Arctic Weather: Low of 14°F Overnight Friday/Saturday; Snow Near I-80

FIRST ACCUMULATING SNOW OF THE SEASON POSSIBLE THURSDAY NIGHT…

AN ARCTIC COLD FRONT WILL SWEEP ACROSS THE AREA THURSDAY NIGHT
INTO FRIDAY MORNING. THERE ARE STILL DISCREPANCIES BETWEEN THE
VARIOUS COMPUTER MODELS…WITH SOME INDICATING LITTLE OR NO SNOW
WHILE OTHERS SUGGEST A BAND OF AN INCH TO POSSIBLY TWO INCHES
COULD OCCUR. PRESENT INDICATIONS ARE THAT THE GREATEST THREAT OF
ACCUMULATING SNOW WILL BE SOUTH OF INTERSTATE 80. WHILE SNOWFALL
AMOUNT WILL BE FAIRLY MINOR…EVEN AN INCH OF SNOW COULD LEAD TO
HAZARDOUS DRIVING CONDITIONS…PARTICULARLY ON UNTREATED ROADWAYS.

THE SYSTEM THAT IS GOING TO AFFECT THE REGION IS STILL NEAR
ALASKA AND THE TRACK COULD CHANGE BETWEEN NOW AND THURSDAY
NIGHT…SO PERSONS PLANNING TRAVEL THURSDAY NIGHT INTO EARLY
FRIDAY MORNING SHOULD MONITOR LATER FORECASTS AND BE PREPARED TO
ALLOW FOR EXTRA TRAVEL TIMES TO ARRIVE TO THEIR DESTINATIONS.

New Mexico has recently experienced significant snowfalls.

New Mexico

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------                                      Snow                                      Pac   Water    Snow Site Name             MM/DD Time   Equiv   Depth -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- BATEMAN               12/07 0000     2.8    18.0 CHAMITA               12/07 0000     3.3    19.0 ELK CABIN             12/07 0000     1.1     5.0 FRISCO DIVIDE         12/07 0000     0.8     6.0 GALLEGOS PEAK         12/07 0000     1.7    17.0 HOPEWELL              12/07 0000     4.4    24.0 LOOKOUT MOUNTAIN      12/07 0000     1.0     7.0 MCKNIGHT CABIN        12/07 0000     1.4    10.0 NAVAJO WHISKEY CK     12/07 0000     2.1     9.0 NORTH COSTILLA        12/07 0000     1.2    12.0 PALO                  12/07 0000     2.1    10.0 QUEMAZON              12/07 0000     2.1    11.0 RED RIVER PASS #2     12/07 0000     2.3    14.0 RICE PARK             12/07 0000     0.5     5.0 SAN ANTONIO SINK      12/07 0000     2.5    14.0 SANTA FE              12/07 0000     3.1    14.0 SENORITA DIVIDE #2    12/07 0000     2.4    13.0 SHUREE                12/07 0000     1.4     6.0 SIERRA BLANCA         12/07 0000     4.8    24.0 SIGNAL PEAK           12/07 0000     1.4     9.0 SILVER CREEK DIVIDE   12/07 0000     1.4     6.0 TAOS POWDERHORN       12/07 0000     6.8    31.0 TRES RITOS            12/07 0000     0.4     3.0 VACAS LOCAS           12/07 0000     3.9    22.0 WESNER SPRINGS        12/07 0000     3.0    13.0   ------------------------------------------------------------------------------