New Mexico’s weather is as varied as its landscape. Elevations in the state range from 2,817 ft. at Red Bluff Lake in southern Rio Grande Valley to 13,161 ft. on Wheeler Peak in north central New Mexico. While New Mexico is considered a southern state in terms of latitude, its high elevation provides for four seasons in many parts of the state. This combination allows for summer production to be cool and winter production to be filled with sunshine. The normal weather patterns call for warm to hot days and cool nights with scattered thundershowers in the summer and cold nights and moderate days with some snow in the winter. Fall and spring can bring some of the most gorgeous weather, with spring being the most unpredictable.