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‘Winter is back’ with upcoming storms

By Cody Hooks
chooks@taosnews.com
Posted 2/15/19

“Winter is back,” says meteorologist Annette Mokry about two upcoming storm systems that are likely to dump snow in the Taos area, especially the mountains, between Saturday (Feb. 16) and …

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‘Winter is back’ with upcoming storms

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“Winter is back,” said meteorologist Annette Mokry about two upcoming storm systems that are likely to dump snow in the Taos area, especially the mountains, between Saturday (Feb. 16) and early next week.

“The warmish temperatures and big slug of tropical moisture we saw yesterday with the rain was not as typical for this time of year,” said Mokry. The upcoming storms? “That’s nothing unusual,” she said.

The first storm will move into the area from the west on Saturday, with periods of heavy snow followed by spotty flurries. Another storm moves into the area by Monday (Feb. 18).

At the same time, temperatures are expected to drop between 10 and 15 degrees below normal through the weekend. The low on Saturday and Sunday could be around 10 degrees.

This weather pattern comes after local ski areas report a decent round of snowfall in the past 24 hours.

In the last day, Taos Ski Valley reports 9 new inches of snow, bringing the base to 65 inches. Red River got 4 inches, while Sipapu near Peñasco and Angel Fire in Colfax County received 2 inches.

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