April 2013 was highly variable across the state. The northwest third of New Mexico had near to a little above normal precipitation, while the rest of the state was below to well below normal. Temperatures were a little above normal in the west but below normal in the east, especially the northeast.
The first week of the month was relatively quiet with windy conditions on the 3rd and 5th. The first few days were chilly but temperatures warmed above normal from the 3rd to 7th. Strong winds and cooler temperatures on the 8th were the rule as a potent storm approached from the west. Precipitation developed on the 8th and was widepsread on the 9th before tapering off on the 10th. The 9th and 10th were exceptionally chilly days. A gradual warming trend followed from the 11th through 14th even though a few showers lingered across the state on the 11th through 13th. Strong winds buffetted the state from the 14th through 16th while temperatures climbed well above normal again. A big change to wintery like weather and temperatures followed on the 17th and 18th with more strong and gusty winds. A warming trend with mostly dry conditions and less wind followed for the 19th through 21st. High winds blasted the state on the 22nd followed by a surge of cold air, with numerous record lows on the morning of the 24th. A disturbance on the 25th brought dry thunderstorms to New Mexico with strong wind gusts. The remainder of the month was mostly dry with much warmer temperatures.