SnowBrains Forecast: Additional 6-12″ of Snow Across New Mexico Mountains Through Friday

Eric McNamee | | WeatherWeather
NBM New Mexico Snowfall Map Through Friday. Source:

Forecast By SnowBrains Meteorologist – Eric McNamee

 11:00 AM MST, 3/24/2021

Forecast Summary:

Two troughs will make their way through the state today and Thursday/Friday, bringing an additional 6-12″ of snow.

The trough that is over the state will bring the bulk of that snowfall, with less coming Thursday/Friday.

Conditions look to dry out in the long-term and extended.

Resorts that look to see the most snow are Parajito Mountain, Ski Santa Fe, Sipapu, and Taos.

Short-Term Forecast:


An additional 6-12″ of snow is expected across the mountains of New Mexico through Friday from two troughs.

The trough over the state today will bring 4-6 more inches of snow through the remainder of the day.

Conditions will temporarily clear out tomorrow morning before another trough moves through tomorrow night.

Another 3-6″ is expected out of that trough, with the highest amounts in the southern San Juans.

By Friday night, most snow will taper off.

NWS Snowfall Map. Source: NWS Albuquerque
NBM New Mexico Snowfall Map Through Friday. Source:

Long-Term Forecast:


Getting into the weekend and early next week, conditions look to dry out for the most part as a ridge of high pressure builds over the western US.

Some showers may be possible Sunday, but not much in the way of snow.

Extended Forecast:

Tuesday and Beyond:

Global ensembles are indicating below-average precipitation and above-average temperatures across the region.

6-10 Day Probability of Precipitation Outlook. Source: NOAA
6-10 Day Probability of Temperatures Outlook. Source: NOAA

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