NOAA: Winter Weather Advisory Issued For Taos Ski Valley, NM | 3-6+” of Snow Through Thursday Morning

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PURPLE= Winter Weather Advisory. Image: NOAA

The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for Taos Ski Valley, NM. It’s in effect until 6:00am Thursday morning. Cold temperatures, high winds, and persistent snowfall are forecasted to impact the area throughout that time.

Taos Ski Valley, NM:

  • 3-6+” of Snow Through Thursday Morning

“An upper level disturbance moving across the state today will bring rain showers, mountain snow, gusty winds, and cooler temperatures. Wind gusts could reach up to 65 mph. Bitter wind chills in the teens and negative digits will exist tomorrow behind the front. Temperatures should be back to normal in the 50’s and 60’s by Sunday.

Just as a reminder: The schedule maintenance for the Cannon Air Force Base radar is expected to begin today with an estimated return time of about 3 weeks from now.”

– NOAA Albuquerque, NM

Snowfall totals are looking GOOD in the coming 7 days. Image: Tropical Tidbits
Precipitation totals over the next 7 days. Image: NOAA

The highest snow accumulations are forecasted to be in the mountains.

The 6-10 day outlook calls for above average precipitation and below average temperatures in New Mexico.

Additional Storm Info:

Snowfall totals through Wednesday night. Image: NOAA Albuquerque, NM

New Mexico: 3-6+” of Snow Through Thursday Morning

* Snow expected. Total snow accumulations of up to 
  3 to 6 inches expected. Winds gusting as high as 50 mph.
- NOAA Albuquerque, NM
Current hazards. Image: NOAA Albuquerque, NM

Winter Weather Advisory:

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Albuquerque NM
230 AM MST Wed Feb 6 2019

...MORE SNOW ON THE WAY FOR PARTS OF NORTHERN AND WESTERN NM...

.An upper level disturbance will combine with a strong surface
cold front to bring snow, gusty winds and much colder air to
parts of northern and western New Mexico tonight into Wednesday
night. Blowing snow will create drifts and poor visibility at
times, especially in the higher terrain. The combination of snow,
blowing snow, and much colder temperatures will result in
difficult travel conditions. Wind chills will drop well below
zero Wednesday night.

Jemez Mountains-West Slopes Sangre de Cristo Mountains-
Northern Sangre de Cristos above 9500 feet/Red River-
Southern Sangre de Cristos above 9500 feet-

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 AM MST
THURSDAY...

* WHAT...Snow expected. Total snow accumulations of up to 3 to 6
  inches expected. Winds gusting as high as 50 mph.

* WHERE...Jemez Mountains, West Slopes Sangre de Cristo
  Mountains, Northern Sangre de Cristos above 9500 feet
  including Red River and Southern Sangre de Cristos above 9500
  feet.

* WHEN...Until 6 AM MST Thursday.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Plan on slippery road conditions. Gusty
  winds could bring down tree branches. The cold wind chills as
  low as 20 below zero could cause frostbite on exposed skin in
  as little as 30 minutes. The combination of snow and blowing
  snow with cold temperatures will result in low visibility and
  difficult travel.
6-10 day temperature outlook. Image: NOAA
6-10 day precipitation outlook. Image: NOAA

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