Un­usu­ally cold Oc­to­ber tem­per­a­tures on the way

Santa Fe New Mexican - - LOCAL& REGION -

Maybe there’s some­thing to this El Niño thing. The first blast of win­ter, in­clud­ing pre­dic­tions of up to 2 feet of snow on the higher San­gre de Cristo peaks, is ex­pected for North­ern and Cen­tral New Mex­ico this week­end, ac­cord­ing to the Na­tional Weather Ser­vice in Al­bu­querque.

A strong “back­door cold front” — one that ap­proaches from the east or north­east — will push into the area Satur­day night and move south­west Sun­day, the Weather Ser­vice said in a state­ment Fri­day.

The Weather Ser­vice said tem­per­a­tures be­hind the front are ex­pected to be well below nor­mal for mid-Oc­to­ber. By Mon­day, highs could be 20 to 35 de­grees below nor­mal, with winds mak­ing it seem even colder.

In ad­di­tion to a few feet on the high moun­tains, sev­eral inches over other high-ter­rain lo­ca­tions are pos­si­ble by Mon­day night, the Weather Ser­vice said.

On Sun­day night, snow lev­els will drop sig­nif­i­cantly “to in­clude most lower el­e­va­tion lo­cales near and north of In­ter­state 40, in­clud­ing the Al­bu­querque and Santa Fe Metro ar­eas,” ac­cord­ing to the Weather Ser­vice, but any snow in the metro ar­eas should be lim­ited to el­e­vated, grassy ar­eas be­cause of warm ground tem­per­a­tures.

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