Today’s Weather Fact in abqjournal.com says:
While Downtown Albuquerque averages seven inches of snow per year, Sandia Crest, less than 15 miles away [mjh: but a mile higher], averages about 120 inches.
Frankly, I can’t believe either of those numbers. I’ve almost never seen more than 2 inches at a time in Albuquerque and can’t remember 3 snowfalls in town in one winter in the past 20 years. As for the Crest, there can be great skiing up there, but last year the ski area never opened. If there was close to the purported 10 foot average, it was spread out pretty thin over 4 months. mjh