Winter, 2019-20

Observations of Major Winter Storms and Interesting Weather Phenomena

December 27, 2019 Winter Thunderstorms, Santa Fe, NM Area - Thunderstorms produce graupel (snow pellets) and snow in the Santa Fe area. I get video that includes rare captures of lightning bolts with winter precipitation. Includes video, photos, radar images and a radar loop, and discussion of the weather setup, along with discussion of how thundersnow events in mountainous regions like New Mexico and Colorado often differ from thundersnow events in other parts of the country.

November 29, 2019 Thundersnow near Santa Fe, NM - A short trip up into the lower levels of the mountains above Santa Fe yields an intense thundersnow storm, with even a little hail at the beginning. Includes video of the storm along with a detailed account of my observations.

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