Snow, wind, cold:  Winter weather trifecta arrives in New Mexico

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Posted 2/3/20

A winter storm traveling across the state forced school delays and early dismissals Tuesday (Feb. 4), while temperatures are expected to plummet even further through tonight and into Wednesday (Feb. 5). 

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Snow, wind, cold:  Winter weather trifecta arrives in New Mexico

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A winter storm traveling across the state forced school delays and early dismissals Tuesday (Feb. 4), while temperatures are expected to plummet even further through tonight and into Wednesday (Feb. 5). 

Taos Municipal Schools, Taos International School, University of New Mexico-Taos, Questa schools and Moreno Valley High School, Taos Academy Charter and Eagle Nest Schools were all on a two-hour delay Tuesday, and Taos magistrate and district courts were closed. Taos secondary schools dismissed at 12:30 p.m. and Taos elementary schools dismissed at 1:15 p.m. UNM-Taos dismissed classes at 11:30 a.m. The Taos School Board meeting scheduled for tonight  has been canceled and rescheduled for Tuesday, Feb. 18,  6 p.m. at Taos Middle School. 

Snow will favor northern and western New Mexico through Tuesday, according to NWS officials, who predict the heaviest snow amounts across the northern mountains, where up to 10 inches of snow is possible. 

Meanwhile, a potent cold front will keep temperatures  below freezing for much of northern New Mexico and plummet Tuesday night, according to meteorologists with the National Weather Service in Albuquerque. Taos and areas north could see temperatures as low as minus 2 to minus 5 degrees. Leave water dripping and cover exposed pipes to prevent freezing.

"Whatever your coldest night of the winter has been thus far, will likely be matched Wednesday morning as the weather clears out," according to a NWS statement. 

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