Is Santa Fe cold in winter?

May 1, 2020 Off By idswater

Is Santa Fe cold in winter?

Winter in Santa Fe Winter brings the shortest days of the year, with the sun setting by 5 p.m. each day. This season also has the coldest temperatures, occasionally dropping into the single digits. Commonly, a wind chill makes it feel even colder. Some 12 inches of snow fall over the winter months.

Does Santa Fe get a lot of snow?

Snow season occurs from November through April, with an average of 32 inches of snow in town and up to 300 inches in the ski areas. The low humidity and smog-free skies make the Santa Fe climate one of the healthiest in the United States.

Is Santa Fe nice in the winter?

Winter is an excellent season to spend in Santa Fe. It’s the off-season for tourists, but the attractions, shopping and dining are still at their best! Ski Santa Fe in particular has some great skiing terrain and is totally kid friendly.

Does it snow in Santa Fe at Christmas?

Snowfall amounts ranged from six to 10 inches across the northern mountains to three to six inches around Santa Fe and Raton. Two to five inches of snow fell in Albuquerque the day after Christmas.

Is it expensive to live in Santa Fe NM?

In Santa Fe, the cost of living is slightly higher than average, and this is mostly due to soaring housing prices. This city is home to a great deal of the state’s most expensive homes. Compared to the national average of $1,650, New Mexico rent costs 24.2% less. Rent in Albuquerque is 72.16% lower than in New York.

Why is it so cold in New Mexico?

From Albuquerque north, the state takes on a noticeably colder climate. This is mainly because the elevation rises steadily from around 5,000 feet to 7,000 feet in Santa Fe and northward. Summers are warm (low 80s°F) and very pleasant, while winters get quite cold (low 40s°F) and see plenty of snow in the mountains.

Is Albuquerque or Santa Fe better?

I would not consider Santa Fe a ‘better’ city than Albuquerque… each city has its virtues. Santa Fe is a more beautiful city in the southwestern tradition. Albuquerque is a more affordable option both for residents and travelers (Check out my post on things to do in Historic Old Town Albuquerque).