National Weather Service meteorologists in Albuquerque are tracking a winter storm system crossing the state today (Monday, Jan. 27), bringing light to moderate snow accumulations to western and Northern New Mexico this afternoon.
National Weather Service meteorologists in Albuquerque are tracking a winter storm system crossing the state today Monday (Jan. 27), bringing light to moderate snow accumulations to western and Northern New Mexico this afternoon.
NWS officials say snow totals may reach between 4 to 6 inches atop the Sangre de Cristo Mountains and east to Ratón Pass, rendering slick roads and difficult travel conditions through mountain passes and on U.S. Interstate 25 at Ratón.
Meanwhile, strong winds with gusts of up to 45 to 50 mph will reach the western terrain along the Continental Divide and east slopes of the south-central mountains this afternoon. An additional front through the eastern plains along the Texas border late this evening could cause hazardous crosswinds for those traveling on east-to-west oriented highways, according to weather officials.
Anyone planning travel through northern and central New Mexico today and tonight should be prepared to encounter adverse weather conditions.
Meteorologists are also predicting a second, potentially more potent winter storm system expected to arrive late Wednesday (Jan. 29) and last through Thursday (Jan. 30), though they advise there is still considerable uncertainty regarding storm track and precipitation amounts.
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