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Climate in the Western Mexican Drainage Basin

Climate data from NOAA/NWS Co-op Network stations are complied in Table 7.10-1 and the locations are shown on Figure 7.10-3.  Figure 7.10-3 also shows precipitation contour data from the Spatial Climate Analysis Service (SCAS) at Oregon State University.  The Western Mexican Drainage Basin does not contain Evaporation Pan, AZMET or SNOTEL/Snowcourse stations.  More detailed information on climate in the planning area is found in Section 7.0.3.  A description of climate data sources and methods is found in Volume 1, Appendix A.

NOAA/NWS Co-op Network

  • Refer to Table 7.10-1A
  • There is one NOAA/NWS Co-op Network station in the basin, Organ Pipe Cactus N.M., with a monthly maxiumum temperature of 89.2°F in July and an monthly minimum temperature of 54.7°F in January.
  • Highest average seasonal rainfall, 4.38 inches, occurs in the summer season (July-September) when 44% of the annual average precipitation occurs.

SCAS Precipitation Data

  • Refer to Figure 7.10-3
  • Additional precipitation data shows average annual rainfall as high as 14 inches along the northeastern basin boundary and as low as four inches in the western portion of the basin.

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Table 7.10-1 Climate Data for the Western Mexican Drainage Basin

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Figure 7.10-3 Western Mexican Drainage Basin Meteorological Stations and Annual Precipitation

 

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