November 27-28, 2001 Snow Event

 

image of snowfall totals across west Texas and southeast New Mexico


A strong upper level storm system combined with an arctic airmass and abundant moisture produced moderate to heavy snows across West Texas and Southeast New Mexico on November 27-28, 2001. The heaviest snows fell in the eastern Permian Basin and in isolated areas near Alpine in northern Brewster county eastward into western Pecos county. A new record daily snowfall was set at the Midland international airport, where 8 inches of snow fell in a 24 hour period. The old record was 6.8 inches of snow which fell in a 24 hour period in January 1974. The record 24 hour snowfall for Midland was 9.8 inches which occurred in December 1998.

 

Snowfall Reports from November 28, 2001
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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MIDLAND/ODESSA TX
1153 AM CST THU NOV 29 2001

...SNOWFALL TOTALS ACROSS WEST TEXAS AND SOUTHEAST NEW MEXICO...

THE FOLLOWING IS A LIST OF SNOWFALL TOTALS ACROSS WEST TEXAS AND
SOUTHEAST NEW MEXICO RECEIVED BY THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE OFFICE
IN MIDLAND FOR NOVEMBER 27-28 2001:

...WEST TEXAS...

LOCATION                        SNOWFALL AMOUNT

ANDREWS COUNTY                  3 INCHES
BORDEN COUNTY (GAIL)            3-4 INCHES
BORDEN COUNTY (EASTERN)         6-8 INCHES
BREWSTER COUNTY (ALPINE)        8 INCHES
BREWSTER COUNTY (BIG BEND PARK) 1 INCH
CRANE COUNTY                    4 INCHES
CULBERSON COUNTY (VAN HORN)     3 INCHES
DAWSON COUNTY (LAMESA)          7 INCHES
ECTOR COUNTY                    5 INCHES
GAINES COUNTY                   2 INCHES
GLASSCOCK COUNTY                4-5 INCHES
HOWARD COUNTY                   8-9 INCHES
JEFF DAVIS COUNTY (FORT DAVIS)  3-5 INCHES
JEFF DAVIS COUNTY (MT. LOCKE)   1.5 INCHES
LOVING COUNTY (MENTONE)         1 INCH
MARTIN COUNTY                   5 INCHES
MIDLAND COUNTY (NWS)            8 INCHES
MIDLAND COUNTY (GREENWOOD)      10 INCHES
MITCHELL COUNTY                 7-9 INCHES
PECOS COUNTY (FORT STOCKTON)    3-6 INCHES
PRESIDIO COUNTY (MARFA)         2 INCHES
REAGAN COUNTY                   4-6 INCHES
REEVES COUNTY (PECOS)           0.5 INCHES
SCURRY COUNTY                   8-10 INCHES
TERRELL COUNTY (SANDERSON)      2-3 INCHES
UPTON COUNTY                    3-4 INCHES
WARD COUNTY (GRAND FALLS)       5 INCHES
WINKLER COUNTY (KERMIT)         2-3 INCHES

...SOUTHEAST NEW MEXICO...

LOCATION                        SNOWFALL AMOUNT

EDDY COUNTY                     3 INCHES
LEA COUNTY (HOBBS)              3 INCHES
LEA COUNTY (JAL)                2 INCHES

THESE TOTALS HAVE BEEN VERIFIED WITH LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICIALS AND
AREA COOPERATIVE OBSERVERS. THIS LIST WILL BE UPDATED IF ADDITIONAL
REPORTS ARE RECEIVED.

$$

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November 29, 2001 Visible GOES 8 -- (7 frame animation)
7-Frame GOES 8 Animation
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November 29, 2001 Visible GOES 8 -- (36 frame animation)
36-Frame GOES 8 Animation
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