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  •  'lo joe shikspack , interesting line up as usual. (6+ / 0-)

    We are escaping to teh TX Hill Country ahead of the big cold front that is supposed to bring 5 below zero temps to Northern New Mexico.

    We were going next week any way but have decided to bail. Last year we acted on the forecast and headed out, then read how snow had closed I-40.

    We ended up seeing some great wildlife after all on our trip last week in Zion National Park

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    by divineorder on Thu Dec 06, 2012 at 05:31:47 PM PST

    •  evening do... (3+ / 0-)
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      good to see that you've had a chance to catch up on counting sheep. B)

      sorry to hear that the weather is chasing you around.  is -5 normal for northern new mexico?  

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      by joe shikspack on Thu Dec 06, 2012 at 05:42:20 PM PST

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      •  We were leaving next week anyway, so (3+ / 0-)

        this is no biggie.

        It has been unseasonably warm here as it was in Zion and at Lake Powell, a truly beautiful fall. But the drought is still here......

        Not sure what the avg temps are usually that cold up there further north in NM but this is the special weather statement for Santa Fe.

        THE PROLONGED STRETCH OF UNSEASONABLY WARM WEATHER WILL COME TO AN
        ABRUPT END THIS WEEKEND. TEMPERATURES WILL BEGIN TO TREND DOWNWARD
        FRIDAY AND SATURDAY...BUT TEMPERATURES WILL TAKE A DRASTIC DIP ON
        SUNDAY AS A STORM SYSTEM AND ITS ASSOCIATED ARCTIC COLD FRONT SLAMS
        THROUGH THE STATE. HIGH TEMPERATURES ON SUNDAY WILL BE UP TO 20
        DEGREES BELOW NORMAL...A RADICAL CHANGE FROM THE RECENT WARM
        WEATHER. IN FACT...SOME AREAS WILL STRUGGLE TO REACH THE FREEZING
        MARK SUNDAY AFTERNOON. SUNDAY NIGHT WILL BE THE COLDEST SO FAR THIS
        SEASON...WITH MANY LOCATIONS ACROSS NORTHERN AND WESTERN NEW MEXICO
        BETWEEN 5 BELOW AND 5 ABOVE ZERO.  STRONG NORTHERLY WINDS BEHIND THE
        FRONT WILL ALSO CREATE BITTERLY COLD WIND CHILL VALUES SUNDAY AND
        MONDAY.

        THIS SYSTEM WILL ALSO BRING THE POTENTIAL FOR LIGHT TO MODERATE SNOW
        ACCUMULATIONS SUNDAY AND SUNDAY NIGHT. AT THIS TIME...THE GREATEST
        POTENTIAL FOR SNOW IMPACTS STRETCH FROM THE SANGRE DE CRISTO
        MOUNTAINS SOUTHWARD TO THE INTERSTATE 40 CORRIDOR...AND EASTWARD TO
        RATON PASS AND SANTA ROSA. HOWEVER...LIGHT ACCUMULATIONS ARE ALSO
        POSSIBLE ELSEWHERE...INCLUDING WESTERN NEW MEXICO.

        THOUGH THERE IS POTENTIAL FOR THE SNOW CHANCES TO CHANGE...THE
        ABRUPT CHANGE TO MUCH COLDER TEMPERATURES IS CERTAIN. PREPARE NOW
        FOR THESE COLDER TEMPERATURES AND POTENTIAL SNOW ACCUMULATIONS.

        THOSE WITH TRAVEL AND OUTDOOR PLANS ACROSS NORTHERN AND CENTRAL NEW
        MEXICO OVER THE WEEKEND ARE ENCOURAGED TO MONITOR THE LATEST WEATHER
        FORECASTS FOR UPDATES ON THIS POTENTIALLY HAZARDOUS WINTER WEATHER
        SYSTEM. MORE DETAILED INFORMATION CAN BE FOUND ONLINE AT
        WWW.WEATHER.GOV/ABQ...VIA NOAA WEATHER RADIO OR YOUR FAVORITE MEDIA
        OUTLET.

        $$

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        by divineorder on Thu Dec 06, 2012 at 05:47:22 PM PST

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      •  I thought that sounded (3+ / 0-)
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        extreme too!  I still think of NM and AZ and other areas like that to be warm desert clime.  Clearly I have never been there!


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        by joanneleon on Thu Dec 06, 2012 at 06:09:01 PM PST

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    •  Wow (2+ / 0-)
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      that is a fantastic photo, divine.


      "Justice is a commodity"

      by joanneleon on Thu Dec 06, 2012 at 06:08:15 PM PST

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