ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - After marching through one of the driest winters the state has seen in over a century, Mother Nature is providing drought-stricken New Mexico with some snow and rain.
The state Department of Transportation reports fair and difficult driving conditions on some northern New Mexico highways early Friday due to snow, and the National Weather Service is forecasting abundant moisture and gusty winds through the weekend.
Winds of up to 55 mph are expected to move into eastern and western New Mexico by Saturday and high mountain snows are possible Saturday night through Sunday.
Minus the wind, farmers, ranchers and residents tired of the dry conditions are excited about any change in the weather.
Still, water managers say the storm is not expected to boost snowpack levels now far below normal.
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