Our Home & Three Days Later Our Roads Are Still A Mess In SE NM.


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Carlsbad, New Mexico.
12-27-2015.







Carlsbad, New Mexico.
12-28-2015.



Carlsbad, New Mexico.
12-29-2015.

St. Hwy 128 Near The WIPP Cutoff.

St. Hwy 128 Near The WIPP Cutoff.

St. Hwy 31 East Of Loving, New Mexico.

St. Hwy 31 East Of Loving, New Mexico.

Otis Southeast Of Carlsbad, New Mexico.

Carlsbad, New Mexico.

Carlsbad Walmart Parking Lot.

Carlsbad Looking West Down Church St. At C-Hill.


The Truth Is Stranger Than Fiction!

Some Say It Never Snows In SE New Mexico - It Did.

Blog Updated @ 5:15 PM MST Tuesday, Dec 29, 2015.

Carlsbad, New Mexico This Morning.

Courtesy of Daniel Onsurez.  


Courtesy of Jaclyn West. 

Courtesy Of Michelle Huber Carey & Brent Jackson.

Artesia, New Mexico This Morning.

Courtesy Of David West.

15 Miles East Of Artesia, New Mexico.
Courtesy Of David West.

Courtesy Of Darla Vernon.

Courtesy Of Barry Price.

Courtesy Of Rodney Standard.


Our Grandkids In Artesia This Morning.

Atoka 5 Miles South Of Artesia.
Courtesy Of My Mother Frances Calloway.

Courtesy Of Carrie Greenwood. 

Clovis New Mexico This Morning.



Courtesy Of Cindy Galloway Fogerson.

Stranded In Deep Snow 42 Miles From Home.

Courtesy Of Sylvia Heron.

This one just speaks volumes about our Blizzard. Jackie Heron ended up getting stuck 42 miles from Artesia in the deep snow. He then nearly ran out of gas and became stranded on Curry Comb Rd. The photo is of him in his truck when they finally reached him and started trying to dig him out. 

I understand that it took 12 hours to find him and get him home to safety. He was stuck with no extra clothes, no insulin, and the snow was drifting so bad that his tail pipes on his four wheel drive truck plugged up and he could not get them cleared out. So then the inside of his truck started filling up with carbon monoxide. 


Sylvia who is Jackie's wife tells the rest of the story:  

"It was a long day and night trying to get Travis and Jeramy my angels (also her sons) who tried and tried to get to Jackie before they got stuck in a ditch.
I would have been lost without them. I tried calling 911, tow trucks, and the national guard only to hear they could not help out.
Things were getting pretty desperate with Jackie's situation. Thank god my two brother in laws Rick and Wes got the job done. Thank you from the bottom of my heart."
Travis and Jeramy got stuck in the deep snow twice on County Rd 360 trying to get to him. The second time was in a deep ditch.
When Jeramy and Travis got picked up Jeramy got in the tractor with Rick and showed him how to get to Jackie since he knew the area that Jackie was stuck at.
Finally Sylvia's brother-in-laws and the sons were able to get to him using a big four wheel drive John Deere tractor.
Travis told me that a backhoe followed them in behind the green tractor and that the backhoe had to remove the snow around the pickup.
Rick was out helping rescue people for 24 hours.










PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MIDLAND/ODESSA TX
0417 PM CST MON DEC 28 2015


...SNOWFALL REPORTS...

LOCATION                     AMOUNT    TIME/DATE                            
QUEEN                        24.0 IN   0640 PM 12/27 
3 N ARTESIA                  20.0 IN   1125 AM 12/28                                               
ARTESIA                      17.0 IN   0735 PM 12/27          
4 E EUNICE                   15.0 IN   1030 PM 12/27       
3 S CARLSBAD                 15.0 IN   0757 PM 12/27
HOBBS                        14.0 IN   0435 PM 12/27 
2 NW CARLSBAD                13.3 IN   0945 AM 12/28                                                
GREENWOOD                    12.0 IN   0659 AM 12/28
ATOKA                        12.0 IN   0115 PM 12/28
ODESSA                       8.5 IN    0830 AM 12/28 
SEMINOLE                     8.0 IN    0815 PM 12/27
MIDLAND                      8.0 IN    0720 PM 12/27                       
MIDLAND INTERNATIONAL        7.6 IN    1200 AM 12/28                        
GREENWOOD                    7.5 IN    0744 PM 12/27
4S MIDLAND                   7.0 IN    0907 AM 12/28
ODESSA 5W                    7.0 IN    0900 AM 12/28                        
PECOS                        6.0 IN    0713 PM 12/27                        
MIDLAND                      6.0 IN    0640 PM 12/27                        
MONAHANS                     6.0 IN    1227 PM 12/27
JAL                          6.0 IN    0900 AM 12/28
LAMESA                       5.5 IN    0930 PM 12/27
MIDLAND 2.3WSW               5.5 IN    0900 AM 12/28                        
ALPINE                       5.0 IN    0514 PM 12/27                        
7 WNW ALPINE                 5.0 IN    0514 PM 12/27
MOUNT LOCKE                  4.5 IN    0918 AM 12/28                                                                       
SNYDER                       4.0 IN    0634 PM 12/27                        
BIG LAKE                     2.0 IN    0529 PM 12/27                                               

OBSERVATIONS ARE COLLECTED FROM A VARIETY OF SOURCES WITH VARYING
EQUIPMENT AND EXPOSURE. NOT ALL DATA LISTED ARE CONSIDERED OFFICIAL.

NWS El Paso Snowfall Totals-

PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE EL PASO TX
533 PM MST SUN DEC 27 2015

THE FOLLOWING IS A LIST OF SIGNIFICANT SNOW REPORTS FROM THE WINTER
STORM THAT HAS BEEN AFFECTING OUR AREA. THIS SUMMARY INCLUDES BOTH
OFFICIAL AND UNOFFICIAL OBSERVATIONS. APPRECIATION IS EXTENDED TO
COCORAHS PRECPITATION OBSERVERS... CITIZEN WEATHER OBSERVERS
(CWOP)...SKYWARN SPOTTERS...AND OTHER NETWORK OPERATORS FOR SHARING
THEIR DATA. THIS SUMMARY CAN ALSO BE FOUND ON OUR WEB PAGE AT
WEATHER.GOV/ELPASO



**********************24 HOUR SNOWFALL**********************

LOCATION              24 HOUR     TIME/DATE   COMMENTS                   
                     SNOWFALL           OF 
                     /INCHES/   MEASUREMENT

NEW MEXICO

...DONA ANA COUNTY...
   ORGAN                 13.0   756 AM 12/27  PUBLIC                  
   LAS CRUCES 9 ESE      11.5   800 AM 12/27  ELEV 4962 FT COCORAHS   
   LAS CRUCES 4 NNE       7.2   700 AM 12/27  ELEV 4373 FT COCORAHS   
   SANTA TERESA 1 NNW     7.0   700 AM 12/27  ELEV 3812 FT COCORAHS   
   LAS CRUCES 1 ESE       6.9   730 AM 12/27  ELEV 4232 FT COCORAHS   
   MESILLA PARK 2 E       6.5   700 AM 12/27  ELEV 3865 FT COCORAHS   
   LA MESA 5 S            6.0   700 AM 12/27  ELEV 3852 FT COCORAHS   
   LAS CRUCES 1 NE        6.0   730 AM 12/27  ELEV 4218 FT COCORAHS   
   LAS CRUCES 4 NNE       5.7   900 AM 12/27  ELEV 4373 FT COCORAHS   
   LAS CRUCES 3 SSE       5.5   700 AM 12/27  ELEV 4154 FT COCORAHS   
   SANTA TERESA 5 NW      5.5   800 AM 12/27  ELEV 3829 FT COCORAHS   
   LAS CRUCES             5.5   700 AM 12/27  ELEV 4157 FT COCORAHS   
   LAS CRUCES 2 NE        5.2   700 AM 12/27  ELEV 4278 FT COCORAHS   
   LAS CRUCES 4 NNW       5.0   800 AM 12/27  ELEV 4157 FT COCORAHS   
   LAS CRUCES 2 ENE       4.6   700 AM 12/27  ELEV 4281 FT COCORAHS   
   LAS CRUCES 6 W         4.5   800 AM 12/27  ELEV 3983 FT COCORAHS   
   LAS CRUCES 2 WNW       4.5   700 AM 12/27  ELEV 3966 FT COCORAHS   
   LAS CRUCES 4 WNW       4.1   650 AM 12/27  ELEV 3916 FT COCORAHS   
   CHAMBERINO 1 NNE       4.0   700 AM 12/27  ELEV 3815 FT COCORAHS   
   LAS CRUCES 1 S         4.0  1015 AM 12/27  ELEV 4052 FT COCORAHS   
   LAS CRUCES 4 W         4.0   700 AM 12/27  ELEV 3912 FT COCORAHS   
   LAS CRUCES 4 SW        4.0   800 AM 12/27  ELEV 3890 FT COCORAHS   
   LAS CRUCES 2 WNW       3.7   700 AM 12/27  ELEV 3983 FT COCORAHS   
   LAS CRUCES 1 SE        3.5   700 AM 12/27  ELEV 3964 FT COCORAHS   
   LAS CRUCES 3 SSW       3.5   700 AM 12/27  ELEV 3892 FT COCORAHS   

...GRANT COUNTY...
   TYRONE                 5.0  1000 AM 12/27  TRAINED SPOTTER         
   TYRONE 3 SW            4.7   700 AM 12/27  ELEV 6166 FT COCORAHS   
   SILVER CITY 5 NE       4.5   700 AM 12/27  ELEV 6591 FT COCORAHS   
   SILVER CITY 18 SW      4.5   700 AM 12/27  ELEV 6056 FT COCORAHS   
   SILVER CITY 1 WSW      4.0   700 AM 12/27  ELEV 6072 FT COCORAHS   
   SILVER CITY 24 SSW     4.0   800 AM 12/27  ELEV 6256 FT COCORAHS   
   SILVER CITY 4 N        3.5   700 AM 12/27  ELEV 6664 FT COCORAHS   
   SILVER CITY 4 S        3.5   700 AM 12/27  ELEV 5735 FT COCORAHS   
   SILVER CITY 3 SE       3.5   800 AM 12/27  ELEV 5850 FT COCORAHS   
   HANOVER 9 ENE          3.0   700 AM 12/27  ELEV 6463 FT COCORAHS   
   PINOS ALTOS            3.0  1000 AM 12/27  TRAINED SPOTTER         
   SILVER CITY 3 NNW      3.0   700 AM 12/27  ELEV 6296 FT COCORAHS   
   SILVER CITY            2.9   600 AM 12/27  ELEV 5997 FT COCORAHS   
   SILVER CITY 4 NW       2.8   700 AM 12/27  ELEV 6371 FT COCORAHS   
   BAYARD 3 N             2.5   700 AM 12/27  ELEV 6329 FT COCORAHS   
   SILVER CITY 1 NNW      2.5   700 AM 12/27  ELEV 6017 FT COCORAHS   
   GILA HOT SPRINGS       1.2   700 AM 12/27  ELEV 5742 FT COCORAHS   
   SILVER CITY 5 W        1.0   900 AM 12/27  ELEV 6352 FT COCORAHS   
   SILVER CITY 3 NNW      1.0   700 AM 12/27  ELEV 6184 FT COCORAHS   
   SILVER CITY 11 NNW     1.0   700 AM 12/27  ELEV 5919 FT COCORAHS   
   MIMBRES 4 SE           1.0   800 AM 12/27  ELEV 5837 FT COCORAHS   

...HIDALGO COUNTY...
   SILVER CITY 26 SW      5.0   800 AM 12/27  ELEV 5508 FT COCORAHS   
   RODEO 5 NNE            1.0   800 AM 12/27  ELEV 4073 FT COCORAHS   

...LUNA COUNTY...
   DEMING 11 SSE          8.0   700 AM 12/27  ELEV 4516 FT COCORAHS   
   DEMING 16 WSW          6.5   600 AM 12/27  ELEV 4356 FT COCORAHS   
   DEMING                 5.0  1000 AM 12/27  TRAINED SPOTTER         
   DEMING 19 NNE          5.0   700 AM 12/27  ELEV 4183 FT COCORAHS   
   DEMING 9 SE            4.0   900 AM 12/27  ELEV 4508 FT COCORAHS   
   DEMING 16 ESE          2.0   800 AM 12/27  ELEV 4108 FT COCORAHS   

...OTERO COUNTY...
   CLOUDCROFT            30.0   527 PM 12/27  FIRE DEPT/RESCUE        
   CLOUDCROFT 1 SE       17.0   730 AM 12/27  ELEV 8793 FT COCORAHS   
   CLOUDCROFT            11.3   700 AM 12/27  ELEV 8881 FT COCORAHS   
   CLOUDCROFT 2 SW        4.5   700 AM 12/27  ELEV 8970 FT COCORAHS   
   CLOUDCROFT 2 S         4.0   800 AM 12/27  ELEV 8723 FT COCORAHS   
   HIGH ROLLS 5 W         3.0   730 AM 12/27  ELEV 6601 FT COCORAHS   
   TULAROSA 1 E           0.3   800 AM 12/27  ELEV 4573 FT COCORAHS   
   LA LUZ 6 ENE           0.1   730 AM 12/27  ELEV 6106 FT COCORAHS   

...SIERRA COUNTY...
   KINGSTON              11.5   700 AM 12/27  ELEV 6277 FT COCORAHS   
   HILLSBORO              4.0   700 AM 12/27  ELEV 5273 FT COCORAHS   
   HILLSBORO              3.0   700 AM 12/27  ELEV 5266 FT COCORAHS   
   WINSTON 1 SSE          2.5   800 AM 12/27  ELEV 6181 FT COCORAHS   
   ELEPHANT BUTTE 1 NE    0.5   700 AM 12/27  ELEV 4509 FT COCORAHS   

TEXAS

...EL PASO COUNTY...
   EL PASO 2 NW          10.0   704 AM 12/27  ELEV 4236 FT COCORAHS   
   EL PASO 7 WNW          9.5   700 AM 12/27  ELEV 4164 FT COCORAHS   
   EL PASO 5 WSW          9.5   630 AM 12/27  ELEV 4152 FT COCORAHS   
   ANTHONY 1 ENE          8.5   700 AM 12/27  ELEV 3966 FT COCORAHS   
   EL PASO 8 WSW          8.5   700 AM 12/27  ELEV 3744 FT COCORAHS   
   KELP                   8.1   516 PM 12/27  OFFICIAL AIRPORT OB                    
   EL PASO 11 ENE         8.0   700 AM 12/27  ELEV 4007 FT COCORAHS   
   EL PASO 6 W            8.0   700 AM 12/27  ELEV 4060 FT COCORAHS   
   EL PASO 8 WNW          7.2   700 AM 12/27  ELEV 3997 FT COCORAHS   
   EL PASO 9 WNW          7.0   700 AM 12/27  ELEV 3839 FT COCORAHS   
   HORIZON CITY 2 NNW     7.0   700 AM 12/27  ELEV 4035 FT COCORAHS   
   SOCORRO 4 NW           6.5   700 AM 12/27  ELEV 3673 FT COCORAHS   
   EL PASO 6 N            6.2   700 AM 12/27  ELEV 4127 FT COCORAHS   
   EL PASO 5 NNE          6.2   700 AM 12/27  ELEV 3926 FT COCORAHS   
   EL PASO 6 WNW          6.2   840 AM 12/27  ELEV 4364 FT COCORAHS   
   EL PASO 11 WNW         6.0   700 AM 12/27  ELEV 3767 FT COCORAHS   

...HUDSPETH COUNTY...
   SIERRA BLANCA          9.0   530 PM 12/27  TRAINED SPOTTER
   ACALA 2 NW             2.5   900 AM 12/27  ELEV 3559 FT COCORAHS 
NWS Albuquerque Snowfall Totals-
(Updated @ 8:13 PM MST 12-28-2015).
• 6 WSW Bonito Lake - 41.0 in.
 • 4 NW Sandia Park - 30.0 in.  • San Ignacio - 30.0 in.  • 2 SE Manzano - 26.5 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.  • 1 ESE Sedillo - 22.0 in.  • 2 S Alto - 21.0 in.  • 15 N Magdalena - 21.0 in.  • 4 E Sandia Park - 21.0 in.  • Cedro - 21.0 in.  • 9 SE Magdalena - 21.0 in.  • Ruidoso - 21.0 in.  • 3 NW Tres Ritos - 21.0 in.  • 2 SE Alto - 20.0 in.  • 3 NW Roswell - 20.0 in.  • 1 W Vaughn - 20.0 in.  • 3 NE Bonito Lake - 19.5 in.  • 6 NE Tajique - 19.0 in.  • Nogal - 19.0 in.  • Sandia Park - 19.0 in.  • 4 W Mountainair - 18.0 in.  • Roswell - 18.0 in.  • 8 ESE Solano - 18.0 in.  • 2 WSW Edgewood - 18.0 in.  • 2 SSE Alto - 17.7 in.  • 1 S Alto - 17.0 in.  • 16 NW Las Vegas - 17.0 in.  • 4 E Sandia Park - 16.8 in.  • 2 E San Antonito - 16.0 in.  • Mountainair - 16.0 in.  • 1 E Socorro - 16.0 in.  • 2 NW Edgewood - 16.0 in.  • 6 SW Mountainair - 16.0 in.  • 8 SE Magdalena - 16.0 in.  • 1 NW Roswell - 15.6 in.  • 1 SSE Escondida - 15.5 in.  • 7 NNW Roswell - 15.0 in.  • Moriarty - 15.0 in.  • 1 N House - 15.0 in.  • 5 SSE Llano Largo - 15.0 in.  • 7 ESE Chupadero - 15.0 in.  • Elk - 15.0 in.  • 6 WNW Tererro - 15.0 in.  • 4 E Sandia Park - 15.0 in.  • 15 ESE Corona - 15.0 in.  • 6 W Roswell - 14.5 in.  • 5 ENE Elkins - 14.0 in.  • Red River - 14.0 in.  • Corona - 13.5 in.  • 1 WSW Sedillo - 13.0 in.  • 7 SE Clines Corners - 13.0 in.  • Estancia - 13.0 in.  • 3 ESE Angel Fire - 13.0 in.  • 16 NE Dunken - 13.0 in.  • Edgewood - 13.0 in.  • 2 WNW Manuelitas - 12.2 in.  • 1 N Moriarty - 12.2 in.  • 10 W Las Vegas - 12.0 in.  • 2 WNW Sedillo - 12.0 in.  • 3 NE Stanley - 12.0 in.  • 8 WNW Pleasant Hill - 12.0 in.  • 1 N Socorro - 12.0 in.  • 4 SE Placitas - 12.0 in.  • 7 W House - 12.0 in.  • 8 SSW Red River - 12.0 in.  • San Jon - 12.0 in.  • 1 ESE Hondo - 12.0 in.  • 1 NNE San Pablo - 12.0 in.  • 13 SSE Newkirk - 12.0 in.  • 5 N House - 12.0 in.  • Lake Arthur - 12.0 in.  • 16 E Elkins - 12.0 in.  • 11 ENE Wagon Mound - 12.0 in.  • 9 ESE Solano - 12.0 in.  • 1 SSE Broadview - 12.0 in.  • 6 NW Corona - 12.0 in.  • Ruidoso - 11.5 in.  • Socorro - 11.5 in.  • San Geronimo - 11.0 in.  • Dexter - 11.0 in.  • 3 S Ragland - 11.0 in.  • Socorro - 10.5 in.  • Wagon Mound - 10.0 in.  • Clovis - 10.0 in.  • Tres Ritos - 10.0 in.  • Wheatland - 10.0 in.  • 4 NNW Tres Ritos - 10.0 in.  • 1 SSW Tijeras - 9.5 in.  • 1 SSW San Antonio - 9.2 in.  • 3 ENE Clovis - 9.0 in.  • 1 SW Placitas - 9.0 in.  • Los Montoyas - 9.0 in.  • 6 S Moriarty - 8.8 in.  • Sandia Park - 8.1 in.  • 1 S Yeso - 8.0 in.  • 3 ENE Tucumcari - 8.0 in.  • 7 SE Cuervo - 8.0 in.  • 4 NE Tijeras - 8.0 in.  • 6 W Los Alamos - 8.0 in.  • 5 NNW Lamy - 8.0 in.  • 4 NW Carrizozo - 8.0 in.  • 2 NE Clovis - 8.0 in.  • 6 SE Pep - 8.0 in.  • 3 ESE Kenna - 8.0 in.  • 5 WNW Los Alamos - 8.0 in.  • 1 E Clovis - 8.0 in.  • Santa Rosa - 8.0 in.  • Bernardo - 8.0 in.  • 5 W Edgewood - 7.5 in.  • 4 NNW Ancho - 7.0 in.  • Bosque Del Apache Refuge - 7.0 in.  • Las Vegas - 7.0 in.  • 3 SSW Encino - 7.0 in.  • Jemez Pueblo - 7.0 in.  • 1 SSW Portales - 7.0 in.  • 1 NNW Placitas - 6.9 in.  • 5 NW Lamy - 6.7 in.  • 9 SE Albuquerque - 6.5 in.  • 5 NW Rio Rancho - 6.2 in.  • 8 SW Wagon Mound - 6.0 in.  • 9 ENE Shady Brook - 6.0 in.  • 1 NW Ocate - 6.0 in.  • 1 ENE Rio Rancho - 6.0 in.  • 2 N Montoya - 6.0 in.  • 12 ENE Bell Ranch - 6.0 in.  • 3 NNW Edgewood - 6.0 in.  • Glencoe - 6.0 in.  • Villanueva - 6.0 in.  • 5 NW Rio Rancho - 6.0 in.  • Conchas - 6.0 in.  • 3 SSW Encino - 6.0 in.  • Glorieta - 6.0 in.  • 26 SSE Yeso - 6.0 in.  • 7 E Albuquerque - 5.7 in.  • 4 NNW Lamy - 5.5 in.  • 3 WNW Placitas - 5.5 in.  • 5 NW Lamy - 5.5 in.  • Tres Piedras - 5.5 in.  • 8 ESE Albuquerque - 5.5 in.  • 7 ESE Albuquerque - 5.5 in.  • 8 ENE Albuquerque - 5.5 in.  • 7 E Albuquerque - 5.3 in.  • 2 NE Placitas - 5.0 in.  • 7 ESE Albuquerque - 5.0 in.  • 8 ENE Albuquerque - 5.0 in.  • 7 NNW Milnesand - 5.0 in.  • 1 SW Fort Sumner - 5.0 in.  • 2 ESE Roy - 5.0 in.  • Rio Rancho - 5.0 in.  • 2 ESE Jarales - 5.0 in.  • Ribera - 5.0 in.  • Des Moines - 5.0 in.  • 5 SSW Edgewood - 5.0 in.  • 1 E Valencia - 4.8 in.  • 4 WSW Rio Rancho - 4.7 in.  • Eagle Nest - 4.7 in.  • 2 W Datil - 4.5 in.  • 7 NNW Albuquerque - 4.5 in.  • 9 NE Albuquerque - 4.5 in.  • Trementina - 4.5 in.  • Cubero - 4.5 in.  • 2 SSE Peralta - 4.2 in.  • Rio Communities - 4.2 in.  • 7 ESE Albuquerque - 4.1 in.  • 7 NW Elida - 4.0 in.  • 8 NNW Omega - 4.0 in.  • 5 WNW Carnuel - 4.0 in.  • 3 SW Rio Rancho - 4.0 in.  • 5 W Albuquerque - 4.0 in.  • 6 SE Albuquerque - 4.0 in.  • Des Moines - 4.0 in.  • 6 NE Folsom - 4.0 in.  • 1 ENE Madrid - 4.0 in.  • 2 NE Bingham - 4.0 in.  • 11 ENE Red River - 4.0 in.  • 2 WSW Ponderosa - 4.0 in.  • 4 NNE Roswell - 4.0 in.  • 1 SSE Dilia - 4.0 in.  • Fort Sumner - 4.0 in.  • 5 E Albuquerque - 3.5 in.  • 2 WSW Rio Rancho - 3.5 in.  • Capulin - 3.4 in.  • 3 WNW Albuquerque - 3.3 in.  • 3 W Albuquerque - 3.2 in.  • 6 ENE Albuquerque - 3.2 in.  • 6 NNW Albuquerque - 3.0 in.  • San Rafael - 3.0 in.  • 1 NW Corrales - 3.0 in.  • 6 SSE Santa Fe - 3.0 in.  • 8 W Sandia Park - 3.0 in.  • Grenville - 3.0 in.  • 3 WNW Madrid - 3.0 in.  • 5 NW Canones - 3.0 in.  • Las Vegas - 3.0 in.  • Belen - 3.0 in.  • 11 NW Sedan - 3.0 in.  • Seneca - 3.0 in.  • 13 E Gladstone - 3.0 in.  • 3 SE Las Vegas - 3.0 in.  • 2 N Socorro - 3.0 in.  • 1 ENE Santa Fe - 2.8 in.  • 4 W Mountainair - 2.8 in.  • 4 NE Tijeras - 2.8 in.  • 2 NW Rio Rancho - 2.5 in.  • 4 ESE Albuquerque - 2.5 in.  • 3 ENE Ponderosa - 2.5 in.  • 1 N Canones - 2.5 in.  • 8 SW Albuquerque - 2.5 in.  • 8 SSW Albuquerque - 2.5 in.  • 1 ESE Truchas - 2.4 in.  • 1 SSE Glorieta - 2.2 in.  • 4 E Albuquerque - 2.2 in.  • 5 SSW Toadlena - 2.0 in.  • 3 NNE Albuquerque - 2.0 in.  • 1 WNW Red River - 2.0 in.  • 1 ESE Abbott - 2.0 in.  • 4 SSW Amistad - 2.0 in.  • 8 ENE Albuquerque - 2.0 in.  • 7 SW Albuquerque - 2.0 in.  • 13 E Fence Lake - 2.0 in.  • Mills - 2.0 in.  • Clayton - 2.0 in.  • 4 NE Albuquerque - 2.0 in.  • 2 W Santa Fe - 2.0 in.  • 2 NE Escondida - 2.0 in.  • 4 W Albuquerque - 1.9 in.  • 4 SSE Albuquerque - 1.8 in.  • 4 NE Santa Fe - 1.8 in.  • 4 E San Antonito - 1.8 in.  • 5 S Albuquerque - 1.8 in.  • 2 NNE Questa - 1.7 in.  • 3 SSW Santa Fe - 1.5 in.  • 2 WNW Clayton - 1.5 in.  • 3 W Albuquerque - 1.5 in.  • 20 NE Des Moines - 1.5 in.  • 3 WNW Albuquerque - 1.5 in.  • 1 WSW Los Lunas - 1.2 in.  • 4 SE Albuquerque - 1.2 in.  • 2 SW Agua Fria - 1.2 in.  • 5 NW Lamy - 1.1 in.  • 1 SW Bueyeros - 1.0 in.  • Grants - 1.0 in.  • 5 SW Albuquerque - 1.0 in.  • 4 NW Albuquerque - 1.0 in.  • Clayton - 1.0 in.  • 5 E Gladstone - 1.0 in.  • 1 WNW Navajo Dam - 1.0 in.  • El Vado - 1.0 in.  • 6 S Fort Sumner - 1.0 in.  • 2 NW Edgewood - 1.0 in.  • 6 SSE Santa Fe - 1.0 in.  • 2 NW El Rito - 1.0 in.  • 2 E Albuquerque - 0.9 in.  • 2 SE Albuquerque - 0.8 in.  • Tesuque - 0.8 in.  • 4 E Sandia Park - 0.7 in.  • 4 NE Albuquerque - 0.5 in.  • Santa Clara Pueblo - 0.5 in.  • 5 NE Albuquerque - 0.5 in.  • 19 N Alcalde - 0.5 in.  • 1 W Grants - 0.3 in.  • 7 W Sandia Park - 0.3 in.  • 1 WSW Santa Fe - 0.1 in.  • 2 E Fort Sumner - T in.
 • 1 SW Springer - T in.
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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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