The above represents a maybe/perhaps weather situation up in the high country this Monday. Photo taken some years ago.
Update: Jemez Day School is running on a two hour delay. The Valles Caldera is closed. No other closings or delays have been reported so far. Difficult driving conditions on N.M. Highway 4 from mile marker 19 to 46.
A Winter Storm watch has been issued by the National Weather Service for the Jemez area, lasting from this Sunday evening until 5 p.m. Tuesday. Chances of snowfall over the next couple of days range from 80 to 30 percent. At the lower elevations the temperatures are expected to be high enough for the snow to turn to rain during the daylight hours.
Up in the higher elevations conditions are expected to be severe. The Valle Caldera National Preserve issued this statement:
Main Entrance & Contact Station Closed February 13 Due to Severe Winter Conditions. For the safety of staff and visitors, the main entrance and contact station will be closed Monday, February 13th in anticipation of severe winter weather. The preserve will reopen Tuesday, February 14th at 9 AM if conditions allow.
Updates, including possible school closings, will follow in the morning.