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Event Details

Event Winter Storm
State NEW MEXICO
County/Area CURRY
WFO ABQ
Begin Date 12/29/2006 13:00:00 MST-7
End Date 12/30/2006 17:00:00 MST-7
Deaths Direct/Indirect 0/0 (fatality details below, when available...)
Injuries Direct/Indirect 0/0
Property Damage 0.00K
Crop Damage 0.00K
Episode Narrative Record snows measuring in feet instead of the usual inches developed across central and northeastern New Mexico as an upper level closed low remained nearly stationary for about 36 hours over southwest areas of the state. Long sweeping bands of moderate to heavy snow then repeated across the south central and southeast counties and north into the Interstate 40 corridor including the Albuquerque area which saw over a foot of heavy snow in many sections of the city and two feet along the foothills of the Sandia Mountains. The storm eventually broke free and drifted northeast creating long periods of heavy snow from Albuquerque north over the northern mountains and into the Interstate 25 corridor to Raton. The storm finally ended following a period of blizzard conditions at Clayton and over the adjacent northeast plains. Many of the ski resort areas of the north received nearly 30 inches with Angel Fire reporting an extreme amount of 58 inches for a 48 hour storm total. The localized high winds of near 40 mph combined with 30 inches of snow to produce drifts of 9 to 12 feet across Union County and Harding Counties where widespread road closures stranded travelers and prevented ranchers from reaching cattle with feed for nearly 5 days afterwards. In one case a local ranch family hosted about 40 stranded motorists for over 48 hours in their small rural home. Travel along both Interstate 25 and Interstate 40 to the north and east of Albuquerque was plagued by extended closures as the New Year's Holiday began and then blowing snow followed the storm into New Year's Day.
Event Narrative Heavy snow of 3 to 8 inches across east central and southeast New Mexico.


All events for this episode:

Location County/Zone St. Date Time T.Z. Type Mag Dth Inj PrD CrD
Totals: 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MIDLOTHIAN COOK CO. IL 04/12/1996 10:24 CST Hail 0.75 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
LOWER RIO GRANDE VALLEY (ZONE) LOWER RIO GRANDE VALLEY (ZONE) NM 12/28/2006 23:00 MST-7 Heavy Snow 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
SOUTHWEST MOUNTAINS/UPPER GILA REGION (ZONE) SOUTHWEST MOUNTAINS/UPPER GILA REGION (ZONE) NM 12/28/2006 23:00 MST-7 Heavy Snow 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
WESTCENTRAL MOUNTAINS (ZONE) WESTCENTRAL MOUNTAINS (ZONE) NM 12/28/2006 23:00 MST-7 Heavy Snow 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
NORTHEAST HIGHLANDS (ZONE) NORTHEAST HIGHLANDS (ZONE) NM 12/29/2006 04:00 MST-7 Winter Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
UPPER RIO GRANDE VALLEY (ZONE) UPPER RIO GRANDE VALLEY (ZONE) NM 12/29/2006 04:00 MST-7 Winter Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MIDDLE RIO GRANDE VALLEY (ZONE) MIDDLE RIO GRANDE VALLEY (ZONE) NM 12/29/2006 04:00 MST-7 Winter Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
SANGRE DE CRISTO MOUNTAINS (ZONE) SANGRE DE CRISTO MOUNTAINS (ZONE) NM 12/29/2006 04:00 MST-7 Winter Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
CENTRAL HIGH PLAINS/ESTANCIA VALLEY COUNTY (ZONE) CENTRAL HIGH PLAINS/ESTANCIA VALLEY COUNTY (ZONE) NM 12/29/2006 04:00 MST-7 Winter Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
SANDIA/MANZANO MOUNTAINS (ZONE) SANDIA/MANZANO MOUNTAINS (ZONE) NM 12/29/2006 04:00 MST-7 Winter Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
NORTHWEST MOUNTAINS INCLUDING JEMEZ (ZONE) NORTHWEST MOUNTAINS INCLUDING JEMEZ (ZONE) NM 12/29/2006 04:00 MST-7 Winter Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
CHAVES COUNTY PLAINS (ZONE) CHAVES COUNTY PLAINS (ZONE) NM 12/29/2006 13:00 MST-7 Winter Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
DE BACA (ZONE) DE BACA (ZONE) NM 12/29/2006 13:00 MST-7 Winter Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
ROOSEVELT (ZONE) ROOSEVELT (ZONE) NM 12/29/2006 13:00 MST-7 Winter Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
CURRY (ZONE) CURRY (ZONE) NM 12/29/2006 13:00 MST-7 Winter Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
QUAY (ZONE) QUAY (ZONE) NM 12/29/2006 13:00 MST-7 Winter Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
LINCOLN COUNTY HIGH PLAINS/HONDO VALLEY (ZONE) LINCOLN COUNTY HIGH PLAINS/HONDO VALLEY (ZONE) NM 12/29/2006 13:00 MST-7 Winter Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
CONCHAS LAKE/GUADALUPE (ZONE) CONCHAS LAKE/GUADALUPE (ZONE) NM 12/29/2006 13:00 MST-7 Winter Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
FAR NORTHEAST PLAINS (ZONE) FAR NORTHEAST PLAINS (ZONE) NM 12/29/2006 22:00 MST-7 Blizzard 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
HARDING (ZONE) HARDING (ZONE) NM 12/29/2006 22:00 MST-7 Blizzard 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
Totals: 0 0 0.00K 0.00K