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Snow Alert

You’ve never seen a Thanksgiving like that before.

The Albuquerque area shattered the previous record for snowfall in what was the snowiest Thanksgiving in the city’s history.

And it wasn’t even close.

By mid-day Thursday, there had been 3.9 inches recorded at the Albuquerque International Sunport, which is the city’s official climate site, said Alyssa Clements, a meteorologist for the National Weather Service in Albuquerque.

That measurement far surpassed what had been the previous snowiest Thanksgiving, which was way back in 1934 when the city had 1.5 inches of snow on Thanksgiving, she said.

“We’re easily going to set a new record for Thanksgiving day,” Clements said.

And the airport’s reading was actually one of the lower snowfall accumulations recorded in the city, Clements said.

The entire city was blanketed with 4 to 6 inches of snow. Several places on the West Side recorded 7 inches, she said.

The area around Academy and Tramway had a whopping 8 inches of snowfall by Thanksgiving afternoon. That was the highest recording in city limits.

The last time Albuquerque had a white Thanksgiving was in 2010, when there was a paltry-by-comparison 0.3 of an inch of snow.

Clements said other areas in the state also saw lots of snow.

Sandia Park had between 10 and 12 inches of snow, Glorieta had over 9 inches and Santa Fe had between 6 and 8 inches.

Despite the high amount of snowfall throughout the state, roads conditions stayed relatively good throughout the day. By Thursday afternoon, the New Mexico Department of Transportation had upgraded driving conditions from difficult to fair.

Courtesy abqjournal.com

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