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Old 01-11-2019, 02:34 PM
 
Location: Sunnyvale, CA
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The article says "in one day." Ruidoso has had more depth in the past after more than a day of heavy snowfall.
True, but like I said, just a few years back, Santa Fe had at least 12" in a single day, so I find it hard to believe that Ruidoso would not be seeing those kind of snowfalls on a more regular basis.
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Old 01-11-2019, 02:58 PM
 
Location: New Mexico U.S.A.
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True, but like I said, just a few years back, Santa Fe had at least 12" in a single day, so I find it hard to believe that Ruidoso would not be seeing those kind of snowfalls on a more regular basis.
The title of this thread is: Ruidoso sets one day snowfall record!

What part do you not understand?

I could care less about "a few years back, Santa Fe had"....

A "record" is a "record"...

Weather historian: Ruidoso breaks snowfall record
Dianne L Stallings, Ruidoso News Published 3:39 p.m. MT Dec. 28, 2018 | Updated 5:02 p.m. MT Dec. 28, 2018

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Ruidoso set a record Friday, recording the most snowfall in a single day in December, a weather historian told the Ruidoso News.

By 3 p.m., residents called in with measurements of 20 inches or more.

Former village manager Frank Potter, a weather spotter for the National Weather Service and a weather historian, said the previous record was 14 inches set decades earlier.
Entire Article Is At: https://www.ruidosonews.com/story/ne...er/2435885002/

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Old 01-12-2019, 08:59 PM
 
Location: Sunnyvale, CA
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What part do you not understand?
As I said, I understand it, but I doubt its validity.
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I could care less about "a few years back, Santa Fe had"....
Well, if Santa Fe town gets 12" one-day snowfalls semi-regularly - which it does - it seems rather strange that Ruidoso ski resort, above 10,000 feet, would only be seeing those kind of snowfalls once every few decades?? Maybe it's true, but it doesn't make sense to me.
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Old 01-13-2019, 05:55 PM
 
Location: Sacramento Mtns of NM
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Comparing the snowfall averages for Santa Fe and Ruidoso:


https://www.currentresults.com/Weather/New-Mexico/annual-snowfall.php


DAYS INCHES

12.4 Ruidoso 29.9

8.4 Santa Fe 24.0


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Old 01-14-2019, 09:47 AM
 
Location: Sunnyvale, CA
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I dunno, man. I lived in Santa Fe several years ago and one winter it snowed constantly over a weekend and we had two feet on the ground when it finished snowing. I expect Ruidoso ski resort area sees this kind of snow activity almost every winter.


For those of you following this thread who find it hard to believe NM gets a lot of snow, believe me it does. Moreso the higher elevations. I've been backpacking in the Magdalena mountains in the middle of the summer where we were slogging through a couple feet of snow on the ground on the north slopes. Snow left over from the winter months which hadn't melted off yet.
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Old 01-19-2019, 06:12 AM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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I dunno, man. I lived in Santa Fe several years ago and one winter it snowed constantly over a weekend and we had two feet on the ground when it finished snowing. I expect Ruidoso ski resort area sees this kind of snow activity almost every winter.


For those of you following this thread who find it hard to believe NM gets a lot of snow, believe me it does. Moreso the higher elevations. I've been backpacking in the Magdalena mountains in the middle of the summer where we were slogging through a couple feet of snow on the ground on the north slopes. Snow left over from the winter months which hadn't melted off yet.
one weekend, 2 feet, isn't something that happens often. I lived in ABQ for 7 years. We only had one year with a lot of snow. No, NM doesn't get as much as you might think. I don't judge how much it snows by 1 year. It seems you remember that one year where you got a lot and forget the winters where it snowed but not all that much.
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Old 01-19-2019, 07:42 AM
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Location: Ontario
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Avalanche at Taos Ski Resort killed one skier, other critically injured.
NM mountains getting more snow than usual this winter.
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Old 01-19-2019, 08:44 AM
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Location: On the Border
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Ruidoso (the town) is NOT at 10,000 feet. It's about the same elevation as Santa Fe but further south with less high elevation mountains (only 1) surrounding it. The ski area gets more snow but it's some distance from town and much higher.
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Old 01-19-2019, 07:13 PM
 
Location: Sacramento Mtns of NM
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Ruidoso (the town) is NOT at 10,000 feet. It's about the same elevation as Santa Fe but further south with less high elevation mountains (only 1) surrounding it. The ski area gets more snow but it's some distance from town and much higher.

The village gets about the same amount of precipitation as the ski area with the difference being that the higher you go the more likely it is to be snow and the longer it lasts due to the temperature differences. It may rain in the village for awhile before getting cold enough to turn to snow, while the mountain peaks will be all snow from the start.



In recent years there have been days of inversion temps when the ski area is actually warmer than the village! Since the ski area has to rely heavily on snow-making equipment now, it takes below freezing air temps in order for that to be possible.



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Old Today, 10:09 AM
 
Location: Sunnyvale, CA
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one weekend, 2 feet, isn't something that happens often. I lived in ABQ for 7 years.
Big difference in snowfall between Albuquerque, Santa Fe, and mountain towns in northern NM. In Santa Fe, two feet in a weekend happens about once every 4-5 years.
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Ruidoso (the town) is NOT at 10,000 feet.
The OP (and my response to him) is talking about the ski resort, not the town. Basically the thing is that his post makes it seem like it's a big deal, but for those of us who are familiar with the mountain areas and the higher elevations in New Mexico, particularly in the northern half of the state, it's no big deal. Shoot, I've been backpacking in the Magdalena mountains (near Socorro) in June where we trudged through knee-high snow in the north-facing parts of the mountain. Not just patches of snow, we had about a mile-long stretch of trail through the forest that was knee-high snow the whole way. In the summer.

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