First Snowfall Data Across Northern & Central New Mexico

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Northwest Plateau

Average 1st Snowfall
Earliest Snowfall Elevation
Aztec Ruins DEC 2 OCT 9 5643'
Chaco Canyon NOV 27 OCT 10 6177'
El Morro NOV 9 SEP 24 7227'
Farmington DEC 7 OCT 17 5625'
Gallup NOV 10 OCT 10 6468'
Star Lake NOV 22 OCT 12 6635'
Northern
Mountains
Average 1st Snowfall
Earliest Snowfall Elevation
Chama OCT 29 SEP 30 7850'
Cimarron NOV 10 SEP 17 6542'
Cuba NOV 21 SEP 29 7045'
Eagle Nest NOV 1 SEP 18 8260'
Espanola DEC 10 OCT 12 5645'
Jemez Springs NOV 21 SEP 28 6264'
Las Vegas NOV 7 SEP 18 6866'
Los Alamos NOV 7 SEP 18 7424'
Raton NOV 6 SEP 18 6640'
Red River OCT 17 SEP 17 8676'
Santa Fe NOV 17 SEP 30 7000'
Taos NOV 18 SEP 28 7650'
Valmora NOV 20 OCT 8 6312'

Northeast
Plains

Average 1st Snowfall
Earliest Snowfall Elevation
Bell Ranch DEC 7 SEP 27 4500'
Clayton NOV 15 SEP 10 4970'
10N Clovis DEC 1 OCT 8 4290'
Conchas Dam DEC 13 OCT 16 4244'
Portales DEC 18 OCT 22 4010'
Roy NOV 27 SEP 25 5878'
Tucumcari NOV 29 SEP 29 4086'

West
Mountains

Average 1st Snowfall
Earliest Snowfall Elevation
Grants NOV 30 OCT 16 6520'
Quemado NOV 19 OCT 8 6879'

Central
Valleys

Average 1st Snowfall
Earliest Snowfall Elevation
Albuq. Airport NOV 29 OCT 12 5300'
Carrizozo DEC 13 OCT 25 5405'
Socorro DEC 21 OCT 22 4585'

Central
Mountains

Average 1st Snowfall
Earliest Snowfall Elevation
Estancia NOV 26 SEP 24 6107'
Ruidoso NOV 21 SEP 29 6937'

Southeast

Average 1st Snowfall Earliest Snowfall Elevation
Fort Sumner DEC 17 SEP 27 4025'
Roswell DEC 12 OCT 16 3649'
Santa Rosa DEC 13 OCT 17 4622'

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