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Ranch Climatological Data
Data Collected by Ernie Parker

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Summary Information for May 2018

Collection Site
Lot C28, Southwest side of the Ranch
Elevation: 7550'
Latitude: N. 37° 2'
Longitude: W. 104° 34'
 
Mean Temp. (°F) 57.7
Highest Temp. 81.0
Lowest Temp. 34.6
Total Precip. (Inches) 0.24
Average Wind (MPH) 6.8
Highest Wind 52
Dominant Direction S
* 1st: Month-end update through April:
-- Mean temperature: 45.1; normal: 44.5. That's only a .6 of a degree difference; wait until September when I talk about a REAL difference.
-- Precipitation: .28"; normal: 1.22"
-- Snowfall for the 2017-2018 season:: 23.5", almost exactly half of the worst year for which I have records. While we received 12" of snow in May of 2012, I'm not holding my breath for this year.

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Detail Information by Day for May 2018

Day Mean
Temp.
High
Temp.
High
Temp.
Time
Low
Temp.
Low
Temp.
Time
Heat
Deg.
Days
Cool
Deg.
Days
Precip. Avg.
Wind
Speed
Wind
Peak
Wind
Peak
Time
Wind
Dom.
Dir.
1 55.4 66.4 3:30p 40.1 7:00a 11.8     6.4 41 2:15p WSW
2 49.0 62.1 3:30p 40.0 12:00m 14.0     7.9 46 4:45p SW
3 44.1 56.1 1:30p 34.6 6:15a 19.7     4.4 30 5:00p NE
4 47.0 56.6 1:15p 37.8 1:30a 17.8   0.01 2.0 30 2:45p SW
5 56.8 66.3 12:45p 45.0 6:15a 9.3     1.3 28 5:45p S
6 62.5 73.6 2:45p 51.1 6:15a 2.7     1.6 22 2:30p NW
7 67.5 78.0 3:15p 59.6 6:15a   3.8   2.7 31 6:30p WNW
8 66.6 75.9 3:00p 56.4 11:45p   1.2   1.0 21 10:30a NW
9 64.2 76.6 5:00p 52.4 5:30a 0.5     3.3 26 9:00p SSE
10 68.1 81.0 4:30p 53.6 6:30a   2.3   8.4 42 2:30p WSW
11 67.9 77.7 3:00p 59.0 6:30a   3.3   9.1 39 2:00p W
12 66.9 75.5 2:45p 58.4 6:45a   1.9   13.1 49 2:45p SSW
13 62.5 74.3 4:45p 47.0 5:00a 4.3     6.1 34 5:15p SW
14 58.0 72.8 5:00p 45.8 6:30a 5.7     3.6 28 2:00p NE
15 53.1 65.4 2:45p 42.4 5:15a 11.1   0.02 9.0 35 11:00p S
16 61.0 74.5 5:45p 47.1 4:00a 4.2     9.6 32 10:00p S
17 65.7 78.8 4:30p 51.9 5:45a   0.4   11.3 40 5:15p S
18 56.1 65.5 1:15p 49.2 12:00m 7.7     5.9 33 2:30p NE
19 47.2 60.3 12:45p 38.5 11:45p 15.6   0.13 2.8 32 6:45p NE
20 47.2 60.2 1:45p 37.0 5:45a 16.4   0.06 3.9 32 6:15p SW
21 50.2 61.0 11:45a 44.7 1:00a 12.2   0.02 10.2 49 3:15p SSW
22 54.2 72.2 2:30p 45.3 5:15a 6.3     16.4 52 5:15p S
23 54.8 63.6 1:30p 48.3 6:15a 9.1     17.4 45 2:30p S
-- 57.7 81.0   34.6   168.1 12.9 0.24 6.8 52   S

Heat Base: 65.0     Cool Base: 65.0     Method: (High + Low) / 2

Until April 2012 longtime resident Walt Wolff collected and posted daily weather data.  But the wintery weather and work associated with maintaining the beautiful Loma Lobo property caused Joyce and Walt to switch to part-time status.  Walt gave Robert L. Scott the weather equipment and Bob posted the weather updates until his equipment failed in January 2018.  Since then, the data is coming from Ernie Parker's weather station.

NOTE: this weather station is at the south end of the ranch and at a higher elevation.  As a result, you will find that, on average, the temperature readings will be slightly lower and the precipitation readings will be slightly higher than those reported by Bob/Walt's stations.

Suggestions are welcome at or kahuna@santafetrailranch.com.

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