The climate of Santa Fe (New Mexico
- United States of America)
Santa Fe is the capital of New Mexico and is centrally located in this
state. Santa Fe is located at an altitude of 2,134 meters above sea
level making it the highest situated city in the United States. The
oldest church in the United States can be found here. This church is
still in use. San Miguel Mission, also known as the San Miguel chapel
dates back to the beginning of the 17th century. Santa Fe has a cold
steppe climate, type BSk according to the Köppen climate
classification. Santa Fe has four distinct seasons: a cool winter, a
dry and short spring, a warm summer and a dry and short fall.
During the winter subzero temperatures during the night are not
uncommon. Temperatures occasionally drop below freezing point in
December, January and February. During the winter Santa Fe gets 66
centimeters of snowfall on average. However, a layer of snow of more
than 20 centimeters is uncommon because temperatures also rise above
freezing point during these months causing the snow to melt.
The figures below are based on long term weather and climate records.
They are an average for Santa Fe:
More climate information
Climate figures are very useful but don’t present a general impression
of the climate and the eventual weather circumstances within a certain
period. The figures don’t always reflect the chance of wintry weather,
extreme heat or hurricanes. That is why we offer useful extra climate
information for each month of the year:
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