Winter Storm Moves In Tonight

February 23rd, 2013 at 7:54 pm by under Weather

The second half of the weekend will definitely be much different than the first half. A winter storm will move in tonight, leading to more snow across the north. However, the big target area will actually be the eastern plains for Sunday. Winter Storm Watches are up for the east, with 4″+ expected by Monday morning.

The metro could pick up a shower or two as the front crosses Sunday. Behind the front cooler air will rush in. Sunday and Monday will both feature below average temps for the afternoon.

Wind will also be an issue with this storm, with the strongest winds across the south. Wind advisories are up for much of the south where gusts could exceed 55 mph.

The storm quickly clears out during the day Monday. However, another storm will clip the north Tuesday. Most of the precip will stay to the north in Colorado, but another shot of cold air and another windy afternoon are on the way.

The latter half of the workweek will feature more sunshine, less wind, and gradually warming temps.

 

3 Responses to “Winter Storm Moves In Tonight”

  1. Wanda Terry says:

    I could have sworn I saw a BLIZZARD WARNING posted for ABQ metro earlier today (Sunday). Was I dreaming?

    1. John Smith says:

      Blizzard warnings have been posted for parts of east central New Mexico. Those areas will see quite a bit of snow and blowing snow greatly reducing visibility tonight. The Albuquerque metro area was upgraded to a Winter Weather Advisory. The metro could see up to an inch tonight (possibly 2 or 3 inches in the foothills).

  2. Former Resident says:

    It is amazing to me how panic stricken New Mexicans become with snow. I lived in Albuquerque the entire summer and most of the fall. For 33 years I have lived in Central New York, and I can tell you that 1 inch of snow does NOT close school here. It’d take 8+ inches to delay/close school here. The other aspect is accidents. Is it simply because people are inexperienced or something larger? 2-3 inches is an everyday occurence here and often times a prayer answered!

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