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Storm Bringing Snow to Southwestern N.M. Mountains on Wednesday

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Snow accumulation of less than half an inch possible in ABQ during the morning before turning to rain

A storm winding up over Baja California is headed New Mexico’s way Wednesday with the potential to add to the already heavy snowpack in the state’s southwestern mountains.

In Albuquerque, snow in the morning should give way to rain later in the day, with an accumulation of less than half an inch of snow possible, according to the National Weather Service.

The most significant action will be to the south. In the mountains above Silver City, an additional 6 to 12 inches of snow could fall above 8,000 feet in elevation, according to the Weather Service. The area already has a snowpack 82 percent above normal for this time of year, according to federal snow surveyors.

By late Wednesday, the storm will have moved northward, bringing snow to the state’s northern mountains, according to the Weather Service.

The storm will move out Thursday, but forecasters are watching another storm that could arrive by Saturday night and linger into the first part of next week.

Wednesday’s storm will be the latest in a series that has pushed up mountain snow levels throughout New Mexico. All of the state’s river basins now have normal to above-normal snowpacks for this time of year, according to the Natural Resources Conservation Service.

 

 

 

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