Winter Storms

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GOES West Satellite Image

Rolling up from the southwest, and fat with Pacific moisture, the winter storms have brought dramatic skies and light…and snow.

When the storms begin, I watch the satellite loop to see if I can predict where the best clouds and snow might occur. Very often, the best weather patterns are right where I live (red + on the satellite image…you have to click it to see it!)

The snow can intensify pretty quickly. I drove 10 minutes to Lamy to photograph the railway station, and by the time i headed home 2-3 inches of wet snow had accumulated on the highway!

The storms, while intense, usually don’t  last more than a day. When they clear, usually by sunset, the light is marvelous!

Sunset over the Sangres
Lamy Station

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