Heavy Snowfall Hammers North and Central New Mexico
January 18 - 24, 2010

What a week of weather across New Mexico as three storms impacted the state. The first was on the 18th - 19th, the second on the 19th - 20th, and the third was the most powerful and longest lasting, from the 21st into the 24th. The table below lists the highest 5 day snowfall totals from SNOTELS, Ski areas, co-op (cooperative) observers and CoCoRaHS (Community Collaborative Rain, Hail and Snow) observers.

Location
5 Day Snow Total
(inches)
Location 5 Day Snow Total
(inches)
Toadlena 5 SSW
 - Navajo Whiskey SNOTEL
44.0 Los Alamos 5 WNW
 - Quemazon SNOTEL
25.0
Mogollon 6 ESE
-Silver Creek Divide SNOTEL
39.0 Tesuque 8 E
 - Santa Fe SNOTEL
27.0
Chama - coop observer 35.5 El Morro Natl Monument - coop observer 24.5
Santa Fe 12 NE
 - Santa Fe Ski Area
35.5 Tres Ritos 3 NW
 - Sipapu Ski Area
24.5

11 WSW Bluewater Lake - Rice Park SNOTEL

35.0 15 SW Coyote - Vacas Locas - SNOTEL 23.0
Canon Plaza 11 NNW
 - Hopewell SNOTEL
30.0 Sandia Park 4 NW
 - Sandia Ski Area
23.0
Bonito Lake 5 SW
 - Sierra Blanca SNOTEL
30.0 Bonito Lake 6 WSW
 - Ski Apache
20.0
Chama 5 NW
 - Chamita SNOTEL
29.0 Rociada 8 SW
 - Wesner Springs SNOTEL
23.0
Luna - coop observer 28.0 Luna 6 SSE
 - Frisco Divide SNOTEL
20.0
Los Alamos 6 W
 - Pajarito Ski Area
29.0 Red River
 - Red River Ski Area
20.0
Taos 16 NE
 - Taos Ski Valley 
28.0 Angel Fire 3 ESE
 - Angel Fire Ski Area
14.0

    Aztec 9.2 NE -CoCoRaHS

20.7 Farmington 10.1 N - CoCoRaHS 13.9
Gallup 8.1 NNW -CoCoRaHS 17.4 Taos 1.6 SSE - CoCoRaHS 13.8

National Operational Hydrologic Remote Sensing Center

New Mexico Snow Depth Comparison

January 18, 2010 5 AM
snow depth 1

January 24, 2010 5 AM
snow depth 2


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