NM White Christmas? Not So Much

Dec 25, 2013

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Much of New Mexico is missing out on a White Christmas.

Forecasters with the National Weather Service in Albuquerque say a weak storm is moving across the northern edge of New Mexico, bringing some extra clouds, colder temperatures and only mountain top flurries.

Once the system passes, New Mexico will be in for warmer weather the rest of the week. Starting Thursday, daytime temperatures are expected to be above average.

Forecasters say Red River and Chama had the greatest probability of seeing snowflakes and having snow on the ground this Christmas. However, that chance was around 15 percent.

With the exception of northern New Mexico's high country, it's not often other parts see snow Christmas Day. For example, a measurable Christmas snowfall in Albuquerque has occurred, on average, once every 16 years.