Blizzard Impacts East Central NM

The heaviest snowfall from the blizzard of February 24-25, 2013 can still be seen on satellite imagery across portions of east central NM.  The 1km True Color imagery shows a very well defined area where the heaviest snowfall occurred and the 500-meter Visible imagery from this same area details some interesting terrain features. The satellite images were posted as a Graphicast today and shared via Facebook.  The snow pack is still having a significant influence on humidity and temperature forecasts in this area and forecasters continue using the imagery to provide greater accuracy.  The snow cover imagery validated the 12 hour snowfall forecast during the heart of blizzard conditions with exceptional accuracy.  Snowfall amounts were slightly less than forecast however the areal coverage was pinpointed very well.

True Color and Visible Graphicast

Max Temperature Observation February 27, 2013

High temperature observation February 27, 2013. Snow pack has a major regulating factor on temperature and boundary layer moistening.

Minimum Humidity Observation February 27, 2013

Minimum humidity observation February 27, 2013. Snow cover has a major regulating factor on temperatures and boundary layer moistening.

Snowfall forecast for the 12hour period of blizzard conditions across eastern NM.

Snowfall forecast for the 12hour period of blizzard conditions across eastern NM.

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