While many developed recreation sites are closed, most trailheads are open now or will be when the snow melts, including those that originate on or near developed campgrounds. Additionally, dispersed camping outside developed sites is still an option. The SFNF asks the public to recreate responsibly on the national forest.
Much colder today with rain with accumulating snow above about 5500 feet favoring central New Mexico through tonight. Significant snow accumulations are forecast for west-central mountains and especially the southern Sangre de Cristos as well as the Sandia and Manzano Mountains including Clines Corners, Vaughn and Encino. Interstate 40 near the Continental Divide from Tijeras Canyon east to to the Texas border will be impacted. Courtesy/NWS.
“The COVID-19 pandemic is taking a toll on everyone and every organization, including our region’s nonprofits,” said Rachel Kizielewicz, Executive Director of the Los Alamos Community Foundation.
Cloudy to mostly cloudy sky will be the rule across much of eastern NM this morning, partially clearing during the afternoon. Courtesy/NWS.
Jemez Mountains Electric Cooperative, Inc. issues notice of lobby closures during regular business hours indefinitely, effective Wednesday, April 8. For more information JMEC consumers are asked to call (505) 753-2105.
“Congress acted on a bipartisan basis to pass the historic, $2 trillion relief package – known as the CARES Act. Now, the Administration must make sure funding gets out the door and into the pockets of those it’s supposed to help: working Americans, small businesses, the healthcare system and frontline providers, those most in need,” Udall said.
“New Mexico is experiencing the public health and economic toll of the COVID-19 pandemic. While Congress has worked in a bipartisan fashion to begin to address this crisis, we must do more to support local and state governments that are incurring significant costs responding to this pandemic,” said Assistant Speaker Luján.
High temperatures will vary from a few to around 9 degrees above normal, except for readings a few degrees below normal along the western border. Courtesy/NWS
The COVID-19 Price Gouging Prevention Act would prohibit the sale of consumer goods and services at unconscionably excessive rates during the COVID-19 public health emergency.
Temperatures will be 5 to 10F above normal today with mostly sunny skies, low humidity, and slight afternoon breezes. Courtesy/NWS
“As the country is addressing the public health emergency of COVID-19, the agencies within the Department of Interior should be focused on how to bolster the response to COVID-19 in communities across America, not push through policy with limited public input,” the senators wrote.
At sunset Monday, April 6, 2020, the New Mexico Department of Game and Fish will close multiple Wildlife Managements Areas and Open Gate properties to promote public safety.