Weather: Expect heavy snow

2016-02-01 WeatherA powerful storm will bring heavy snow and blowing snow over northern and western areas of the state into Tuesday (Feb. 2).

Snow will become heaviest most places Monday morning as a cold front crosses from the West, then persists across the north through Tuesday. Blowing snow will be most problematic Monday and into Tuesday across the northeast.

The heaviest snow will impact the Northern mountains and Upper Rio Grande Valley, with more moderate amounts elsewhere across northern, western and central areas.

Key Impacts:

  • Several inches of snow is expected across much of Western and Northern New Mexico, with over 1.5 feet in the mountains near the Colorado border.
  • Snow combined with cold conditions and blowing snow will lead to travel impacts, with impacts greatest on roads through the Northern and Western mountains, as well as the upper Rio Grande Valley. This includes I-40 west of Albuquerque, and I-25 over Glorietta and Raton Passes.

For more info visit weather.gov/abq or mobile.weather.gov for further updates. Readers who have any questions concerning this event or who would like to pass along report may call 1-888-386-7637 24×7.

— Submitted by David L. Craft, Meteorologist, National Weather Service Forecast Office, Albuquerque