Ski News – Angel Fire Blog https://angel-fire-blog.com Angel Fire NM News Tue, 01 Jan 2013 07:00:00 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Taos Ski Valley Started Snowmaking https://angel-fire-blog.com/ski-news/taos-ski-valley-started-snowmaking/ https://angel-fire-blog.com/ski-news/taos-ski-valley-started-snowmaking/#respond Tue, 01 Jan 2013 07:00:00 +0000 https://angel-fire-blog.com/news/taos-ski-valley-started-snowmaking/ Taos Ski Valley started snowmaking October 20th 2006

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8” New Snow and Still Coming Down https://angel-fire-blog.com/ski-news/8-new-snow-and-still-coming-down/ https://angel-fire-blog.com/ski-news/8-new-snow-and-still-coming-down/#respond Tue, 01 Jan 2013 07:00:00 +0000 https://angel-fire-blog.com/news/8-new-snow-and-still-coming-down/ Angel Fire gets it's first big snowfall of the season.

With 8″” already on the slopes and more to come it's looking like we may get close to a foot before the storm ends.

With little or now snowmaking so far this season this snow was desperately needed! 

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Winter Mountain Driving Tips https://angel-fire-blog.com/ski-news/winter-mountain-driving-tips/ https://angel-fire-blog.com/ski-news/winter-mountain-driving-tips/#respond Tue, 01 Jan 2013 07:00:00 +0000 https://angel-fire-blog.com/news/winter-mountain-driving-tips/ Car Condition – Winter Travel

  • Keep a FULL tank of gas in your car.
  • Make sure you have good tires.
  • Get a mechanic to do a winter check.
  • Make sure they look at your: battery, antifreeze, wipers, windshield fluid, ignition system, thermostat, lights, heater, brakes, defroster and oil.
  • Keep an ice scraper handy and a small broom if your area is expecting snow.

Always Carry in Your Car

  • Butane lighter and or matches.
  • Flashlight and batteries.
  • Small tool kit.
  • Booster cables.
  • Bottled water.
  • Snack bars.
  • Small shovel.
  • Snow Chains.
  • Tow Strap.
  • Small bag of sand to use as traction under your tires.

Trapped in a Snow Storm

  • Stay in the car.
  • Only leave the car if help is visible within 100 yards.
  • Display a brightly colored cloth or other sign of trouble outside your car.
  • Turn on the car’s engine for about 10 minutes each hour. Run the heater and turn on the inside light when the car is running to help keep warm.
  • Beware of carbon monoxide poisoning. Clear the exhaust pipe of snow and if necessary open a downwind window for air.
  • Watch for signs of hypothermia. That includes loss of feeling and pale color in the skin.
  • To keep warm, do exercises, huddle together and use newspapers, maps and even inside car mats.

Outdoors

  • Wear loose fitting, layered, light-weight clothes.
  • Layers can be pulled off to prevent perspiration which can quickly turn cold near the body.
  • Cover your mouth. That protects your lungs.
  • Keep dry.

Winter Driving Tips

  • Do so only during the daytime.
  • Check the news or call friends for an idea of what shape the roads are in ahead of you.
  • If going on a long trip, check the weather for your destination and places along the way.
  • It could save frustration and even time to wait. Plows could clear roads and sunlight may melt ice.

Hypothermia

  • Seek immediate help if at all possible.
  • Slowly warm the person’s body, starting with their trunk.
  • Warm up arms and legs last because stimulation of the limbs could send cold blood to the heart and cause heart failure.
  • Put the person in dry clothing and wrap their whole body with a blanket if possible.
  • Use your own body to warm them.
  • Do not give them anything with caffeine or alcohol in it. Caffeine speeds up the heart and can intensify the effects of cold weather. Alcohol slows down the heart and therefore also speeds up some effects of cold weather.
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Second Largest Snowfall in Recorded Weather History https://angel-fire-blog.com/ski-news/second-largest-snowfall-in-recorded-weather-history/ https://angel-fire-blog.com/ski-news/second-largest-snowfall-in-recorded-weather-history/#respond Tue, 01 Jan 2013 07:00:00 +0000 https://angel-fire-blog.com/news/second-largest-snowfall-in-recorded-weather-history/ Over 3 1/2 feet in the past 48 hours opens the entire Angel Fire Ski Resort.  Every run open Cool

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Special Weather Statement 12-05-2007 https://angel-fire-blog.com/ski-news/special-weather-statement-12-05-2007/ https://angel-fire-blog.com/ski-news/special-weather-statement-12-05-2007/#respond Tue, 01 Jan 2013 07:00:00 +0000 https://angel-fire-blog.com/news/special-weather-statement-12-05-2007/ 021-026-060500-CAPITAN/NORTHERN SACRAMENTO MOUNTAINS-CENTRAL HIGH PLAINS/ESTANCIA VALLEY-CHAVES COUNTY PLAINS-CONCHAS LAKE/GUADALUPE COUNTY-CURRY COUNTY-DE BACA COUNTY-FAR NORTHEAST PLAINS-GUADALUPE MOUNTAINS OF CHAVES COUNTY-HARDING COUNTY-LINCOLN COUNTY HIGH PLAINS/HONDO VALLEY-LOWER RIO GRANDE VALLEY-MIDDLE RIO GRANDE VALLEY/ALBUQUERQUE METRO AREA-NORTHEAST HIGHLANDS-NORTHWEST MOUNTAINS INCLUDING JEMEZ-NORTHWEST PLATEAU-QUAY COUNTY-ROOSEVELT COUNTY-SANDIA/MANZANO MOUNTAINS-SANGRE DE CRISTO MOUNTAINS-SOUTHWEST […]]]> SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ALBUQUERQUE NM
318 PM MST WED DEC 5 2007

NMZ001>021-026-060500-
CAPITAN/NORTHERN SACRAMENTO MOUNTAINS-
CENTRAL HIGH PLAINS/ESTANCIA VALLEY-CHAVES COUNTY PLAINS-
CONCHAS LAKE/GUADALUPE COUNTY-CURRY COUNTY-DE BACA COUNTY-
FAR NORTHEAST PLAINS-GUADALUPE MOUNTAINS OF CHAVES COUNTY-
HARDING COUNTY-LINCOLN COUNTY HIGH PLAINS/HONDO VALLEY-
LOWER RIO GRANDE VALLEY-
MIDDLE RIO GRANDE VALLEY/ALBUQUERQUE METRO AREA-NORTHEAST HIGHLANDS-
NORTHWEST MOUNTAINS INCLUDING JEMEZ-NORTHWEST PLATEAU-QUAY COUNTY-
ROOSEVELT COUNTY-SANDIA/MANZANO MOUNTAINS-SANGRE DE CRISTO MOUNTAINS-
SOUTHWEST MOUNTAINS/UPPER GILA REGION-UPPER RIO GRANDE VALLEY-
WEST CENTRAL MOUNTAINS-
318 PM MST WED DEC 5 2007
RAIN AND SNOW ARRIVING AHEAD OF THE WEEKEND AND REMAINING OVERHEAD INTO EARLY NEXT WEEK…

CLOUDS PUSHING INTO NEW MEXICO FROM WEST TO EAST WILL BE THE FIRST SIGN OF THE FIRST OF TWO STORM SYSTEM EXPECTED LATE THIS WEEK. EACH WILL BRING WIDESPREAD AND SUBSTANTIAL PRECIPITATION…BOTH RAIN AND SNOW…FROM LATE THIS WEEK…THROUGH THE WEEKEND…AND INTO EARLY NEXT WEEK. COOLER AIR ARRIVING WITH THIS STORM SYSTEM WILL DROP SNOW LEVELS BELOW THOSE EXPERIENCED LAST WEEKEND FOR GREATER SNOW COVERAGE AND ELEVATED SNOW AMOUNTS.

THE FIRST STORM SYSTEM WILL REACH NORTHERN CALIFORNIA TOMORROW…DIVE INTO NORTHWEST ARIZONA FRIDAY AFTERNOON OR NIGHT…THEN TURN NORTHEAST FRIDAY NIGHT AND SATURDAY. MOISTURE IS EXPECTED TO GET DRAWN NORTH INTO NEW MEXICO AHEAD OF THIS SYSTEM.

SIGNIFICANT SNOW AND LOW ELEVATION RAIN SHOULD BEGIN LATE TOMORROW NIGHT OVER THE FAR NORTHWEST AND NORTH CENTRAL PORTIONS OF THE STATE…THEN IT SHOULD SPREAD INTO A GOOD PORTION OF THE NORTHWEST HALF OR TWO THIRDS OF THE STATE LATE FRIDAY AND EARLY SATURDAY.
WHILE THE BEST CHANCE FOR MORE WIDESPREAD SIGNIFICANT PRECIPITATION…MOSTLY SNOW…WITH THIS INITIAL SYSTEM WILL BE OVER THE WESTERN AND NORTHERN MOUNTAINS OF THE STATE…THE EASTERN PLAINS AND CENTRAL VALLEYS WILL RECEIVE ONLY ISOLATED TO PERHAPS SCATTERED SHOWERS. THAT MAY TURN OVER TO SCATTERED SNOW OR MIXED PRECIPITATION SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY MORNING ACROSS THE EASTERN PLAINS AS A BACK DOOR COLD FRONT SURGES SOUTH AND WEST ACROSS THAT AREA. AS THE COLDER AIR BEHIND THAT FRONT OVERSPREADS A GOOD PORTION OF THE REST OF THE STATE SUNDAY AND SUNDAY NIGHT THERE MAY BE ANOTHER UPSWING IN PRECIPITATION…MOSTLY SNOW OR SOME PRECIPITATION MIX. A SECOND STORM IS FORECAST TO TAKE SHAPE OVER SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA SUNDAY AND REACH NEW MEXICO LATER MONDAY OR TUESDAY. ANOTHER SURGE OF MOISTURE IS LIKELY WITH THIS SYSTEM. SNOW LEVELS MAY BE EVEN LOWER WITH THIS SECOND STORM. THUS THE BULK OF PRECIPITATION MAY BE IN THE FORM OF SNOW…ESPECIALLY MONDAY NIGHT. THE PATH OF THIS SECOND STORM AND ITS ATTENDANT PRECIPITATION IS MORE IN QUESTION THOUGH THAN THAT OF THE FIRST SYSTEM…SO WHETHER THE SECOND STORM SPREADS MORE PRECIPITATION ACROSS THE SOUTHEAST HALF OR THE NORTHWEST HALF OF THE STATE IS STILL DEBATABLE.

WITH THE EXACT DETAILS OF THE APPROACHING ADVERSE WEATHER NOT YET EXACTLY PRECISE…THOSE PLANNING TRAVEL OR OTHER OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES ACROSS NORTHERN AND CENTRAL NEW MEXICO SHOULD REMAIN IN CLOSE TOUCH WITH THEIR PREFERRED WEATHER INFORMATION SOURCE TO BE SURE YOU HAVE THE LATEST FORECASTS AND STATEMENTS. ALLOW FOR SOME DELAYS IN TRAVEL LATE THIS WEEK THROUGH EARLY NEXT WEEK AND PREPARE YOUR VEHICLE FOR WINTER DRIVING CONDITIONS.

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More Snow On The Way https://angel-fire-blog.com/ski-news/more-snow-on-the-way/ https://angel-fire-blog.com/ski-news/more-snow-on-the-way/#respond Tue, 01 Jan 2013 07:00:00 +0000 https://angel-fire-blog.com/news/more-snow-on-the-way/ Winter Storm Warning in effect from 6 am Friday to 6 PM MST Saturday…

The National Weather Service in Albuquerque has issued a Winter Storm Warning… which is in effect from 6 am Friday to 6 PM MST Saturday. The Winter Storm Watch is no longer in effect.

Heavy snow is expected Friday through Saturday afternoon across the northern mountains as well as the northeast Highlands. Snow accumulations will range from 3 to 6 inches below 7500 feet… to  6 to 12 inches above 7500 feet… with locally higher amounts over  the highest terrain. Snow will diminish Saturday afternoon. Areas
of blowing and drifting snow are possible as strong winds of 15 to 25 mph with gusts up to 40 mph are likely.

If traveling through the region… stay alert to the latest forecasts and statements as this winter storm may produce
dangerous travel conditions.

Remember… a Winter Storm Warning means severe winter weather conditions are imminent or highly likely.

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