Average Annual Snowfall in New Mexico





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.

New Mexico Snowfall
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