New Mexico sees biggest storm in awhile

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – This is the biggest storm New Mexico has seen in awhile, it’s a big relief after record warm temperatures in October.

It’s a lot colder than we’ve been used to. The rain caught some people off guard, while others KRQE News 13 spoke with said they are excited fall is finally here.

A few days into November, and it’s finally starting to feel like fall in New Mexico.

“It’s not really cold, it’s nice out,” said Penelope Young.

“This is the time of year I love,” said Leroy Jaramillo.

Some people are enjoying the cool down, while others said they prefer summer. But everyone KRQE News 13 spoke with agreed this fall storm and the rain are needed.

“I’m a summer guy, I love summer,” said Nathan Gutierrez. “It’s about time, the weather’s been crazy.”

New Mexico is coming off the second warmest October on record.

“We could use the rain weather for sure,” said Jaramillo.

The rain came down hard Friday in Downtown Albuquerque. It had people running for cover. Others had to brave the weather to cheer on their favorite local high school soccer and football teams.

Then there were people who said the cold actually helps their luck while fishing at Tingley Beach.

“Time the fish like to come out and eat and start biting,” said Jaramillo.

“In the winter when it gets cold, that’s the best time to fish,” said Gutierrez.

It’s the best storm of the fall so far, but it was more wet than cold.

Ski resorts around the state, like Ski Santa Fe, also got a lot of rain and wind, but not the snow it has been waiting for. Some people KRQE New 13 spoke with said they’re excited about the first turn in weather, and can’t wait for things to cool way down.

“I already bought my wood for my wood burning stove,” Penelope Young.

Albuquerque had gotten a tenth of an inch of rain as of Friday night. But, more rain is on the way overnight.

This storm shows a shift in weather patterns, so those unusually warm temperatures we saw in October are unlikely to return. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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