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 1991 to 2020 for the US National Centers for Environmental Information.

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
1.3 Alamogordo 2.4 6.1
2.0 Bitter Lake Wildlife Refuge 3.6 9.1
1.1 Carlsbad 2.7 6.9
1.8 Carlsbad Caverns National Park 3.5 8.9
12.3 Cuba 34.1 86.6
0.5 Elephant Butte Lake Dam 0.9 2.3
3.0 Gila Hot Springs 5.8 14.7
0.9 Hobbs 1.8 4.6
0.8 Las Cruces 1.0 2.5
5.2 Roswell 9.6 24.4
11.5 Ruidoso 26.2 66.5
0.9 White Sands National Monument 1.6 4.1

Central New Mexico

Yearly snow averages
Days Place Inches Centi­metres
8.5 Albuquerque 7.9 20.1
9.4 Clovis 13.4 34.0
3.9 Conchas Lake Dam 8.4 21.3
21.3 El Morro National Monument 38.0 96.5
22.5 Gallup 33.8 85.9
6.7 Gran Quivira National Monument 10.5 26.7
5.4 Grants 7.9 20.1
7.9 Las Vegas 22.0 55.9
10.4 Pecos National Monument 26.3 66.8
7.5 Santa Fe 20.2 51.3
8.0 Tucumcari 14.9 37.8

Northern New Mexico

Average total snowfall for a year
Days Place Inches Centi­metres
5.8 Abiquiu Lake Dam 10.5 26.7
7.3 Aztec Ruins National Monument 10.9 27.7
8.5 Chaco Canyon National Monument 11.2 28.4
15.3 Clayton 22.3 56.6
16.8 El Vado Lake Dam 35.7 90.7
8.6 Farmington 8.6 21.8
30.4 Lake Maloya (Sugarite Canyon Park) 89.3 226.8
12.9 Raton 25.4 64.5
44.9 Red River 156.7 398.0
12.0 Taos 28.4 72.1
Reference

NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI). Climate Normals.

New Mexico Snowfall
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