Aftermath Of Yesterday's Historic Blizzard Across Eastern NM & W TX. .



Southeastern New Mexico experienced a variety of weather from yesterday's historic blizzard that raked eastern New Mexico and west Texas with high winds, heavy snow, and deep snow drifts. Roswell picked up 1" of snow, Ruidoso 4", Ski Apache 9", while a dusting was observed in Arteisa and Carlsbad. Areas of blowing dust and blowing sand buffeted Eddy and Lea Counties later in the day. 

 Blizzard Conditions Across Eastern New Mexico. 




Interstate 40 is officially closed from the east side of Albuquerque ALL THE WAY to the TX/OK line, or approx. 390 miles! One of the biggest reasons for choosing Albuquerque is hotel capacity and ample parking for all the semi-trailer rigs, etc. A great example of significant impacts to travel (and commerce) from this major winter storm well away from the heaviest snow. Thanks to Angela Brauer (KOAT-TV) for sharing her picture of I-40 near Eubank in Albuquerque just before 6am MST Monday.

Snow cover across New Mexico & West Texas. 


Today's NASA Aqua MODIS Visible Satellite Image.
Snow cover across  New Mexico and west Texas.


Blizzard Conditions Across West Texas.



Courtesy of the Amarillo NWS Office.

 Courtesy of Amarillo National Bank Facebook Page.


Hillside Drive in Amarillo, Texas yesterday late afternoon, (2-25-2013).
 Dozens of vehicles abandoned. Photo courtesy of Merle Voigt. 



*This was the 3rd largest snowfall event at Amarillo -- only behind March 25-26, 1934 (20.6 inches) and December 26-27, 2000 (20.2 inches)


*This was the 2nd largest snowfall for a calendar day -- only behind March 25, 1934 (19.3 inches)


*This was the largest snowfall for a single day in the month of February.  The previous record was 12 inches on February 16, 1893





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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
SPOTTER REPORTS
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ALBUQUERQUE NM
1212 PM MST MON FEB 25 2013

PRELIMINARY SNOW REPORTS ACROSS NORTH AND CENTRAL NEW MEXICO
FOR THE LAST 38 HOURS.

...COUNTY...                     STORM TOTAL   TIME/DATE OF
   LOCATION                       /INCHES/      MEASUREMENT

...BERNALILLO COUNTY...
   SAN ANTONITO 4 E                  4.0        915 AM  2/25         
   SANDIA PARK 4 E                   4.0       1130 PM  2/24         
   ALBUQUERQUE 9 NE                  2.2        635 AM  2/25         
      - PASEO DEL NOTRE AND TRAMWAY.                           
   ALBUQUERQUE 8 ENE                 2.0        915 AM  2/25         
      - SPAIN AND TRAMWAY.                                     
   ALBUQUERQUE 7 E                   1.7        818 AM  2/25         
      - COMANCHE AND TRAMWAY.                                  
   CARNUEL 6 NNW                     1.7        915 AM  2/25         
   ALBUQUERQUE 8 ESE                 1.5        950 AM  2/25         
      - INDIAN SCHOOL AND TRAMWAY.                             
   ALBUQUERQUE 5 E                   1.0        915 AM  2/25         
      - CANDELARIA AND EUBANK.                                 
   ALBUQUERQUE 5 ESE                 1.0       1019 AM  2/25         
      - INDIAN SCHOOL AND WYOMING.                             

...CATRON COUNTY...
   OMEGA 8 NNW                       1.9        915 AM  2/25         
   DATIL 2 W                         1.4        915 AM  2/25         

...CHAVES COUNTY...
   DUNKEN 6 NNW                      1.5        300 AM  2/25         
   ROSWELL 1 NW                      1.1        554 AM  2/25         
   ROSWELL                           1.0        750 AM  2/25         
   DUNKEN 16 NE                      1.0        300 AM  2/25         

...COLFAX COUNTY...
   ANGEL FIRE 3 ESE                  7.0        502 AM  2/25         
      - ANGEL FIRE SKI AREA.                                   
   BLACK LAKE 4 ESE                  1.6        647 AM  2/25         

...CURRY COUNTY...
   PORTAIR 2 NNW                    12.0        915 AM  2/25         
   CLOVIS 2 NNE                      9.5        549 AM  2/25         
   CLOVIS                            1.5       1054 PM  2/24         

...DE BACA COUNTY...
   FORT SUMNER 1 SSW                 5.0        722 AM  2/25         
   FORT SUMNER 1 SW                  2.5        730 AM  2/25         
   FORT SUMNER 1 E                   1.0        900 PM  2/24         

...GUADALUPE COUNTY...
   VAUGHN                            4.0        950 AM  2/25         

...LINCOLN COUNTY...
   BONITO LAKE 6 WSW                 9.0        526 AM  2/25         
      - SKI APACHE.                                            
   RUIDOSO 20 N                      8.0        750 AM  2/25         
   CORONA 16 SE                      5.0        300 AM  2/25         
   RUIDOSO                           4.0        730 AM  2/25         
   ALTO 2 SSE                        2.8        915 AM  2/25         
   ALTO 1 SE                         2.5        814 AM  2/25         
   ALTO 2 SSW                        2.3        800 AM  2/25         
   CARRIZOZO                         1.8       1100 PM  2/24         

...MORA COUNTY...
   ANGEL FIRE 10 SSE                 1.6        915 AM  2/25         

...QUAY COUNTY...
   HOUSE                             8.0        915 AM  2/25         
   TUCUMCARI                         3.0       1030 PM  2/24         
   TUCUMCARI 5 ESE                   3.0        915 AM  2/25         
   TUCUMCARI 6 E                     3.0        915 AM  2/25         

...RIO ARRIBA COUNTY...
   ALCALDE 14 NE                     1.6        915 AM  2/25         
   LA VILLITA 1 NW                   1.0        530 PM  2/24         

...ROOSEVELT COUNTY...
   PORTALES 2 SW                     4.0       1145 AM  2/25         
   PORTALES 1 ENE                    3.5        958 AM  2/25         
   PORTALES 2 NW                     1.0       1213 AM  2/25         

...SAN MIGUEL COUNTY...
   SOUTH SAN YSIDRO 2 SSE            7.0        630 PM  2/24         
   SAN JOSE                          6.0        930 PM  2/24         
   MINERAL HILL 2 WNW                4.5        915 AM  2/25         
   COWLES                            3.0        625 PM  2/24         
   TRUJILLO                          2.5        622 PM  2/24         
   LAS VEGAS                         1.5        714 PM  2/24         
   BELL RANCH                        1.0        635 PM  2/24         

...SANDOVAL COUNTY...
   PLACITAS 1 SW                     4.0        915 AM  2/25         
   PLACITAS 2 NE                     4.0        915 AM  2/25         

...SANTA FE COUNTY...
   SANTA FE                          3.0        828 AM  2/25         
   LAMY 6 NNW                        3.0        915 AM  2/25         
   SANTA FE 1 ENE                    3.0        915 AM  2/25         
   SANTA FE 6 SSE                    3.0        931 PM  2/24         
   EDGEWOOD 2 NW                     2.7        915 AM  2/25         
   LAMY 4 NNW                        2.5       1129 AM  2/25         
   CHUPADERO 7 ESE                   2.5        525 AM  2/25         
      - SKI SANTA FE.                                          
   TESUQUE 1 W                       2.4        841 PM  2/24         
   SANTA FE 1 WSW                    2.1        915 AM  2/25         
   SANTA FE 10 S                     2.0        915 AM  2/25         
   LAMY 4 NW                         2.0        915 AM  2/25         
   SANTA FE 2 E                      2.0        655 PM  2/24         
   LAMY 3 N                          1.8        915 AM  2/25         
   MADRID 5 S                        1.8       1115 AM  2/25         
   SANTA CRUZ 2 W                    1.0        624 AM  2/25         
   NAMBE 1 W                         1.0        915 AM  2/25         
   TESUQUE                           1.0        915 AM  2/25         

...SOCORRO COUNTY...
   CLAUNCH                           5.0        800 PM  2/24         
   GRAN QUIVIRA 1 SE                 3.0       1200 AM  2/25         
   MAGDALENA                         2.0        615 PM  2/24         
   SOCORRO 10 SSE                    2.0        915 AM  2/25         
   BINGHAM 2 NE                      1.0        500 PM  2/24         
   BINGHAM 14 W                      1.0       1050 AM  2/25         

...TAOS COUNTY...
   RED RIVER                         4.0        543 AM  2/25         
      - RED RIVER SKI AREA.                                    
   RED RIVER 8 SSW                   4.0        553 AM  2/25         
      - TAOS SKI AREA.                                         
   RED RIVER 3 E                     3.0        550 AM  2/25         
      - ENCHANTED FOREST SKI AREA.                             
   TRES RITOS 3 NW                   2.5        613 AM  2/25         
      - SIPAPU SKI AREA.                                       

...TORRANCE COUNTY...
   WILLARD                           8.5       1100 PM  2/24         
   ENCINO 3 SSW                      5.4        700 AM  2/25         
   CLINES CORNERS 7 SE               4.0        903 PM  2/24         
   MORIARTY 1 N                      4.0        700 AM  2/25         
   MOUNTAINAIR 1 S                   3.0        915 AM  2/25         
   MOUNTAINAIR                       2.5        900 PM  2/24         
   ABO 3 W                           1.0        900 PM  2/24         
   MANZANO 2 SE                      1.0        639 AM  2/25         

...UNION COUNTY...
   GLADSTONE 13 E                    1.0        600 AM  2/25         

...VALENCIA COUNTY...
   BELEN 5 SSE                       1.0        915 AM  2/25         

PRELIMINARY PEAK NON-THUNDERSTORM WIND GUST REPORTS ACROSS NORTH AND CENTRAL NEW
MEXICO FOR THE LAST 38 HOURS.

...COUNTY...                      PEAK GUST    TIME/DATE OF
   LOCATION                         /MPH/       MEASUREMENT

...CHAVES COUNTY...
   DUNKEN 2 NE                        59       1236 PM  2/24         
      - DUNKEN RAWS.                                           
   ROSWELL 4 SSE                      51       1227 PM  2/24         
      - KROW ASOS.                                             
   BITTER LAKE WILDLIFE REF 14 NNE    43        237 PM  2/24         
      - EIGHT MILE DRAW RAWS.                                  

...COLFAX COUNTY...
   RATON CREWS AIRPORT                69        253 AM  2/25         
      - KRTN ASOS.                                             

...CURRY COUNTY...
   CANNON AFB 1 N                     48       1145 PM  2/24         
      - KCVS ASOS.                                             
   TEXICO 3 NNW                       47       1055 PM  2/24         
      - KCVN AWOS.                                             

...GUADALUPE COUNTY...
   VAUGHN 4 NE                        41        205 PM  2/24         

...HARDING COUNTY...
   MILLS 4 WSW                        50       1105 PM  2/24         
      - MILLS CANYON RAWS.                                     

...LINCOLN COUNTY...
   FORT STANTON 2 SSW                 54       1255 PM  2/24         
      - KSRR AWOS.                                             
   OSCURO 5 WSW                       53       1200 PM  2/24         
   OSCURO 7 W                         51       1215 PM  2/24         
   OSCURO 18 WSW                      46       1200 PM  2/24         
   NOGAL 5 NW                         45       1221 PM  2/24         
   RUIDOSO 1 NNW                      44       1100 AM  2/24         
      - SMOKEY BEAR RAWS.                                      
   CORONA 1 W                         43        131 PM  2/24         

...QUAY COUNTY...
   TUCUMCARI 7 ENE                    52       1052 PM  2/24         
      - KTCC ASOS.                                             
   LOGAN 10 NE                        52       1000 PM  2/24         

...ROOSEVELT COUNTY...
   MILNESAND 4 E                      48        159 PM  2/24         
   DORA 2 SW                          46        215 PM  2/24         

...SAN MIGUEL COUNTY...
   LAS VEGAS 6 NE                     49        805 PM  2/24         
      - KLVS ASOS.                                             

...SOCORRO COUNTY...
   BOSQUE DEL APACHE REFUGE 22 SE     54       1245 PM  2/24         
   CARRIZOZO 15 NW                    41       1239 PM  2/24         
      - CHUPADERA RAWS.                                        
   BOSQUE DEL APACHE REFUGE 14 E      41       1130 AM  2/24         

...UNION COUNTY...
   CLAYTON 2 ENE                      58        246 AM  2/25         
      - KCAO ASOS.                                             

PRELIMINARY PEAK THUNDERSTORM WIND GUST REPORTS ACROSS NORTH AND CENTRAL NEW
MEXICO FOR THE LAST 38 HOURS.

...COUNTY...                     WIND SPEED    TIME/DATE OF
   LOCATION                         /MPH/       MEASUREMENT

...DE BACA COUNTY...
   FORT SUMNER 1 E                  68.0        900 PM  2/24         

PRELIMINARY SUSTAINED WIND REPORTS ACROSS NORTH AND CENTRAL NEW
MEXICO FOR THE LAST 38 HOURS.

...COUNTY...                     WIND SPEED    TIME/DATE OF
   LOCATION                         /MPH/       MEASUREMENT

...CHAVES COUNTY...
   ROSWELL 4 SSE                      30       1251 PM  2/24         
      - KROW ASOS.                                             

...COLFAX COUNTY...
   RATON CREWS AIRPORT                54        253 AM  2/25         
      - KRTN ASOS.                                             

...HARDING COUNTY...
   MILLS 4 WSW                        36       1005 PM  2/24         
      - MILLS CANYON RAWS.                                     

...LINCOLN COUNTY...
   FORT STANTON 2 SSW                 37       1015 AM  2/24         
      - KSRR AWOS.                                             
   OSCURO 7 W                         32       1215 PM  2/24         
   NOGAL 5 NW                         31       1256 PM  2/24         

...QUAY COUNTY...
   LOGAN 10 NE                        45        300 AM  2/25         

...SOCORRO COUNTY...
   BOSQUE DEL APACHE REFUGE 22 SE     33       1245 PM  2/24         
   BOSQUE DEL APACHE REFUGE 14 E      31       1130 AM  2/24         

$$

SHY 

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