Taos is currently under a Winter Storm Warning and the snow is really starting to fly this afternoon. The resort has already seen a FOOT of new snow at their base area and after giving their webcams a quick once-over, it’s obvious this is the first big one of the season for the Land of Enchantment.
NOAA is projecting upwards of 14″ with temps dipping into the mid-20’s overnight. Winds shouldn’t be crazy but expect gusts of up to 20mph out of the Northwest. Santa Fe, Angelfire, and Ski Apache should also see decent accumulations.
LET IT SNOW!
Taos Ski Valley:
Winter Storm Warning
An upper level disturbance will continue to push southward over
New Mexico into the afternoon. Rain and snow will taper off to
showers this afternoon, then diminish by early evening. Additional
snowfall accumulations are expected over the Sangre de Cristo
Mountains, the Raton Pass, and portions of the adjacent highlands
stretching along Interstate 25 toward Glorieta and also toward
…WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 4 PM MDT THIS AFTERNOON…
* WHAT…Heavy snow expected. Total snow accumulations of 5 to 10 inches are expected, with localized amounts up to 14 inches.
* WHERE…Raton Ridge and Johnson Mesa, East Slopes Sangre de Cristo Mountains, Southern Sangre de Cristos above 9500 feet and Northern Sangre de Cristos above 9500 feet including Red River.
* WHEN…Until 4 PM MDT Today.
* ADDITIONAL DETAILS…Plan on difficult travel conditions, including Interstate 25 at Raton Pass. Expect significant reductions in visibility at times.