What is the weather there like usually?
New Mexico is enchanted with very unpredictable weather. Here at the Ice Cave and Bandera Volcano, we have very typical seasons, though unpredictable weather in each season. The owner, David Candelaria would often remark that we are “high and dry” here at the Ice Cave. That is literally true being on top of the Continental Divide at about 8,000 ft. elevation and receiving so little annual precipitation. To sum it up briefly by season: Spring time starts usually as lingering winter, usually cold nights and mild days, some cold days and storms that bring wind and snows into April and May. Late spring brings very mild, pleasant days where it starts to green up. The summer starts hot and dry where mid days are hot but mornings and evenings are cool. Mid summer brings the Monsoon Season and late afternoon thunder showers that often dump a lot of rain in a little amount of time and they usually don’t last more than 30 minutes. Fall brings mild daytime temperatures and cold nights and sometim