Average Annual Snowfall in New Mexico

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The tables below give yearly averages for snowfall at cities, towns and parks in New Mexico. The numbers are for the total amount of snow and for how many days it snows at least 0.1 inches (0.25 centimetres).

The snowfall totals are annual averages based on weather data collected from 1981 to 2010 for the NOAA National Climatic Data Center.

You can jump to a separate table for each region of the state: Southern, Central and Northern New Mexico.

Place name links take you to more detailed information on snowfall, snowstorms and snow accumulation for that location.

Southern New Mexico

Average annual snowfall
Days Place Inches Centimetres
  2.2 Alamogordo     3.9     9.9
  2.5 Bitter Lake Wildlife Refuge     5.2   13.2
  1.2 Carlsbad     2.4     6.1
  2.0 Carlsbad Caverns National Park     3.9     9.9
10.7 Cuba   29.8   75.7
  0.4 Elephant Butte Lake Dam     0.8     2.0
  2.6 Gila Hot Springs     5.7   14.5
  2.3 Hobbs     4.0   10.2
  6.6 Roswell   11.9   30.2
12.4 Ruidoso   29.9   75.9
  1.2 White Sands National Monument     2.3     5.8

Central New Mexico

Yearly snow averages
Days Place Inches Centimetres
  9.5 Albuquerque     9.6   24.4
  8.8 Clovis   13.8   35.1
  4.4 Conchas Lake Dam   12.0   30.5
24.9 El Morro National Monument   47.2 119.9
22.9 Gallup   33.7   85.6
  5.8 Gran Quivira National Monument   11.1   28.2
  5.5 Grants     9.3   23.6
18.8 Las Vegas   39.9 101.3
  8.3 Pecos National Monument   23.0   58.4
  8.4 Santa Fe   23.0   58.4
  2.8 Socorro     5.7   14.5
  9.0 Tucumcari   19.9   50.5

Northern New Mexico

Average total snowfall for a year
Days Place Inches Centimetres
  6.0 Abiquiu Lake Dam     9.8   24.9
  7.9 Aztec Ruins National Monument   14.1   35.8
  9.4 Chaco Canyon National Monument   12.5   31.8
17.3 Clayton   28.0   71.1
26.4 Eagle Nest   67.8 172.2
18.5 El Vado Lake Dam   43.1 109.5
  8.7 Farmington   13.0   33.0
30.0 Lake Maloya (Sugarite Canyon Park)   99.9 253.7
14.3 Raton   30.1   76.5
48.2 Red River 159.5 405.1
15.7 Taos   32.3   82.0
Reference

National Climatic Data Center. NOAA's 1981-2010 Climate Normals.

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