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Old 01-12-2010, 06:49 AM
 
Location: New Mexico U.S.A.
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Old 01-12-2010, 07:13 AM
 
Location: Emmaus, PA --> ABQ, NM
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why haven't reached our snow season yet, but if there is one thing I will not miss is having to deal with the snow.
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Old 01-12-2010, 12:23 PM
 
Location: Albuquerque, NM - Summerlin, NV
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Well we are supposed to average about 5 to 6 good storms... does it always happen? Not all the time.
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Old 01-12-2010, 01:06 PM
 
Location: Albuquerque
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Originally Posted by rybert
Technically, we're not really a desert region.
I disagree.

We are a "high desert" region.

"Desert" refers to the annual precipitation and not temperature.

The Atacama desert - the driest place on Earth is way colder
and higher - still a desert.
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Old 01-12-2010, 01:12 PM
 
Location: Burque!
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Let me clarify, I don't believe ABQ is located within the boundaries of any specific desert.
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Old 01-12-2010, 01:14 PM
 
Location: Colorado Springs, CO
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When does spring generally begin?
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Old 01-12-2010, 01:17 PM
 
Location: Burque!
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Originally Posted by lalahartma View Post
When does spring generally begin?
After winter...
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Old 01-12-2010, 02:42 PM
 
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Spring stops and starts several times between late February and mid April.

If you live in the E. Mountains, stretch that April to May.
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Old 01-12-2010, 02:50 PM
 
Location: Albuquerque
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Originally Posted by rybert
... don't believe ABQ is located within
the boundaries of any specific desert.
The upper Chihuahuan Desert. The Life Zone where native
plants found in Albuquerque is called the Upper Sonoran
which is classified as desert.

I know that some maps don't show Albuquerque as being
actually *in* the Chihuahuan Desert, but others do.

I go for this description:
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The Chihuahuan Desert sits across the U.S.-Mexico border, and
comprises approximately 140,000 square miles. In the U.S., the
desert stretches just north of Albuquerque, New Mexico, and
into Texas west of the Pecos River. It encompasses the
northern half of the state of Chihuahua in Mexico and most of
the state of Coahuila. Higher in altitude than its neighbor to
the west, the Sonoran Desert, the Chihuahuan Desert ranges
in elevation from 1,500 feet to about 5,000 feet. It has been
described by the World Nature Fund as perhaps the most
biodiverse desert in the world.
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What is the Chihuahuan Desert?

Note that a desert doesn't actually have to be hot.
Most of Antarctica is a desert. Canada has deserts.
List of North American deserts
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Old 01-12-2010, 03:15 PM
 
Location: Burque!
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Took you long enough to research and post a rebuttal.

So, depending on your source... we are and are not within a desert.
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