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Old 01-02-2009, 06:56 PM
 
Location: 38 38' 45" N, -90 20' 08" W
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If that is your OUTDOOR pool, you must have one heck of a heater in it......your high yesterday was about 67, but your nights have still been in the 20s over the past week or so!
Yes, Cathy, it's heated! But the temp of that water was 78, about 11 degrees warmer than the air temp. It was perfect.
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Old 01-24-2009, 05:59 PM
 
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A question to the longtime residents: is this an unseasonably warm winter, or is this normal? This is only my 2nd winter here, and compared to last winter it's been so much warmer this year. Today I had all my doors and windows open to let the fresh air in - warmer outside than in my house! The cloud cover for the past 2 nights has really warmed things up and I haven't had to run my heater at all for the past 2 days. AWESOME.
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Old 01-24-2009, 06:28 PM
 
Location: Home, Home on the Front Range
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A question to the longtime residents: is this an unseasonably warm winter, or is this normal? This is only my 2nd winter here, and compared to last winter it's been so much warmer this year. Today I had all my doors and windows open to let the fresh air in - warmer outside than in my house! The cloud cover for the past 2 nights has really warmed things up and I haven't had to run my heater at all for the past 2 days. AWESOME.
I was wondering the same thing Last winter was my first winter here too, and it seems like it was much colder this time last year. Maybe last winter was the anomaly?
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Old 01-24-2009, 09:34 PM
 
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I think this has been an unusually warm winter, and I'm very happy about it.
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Old 01-26-2009, 08:40 AM
 
Location: 38 38' 45" N, -90 20' 08" W
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I was wondering the same thing Last winter was my first winter here too, and it seems like it was much colder this time last year. Maybe last winter was the anomaly?
My 5th winter here. This one's the warmest. I remember January 05 was like this as well, however, in February, it turned bad. It rained something like 20 out of 28 days, and being that it was my first winter here, I thought it was no big deal with the rain, being from New Jersey. Then the locals told me I brought the rain with me, they'd never seen so much in February.
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Old 01-26-2009, 09:23 AM
 
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Ok, all of you. Enough! you are making me very depressed up here in Chicago. This is the worst winter I've seen up here in 10 years. In some parts there are over 2 ft of snow on the ground since around Christmas time and it won't be melting any time soon.
But....when our weather starts getting great up here (March-April), and you'll start getting all that wind and sand storms where you cannot even see the sky, I will come back and hope you are as cheery about that!
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Old 07-10-2009, 07:23 AM
 
Location: BC Canada
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Any advice to a guy in Canada: My wife wants to motor down to New Mexico this winter ( we live in British Columbia) but a friend has advised me not to go in January or February because of snow and high mountain passes . Is he correct? Any suggestions as to time of year to travel and routes to take? Do I enter from AZ?

-any advice gladly accepted
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Old 07-10-2009, 09:28 AM
 
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Any advice to a guy in Canada: My wife wants to motor down to New Mexico this winter ( we live in British Columbia) but a friend has advised me not to go in January or February because of snow and high mountain passes . Is he correct? Any suggestions as to time of year to travel and routes to take? Do I enter from AZ?

-any advice gladly accepted
Highways in New Mexico can be closed for short periods of time due to snow, but I'd hardly consider that a reason not to come down in Jan and Feb. You can come in from AZ or Colorado, but I can't say which would be better for you.
There may be snow in the North, at highish altitudes, but in Las Cruces I didn't see one flake on the ground last winter. A few floating thru the air..but none on the ground.
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Old 07-11-2009, 08:20 AM
 
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okvalleyguy! The only stretch in New Mexico where I have encountered tough winter driving conditions would be Interstate 25 from Raton to Wagon Mound. My experiences in winter driving in New Mexico is the concern for wind, especially in the southwest corner of the state, and also Interstate 40 around Gallup. But the snow can pile up if conditions are right.

As you live in British Columbia, it seems that it would be a better drive to get on Interstate 5 at the border and follow it all the way down to Bakersfield, California, then go southeast on the state highways where you can angle down to Interstate 10 around the San Bernadino area, and then take Interstate 10 all the way to New Mexico. That way you are avoiding the Los Angeles area.

I wouldn't recommend coming in from Wyoming and Colorado if you are concerned about snow in January. Storms in Wyoming can be nasty, not so much the amount of snow, but the wind that comes with it. Colorado is just the opposite, especially between Denver and Colorado Springs.
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Old 07-14-2009, 05:11 PM
 
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It's hard to beat the weather in a place where palms and pines grow side by side.

Most of the snow seen here is conveniently applied exclusively to the beautiful Organ mtns. to our East.

Road-closing snow, ice and other nasties simply aren't allowed here. (altho' there was a 7" snowfall in parts of El Paso a year or so ago!!!)

One can grow some citrus here - but an occasional blanketing is needed during the coldest weather. OTOH, the temps can get well below 0 deg. F at times - just not that often!

The native plants - especially the cactus - seem to take it all in stride.

The weather here is rarely extreme, but when it DOES...watch out!
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