

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

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.