Snow on the Palm TreesJanuary 3rd, 2013 at 8:13 pm by Bill Steffen under Bill's Blog, Weather
Here’s a picture of the snow falling in El Paso, Texas and a frame grab of the radar from the NBC station in El Paso. El Paso reports 3″ of new snow and it’s still snowing. There’s a nasty mix of snow, freezing rain and strong wind in the mountains. The radar shows the blue color (snow) reaching well down in Mexico. The cold air has gone far down into Mexico. High temperatures from Weds: Monterrey 51, Saltillo 41, Chihuahua 39 (avg. is 67), Tampico 65. Tucson has been 8 degrees colder than average over the past week. There were actually a couple of cold weather fatalities in Elko, Nevada. Temperatures over the past week have been 22 degrees colder than average in Elko. Only two of the past 10 days have had low temperatures above zero. The lows for the past 3 days have been -14/-16/-17. Ely, Nevada has been 13.5 degrees colder than average over the past 11 days and Las Vegas has had only 2 days warmer than average out of the last 16 days. Las Vegas hasn’t been warmer than the low 50s in the last week. .