New Mexico Annual Rainfall and Climate Data, see below for individual cities
New Mexico city precipitation totals
|City||Avg Annual Precip||Avg Annual Snow||Avg # days of Precip||
Avg # thunderstorm days
|Avg # hail days||Avg # severe thunderstorm watches per year||Avg # tornado watches per year||# of tornadoes reported in county, 1960-2010|
New Mexico Precipitation Records
- Driest location ranked by lowest annual average precipitation: Newcomb, southwestern New Mexico, 5.96"
- Wettest location ranked by highest annual average precipitation: Cloudcroft, southern New Mexico, 28.19"
- Snowiest location ranked by highest annual average snowfall: Red River, northern New Mexico, 164.9"
- State precipitation record for 24 hours - Lake Maloya, northern New Mexico, 5/19/1955, 11.28"
- State precipitation record for 1 year - White Tail, southern New Mexico, 1941, 62.45"
- State snowfall record for 24 hours - Dulce, northern New Mexico, 11/22/1931, 36.0"
- State snow record for 1 season - Anchor Mine, northern New Mexico, 1911,1912, 483.0"
- Average annual snowfall in New Mexico ranges from about 3 inches at the Southern Desert and Southeastern Plains stations to well over 100 inches at Northern Mountain stations. Totals can exceed 300 inches in the highest mountains of the north
- On February 4, 1989, a powerful winter storm produced up to 84 inches at the ski resorts of northern New Mexico in just 3 days