On average there are 283 sunny days per year. Santa Fe’s 7,000 ft. altitude keeps temperatures moderate with a high averaging 91 in July to lows near 19 in January. There are four distinct seasons with frequent, dramatic summer thunderstorms, and occasional snowstorms in winter. The temperate climate boasts bright blue skies and sunshine throughout the year with mild winters and low annual rainfall. The low humidity and skies free from smoke make the climate one of the most healthful in the United States.