Carlsbad, New Mexico

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Carlsbad, New Mexico
City
Eddy County Courthouse Carlsbad Museum and Art Center (l) Carlsbad Library (r) Carlsbad Municipal Building
Eddy County Courthouse
Carlsbad Museum and Art Center (l)
Carlsbad Library (r)
Carlsbad Municipal Building
Nicknames: 
The Cavern City
The Pearl on the Pecos
Location in the state of New Mexico
Location in the state of New Mexico
Carlsbad, New Mexico is located in the United States
Carlsbad, New Mexico
Carlsbad, New Mexico
Location in the United States
Coordinates: 32°24′43″N 104°14′11″W / 32.41194°N 104.23639°W / 32.41194; -104.23639Coordinates: 32°24′43″N 104°14′11″W / 32.41194°N 104.23639°W / 32.41194; -104.23639
CountryUnited States
State New Mexico
CountyEddy
Founded1888 (as Eddy)
Incorporated1893 (as Eddy)
1899 (as Carlsbad)
Government
 • TypeMayor-council government
 • MayorDale Janway
 • City Council
 • State House
 • State Senate
 • U.S. House
Area
 • Total31.49 sq mi (81.55 km2)
 • Land31.21 sq mi (80.83 km2)
 • Water0.28 sq mi (0.72 km2)
Elevation
3,295 ft (1,004 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total26,138
 • Estimate 
(2019)[2]
29,810
 • Density955.14/sq mi (368.78/km2)
Demonym(s)Carlsbadian
Time zoneUTC−07:00 (MST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−06:00 (MDT)
ZIP Codes
88220-88221
Area code(s)575
FIPS code35-12150
GNIS feature ID0887199
Primary airportCavern City Air Terminal
CNM
Websitewww.cityofcarlsbadnm.com

Carlsbad (/ˈkɑːrlzbæd/ KARLZ-bad) is a city in and the county seat of Eddy County, New Mexico, United States.[3] As of the 2010 census, the city population was 26,138.[4]

Climate[change | change source]

Carlsbad has a warm semi arid with cool to warm winters and very hot summers. In the summer Carlsbad is affected by the North American monsoon which can bring heavy rainfall and mudslides. Average temperatures can range from 43.9°F (6.6°C) in December to 83°F (28.3°C) in July. The warmer months have 121 days at or above 90°F (32°C) and 34 days above 100°F (37.8°C). There are 70 nights at or below freezing in the colder months. The highest temperature ever recorded in Carlsbad was 114°F (45.5°C) on June 28, 1994 and the lowest temperature recorded was -16°F (-26.7°C) on January 11, 1962. Average rainfall and snowfall is 11.86 inches and 4.8 inches respectively.

Climate data for Carlsbad, New Mexico

1991–2020 normals,[a] extremes 1893–present

Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °F (°C) 88
(31)
90
(32)
98
(37)
101
(38)
110
(43)
114
(46)
113
(45)
111
(44)
106
(41)
101
(38)
97
(36)
86
(30)
114
(46)
Mean maximum °F (°C) 77
(25)
82
(28)
88
(31)
94
(34)
102
(39)
107
(42)
105
(41)
104
(40)
99
(37)
93
(34)
83
(28)
77
(25)
109
(43)
Average high °F (°C) 59.2
(15.1)
64.3
(17.9)
72.3
(22.4)
80.8
(27.1)
89.2
(31.8)
97.5
(36.4)
96.6
(35.9)
95.2
(35.1)
87.9
(31.1)
78.8
(26.0)
67.2
(19.6)
58.5
(14.7)
79.0
(26.1)
Average low °F (°C) 29.6
(−1.3)
33.9
(1.1)
40.3
(4.6)
47.7
(8.7)
57.4
(14.1)
65.9
(18.8)
69.4
(20.8)
68.2
(20.1)
61
(16)
49.1
(9.5)
36.9
(2.7)
29.9
(−1.2)
49.1
(9.5)
Mean minimum °F (°C) 17
(−8)
20
(−7)
25
(−4)
33
(1)
45
(7)
57
(14)
64
(18)
62
(17)
50
(10)
34
(1)
22
(−6)
16
(−9)
13
(−11)
Record low °F (°C) −16
(−27)
−13
(−25)
8
(−13)
23
(−5)
31
(−1)
43
(6)
50
(10)
48
(9)
29
(−2)
21
(−6)
−1
(−18)
−4
(−20)
−16
(−27)
Average precipitation inches (mm) 0.65
(17)
0.58
(15)
0.68
(17)
0.70
(18)
1.57
(40)
1.28
(33)
1.80
(46)
1.62
(41)
1.72
(44)
1.21
(31)
0.72
(18)
0.57
(14)
11.86
(301)
Average snowfall inches (cm) 1.9
(4.8)
0.5
(1.3)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0.1
(0.25)
0.2
(0.51)
2.1
(5.3)
4.8
(12)
Average precipitation days (≥ 0.01 in) 4 3 3 2 4 5 6 6 6 5 3 4 49
Average snowy days (≥ 0.1 in) 1.9 0.4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.1 0.1 2.1 4.6
Source: NOAA (relative humidity and dew point 1973–1990, sun 1962–1982)[5]

Notes[change | change source]

  1. Mean monthly maxima and minima (i.e. the expected highest and lowest temperature readings at any point during the year or given month) calculated based on data at said location from 1991 to 2020.

References[change | change source]

  1. "2019 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 27, 2020.
  2. "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". United States Census Bureau. May 24, 2020. Retrieved May 27, 2020.
  3. "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Archived from the original on May 31, 2011. Retrieved 2011-06-07.
  4. "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Carlsbad city, New Mexico". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved February 17, 2016.[dead link]
  5. "NowData – NOAA Online Weather Data". National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Retrieved December 28, 2020.