Snowfall Totals From February 3-4, 2010


Location Snow Amount (inches)
 3NNW Tajique 26
 6WNW Bonito Lake 15
 2WNW Springer 14
 1WSW Sedillo 12
La Cueva 12
3NNE Sedillo 11.5
 5E Tijeras 11.2
 4NW Sandia Park 11
 2S Roy 11
 Roy 11
 5E Gladstone 11
 7WNW Moriarty 11
3W Valmora 10



Snowfall Totals From February 7-8, 2010


Location Snow Amount (inches)
Angel Fire Ski Area 16
Taos Valley Ski Area 16
Angel Fire 13
Chama 13
4ESE Black Lake 11.4
8NW Las Vegas 9.5
Santa Fe Ski Area 8
10SSE Angel Fire 7.7
5SSW Toadlena 7
Red River 7
Wagon Mound 6
26ESE Sugarite 5.4
10SW Springer 5.5


 February 20-22, 2010: Snowstorm Over Northern and Central New Mexico

After a break in the active weather pattern from February 12th through 19th yet another major winter storm slammed New Mexico with moderate to heavy snow, favoring northern, central and eastern areas. The storm moved inland from California on the 20th and approached New Mexico on the afternoon of the 22nd, as shown on the water vapor satellite image below.
The storm generated plenty of moisture and instability, resulting in moderate to heavy snow over much of the state. The two radar images below show precipitation on the early afternoon of the 22nd (top image) and the evening of the 22nd (bottom image).
As the storm approached a strong cold front swept south across the eastern plains, sending temperatures plummetting into the teens and 20s over the northeast. The surface observations in the image below illustrate the cold air at the surface.  
The visible satellite image below reveals the aftermath of the storm, with widespread fresh snow cover over the northern and western higher terrain and much of the eastern plains.
To view an extensive list of snowfall totals from this storm, click here for the Public Information Statement.
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