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Ah, springtime in Taos

Spring snow storm drops a dusting of that white stuff

By Rick Romancito
tempo@taosnews.com
Posted 5/9/19

A late winter snow storm had Taoseños retrieving the winter coats they thought they wouldn't need for a while.

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Ah, springtime in Taos

Spring snow storm drops a dusting of that white stuff

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A late winter snow storm had Taoseños retrieving the winter coats they thought they wouldn't need for a while. Although it wasn't much, 1-2 inches, it was a surprise as heavy wet flakes fell throughout the town of Taos and surrounding areas.

The National Weather Service predicts intermittent showers likely throughout today and tonight with a high of 51 degrees. "East wind 5 to 15 mph becoming south in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 70 percent. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms."

Emergency services dispatch in Taos doesn't indicate much traffic problems as of 7:45 a.m. although there was a report of a tree falling on a house at 317 Burch Street. It is not known if anyone was home at the time. Kit Carson Electric Coop personnel at the scene said the tree appeared to disrupt a water main under the street.

Tonight, temps will drop to about 35 degrees. Winds coming from the south will be around 5 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70 percent with new rain amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.

This trend will continue into Mother's Day Weekend with scattered showers and mostly cloudy skies. Friday's low is expected to drop to around 34 degrees, and the precipitation is predicted to drop to 40 percent.

Saturday, the NWS predicts a chance of showers, then showers and thunderstorms likely after noon. "Mostly cloudy, with a high near 57. Northwest wind around 5 mph becoming southeast in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 60 percent." Saturday night there's a chance of showers and thunderstorms. "Mostly cloudy, with a low around 32. Chance of precipitation is 50 percent," the advisory states.

The weather pattern will begin to let up on Mother's Day (May 12), but showers and thunderstorms may still occur after noon. It is expected to be partly sunny, with a high near 64 and a chance of precipitation around 60 percent."

For additional information, visit weather.gov.

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