April ended up with near normal temperatures and precipitation across a majority of New Mexico.
April got underway with high winds blasting across New Mexico along with widespread critical fire weather conditions. Breezy to windy conditions continued from the 2nd through 4th, with strong winds on the 5th and 6th. Winds settled down on the 7th and especially the 8th through 10th. During these 10 days there was little in the way of precipitation, while temperatures took a roller coaster ride with big swings from day to day. The action shifted from the wind to isolated severe weather on the 11th across southern Chaves County. Up to one inch hail was reported near Hagerman. More widespread showers and thunderstorms erupted on the 12th, including isolated severe weather over southeast Lincoln County. Strong winds were also noted on the 11th and 12th. Isolated severe weather then occurred on the 13th over San Miguel and Union Counties, and on the 14th over Union County. The 15th was quiet, but a strong back door cold front and upper level disturbance produced showers and storms later on the 16th into the 17th. Heavy rain on the 17th on top of the snowpack over the San Juan mountains produced some flooding along the Rio Chamita River, west of Chama, on the 17th. Mostly isolated showers and storms followed on the 18th through 21st. Wind and even snow returned on the 22nd and 23rd as a strong storm moved along the New Mexico and colorado border on the 23rd. The weather improved on the 24th, with dry and milder weather on the 25th. A back door cold front brought much cooler temperatures to the eastern plains on the 26th, but little moisture. Strong winds returned on the 29th and 30th, while cooler temperatures were experienced state wide for the end of the month. Spotty rain and mountain snow showers were noted mainly across the north.