January 2013 across New Mexico was mostly drier and colder than normal.
The first week of 2013 was cold with well below normal temperatures. The first disturbance of the year crossed New Mexico on the 3rd with light snow amounts over south central and southeast portions of the state. A more potent storm delivered rain and snow to the east on the 9th into the morning hours of the 10th. The next storm followed quickly from the west on the 11th, complete with high winds, some snow and cold air. The cold air remained through the 17th with a few weak systems bringing mostly light snows to the north and central portions of the state. Dry weather was the rule from the 17th through 24th with some moderation in temperatures starting on the 18th. A more active weather pattern returned for the last week of the month, including storms late on the 25th through the 26th and 28th into the 29th.