Climate

At an elevation of 3,380 ft., Artesia has a moderate desert climate, with an annual average daily temperature of 60°F and annual average precipitation of around 12”. During the warmer season, typically May through September, the daily average temperature is 88°F. During the colder season, normally November through February, the daily average temperature stays below 64°F. With sunshiny days around 86% of the time (or 314-320 days annually), daily average temperatures rarely dip below 22°F or above 102°F.  However, the temperature may have a range of 30°-40° from the warmest to the coolest times of the day.

Seasonally, winters are generally mild with little or no snow and temperatures often not dropping below freezing. While spring temperatures remain mild, Springtime winds can be quite gusty. Summer offers a dry heat that will peak in the low 100s at least a few days of the season. This lasts until autumn which ushers in cooler temperatures and bright colors in the foliage.