Snow!

Snowfall Overnight in Albuquerque

Snow rarely falls in Albuquerque as often as it is forecast, especially in these drought years. While I certainly do not want as much all at one time as we received in December of 2006 (22 inches in my yard), this morning when I awakened to five inches (12.5 centimeters) of the beautiful white stuff in my yard, I was very happy! I do not yet know the snowfall amounts for the surrounding mountains, but I hope they are significant.

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Five inches/ 12.5 centimeters of snowfall overnight. This is the first time I have seen snow accumulate like this in my rain gauge.

Wind must not have been significant as the snow was falling. There must have been some wind later, though, because the accumulation on trees is not much this morning.

The white stuff can enhance the appearance of the ubiquitous block walls and stucco found in Albuquerque.

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Snow on the block wall

Even the gates seem enhanced this morning.

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Even the gate looks kind of pretty this morning

One really good thing is that the streets were warm enough that most seem clear, at least in my neighborhood, this morning.
(eta: FB friends are telling me the streets in some parts of town were terrible, at least earlier this morning!)

The snowfall overnight was really nice to wake up to this morning.

5 Replies to “Snow!”

    1. Hi, Tim.
      Although the roads look pretty clear in my neighborhood, Tristan left a FB comment that the ones on the west side were terrible, at least earlier this morning. And I just got a text alert that the UNM main campus, west side, and the Health Sciences Center were closed for the entire day rather than being on a two hour delay.
      I’m still glad we got the snow!

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