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Winter Weather Emergencies 

Photo of a snow storm by the airport


Northern New Mexico is expected to experience another La Nina season for snowfall, which typically means that snowfall incidents are few and the amount of snowfall is less than in other years. However, don't be lulled into thinking a La Nina year means "no snow" - Los Alamos County could still very well experience at least two or three severe snowstorms this winter. When snow seems likely, listen to forecasts on radio or T.V., tune into NOAA Weather Radio or visit the National Weather Service web site (see links to the left). Details on the difference between a winter storm watch, warning, or advisory can be found here: winter weather.

Given our altitude, we highly recommend that citizens be prepared for winter storms, including the possibility of 2-3 days of isolation due to above-normal snow pack. Prepare your family and home for winter emergencies by weatherizing your home and your automobiles, and be sure to create a disaster supplies kit.

More information is available at the websites below.

You can also download these documents:
You can also click on the links at the end of this webpage to find out more about Winter Preparedness Tips. 

Road Conditions Information


New Mexico Road Advisories: 1-800-432-4269

New Mexico Current Road Incidents: visit

Arizona road conditions: 1-888-411-road or visit

Colorado road conditions: (303) 639-1111 or visit and check the current conditions page.

Texas road conditions: 1-800-452-9292 or visit


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Contact Information
Emergency Services Commander 
Beverley Simpson