NOAA: Taos Ski Valley Under Winter Storm Warning | 14" Forecasted

NOAA: Taos Ski Valley Under Winter Storm Warning | 14" Forecasted

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NOAA: Taos Ski Valley Under Winter Storm Warning | 14" Forecasted

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Taos Ski Valley is under a Winter Storm Warning issues by NOAA. Official forecasts are calling for up to 14″ of snow for the mountain playground. This latest storm will help add to Taos’ base as they prepare for opening day, November 26th. 

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“When Taos get’s the goods, the goods are abundant. Throughout the 97/98 season, Taos locals reaped the rewards of living in midst of the severe pineapple express flow that pervaded that season and this year, New Mexico’s hidden gem looks like it has a good chance of having a similar season.When Taos get’s the goods, the goods are abundant. Throughout the 97/98 season, Taos locals reaped the rewards of living in midst of the severe pineapple express flow that pervaded that season and this year, New Mexico’s hidden gem looks like it has a good chance of having a similar season.”

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Today: Snow showers. Areas of blowing snow. Temperature falling to around 13 by 4pm. Wind chill values as low as -6. Windy, with a southwest wind 30 to 35 mph decreasing to 25 to 30 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 50 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%. Total daytime snow accumulation of 3 to 7 inches possible.
Tonight: Snow. Areas of blowing snow before 11pm. Low around 9. Wind chill values as low as -10. Breezy, with a west wind 20 to 25 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New snow accumulation of 3 to 7 inches possible.
Tuesday: A 30 percent chance of snow, mainly before 11am. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 26. Wind chill values as low as -10. Blustery, with a northwest wind 20 to 25 mph. New snow accumulation of less than one inch possible.
Tuesday Night: A 10 percent chance of snow showers. Partly cloudy, with a low around 11. Wind chill values as low as -7. Blustery, with a northwest wind 20 to 25 mph.

Winter Storm Warning!

Hazardous Weather Outlook

TODAY AND TONIGHT
AS A WINTRY STORM SYSTEM CROSSES THE STATE TODAY AND TONIGHT HEAVY SNOW AND STRONG TO PERHAPS EVEN LOCALLY DAMAGING WINDS WILL IMPACT MUCH OF NORTH AND CENTRAL NEW MEXICO. LOCALLY AS MUCH AS 14 INCHES OF SNOW MAY ACCUMULATE ACROSS THE HIGHEST PEAKS OF THE NORTHERN MOUNTAINS…THOUGH THE MOST WIDESPREAD ACCUMULATIONS WILL BE SEVERAL INCHES LESS. BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW WILL GREATLY REDUCE VISIBILITIES AT TIMES AND CREATE VERY HAZARDOUS TRAVEL CONDITIONS. LIGHTER SNOWS OF A FEW TO SEVERAL INCHES CAN BE EXPECTED WEST OF THE MID AND LOWER RIO GRANDE VALLEY AND THE LOWER TERRAIN OF NORTHERN NEW MEXICO.

HIGH WINDS RANGING FROM 25 TO NEARLY 45 MPH WITH GUSTS AS HIGH AS 60 MPH CAN BE EXPECTED ACROSS MUCH OF THE HIGHER TERRAIN AND EASTERN NEW MEXICO TODAY AND THE CENTRAL MOUNTAIN CHAIN ON EAST TONIGHT.

Winter Storm Warning

URGENT – WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE

…WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 AM MST TUESDAY…

A WINTER STORM WARNING FOR HEAVY SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 AM MST TUESDAY.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS…6 TO 11 INCHES WITH LOCALLY AROUND 14
INCHES OF SNOW OVER THE TUSAS MOUNTAINS AND HIGHEST PEAKS OF THE SANGRE DE CRISTO MOUNTAINS. EXPECT 3 TO 6 INCHES WITH LOCALLY HIGHER AMOUNTS OVER THE FAR NORTHWEST HIGHLANDS AND UPPER RIO GRANDE VALLEY.

* TIMING…SNOW WILL CONTINUE AND SNOW LEVELS LOWER FURTHER ACROSS THE TUSAS AND JEMEZ MOUNTAINS AS WELL AS THE FAR NORTHWEST HIGHLANDS TODAY AND INCREASE ACROSS THE SANGRE DE CRISTO MOUNTAINS AND UPPER RIO GRANDE VALLEY LATER TODAY INTO TONIGHT. SNOW WILL BECOME HEAVIER AND MORE WIDESPREAD FROM MID MORNING INTO THIS EVENING…THEN TAPER OFF EARLY TUESDAY.

* WINDS…SOUTHWEST TO WEST 20 TO 30 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 40 MPH. GUSTS TO 50 MPH ARE POSSIBLE OVER RIDGETOPS. WINDS WILL
BECOME NORTHWEST TONIGHT AND SLOWLY DIMINISH.

* SNOW LEVELS…INITIALLY BETWEEN 7500 AND 8500 FEET EARLY THIS MORNING…DROPPING TO THE SURFACE ALL AREAS BETWEEN LATE MORNING AND MID AFTERNOON.

* LOCAL IMPACTS…GREATLY REDUCED VISIBILITIES IN SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW WILL MAKE FOR DANGEROUS TRAVEL. SOME LOCATIONS AFFECTED INCLUDE HIGHWAY 64 FROM DULCE EASTWARD TO RATON… STATE ROAD 17 FROM CHAMA TO THE COLORADO BORDER AND STATE ROAD 38 FROM QUESTA TO EAGLE NEST.

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