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Snow For New Mexico

Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 25-10-2019


It has already snowed in Northern New Mexico’s higher elevations and tonight the weatherman states that this weekend snow could come on down to us folks in the 5000 foot rangeland of the state….That’s pretty early for this old soul. I like it warm. It was freezing here this morning. If I heard the weatherman correctly this was a record for an early freeze, but I was doing other things and just caught the tail end of the report so be careful in telling folks, “Pete Hester says”……But back to the snow, that’s keep me in where its warm. We have milk, eggs, bacon and bread and a pantry full of veggies, meat in the freezer, so as long as it is not to deep or long lasting I’ll be ok snuggled inside my place. I hope…..

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So snow has already come to New Mexico while the rest of the world is in the grip of balmy weather. That’s okay. It never seems as cold or as hot in New Mexico as it does in the rest of the world anyway. I was always going out improperly dressed. I never knew how to dress. There was never any “frost on the pumpkin” too guide one into proper clothes. I used to be amused at those Yankees who would come down from colder climates to gripe at the “heat in New Mexico” when actually there was no heat in New Mexico. They should have experienced Alabama on
a 95 degree\98% humidity August day. Then they would really find out what real heat was all about. They should have considered themselves lucky. Everyone had evaporative swamp coolers, which is the most cost effective air conditioning possible.

Well, the snow stayed to the north of us this time. But yes, you are right, the weather is very unpredictable here and it can change in a very few minutes. My dad was amused by the weather, the clouds and the big sky that we have. In May, 1956 while stationed in Roswell, Mom and Dad came for a visit. It was about 90 degrees in Roswell. We were planning a picnic in Ruidoso about 90 miles west at an elevation of somewhere around 8000 feet (thereabouts)….He laughed when I asked him if he brought a coat and he actually talked me out of taking a coat that day. We shivered all though the picnic as it was very cool…but he loved looking at the timber up there…

The frost is knocking on the pumpkin in Arkansas now. Football weather indeed. I guess I’ve gotten too used to my Mercedes. I don’t look forward to it like I once did. When one don’t have to, it is kind of hard to force one out into the weather. I suppose there is a little difference in the ages of 25 and 79 too. I used to feed Dad” pigs on a cold, frosty morning, because I wanted to, but because I had to. Now it is different. There are no pigs to feed, even the razorback kind. Thank goodness for small favors.

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