February 9 & 11, 2013: High Winds on the 9th; Light snow on the 9th & 11th

The first storm on the 9th only brought light snow to the western and northern mountains, but high winds blasted the eastern highlands and plains. The second storm on the 11th contained less wind but more widespread snow. However, the snow amounts were again light.The two tables directly below display the snowfall amounts and peak wind gusts from the first storm on the 9th, while farther below the table lists snowfall totals from the second storm on the 11th.

 
Location Snow Amount (inches) Location Peak Wind Gust (mph)
Pajarito Ski Area 9.0 Sierra Blanca Airport 69
Chama 5.0 Las vegas Airport 68
 El Morro area 4.0 Tucumcari Airport 68
Jemez Springs 4.0 2Sw Glenrio 67
Ski Santa Fe 4.0 Raton Crews Airport 66
4ESE Black Lake 3.5 Clines Corners 64
10SSE Angel Fire 3.5 Cannon AFB 64
 
Location Snowfall Total (inches)
Sipapu Ski Area 9.0
Red River ski Area 8.0
Angel Fire Ski Area 8.0
El Vado 6.5
Farley 6.0
Abbott 5.5
Enchanted Forest Ski Area 5.0
2N Chama 4.0
13E Wagon Mound 4.0
1S Broadview 4.0
 
February 20, 2013: Widespread Snow
 
An active weather pattern returned for the latter portion of February. A storm on the 20th delivered widespread light to moderate snow over northern and central New Mexico, along with gusty winds and chilly temperatures. The table below lists the higher snowfall totals from the storm.
 
Location Snowfall (inches)
Red River Ski Area 17.0
Taos Ski Area 15.0
1WSW Red River 11.5
Vanderwagen 10.0
Pajarito Ski Area 9.0
 13E Fence Lake 9.0
 Chama 8.5
 Sipapu Ski Area 8.5
 Ski Santa Fe 8.0
 11S Amistad 8.0
 6WNW Sandia Park 7.0
 Sandia Crest 7.0
 5ENE Ensenada

7.0

 

February 24, 2013: Blizzard in the East!
 
A storm instensifying as it crossed New Mexico from northwest to southeast on the 24th combined with a strong cold front plowing south across the eastern plains to produce blizzard conditions across portions of the eastern plains. While snowfall amounts were not exceptionally high, the combination of snow and strong winds created whiteout conditions and shut down many roads. The tables below list some peak wind gusts and snowfall totals from the 24th.
 
Location Snowfall Total (inches) Location Peak Wind Gust (mph)
2NNW Portair 12.0 Raton Airport 69
2NNE Clovis 9.5 2NE Dunken 59
Ski Apache 9.0 Clayton Airport 58
Willard 8.5 Sierra Blanca Airport 54
20N Ruidoso 8.0 Bosque Del Apache 54
House 8.0 Oscura area 51-53
Cuervo 7.0 Logan 52
Angel Fire Ski Area 7.0 Tucumcari Airport 51
2SSE S San Ysidro 7.0 Roswell Airport 51

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