Relentless El Niño Winter Dumps More Borderland Snow

Relentless El Niño Winter Dumps More Borderland Snow

POSTED: Tuesday, February 23, 2010 - 9:20am

UPDATED: Monday, March 1, 2010 - 12:16pm

Photo: Susanne Fierro, East El Paso

A quick moving system; no doubt influenced by the moderate El Niño event occurring now; brought rain, snow, and more winds to the Borderland. Active Southern Branch of the Jetstream along with a strong upper low pressure center slid into New Mexico yesterday. Winds were gusty on Monday when rain moved in late in the afternoon. Rain changed to snow overnight as a cold front literally blew into the area. Snow amounts were generally light, however slippery roads caused numerous accidents Tuesday morning. Snow was all said and done by middle morning on Tuesday.

Some Snow Totals:

  1. El Paso International Airport         1/2"
  2. 2 SW Cloudcroft                            11.2"
  3. 4 NNW Silver City                            4.7"
  4. 5 N El Paso (Sun Valley)               1.0"

We had a few photos sent in to us here at Newschannel 9 of the incoming storm. If you have photos, feel free to email us, or at my email address, . Thanks to everyone for the pictures!


Sent in by Dennis McConaughy:



Pete Pinon sent in this morning view of the Franklin Mountains, above Chuck Heinrich Park:



From this morning at Butterfield Golf Course 18th hole, sent in by Adrian Perez:



Incoming storm clouds to East El Paso yesterday:


Rainbow looking East from UTEP area. Taken yesterday by our own Melanie Olivas:

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