The snowfall readings were taken at the Albuquerque Sunport, where the city's official weather station is housed.
Measurements are given in inches. The average monthly snowfall for Albuquerque:
Different parts of the city get more snow than other areas. For example, Edgewood and the east mountain areas tend to get more snow than the city.
The greatest snowfall for one day occurred in the winter of 1959. On December 15, 10 inches of snow fell on Albuquerque in a 24 hour period. The second largest one day snowfall took place on March 29, 1973, when 8.5 inches fell. Just a few days later, on April 2, 1973, another 6.6 inches fell. Albuquerque is known for its sudden spring snows, which cancel out many blooms on fruit trees.
Probability of Snow
Albuquerque is likely to get more snow in the month of December than any other month. April snows, or spring snows, are also more frequent than fall snows.
Albuquerque's annual probability of snow is 98.5%, so though the city is in the desert, it is the high desert. At about 5,000 feet above sea level, it can get cold. Probability of snow in the winter season is 100%, spring season is 80%, and fall season is 48.6%. So chances are, Albuquerque will get some snow each winter season.
Top Ten Snowiest Years
The annual snowfalls for Albuquerque's snowiest years have some surprisingly high numbers. Again, snowfall measurements are given in inches.
When Albuquerque gets hit with sudden and severe winter weather, keep updated with important information on school closings, traffic reports and more.