For Taos, snow brings more than a winter wonderland
October 14, 2018 10:12 PM
TAOS, N.M. – Taos was one of the first communities in northern New Mexico to get a taste of winter weather on Sunday.
Mixed rain and snow are forecasted for central and northern New Mexico for Sunday night through Thursday, with some of the heaviest snow coming in the mountains and highlands. But this area experienced some snow already on Sunday morning.
And that's music to the ears of residents here, who say snow helps the local economy.
"I know the mountains can use it," Travis Snyder said. "The more snow, the more people come and visit Taos."
Other residents say this winter has some work to do to make up for an uncharacteristically dry winter last year.
"Last year we had one big snow and that was it," Renee Romero said. "So everyone I talk to…we're looking forward to it. I can't wait. Hopefully tonight it will snow down here."
Local businesses were just as excited for the forecasted flurries. Matthew Dickinson, who works seasonally at the chocolate store in the Taos Plaza, said he relies on the snow to bring in hours at his other job.
"I work at the Ski Valley also, so it's really good for me to see it snow," he said.
Several winter weather and freeze warnings are in effect Sunday evening for much of New Mexico.
Updated: October 14, 2018 10:12 PM
Created: October 14, 2018 09:13 PM
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