Albuquerque Weather and Climate

Albuquerque is located at about 5,000' feet of elevation above sea level in the Middle Rio Grande Valley.  This gives us a high desert climate.  In general early December will have cool but not cold days, with evenings dropping below freezing and early mornings near or below freezing.  Either sun or clouds can be common.  Snow is not unheard of.

As of November 29, 2019, the ten-day outlook covering December 6-9, 2019 shows partly cloudy weather with highs near 50° F (10° C), and lows near 30° F (-1° C).

We will note that Albuquerque received a record breaking 3 inches (7.5 cm) of snow on November 26 and 27. And, while no snow is predicted in the advanced forecast, weather forecasting ten days out is still an inexact science

 If you are thinking of traveling up to Santa Fe, they are about 60 miles north, and 1,000 feet higher in elevation which makes their temperatures about 10° F (5.5° C) cooler. If you are thinking of traveling to Sandia Crest either by driving up the back of the mountain or by taking the Sandia Peak Tramway, the elevation there is about 10,000 feet above sea level which makes the temperatures about 15° F (11° C) cooler. It is often quite windy at the top of the mountain in the late fall as well.