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Updated Snow Potential

on December 4, 2013 - 9:07pm

Courtesy/NWS

NWS News:

The National Weather Service reports the a new model guidance coming in this evening suggests the Thursday morning commute could be even more problematic than previously thought in the Albuquerque Metro, Tijeras Canyon to Moriarty and Clines Corners, and also the I-25 corridor from Albuquerque to Santa Fe.  

This will also be a situation where temperatures for much of central New Mexico will remain steady or slowly fall after daybreak Thursday.          

These snow events are especially tricky since snow to liquid ratios are often 20:1 or higher. So just 0.10" liquid would equate to 2 or 3 inches of snow. Even with a dusting to 1" of snow, travel conditions could become quite treacherous in short order given how cold the incoming air mass is and how efficiently the snow accumulates.


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