More Rain For the Borderland!
POSTED: Thursday, February 4, 2010 - 6:31am
UPDATED: Thursday, February 18, 2010 - 1:58pm
El Niño has been relentless for the Borderland over the last couple of weeks, setting record rains yesterday. A new rainfall record was set on February 3rd of .78" at the El Paso International Airport. Storm total was at .81" officially in El Paso. Reports of near 2 inches of rain in Juarez at the airport, with over an inch in Las Cruces, and nearly one inch or rain in Deming. Meanwhile, area mountains picked up between 6 to 12 inches of snow. Cloudcroft saw 11 inches of snow, Alamogordo picked up 2 inches, and Silver City saw nearly 2 inches. Rural and unpopulated areas saw greater snow totals. And it snowed gangbusters at Ski Apache, where the base is nearly 48" to 54" inches. El Paso has already logged 1.47 inches of rain for the year, putting us nearly an inch above normal. With a continued active Winter weather pattern, expect greater rain fall totals over the next few weeks.