Cuesta de la McBride



Prominent elevation rising above the surrounding level of the Earth's surface; does not include pillars, ridges, or ranges.
See also: Pillars, Ranges, and Ridges
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GPS Coordinates

Latitude, Longitude:
34.1275673°, -106.6614058°
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6171 ft. (1881 m.)

Topographic Map

US Topo Map

The USGS (U.S. Geological Survey) publishes a set of the most commonly used topographic maps of the U.S. called US Topo that are separated into rectangular quadrants that are printed at 22.75"x29" or larger. Cuesta de la McBride is covered by the Sierra De La Cruz, NM US Topo Map quadrant

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Nearby Summits

La Cebolla 2.4 mi
Sierra de la Cruz 3.9 mi
Black Mesa 7.4 mi
Mesa Redonda 7.5 mi
Cerrillos del Coyote 7.5 mi

Nearby Cities

Escondida, NM 14 mi
Socorro, NM 14 mi
Lemitar, NM 14 mi
Chamizal, NM 16 mi
Polvadera, NM 16 mi

Nearby Points of Interest

Bustos Tank Water 1.6 mi
Jornada Detention Dam Man-made 1.6 mi
La Montonera Land 2.1 mi
New Tank Water 2.3 mi
Valle de Adrian Tank Water 2.5 mi

Historical Weather

Below are weather averages from 1971 to 2000 according to data gathered from the nearest official weather station. The nearest weather station for both precipitation and temperature measurements is SOCO which is approximately 13 miles away and has an elevation of 4,585 feet (1,586 feet lower than Cuesta de la McBride). Because the nearest station and this geographic feature may have differences in elevation and topography, the historic weather at the two separate locations may be different as well.

Average Daily Temperatures by Month (°F)

Average Monthly Precipitation (in inches)

Month Precip AVG High Temp AVG Low Temp
January .34" 53.3° 21.3°
February .36" 60.7° 25.7°
March .39" 68.3° 31.4°
April .34" 76.0° 37.5°
May .52" 83.9° 46.1°
June .64" 92.4° 54.0°
July 1.46" 93.6° 60.1°
August 2.20" 90.7° 58.6°
September 1.65" 85.3° 50.9°
October 1.20" 75.3° 39.0°
November .52" 62.6° 27.9°
December .60" 53.0° 21.9°

Summer High Temps

This location's average summer high temps are higher than 88% of other locations on record.

Winter Low Temps

This location's average winter low temps are higher than 57% of other locations on record.

Precipitation Levels

This location's average precipitation levels are lower than 95% of other locations on record.