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Historical Weather
Location
Moriarty, NM
Time Period
January 1 - January 1
Total Recorded Days
6
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Sunny
3 days / 60%
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Weather Observed Recorded Days (of 5 total)
Sunny
3 days (60%)
Snow
2 days (33%)
Rain
1 days (17%)
Fog
1 days (17%)
Partly Cloudy
1 days (20%)
Precipitation 3 days (50%)
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Of 6 days between 1996 and 2018, Sunny was the most frequent condition. Additionally, 3 days were recorded with precipitation.

Note: As multiple conditions can be recorded during one day, the weather observed may total more than 6.

Cool
6 days / 67%
 
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Average Temperature
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Activities
Location
Moriarty, NM
Activity
Ballooning
When is it good weather for the activity: Ballooning in Moriarty, NM?
Ballooning

Albuquerque's high altitude, mild climate, and steady but manageable winds, make it an ideal destination for ballooning. A wind pattern known as the "Albuquerque Box," created by the city's location against the Sandia Mountains, makes Albuquerque a great place to fly.

If you've never been ballooning, you may picture a bumpy ride, where changes in altitude produce the queasy feeling you get in a tiny propeller plane. But the experience is far calmer than that. The balloons are flown by licensed pilots (don't call them operators) who deftly turn propane-fueled flames on and off, climbing and descending to find winds blowing the way they want to go—there's no real "steering" involved, which makes the pilots' control that much more admirable. Pilots generally land balloons where the wind dictates, so "chase vehicles" pick you up and return you to your departure point, but particularly skilled pilots can use conditions created by the Box to land precisely where you started. Even without door-to-door service, many visitors rank a balloon ride over the Rio Grande Valley as their most memorable experience.

Several reliable companies around Albuquerque offer tours. A ride costs about $160-$180 per person.

One of the best is Rainbow Ryders

(Tel. 505/823-1111 or 800/725-2477. www.rainbowryders.com), an official ride concession for the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta. As part of the fun, you get to help inflate and pack away the balloon. In case you missed breakfast prior to your flight, a Continental breakfast and glass of champagne await your return.

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Current Conditions
82 °F
Clear
Weather History & Almanac
June 19, 2018 Max Temp Min Temp
Normal (KABQ) 42 °F 21 °F
Record (KABQ) 62 °F (1981) 3 °F (1959)
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Travel Weather Blog
Check out Jess and Kari's pictures from the Bay Area Travel Expo this past weekend. Also, an all new episode of Wunder Travel will air on the Weather Underground Broadcast Network at 5:30 p.m. ET, 2:30 p.m. PT this Thursday!
Daily Observations
2018 Temp. (°F) Dew Point (°F) Humidity (%) Sea Level Press. (in) Visibility (mi) Wind (mph) Precip. (in) Events
Jan high avg low high avg low high avg low high avg low high avg low high avg high sum  
2018/1/1 55 30 4 13 7 0 85 52 16 30.36 30.27 30.18 10 10 10 12 2 - 0.00  
2017 Temp. (°F) Dew Point (°F) Humidity (%) Sea Level Press. (in) Visibility (mi) Wind (mph) Precip. (in) Events
Jan high avg low high avg low high avg low high avg low high avg low high avg high sum  
2017/1/1 49 40 30 32 29 22 92 72 36 29.88 29.82 29.74 10 10 4 21 9 25 0.00 Rain
2016 Temp. (°F) Dew Point (°F) Humidity (%) Sea Level Press. (in) Visibility (mi) Wind (mph) Precip. (in) Events
Jan high avg low high avg low high avg low high avg low high avg low high avg high sum  
2016/1/1 23 12 0 17 13 -5 90 80 71 30.46 30.39 30.35 10 10 0 14 6 17 0.00 Fog
2015 Temp. (°F) Dew Point (°F) Humidity (%) Sea Level Press. (in) Visibility (mi) Wind (mph) Precip. (in) Events
Jan high avg low high avg low high avg low high avg low high avg low high avg high sum  
2015/1/1 32 20 6 21 13 3 90 83 63 30.04 29.99 29.94 10 10 1 13 5 16 0.00 Snow
2014 Temp. (°F) Dew Point (°F) Humidity (%) Sea Level Press. (in) Visibility (mi) Wind (mph) Precip. (in) Events
Jan high avg low high avg low high avg low high avg low high avg low high avg high sum  
2014/1/1 51 34 18 22 16 12 86 49 21 30.35 30.16 30.08 10 10 10 29 8 34 0.00  
2013 Temp. (°F) Dew Point (°F) Humidity (%) Sea Level Press. (in) Visibility (mi) Wind (mph) Precip. (in) Events
Jan high avg low high avg low high avg low high avg low high avg low high avg high sum  
2013/1/1 34 24 13 20 12 7 89 65 38 30.18 30.11 30.02 10 10 10 20 8 25 0.00 Snow
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