Precipitation and Temperatures in Silver City and Grant County

The bulk of Grant County and most of the towns in the county, including Silver City, fall into a high, arid region that resembles both parts of Arizona’s Chihuahuan Desert and New Mexico’s famously beautiful Ponderosa-clad mountains.

Annual rainfall totals in the County range from 16″ (or less) in the most arid portions of the County to 20″ (and sometimes a little more) in the high country.

This historic information is from the Western Regional Climate Center:

Mean
High
Year
Low
Year
January 1.05 3.65 1949 0 1927
February 1.15 3.82 1940 0.02 1961
March 0.96 4.34 1926 0 1925
April 0.58 2.88 1919 0 1914
May 0.36 2.38 1928 0 1901
June 0.69 2.48 1933 0 1901
July 3.03 8.75 1962 0.46 1947
August 3 7.4 1934 0.31 1924
September 1.92 5.31 1937 0 1924
October 1.27 4.37 1958 0 1952
November 0.75 3.55 1913 0 1911
December 1.24 4.2 1914 0 1917
Annual 16.02 24.92 1914 6.77 1947

 

Grant County has an almost ideal year-round climate, with plenty of sun and few very hot or very cold days. And although we’re part of the sunny southwest, there is just enough of a Fall and Winter to assure us four gentle seasons, with blazing fall foliage and — at least occasionally — a little snow to frame our spectacular views. But don’t plan on lots of snow lots of the time: There’s no ski resort in the County (although ones are reasonably close both in New Mexico and Arizona) and real heavy snows are not that common. Usually, roads in towns are clear by 10 a.m.!

This historic information is from the Western Regional Climate Center:

Jan
Feb
Mar
Apr
May
Jun
Jul
Aug
Sep
Oct
Nov
Dec
Annual
Average Max. Temp 50.8 54.6 58.8 68.1 77.2 86.8 87.5 85.4 81.2 71.2 59.3 51.4 69.4
Average Min. Temp 23.9 25.8 30.2 36.9 44.8 54.2 59.5 57.8 51.6 41.6 30.1 24.9 40.1
Average Total Precip. (in.) 1.05 1.15 0.96 0.58 0.36 0.69 3.03 3.00 1.92 1.27 0.75 1.24 16.02
Average Total SnowFall (in.) 3.5 3.8 1.5 1.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.7 4.1 14.5