A major winter storm has snow and extreme cold settling into many areas of New Mexico on Monday and through Tuesday morning.
A deep, upper-level low pressure system moving through the Four Corners region Monday will combine with a cold air mass to produce snow over northern and central New Mexico.
Periods of heavy snow will persist over the region Monday night, with the greatest accumulations over higher terrain.
Gusty winds will create blowing and drifting snow in some areas.
The storm system will begin to pull away from the state early Tuesday, allowing for gradual clearing from northwest to southeast.
In addition, very cold temperatures are expected Monday night, with harsh wind-chilll values.
Within Albuquerque, some areas were hit hard with snow while others got just a dusting.
We have reports of 12 to 18 inches of snow in from Edgewood to Sedillo Hill and reports of 4 to 7 inches from Paradise to Rio Rancho.