February 2011 was colder and drier than normal.

February began with a major winter storm bringing snow, wind and bitter cold to New Mexico. Snow covered a significant portion of the state, and daily, monthly and even all time record low temperatures were set at many locations. Dry and milder weather resumed on the 4th and 5th, but was followed by snow and colder weather in the east on the 6th. Another storm delivered more cold and snow in the 8th. A break from the active weather was observed from the 9th through 18th, along with a return to normal and above normal temperatures and occasional gusty winds. Rain and snow follwed on the 19th and 20th with pockets of strong winds. The mild temperatures during the previous week ended on the 20th and continued on the 21st. After a break on the 22nd and 23rd, a weak system brought a little rain and snow to the north, with only minor snow accumulations. A more potent storm arrived on the 26th and continued through the 27th with rain and snow over the north and central areas.

 

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