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Some snow expected as next storm moves over New Mexico

November 26, 2020 - 7:08 AM

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - Forecasters with the National Weather Service in New Mexico say a storm is expected to cross over the state Friday through Saturday morning and could effect some post-holiday travel.

The upper-level low pressure system will bring with it snow and strong winds for some areas. However, forecasters are warning the drought-stricken state not to expect too much moisture out of the system.

About half of the state is dealing with exceptional drought — the highest designation under which fire danger increases and large rivers run dry. That marks a significant change even since the previous week.

Pointing to data from past winter seasons and climate models, forecasters say precipitation in central and northern New Mexico during December, January and February will most likely range from slightly below to below climatological averages.

Snowfall data from previous weak to moderate La Nin~a events also suggest that snowfall will range from slightly below to below average, with the northern quarter of the state favoured with the best chances for a near-average winter.

Temperatures for the coming months are expected to be above average.

News from © The Associated Press, 2020
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