This rainbook reports daily precipitation for the neighborhood of Manzano Mesa Elementary School in the Southeast Heights of Albuquerque, New Mexico.
Since May 1, 2005, unofficial rain data have been collected at a private garden in the neighborhood. The station was set up with the assistance of the City Net program of the National Weather Service. Since 2014, the full body of data has been published here.
The rainbook data site is in southeast Albuquerque (Bernalillo County, New Mexico, USA) at
The heaviest precipitation days (for the twenty-four hours ending at 7 a.m. on the date listed):
The wettest 30-day period at Manzano Mesa occurred from July 25 through August 23, 2006, when 7.55 inches of rain fell. The wettest calendar months were all during the monsoon season, July through September:
The wettest non-monsoon months were May 2015 and November 2019. Both recorded 2.23 inches of rain.
The driest monsoon month was September 2008, when only 0.06 inches of rain fell.
Since May 2005, only six calendar months have lacked even a trace of rainfall:
The longest stretch with no measurable or trace precipitation whatsoever was 83 days, from October 20, 2017, through January 10, 2018.
Inches of rainfall in the 24 hours ending at
. . . in the 7 days ending at
. . . in January to date:
. . . in 2022 to date:
The Manzano Mesa neighborhood gets about a third more rain than the official National Weather Service site at the airport. "Rain Journey" is a fun, informative 12-minute video that looks at the very local topic of rain watching.
For high-definition 1080p, view it directly on YouTube.
Download charts and map from "Rain Journey."