Weather Service posts first-snowfall dates

November 7th, 2012 at 3:15 pm by under Weather

If Albuquerque hits right on average, our first snowfall is still three weeks away although the earliest first snow on record hit on Oct. 12 back in 1986, according to data newly published by the National Weather Service.

Not just any ol’ snowfall counts here.  To be official, it has to be at least 0.1 inch and be recorded at the weather service Albuquerque Forecast Office at the Sunport, elevation 5,300 feet above sea level.

With temperatures about to plunge and a slight chance of snow showers in the metro area Saturday night, the weather service has published an interactive map listing record-first and average-first snowfalls based on records going back as far as 1931.

The data cover locations across the Albuquerque office forecast area, which is generally everything north of the southern counties along the Texas border.

To view the map, click here »

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