The NOAA is forecasting the first significant snowfall of the winter for the Sangre de Cristo mountains of northeast New Mexico Wednesday night through Thursday. Angel Fire Resort could see up to 6″ at higher elevations.
...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM MIDNIGHT TONIGHT TO 6 PM MDT THURSDAY... * WHAT...Snow expected. Total snow accumulations of 2 to 4 inches, except 4 to 9 inches over the Sangre de Cristo Mountains above 9,500`. * WHERE...Northern Sangre de Cristo Mountains, East Slopes Sangre de Cristo Mountains, Far Northeast Highlands, Northeast Highlands and Union County. * WHEN...From midnight tonight to 6 PM MDT Thursday.
Snow will begin late Wednesday night and will continue through Thursday afternoon. Snow will fall as low as 5,700-feet but expect larger accumulations at a higher elevation.
Forecast snowfall totals currently range from 3 to 6 inches over the Sangre de Cristo Mountains to 8 to 10 inches over the Raton Pass and Johnson/Bartlett Mesas.
Temperatures will drop gradually to very low 20s on Thursday, and continue to drop to a low of 11ºF on Friday, before rising quickly to the 40s on Saturday afternoon. Wind will be minimal.
Angel Fire Resort is scheduled for opening day on December 13th. Last year they opened on 14th December with some of the best conditions for years. Here’s hoping for the same again!
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