Quemado, New Mexico

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Quemado, New Mexico
Quemado is located in New Mexico
Quemado
Quemado
Location within the state of New Mexico
Quemado is located in the United States
Quemado
Quemado
Quemado (the United States)
Coordinates: 34°20′38″N 108°29′44″W / 34.34389°N 108.49556°W / 34.34389; -108.49556Coordinates: 34°20′38″N 108°29′44″W / 34.34389°N 108.49556°W / 34.34389; -108.49556[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

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.

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

Geography[edit]

Climate[edit]

Quemado (means "burnt" in English) was named by Spanish conquistadors due to the blackened stones that cover the earth. It was caused by a fire that preceded the arrival of the Spanish in the early 1500s and the carbon remains partially due to paltry rainfall in the region.

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]
Antler tree in Quemado, 2006

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Quemado, New Mexico
  2. ^ "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Quemado CDP, New Mexico". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Archived from the original on February 12, 2020. Retrieved October 16, 2014.
  3. ^ "USDA Plant Hardiness Zone Map". United States Department of Agriculture. Retrieved 18 July 2019.
  4. ^ "Quemado, NM Monthly Weather Forecast". Weather Channel. Retrieved 18 July 2019.

Further reading[edit]

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

External links[edit]

Media related to Quemado, New Mexico at Wikimedia Commons