A storm that dumped fresh powder across north central New Mexico Saturday (Jan. 9) night was headed east Sunday, leaving in its wake snow-packed and icy roads, including across Taos County. The National Weather Service has issued hazardous conditions warning for the region. Check nmroads.com for conditions on specific highways and roads.
"While snowfall will turn lighter through the morning and gradually exit the state by this afternoon, snow-packed and icy roads will linger. Difficult to severe driving conditions can be expected in some central to eastern areas of the state through the morning, and perhaps into the early afternoon," according to information on the National Weather Service website.
While the skies will clear over Taos Sunday evening the temperatures will remain cold, icing up roads again in the evening.
Ski areas reported widely varied snow amounts from the storm that added to the mountain snowpack in the Sangre de Cristos. The snow attracts outdoor recreationists to the resorts in the winter and holds out hope for water in the spring for agriculture down in the valleys.
Angel Fire reported four inches of snow from the storm while Taos Ski Valley reported only about an inch at mid-Shalako before 7 a.m. Sunday. Sipapu and Red River had not yet posted their snow totals from overnight.