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.
“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
El Nino is forecast to be good to Taos.
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.