Winter Storm Summary - Friday, December 15th, 2023.

October 26, 2023.
Sunspot Hwy South Of Cloudcroft.

Blog Updated Sunday, Dec 17, 2023 at 8:16 AM MST.


At 8:51 AM MST, Friday, December 15, 2023. 



The satellite snow RGB this morning shows snow cover in red with low clouds & fog in white. Much of the high terrain and parts of northeast NM picked up some fantastic snowfall. Heaviest totals were 15 to 20" in the Sangre de Cristo Mts! #nmwx

Reported Precipitation & Snowfall Totals.

Dense fog in the Pecos Valley can been seen in the satellite image above this Friday morning. With fresh snow visible across northern New Mexico.

While impressive snowfall totals (One to two feet in some locations) were noted across the northern one third of New Mexico from this latest storm, the Sacramento and Capitan mountains flat out right got robbed as far as snow is concerned. I saw a few snow flurries on the Ski Apache webcam yesterday afternoon and that's about it. The center of the storm tracked eastward across Albuquerque, and then northeastward into the Texas Panhandle yesterday afternoon and evening. Simply just too far north and too warm to produce snowfall of any meaningful amounts in the Sac's. 

Rainfall totals across southeastern New Mexico fell short of model forecasts in some areas and were close to forecast in others. Except in the Hobbs area, and across the South Plains of Texas where the heaviest amounts fell.

(As Of Friday, Dec 15, 2023).


(As Of 10 AM MST, Friday, Dec 15, 2023).


(As Of 10 AM MST, Friday, Dec 15, 2023).


Public Information Statement
National Weather Service Albuquerque NM
935 AM MST Fri Dec 15 2023

...SNOWFALL REPORTS FOR DECEMBER 13-15 2023...

Location                     Amount    Time/Date

...New Mexico...

...Bernalillo County...
Ponderosa 3 ENE              11.8 in   0700 AM 12/15
Sedillo 1 S                  7.7 in    0700 AM 12/15
Miera 2 SW                   7.5 in    0600 AM 12/15
Sedillo 1 WSW                7.5 in    0700 AM 12/15
Sedillo 1 ESE                7.3 in    0700 AM 12/15
Chilili 2 N                  7.1 in    0700 AM 12/15
Sandia Park 3.7 ESE          6.5 in    0700 AM 12/15
Miera 2 ESE                  6.5 in    0800 AM 12/15
Sandia Park 0.5 S            6.3 in    0900 AM 12/15
Tijeras 0.4 SE               5.7 in    0700 AM 12/15
Ponderosa 2 W                5.6 in    0700 AM 12/15
Cedar Crest 3.0 NNE          5.5 in    0700 AM 12/15
Ponderosa 1 WSW              5.2 in    0700 AM 12/15
Sandia Park 0.5 S            5.1 in    0900 AM 12/14
Ponderosa 2 WNW              5.0 in    0700 AM 12/15
Sandia Park 4.9 ESE          4.3 in    0700 AM 12/14
Cedro 2.4 S                  2.9 in    0700 AM 12/14
1 NNE Sandia Heights         1.0 in    0557 AM 12/15

...Cibola County...
9 WSW Bluewater Lake State P 2.0 in    0751 AM 12/14
Ramah 3.1 ENE                1.0 in    0700 AM 12/15
El Morro 2 WSW               1.0 in    0900 AM 12/15

...Colfax County...
3 E Angel Fire               18.0 in   1011 PM 12/14
Angel Fire 4.1 NNW           15.3 in   0915 AM 12/14
5 S Cimarron Canyon State Pa 11.0 in   1019 PM 12/14
2 SE Enchanted Forest XC Ski 8.0 in    1027 PM 12/14
Raton 1.0 N                  8.0 in    0700 AM 12/15
Maxwell                      8.0 in    0946 AM 12/14
Eagle Nest                   5.5 in    0400 PM 12/13

...Harding County...
2 SSE Roy                    6.0 in    0732 AM 12/15
4 W Mills                    3.5 in    0230 PM 12/14
2 ESE Roy                    3.0 in    0734 AM 12/15
Yates 7 SE                   2.2 in    0645 AM 12/15
5 ESE Roy                    1.0 in    0736 AM 12/15

...Los Alamos County...
6 W Los Alamos               15.0 in   1012 PM 12/14
1 NNE Pajarito Mountain Ski  10.0 in   1100 AM 12/14
Los Alamos 1.4 E             6.0 in    0700 AM 12/15
Los Alamos 2.5 WSW           4.7 in    0800 AM 12/15
Los Alamos 6.1 SE            2.7 in    0800 AM 12/14

...McKinley County...
Prewitt 5.5 NNE              3.1 in    0800 AM 12/15

...Mora County...
Chacon 2.1 ENE               21.2 in   0700 AM 12/15
1 NW Ocate                   12.0 in   0722 AM 12/15
13 WSW Mills                 6.0 in    0727 AM 12/15
11 ENE Wagon Mound           6.0 in    0729 AM 12/15

...Rio Arriba County...
Truchas 1.4 ESE              6.1 in    0700 AM 12/15
9 E Cuba                     6.0 in    1040 PM 12/14
11 NNW Canon Plaza           6.0 in    1210 PM 12/14
8 SSW San Miguel             5.0 in    1207 PM 12/14
Ojo Sarco                    5.0 in    0222 PM 12/14
7 ESE Cuba                   4.0 in    0735 AM 12/14
12 SSE Coyote                4.0 in    0739 AM 12/14
5 NW Chama                   3.0 in    0749 AM 12/14
2 N Chama                    3.0 in    0205 PM 12/14
Gallina 2.0 W                2.8 in    0700 AM 12/14
Dulce                        2.5 in    0310 PM 12/14
7 E Canjilon                 2.0 in    0740 AM 12/14
Alcalde 19 N                 1.5 in    0700 AM 12/14
2 NE Abiquiu                 1.5 in    0218 PM 12/14
Espanola 5.4 WNW             1.4 in    0700 AM 12/15

...San Juan County...
5 SSW Toadlena               3.0 in    0900 PM 12/13
Bloomfield 1.7 N             3.0 in    0400 AM 12/14
Aztec 5.2 E                  1.3 in    0600 AM 12/15
Aztec 9.1 NE                 1.1 in    0700 AM 12/15

...San Miguel County...
8 SW Rociada                 21.0 in   1007 PM 12/14
2 E Rociada                  20.0 in   0200 PM 12/14
Rowe 2.7 NNW                 13.0 in   0700 AM 12/15
1 WSW Las Vegas              8.0 in    0226 PM 12/14
Las Vegas                    6.9 in    0700 AM 12/15
San Pablo 2 E                6.2 in    0700 AM 12/15
1 NW Romeroville             5.0 in    0228 PM 12/14

...Sandoval County...
Cuba 2.1 NNW                 3.9 in    0700 AM 12/15
Placitas 3.8 ENE             2.7 in    0700 AM 12/15
Torreon Navajo Mission       1.5 in    0830 PM 12/14
Jemez Springs 2.8 SSW        1.3 in    0800 AM 12/15

...Santa Fe County...
7 E Chupadero                17.0 in   1013 PM 12/14
2 SSE Santa Fe Ski Area      13.0 in   1011 PM 12/14
Glorieta 2.4 E               12.6 in   0700 AM 12/15
3 SSE Hyde Memorial State Pa 7.0 in    0732 AM 12/14
Santa Fe 5.5 SSE             5.7 in    0700 AM 12/15
Los Cerrillos 3 NNE          4.9 in    0700 AM 12/15
3 E Sedillo                  3.8 in    0143 AM 12/14
Edgewood 2.7 W               3.5 in    0700 AM 12/15
Santa Fe 6.2 SSE             3.5 in    0800 AM 12/14
Santa Fe 3.6 ENE             3.2 in    0841 AM 12/14
Santa Fe 2.3 SE              3.0 in    0800 AM 12/15
2 N Santa Fe                 2.7 in    0800 AM 12/15
Santa Fe 10.2 S              2.5 in    0700 AM 12/15
Santa Fe 10.7 S              2.3 in    0900 AM 12/15
Santa Fe 3.6 WNW             2.1 in    0730 AM 12/15
Lamy 5 NW                    1.8 in    0700 AM 12/15
Santa Fe 7 SW                1.6 in    0700 AM 12/15
2 N Santa Fe                 1.6 in    0700 AM 12/14
Santa Fe 2.3 NE              1.5 in    0700 AM 12/15
Santa Fe 2.3 SE              1.4 in    0800 AM 12/14
Santa Fe Seton               1.3 in    0630 AM 12/15
Santa Fe 1.3 WSW             1.3 in    0700 AM 12/14
Santa Fe 0.7 ESE             1.2 in    0700 AM 12/15
Santa Fe 10.6 SSE            1.2 in    0700 AM 12/14
Santa Fe 4.3 SW              1.1 in    0730 AM 12/15
Santa Fe 8.5 S               1.0 in    0900 AM 12/14

...Taos County...
3 NW Tres Ritos              20.0 in   1012 PM 12/14
Shady Brook 5 E              12.2 in   0700 AM 12/15
4 NNW Tres Ritos             12.0 in   1004 PM 12/14
Tres Ritos                   12.0 in   1005 PM 12/14
1 SSW Taos Ski Valley        9.0 in    1230 PM 12/14
9 NE Enchanted Forest XC Ski 8.0 in    1028 PM 12/14
11 ENE Amalia                8.0 in    1029 PM 12/14
Chamisal 4.7 SSE             5.7 in    0715 AM 12/14
Taos 19.1 W                  5.6 in    0900 AM 12/14
Penasco                      5.0 in    0222 PM 12/14
Arroyo Seco 1.4 E            4.9 in    0800 AM 12/15
Taos 1.6 SE                  4.0 in    0900 AM 12/15
Arroyo Seco 1.4 E            3.3 in    0800 AM 12/14
5 SSE Llano Largo            3.0 in    0916 PM 12/13
8 SW Red River               3.0 in    0725 AM 12/14
Taos 1.6 SE                  3.0 in    0900 AM 12/14
Ranchos De Taos 2.4 W        1.5 in    0800 AM 12/14

...Torrance County...
Edgewood 3.2 S               7.0 in    0600 AM 12/15
Edgewood 5.1 SE              5.5 in    0800 AM 12/15
Mountainair 8 NW             4.0 in    0700 AM 12/15
Moriarty 1 NE                3.6 in    0700 AM 12/15
Mountainair 2.2 N            3.2 in    0700 AM 12/14
Moriarty 1.0 SSW             3.0 in    0655 AM 12/14
Estancia 9.4 NW              2.0 in    0700 AM 12/15

...Union County...
Yates 15 NE                  6.0 in    0700 AM 12/14
3 ESE Clayton                3.0 in    0930 PM 12/13
Clayton 1.1 W                2.5 in    0900 AM 12/15
Clayton 12.4 SSW             2.0 in    0700 AM 12/15
Clayton                      2.0 in    0930 PM 12/13
Clayton 32.9 SW              2.0 in    0700 AM 12/14
Clayton 14.6 SSW             1.8 in    0700 AM 12/15
&&

There Are None So Blind As Those Who "Will - Not" To See...107.

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