New Mexico Climate Center
The Office of the New Mexico State Climatologist is located in Las Cruces at the campus of New Mexico State University (NMSU). The State Climatologist directs the New Mexico Climate Center that is based in the Plant and Environmental Sciences Department. The Center maintains an archive of meteorological data collected throughout the state of New Mexico from many public and private networks. The Center operates a network of 18 automated surface weather stations throughout the state with two of them within walking distance from the NMSU campus. Most of these 18 stations are located at NMSU Agricultural Science Centers.
State Climate Offices are an integral component of the National Climate Service Partnership, which also includes NOAA's National Climatic Data Center and six Regional Climate Centers (RCCs). State climate offices recognized by the American Association of State Climatologists (AASC) work closely with one another, and with the regional and national counterparts, to provide climate data and services at the local level. Specifically, AASC recognized state climate offices (or ARSCOs) provide one or more of the following services:
1) Coordinate and collect weather observations for the purpose of climate monitoring; 2) Summarize and disseminate weather and climate information to the user community; 3) Demonstrate to the user community the value of climate information in the decision making process; 4) Perform climate impact assessments and weather event evaluations; 5) Conduct climate research, diagnosis, and projections.
The New Mexico Climate Center is recognized by the AASC.
Phone: (575) 646-2974
- New Mexico State University
- National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI)
- American Association of State Climatologists (AASC)
- Community Collaborative Rain, Hail, Snow (CoCoRaHS)