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Fresh snow in New Mexico

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Our storm that brought us the coldest night of the season so far failed to bring us any rain or snow. In New Mexico, the snow covered much of the landscape early Monday morning. Here is what New Mexico looked like when the sun came up early Monday.

Source: NASA
NASA images courtesy Jeff Schmaltz, LANCE MODIS Rapid Response.

By the Afternoon, the sun melted much of the freshly fallen snow. This next image was taken Just a few hours after the first image on Monday.

Source: NASA
NASA images courtesy Jeff Schmaltz, LANCE MODIS Rapid Response.

Here is what NASA said about these photos:

"The snow faded quickly in lower elevations, as these natural-color images from December 10 show. The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA's Terra satellite captured the top image in the morning, and MODIS on the Aqua satellite captured the bottom image in the afternoon. In the three hours and 15 minutes between the image acquisitions, snow retreated most obviously in the southeast. But reduced snow cover occurred on either side of the mountainous "spine" extending north-south through southern Colorado and New Mexico"

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