NOAA: Winter Storm Advisory for Taos, NM Today/Tomorrow | 10″ of Snow Forecast

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12,450' Kachina Peak at Taos, New Mexico.
12,450′ Kachina Peak at Taos, New Mexico.

Taos ski resort in New Mexico is forecast to get up to 10″ of snow today, tonight, and tomorrow.  NOAA has even issued a Winter Weather Advisory that remains in effect until 4pm tomorrow.  Snow levels are forecast to be around 10,000-feet.

Forecasted snowfall totals for New Mexico
Forecasted snowfall totals for New Mexico through tomorrow.

“A potent upper level low pressure system will cross the Four Corners region late tonight into Thursday bringing more heavy rain and the potential for flash flooding to much of the plains. Strong to severe thunderstorms are also expected across south central, southeast and east central areas. The first significant snow accumulation of the season near and above 10,000 feet in the northern mountains is eagerly anticipated, and light snow is expected in communities like Red River and Angel Fire. Keep the pictures and reports coming…” – NOAA, Albuquerque, NM

Taos is the only ski resort in the USA that NOAA’s winter outlook is showing to have above average precipitation and below average temperatures this winter.

El Nino is forecast to be good to Taos.

This is a strong storm.
This is a strong storm.

NOAA’s WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY:

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ALBUQUERQUE NM
250 PM MDT WED OCT 21 2015

NORTHERN SANGRE DE CRISTOS ABOVE 9500 FEET/RED RIVER-
SOUTHERN SANGRE DE CRISTOS ABOVE 9500 FEET-

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 4 PM MDT
THURSDAY...

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...2 TO 6 INCHES ABOVE 10000 FEET WITH UP TO
  10 INCHES ON THE HIGHEST PEAKS AND RIDGES.

* TIMING...SNOW WILL CONTINUE THROUGH THURSDAY.

* WINDS...NO WIDESPREAD SIGNIFICANT WINDS ARE EXPECTED.

* SNOW LEVELS...AROUND 10000 FEET.

* LOCAL IMPACTS...LITTLE TO NO IMPACT BELOW 10000 FEET. THE
  WEIGHT OF HEAVY WET SNOW MAY DOWN SOME TREE LIMBS AND POWER
  LINES ABOVE RESORT LEVEL.

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