As we approach winter, we get alot of repetitive questions about Winter weather conditions. So maybe we can have a comprehensive thread that answers those kinds of questions.
Santa Fe -
Our city is at 7000 feet. We do get snow! We do get cold weather. We do get alot of sunny days so even if it is cold, it feels warmer than it is.
Temps can range from 0's to 60's. It can be 60 degrees one day and the next day , we could get a blizzard. New Mexico is in drought conditions so we are not getting alot of snow. (way below predictions) Winter storms tend to drop more snow in the higher mountain elevations, than the city proper.
Since our temps can swing, it's best to dress in layers. It will be cold in the evening and morning but warm up during the day.
If it does snow, driving conditions may be effected during the storm and early morning hours. Once the sun comes out, the snow melts quickly. It is extremely rare for snow to remain more than one day.
Check this website for road conditions: NMroads.com
Snow has occured as late as May.
Fellow New Mexicans, please add your take on the weather in your area,