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How much snow can we expect at sites in New Mexico in an average year? 


Frequency of Snow Events Across New Mexico
(Number of Days)


Snow Climatology Maps

Note that these maps were constructed using data from airport and cooperative observer reports (noted by the black dots) located below 9000 feet MSL. They do not include ski resorts. The only station in the database above 9000 feet MSL is Sandia Crest, located just east of Albuquerque, at 10,678 feet MSL. Snow varies considerably across the rugged terrain of New Mexico, and extreme amounts are not depicted here. Click on the images for a larger map.