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Albuquerque’s first 80 degree day of the year possible

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update: Today’s high was 81, at around 4:30 p.m., according to the National Weather Service.

previously: Albuquerque could have its first 80-degree day of the year today, according to the National Weather Service, which is calling for highs in the upper 70s to lower 80s.

This is earlier than average, but not by much. According to Weather Service archives, the average first 80-degree day over the last century is April 15. The record earliest was March 9, 1989. The record latest was May 16, 1933. Here are the recent records:

  • 2000 04-18
  • 2001 04-26
  • 2002 04-01
  • 2003 05-03
  • 2004 03-20
  • 2005 05-10
  • 2006 04-13
  • 2007 04-05
  • 2008 04-15
  • 2009 04-21
  • 2010 03-30
  • 2011 04-01
  • 2012 03-25
  • 2013 04-15
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