New Mexico Daily Snow

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Sonoran special

Summary

A Pacific storm will drop into the Mexican state of Sonora on Monday and Tuesday producing southwest flow and modest snow for the San Juan Mountains. Only light snow flurries are expected for the northern Sangres and southern mountains. February 2nd to the 6th will be dry and warmer. The extended models continue to show hopeful signs of a storm around the February 7 to 9 timeframe.

Update

Nothing like kicking the work week off with a healthy dose of a magnificent Wheeler Peak sunrise courtesy of the Taos Highline Cam.

A little further to the west on Monday morning, the Pacific storm is brewing and descending south along the coast of California. 

By Monday and Tuesday, the storm will have reached its final destination in the Mexican state of Sonora before it is expected to fizzle out on Wednesday into Thursday.

No changes in the precipitation forecast in the last 24 hours. Wolf Creek and the San Juans will see 4-9" thanks to southwest flow from this Sonoran storm. The northern Sangres could see some light flurries and maybe a dusting on Tuesday. Ski Apache and the southern mountains could see some light snow showers with minimal accumulation.

Following this system, a dry pattern sets in through February 6th.

Our potential light at the end of the tunnel is that extended model ensembles continue to show signs of a storm around February 7th or 8th.

Tracking this potential storm will be our main task in the first days of February.

Thanks for reading! I will check back in on Tuesday to see what is up with the Sonoran special.

JULIEN ROSS
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Announcements

January snow means dynamic avalanche conditions

We are fortunate to have the Taos Avalanche Center to help make avalanche forecasts for the Land of Enchantment. Always be sure to check out the latest before heading into the backcountry.

And Taos Avalanche Center is again partnering with the best in the business for an awesome slate of courses this season in Taos and Santa Fe. Check out the details here.

New Mexico Geography Key

Northern Mountains
→ Red River, Taos Ski Valley (north side of northern mountains - Sangre de Cristos)
→ Angel Fire (northeast side of northern mountains - Sangre de Cristos)
→ Sipapu (middle of the northern mountains - Sangre de Cristos)
→ Ski Santa Fe (south side of the northern mountains - Sangre de Cristos)
→ Pajarito (southwest side of the northern mountains - Jemez)

Central Mountains
→ Sandia Peak (Sandias)
→ Mt. Taylor backcountry (San Mateos)

Southern Mountains
→ Ski Apache (Sacramentos)
→ Ski Cloudcroft (Sacramentos)