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Old 12-31-2010, 10:37 AM
 
Location: New Mexico
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city-data stats shows that santa fe gets a couple of inches of snow in the winter............is this just every few winters or does it snow every winter???
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Old 12-31-2010, 10:39 AM
 
Location: Texas
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I'm guessing since it's a big ski destination, it gets snow pretty regularly.
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Old 12-31-2010, 10:49 AM
 
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It snows in Santa Fe
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Old 12-31-2010, 11:32 AM
 
Location: New Mexico U.S.A.
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city-data stats shows that santa fe gets a couple of inches of snow in the winter............is this just every few winters or does it snow every winter???
Santa Fe usually receives 6 to 8 snowfalls a year between November and April, their yearly total snow is about 25 inches.


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Old 01-02-2011, 08:55 PM
 
Location: New Mexico
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In my opinion Santa Fe is most beautiful under a blanket of snow...

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Old 01-04-2011, 06:07 PM
 
Location: Santa Fe, NM
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We get plenty of snow. We got somewhere around 12-15 inches here from the last storm.
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Old 01-05-2011, 11:09 AM
 
Location: Santa Fe, NM
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Oh heck yes! We're in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains!! There is snow here EVERY winter, and some winters it's a lot of snow. The west side of SF gets less than the east side. I'm on the east side about 5 miles SE of downtown and we've had two "major" snowfalls this year. A week before Christmas we received 28 inches (downtown got 6 inches, I think). Then last week the entire metro area got 3-5 inches.

So yes... this is a winter wonderland complete with snow. Every year.

Edited to add: to reiterate what Rich said... Santa Fe's average snowfall is 25 inches. That's not "just a couple".
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Old 01-05-2011, 11:16 AM
 
Location: SoCal
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Please correct me if I'm wrong. I understand that it's not at all unusual for SF to get snow, sometimes even gets major snowfalls, but that usually most or all of the snow evaporates/melts between the major storms so you don't have snow pack all winter long.

That's the kind of climate I'm looking for. I want snow but I don't want 4 months of dealing with snow everywhere all the time.

Have I got it right?
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Old 01-05-2011, 03:17 PM
 
Location: New Mexico
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It can snow as early as October and as late as May in Santa Fe. So that's up to eight months of snow but no, it's not solid on the ground "everywhere all the time." Although patches do linger in shady areas. If you have a shady driveway (north-facing garage) it can be more of a problem dealing with ice.
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Old 01-08-2011, 10:00 PM
 
Location: Santa Fe, NM
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Please correct me if I'm wrong. I understand that it's not at all unusual for SF to get snow, sometimes even gets major snowfalls, but that usually most or all of the snow evaporates/melts between the major storms so you don't have snow pack all winter long.

That's the kind of climate I'm looking for. I want snow but I don't want 4 months of dealing with snow everywhere all the time.

Have I got it right?
Um, I'd say Albuquerque is more what you're thinking of for snow. Santa Fe doesn't have consistent snow pack, but from time to time the snow does linger. The last snowfall we had was 10 days ago and there's still snow throughout the area on north facing or shady areas. And... I've been quite surprised how early it snows here and how late it snows too. Last year the first snowfall was in October and the last in May.
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