Much-needed rain, snow comes to New Mexico
February 15, 2018 05:34 PM
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -- The parched desert state finally got some relief after more than four months of little to no precipitation.
From the vantage point of Chopper 4, downtown buildings are looking a little cleaner thanks to rain which started Valentine's night and lasted through much of the morning. The network of arroyos throughout town came alive with life-giving rainwater. All that rushing water eventually ends up in the Rio Grande, which is still flowing low from the drought.
Santa Fe awoke to wave after wave of wintry mix, a gift on the last day of the legislative session.
But every drop helps.
Meanwhile, it's a snow lover's paradise at the Angel Fire Resort which received 5 inches of new snow overnight and 14 inches total for the week. Pajarito Mountain in Los Alamos received 5 inches of powder overnight to freshen up the slopes. Sipapu Ski Resort got 10 inches overnight.
Even the Sandia Mountains got in on the snow action with a nice frosted coating adorning the crest.
Updated: February 15, 2018 05:34 PM
Created: February 15, 2018 06:32 AM
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