March 2013 was warmer and drier than normal over much of New Mexico.

The first week of the month was relatively quiet with a couple of chilly days but mostly above normal temperatures. Strong winds visited on the 4th. The first significant storm of the month arrived on the 8th and continued into the 10th. Up to 2 feet of snow was welcomed over the northern mountain peaks. Relatively quiet weather followed for the next week with record highs on the 15th. Strong winds blew across the state on the 17th. Mild weather was the rule from the 18th through 22nd, but this was followed by a big cool down on the 23rd and 24th. High winds also blasted the state on the 23rd. Winds were not a major weather factor the rest of the month. It was mostly dry and milder.


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