New Mexico to get an early taste of winter | KOB 4

New Mexico to get an early taste of winter

Kassi Nelson
October 23, 2019 04:44 PM

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M.- People in New Mexico will need to pull out their winter clothes soon.


“We have a significant blast of cold coming for really much of the state,” National Weather Service meteorologist Kerry Jones said.

Jones said some places in northeast New Mexico could see up to six inches of snow Wednesday night into Thursday morning.

“That I-25 corridor that goes up you know north of Las Vegas, Springer, Raton, Raton Pass even into Colorado could get a little slick and dicey Wednesday night into Thursday,” he said.

This type of storm is about three weeks earlier than usual, according to Jones. 

“It’s always these early events that catch folks a little by surprise even though we kind of see it a couple days ahead of time,” he said.

The snow is exciting for skiers and snowboarders. While Jones said the conditions won’t be above average like last year, they should still be good. And the cold snap will help the resorts make snow.

“With these colder temperatures-- that really does set the stage to hopefully get some good early season snow to stay,” he said. “So we’ll start to kind of build that snowpack.”

Check your local forecast


Kassi Nelson

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