Low Risk Location  

Extreme weather and natural disasters can knock a company offline and mess with its operations. That’s why locating in a low-risk location such as Albuquerque is a great choice for businesses.

It’s hard to beat Albuquerque’s weather. While there are distinct seasons that allow for winter and summer activities, the local climate is moderate. Albuquerque’s wonderful weather delights residents and visitors alike with blue skies overhead, providing the perfect backdrop to explore all that the area has to offer. Albuquerque’s natural beauty is enhanced by more than 310 days of sunshine annually. And, there’s nothing like enjoying an Albuquerque sunset – brilliant hues of orange and pink are the perfect end to a sunny day. Throughout the year, the temperature will drop 20 to 30 degrees when the sun sets, which makes for refreshing evenings and cool mornings.

The risk of natural disasters is extremely low in Albuquerque. Albuquerque is classified as a Zone 2B for earthquakes by the federal building code, and floods are not considered a likely natural disaster because of the low amount of rainfall. Albuquerque typically receives 8 to 9 inches of rain and snowfall annually, getting most of its rainfall during late July through early September.


4,500 ft. in the Rio Grande river valley
6,500 ft. in the Sandia Mountain foothills
10,678 ft. at Sandia Crest


Spring Icon Spring – The temperature is starting to rise and the days are getting longer. With daytime temperatures in the 70s, spring time planting has begun and Albuquerque’s greenery begins to blossom. Expect perfect weather for a mountain hike, game of golf, or bike ride.
Summer icon Summer – Enjoy the abundant sunshine. The weather may be warm, but it’s a dry heat with low humidity of around 30-45 percent. Albuquerque typically only reaches 100 degrees a few days per year. Get out and explore the state! Camping, golfing, or a trip to the zoo are great ways to spend a long summer day.
Fall Icon Fall – Fall is the favorite season of many locals. The leaves are changing and the evenings are cool and crisp. An extra layer of clothing may be appropriate. In October, the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta fills the sky with hundreds of hot air balloons, bringing in more than 800,000 visitors from around the world.
Winter – Expect occasional winter weather. Snow typically melts within a day or less. Winter allows the perfect opportunity to travel to one of New Mexico’s eight major ski areas.


Air Quality and Sustainability 

Albuquerque’s air quality is consistently ranked among the best in the nation, thanks to forward-thinking green initiatives. In fact, the American Lung Association ranked the city among the top 20 places for clear air. Albuquerque is committed to protecting the environment and advancing sustainability initiatives for a clean community. To see all the efforts our community has undertaken to ensure a better future, visit Albuquerque Green.

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