Historic Blizzard Shuts Down Much Of New Mexico - December 27, 2015.





Our Home In Carlsbad, New Mexico.

Courtesy Of Rebecca Baldwin.
12" On The Ground With 4 Foot Drifts In South Carlsbad, New Mexico.

Courtesy Of My Daughter In Artesia, New Mexico.
14" On The Ground With 2 Foot to 3 Foot Drifts.


Blog Updated @ 6:29 PM MST This Afternoon.

Gov. Susana Martinez Declares State Of Emergency In Response To Statewide Snow Storm.


This courtesy of the Roswell Daily Record."Gov. Susana Martinez declares state of emergency in response to statewide snow storm.On Sunday, Gov. Susana Martinez declared a state of emergency in response to the massive statewide snow storm that continues to impact the entire state.

In some parts of New Mexico, more than 16 inches of snow has fallen with drifts as high as eight feet, making roads impassable in several counties. High winds and blowing snow have led to extremely dangerous and life-threatening conditions in multiple counties. In addition to declaring a state of emergency today, the Governor has directed all resources to help communities that have been impacted.

“This is a dire situation, especially the eastern half of the state where the storm has hit hardest and continues to dump snow,” Martinez said. “We monitored the situation throughout the night and activated the National Guard to assist stranded motorists. We have a lot of resources on the ground to clear our roads, as well as conduct search and rescue operations. I ask New Mexicans to please stay off the roads until the conditions improve.”

Blizzard conditions are expected to continue east of Interstate 25, with an additional six to 10 inches of snow expected across east central and southeast areas along and east of the Pecos River. 

Martinez, law enforcement, and state emergency personnel are still pleading for absolutely no travel in the 18 hardest-hit counties until weather conditions improve.They are: Colfax, Union, Harding, Mora, San Miguel, Quay, Guadalupe, Torrance, De Baca, Roosevelt, Curry, Lincoln, Chaves, Lea, Eddy, Otero, Socorro and Santa Fe counties. 

In those counties, emergency personnel will actively try to keep people off roadways and in their homes. Driving is strongly discouraged throughout the rest of the state.On Saturday, Martinez announced that she put the New Mexico National Guard on standby to respond to the winter storm. In addition, the Governor ordered the Department of Transportation and the Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management to work closely together and prepare for the storm to ensure the safety of New Mexicans.

Homeland Security and Emergency Management is also assisting in communities that are heavily impacted by this storm. In addition, leadership continues to stay in contact with local emergency managers as this storm passes, and will continue to stay in contact as the storm leaves the state.

The National Guard has units around the state and is responding where it is needed.
The Governor’s Executive Order, which declares a state of emergency, will enable counties to order and pay for additional resources needed to help with this crisis.

Civil Emergency Declared: Multiple Reports Of Trapped Vehicles & Emergency Responders In Chaves County New Mexico This Morning.

Civil Emergency Declared Now For Eddy & Lea Counties.




As of 9:30 AM MST we have 10" of snow on the ground with 2 foot to 3 foot drifts in Carlsbad New Mexico. Light to moderate snow continues to fall with a temperature of 27°F. The public reported snow drifts as high as 6 feet on a farm 7 miles east of Carlsbad just before 3 AM. Many reports from the public via Facebook of 10" to 13" snowfall totals in and around Carlsbad with drits of 2 feet to 3 feet. A report from south Carlsbad says 12" on the ground with 4 foot to 6 foot drifts.

 Loving has 12" on the ground with 3 foot drifts. The Mobley Ranch located 7 miles east of the junction of St Hwy's 31 and 128 southeast of Carlsbad reports 18+" on the ground with 6'+ drifts.

Cottonwood 3 miles north of Artesia reports 16" with 3 foot to 8 foot drifts. Reports from Queen in the Guadalupe Mtn's west of Carlsbad indicate 12" with 5 foot drifts. My daughter who lives in Artesia is reporting 14" on the ground with 2 foot to 3 foot drifts.

The Cloudcroft Fire Department reported 12' - 18" of snow in two with three foot drifts along with strong winds, downed trees, and power outages. Apache Summit west of Ruidoso last reported 16" and Weed near Sacramento reported 20".  Sixteen Springs east of Cloudcroft is reporting 19".

Runyan Ranches located at mile marker #52 3 miles east of Elk along US Hwy 82 in southwest Chaves County is reporting drifts of 4 feet to 8+ feet.

Conditions were especially bad in the Clovis area overnight. The Clovis Municipal Airport clocked a peak wind gust out of the northeast of 82 mph.




(As Of Noon MST).



4.3 WSW Capitan 18.0"
4.6 SSE Nogal 17.5"
1.7 WNW Ruidoso 16.5"
0.4 SE Cloudcroft 17.0"
8 SSE Hobbs 7.0"

(As Of 11:41 AM MST).

 • 6 WSW Bonito Lake - 36.0 in.

 • San Ignacio - 30.0 in.

 • 2 S Edgewood - 26.0 in.
 • 5 NNE Sedillo - 25.0 in.
 • 3 SE Manzano - 25.0 in.
 • 3 E San Antonito - 24.0 in.
 • 4 NNW Edgewood - 24.0 in.
 • 15 N Magdalena - 21.0 in.
 • 4 E Sandia Park - 21.0 in.
 • 2 S Alto - 21.0 in.
 • 2 SE Alto - 20.0 in.

 • 6 NE Tajique - 19.0 in.
 • 2 SE Manzano - 19.0 in.
 • 1 ESE Sedillo - 19.0 in.
 • Nogal - 19.0 in.
 • Sandia Park - 19.0 in.
 • 2 WSW Edgewood - 18.0 in.
 • 4 W Mountainair - 18.0 in.
 • 3 NE Bonito Lake - 17.5 in.
 • 2 SSE Alto - 16.5 in.
 • Mountainair - 16.0 in.
 • 2 E San Antonito - 16.0 in.
 • 2 NW Edgewood - 16.0 in.
 • 8 SE Magdalena - 16.0 in.
 • 1 NW Roswell - 15.5 in.
 • Moriarty - 15.0 in.
 • 4 E Sandia Park - 15.0 in.
 • 1 SSE Escondida - 15.0 in.
 • 15 ESE Corona - 15.0 in.

 • Corona - 13.5 in.
 • 1 WSW Sedillo - 13.0 in.
 • Estancia - 13.0 in.
 • Edgewood - 13.0 in.
 • 3 NE Stanley - 12.0 in.
 • 10 W Las Vegas - 12.0 in.
 • 1 N Socorro - 12.0 in.
 • 1 NNE San Pablo - 12.0 in.
 • 8 WNW Pleasant Hill - 12.0 in.

 • Socorro - 11.5 in.
 • Ruidoso - 11.5 in.
 • Dexter - 11.0 in.
 • San Geronimo - 11.0 in.
 • Socorro - 10.5 in.
 • 1 N Moriarty - 10.0 in.
 • Clovis - 10.0 in.

 • 3 ENE Clovis - 9.0 in.
 • 1 SW Placitas - 9.0 in.
 • 1 SSW San Antonio - 8.3 in.
 • 1 E Clovis - 8.0 in.
 • 4 NE Tijeras - 8.0 in.
 • Santa Rosa - 8.0 in.
 • 5 NNW Lamy - 8.0 in.
 • 1 SSW Tijeras - 8.0 in.
 • Bernardo - 8.0 in.
 • 2 NE Clovis - 8.0 in.
 • 3 ENE Tucumcari - 8.0 in.
 • 5 W Edgewood - 7.5 in.
 • Bosque Del Apache Refuge - 7.0 in.
 • Jemez Pueblo - 7.0 in.
 • 4 NNW Ancho - 7.0 in.
 • Las Vegas - 7.0 in.
 • 7 ESE Chupadero - 7.0 in.
 • 1 NNW Placitas - 6.9 in.
 • Sandia Park - 6.8 in.
 • 5 NW Rio Rancho - 6.2 in.
 • 2 NW Roswell - 6.0 in.
 • 9 SE Albuquerque - 6.0 in.
 • Glencoe - 6.0 in.
 • 5 NW Rio Rancho - 6.0 in.
 • Villanueva - 6.0 in.
 • 1 ENE Rio Rancho - 6.0 in.
 • 5 NW Lamy - 6.0 in.
 • 3 NNW Edgewood - 6.0 in.
 • Glorieta - 6.0 in.
 • 3 SSW Encino - 6.0 in.
 • 7 E Albuquerque - 5.7 in.
 • 3 WNW Placitas - 5.5 in.
 • 5 NW Lamy - 5.5 in.
 • 4 NNW Lamy - 5.5 in.
 • 2 WNW Manuelitas - 5.1 in.
 • 8 ESE Albuquerque - 5.0 in.
 • 7 ESE Albuquerque - 5.0 in.
 • 8 ENE Albuquerque - 5.0 in.
 • Rio Rancho - 5.0 in.
 • 2 ESE Jarales - 5.0 in.
 • 7 E Albuquerque - 5.0 in.
 • Ribera - 5.0 in.
 • 2 NE Placitas - 5.0 in.
 • 8 ENE Albuquerque - 5.0 in.
 • 5 SSW Edgewood - 5.0 in.
 • 1 SW Fort Sumner - 5.0 in.

 • 1 E Valencia - 4.8 in.
 • Cubero - 4.5 in.
 • 2 W Datil - 4.5 in.
 • 9 NE Albuquerque - 4.5 in.
 • 7 NNW Albuquerque - 4.5 in.
 • 4 WSW Rio Rancho - 4.4 in.
 • 2 SSE Peralta - 4.2 in.
 • Rio Communities - 4.2 in.
 • 7 ESE Albuquerque - 4.1 in.
 • 8 NNW Omega - 4.0 in.
 • 5 W Albuquerque - 4.0 in.
 • 3 SW Rio Rancho - 4.0 in.
 • 5 WNW Carnuel - 4.0 in.
 • 6 SE Albuquerque - 4.0 in.
 • Fort Sumner - 4.0 in.
 • 2 NE Bingham - 4.0 in.
 • 2 WSW Rio Rancho - 3.5 in.
 • 5 E Albuquerque - 3.5 in.
 • 3 WNW Albuquerque - 3.3 in.
 • 3 W Albuquerque - 3.2 in.
 • 6 ENE Albuquerque - 3.1 in.
 • 5 NW Canones - 3.0 in.
 • 2 N Socorro - 3.0 in.
 • 3 WNW Madrid - 3.0 in.
 • Belen - 3.0 in.
 • Las Vegas - 3.0 in.
 • 6 NNW Albuquerque - 3.0 in.
 • 1 NW Corrales - 3.0 in.
 • 8 W Sandia Park - 3.0 in.
 • 6 SSE Santa Fe - 3.0 in.
 • San Rafael - 3.0 in.
 • 4 NE Tijeras - 2.8 in.
 • 2 NW Rio Rancho - 2.5 in.
 • 4 ESE Albuquerque - 2.5 in.
 • 1 N Canones - 2.5 in.
 • 1 ENE Santa Fe - 2.5 in.
 • 8 SW Albuquerque - 2.5 in.
 • 4 E Albuquerque - 2.2 in.
 • 1 SSE Glorieta - 2.2 in.
 • Eagle Nest - 2.2 in.
 • 3 NNE Albuquerque - 2.0 in.
 • 7 SW Albuquerque - 2.0 in.
 • 3 SE Las Vegas - 2.0 in.
 • 1 WNW Red River - 2.0 in.
 • 2 W Santa Fe - 2.0 in.
 • Clayton - 2.0 in.
 • 5 SSW Toadlena - 2.0 in.
 • 13 E Fence Lake - 2.0 in.
 • 4 NE Albuquerque - 2.0 in.
 • 2 NE Escondida - 2.0 in.
 • 8 ENE Albuquerque - 2.0 in.
 • 4 W Albuquerque - 1.9 in.
 • 1 ESE Truchas - 1.9 in.
 • 5 S Albuquerque - 1.8 in.
 • 4 SSE Albuquerque - 1.8 in.
 • 4 NE Santa Fe - 1.8 in.
 • Roswell - 1.5 in.
 • 3 W Albuquerque - 1.5 in.
 • 3 SSW Santa Fe - 1.5 in.
 • 1 WSW Los Lunas - 1.2 in.
 • 4 SE Albuquerque - 1.2 in.
 • 2 SW Agua Fria - 1.2 in.
 • 2 NNE Questa - 1.2 in.
 • 5 NW Lamy - 1.1 in.
 • Clayton - 1.0 in.
 • 4 NW Albuquerque - 1.0 in.
 • Grants - 1.0 in.
 • 5 SW Albuquerque - 1.0 in.
 • 2 E Albuquerque - 0.9 in.
 • 2 SE Albuquerque - 0.8 in.
 • Tesuque - 0.8 in.
 • Santa Clara Pueblo - 0.5 in.
 • 5 NE Albuquerque - 0.5 in.
 • 4 NE Albuquerque - 0.5 in.
 • 1 W Grants - 0.3 in.
 • 2 E Fort Sumner - T in.

Peak Wind Gusts Recorded.

• 3 NNW Texico - 82 mph

 • 1 N Cannon Afb - 71 mph
 • Cannon Afb - 71 mph
 • Clayton - 71 mph
 • Clovis - 70 mph


 • 2 E Fort Sumner - 69 mph
 • 13 SE Tolar - 67 mph
 • 13 SE Tolar - 62 mph
 • 14 NNE Bitter Lake Wildlife Ref - 60 mph
 • Raton Crews Airport - 60 mph


 • 2 NE Fort Stanton - 59 mph
 • 2 ENE Clayton - 58 mph
 • 2 SW Dora - 57 mph
 • 7 ENE Tucumcari - 56 mph
 • 5 NNE Sedan - 54 mph
 • 6 NE Las Vegas - 54 mph
 • 5 WSW Oscuro - 53 mph
 • 2 E Fort Sumner - 53 mph
 • 3 NNE La Cienega - 52 mph
 • 1 SSW Clovis - 52 mph
 • 8 SE Mesa - 52 mph
 • 1 SSE Clines Corners - 51 mph
 • 4 WSW Mills - 51 mph
 • 4 S Mesa - 50 mph
 • 2 E Roswell - 50 mph
 • 5 NW Nogal - 50 mph
 • 1 SW Fort Sumner - 50 mph


 • 1 SE Los Alamos - 48 mph
 • 4 SSE Roswell - 46 mph
 • 5 E Lower Colonias - 46 mp

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