Mid January Cold Wave - Temperatures on the January 15th
 
Cold air plunged south into New Mexico on the 14th along with gusty winds and some snow. The fresh snow cover over the north and west helped temperatures plummet during the early morning hours of the 15th, while not recovering much during the day. The table below lists some of these minimum and maximum temperatures, including record lows and record low maximum temperatures.
 
 
 
 
 
 January 26-29, 2013: Rain, Snow and Wind From Two Storms
 
Two storms brought much needed precipitation to the state between the 26th and 29th. The first storm was exectionally warm, with rain falling at elevations up to 10,000 feet and even higher on the 26th. the second storm on the 28th through 29th was much colder, with strong winds making it feel quite cold. The tables below list total rainfall amounts, snowfall amounts and peak wind gusts over the three day period.
 
Location Total Snowfall (26th-29th inches)
Taos Ski Area 21.0
Sipapu Ski Area 17.0
Red River Ski Area 16.0
Ski Apache 15.0
Ski Santa Fe 15.0
Enchanted Forest Ski Area 13.0
Taos 6S 12.0
Narbona pass 9.0
Angel Fire Ski Area 8.0
Cuba 13ESE 7.0
Sedillo 3NNE 6.0
 
Location Total Rainfall (26th-29th inches)
Fruitland 1.70
Taos 2SSE 0.66
El Prado 0.60
Dulce 0.53
Los Chavez 0.52
Ensenada 3ENE 0.50
Farmington 10N 0.50
Navajo Dam 1WNW 0.42
Beaverhead RAWS 0.35
 
Location Peak Wind Gust (mph)
Sierra Blanca Airport 55
Clines Corners 1SSE 54
Clayton Airport 52
Gallup Airport 49
Double Eagle Airport 49
Raton Airport 47
Laguna RAWS 46
Las Vegas Airport 46
Socorro Airport 46
Albuquerque Sunport 44

 


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