Quemado, New Mexico

Quemado is a census-designated place in Catron County, New Mexico, United States. As of the 2010 census it had a population of 228.[2] Walter De Maria's 1977 art installation, The Lightning Field, is between Quemado and Pie Town, New Mexico.

Quemado, New Mexico
Quemado
Location within the state of New Mexico
Coordinates: 34°20′38″N 108°29′44″W[1]
CountryUnited States
StateNew Mexico
CountyCatron
Area
  Total1.80 sq mi (4.66 km2)
  Land1.79 sq mi (4.64 km2)
  Water0.01 sq mi (0.03 km2)
Elevation
6,902 ft (2,104 m)
Population
 (2010)
  Total228
  Density127/sq mi (49.2/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Mountain (MST))
  Summer (DST)MDT
Area code(s)575

Jerry D. Thompson, historian of the American Southwest, was reared in Quemado.

Geography

Climate

Quemado is categorized as being within the 6a USDA hardiness zone, meaning temperatures can get as low as -10 to -5 °F.[3]

Climate data for Quemado, New Mexico (Elevation: 6,902 ft)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 20.6
(69.0)
25.0
(77.0)
26.7
(80.0)
31.1
(88.0)
35.0
(95.0)
36.7
(98.0)
37.8
(100.0)
37.2
(99.0)
34.4
(94.0)
30.6
(87.0)
27.2
(81.0)
21.7
(71.0)
37.8
(100.0)
Average high °C (°F) 8.3
(47.0)
10.0
(50.0)
13.9
(57.0)
18.3
(65.0)
23.3
(74.0)
28.9
(84.0)
29.4
(85.0)
27.8
(82.0)
25.0
(77.0)
20.0
(68.0)
13.3
(56.0)
8.3
(47.0)
18.9
(66.0)
Average low °C (°F) −9.4
(15.0)
−7.8
(18.0)
−6.1
(21.0)
−2.8
(27.0)
1.1
(34.0)
5.0
(41.0)
10.0
(50.0)
10.0
(50.0)
5.6
(42.0)
−0.6
(31.0)
−6.1
(21.0)
−10.0
(14.0)
−0.9
(30.3)
Record low °C (°F) −36.1
(−33.0)
−32.8
(−27.0)
−28.9
(−20.0)
−18.9
(−2.0)
−12.2
(10.0)
−7.8
(18.0)
−15.0
(5.0)
0.0
(32.0)
−7.8
(18.0)
−16.1
(3.0)
−28.9
(−20.0)
−28.9
(−20.0)
−36.1
(−33.0)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 14
(0.54)
15
(0.59)
15
(0.58)
12
(0.48)
13
(0.53)
10
(0.40)
63
(2.49)
65
(2.54)
46
(1.81)
24
(0.96)
22
(0.86)
15
(0.61)
314
(12.39)
Source: Weather Channel[4]

References

Further reading

  • (1989) "Nobody's a Stranger in Quemado," New Mexico Magazine 67:3, March.


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