Heavy snowfall continues to batter northern Mexico


Heavy snowfall has been affecting many of Mexico's northern regions with the continuous arrival of cold fronts. On Sunday, December 29, 2019, the government of Chihuahua issued a weather warning for the arrival of the fourth winter storm due to Cold Front No. 26, which will bring sleet and more snow to the elevated areas of the Tarahumara mountain range and additional snowfall in Baja California, Sonora, and Durango.

"For today, the cold front No. 26 will move over the northeast and east of the country and the mass of cold air that drives it will maintain a cold environment in the north, northeast, east and center of the national territory with morning frosts in the states of the Central Table (including the Valley of Mexico) and the Sierra Madre Oriental," Mexico's national weather service reported.

In addition to the north wind with gusts that can exceed 50 km/h (31 mph) in Tamaulipas, the effects will be reinforced by a Low-Pressure Channel on the east of the country.

The coldest temperature recorded on Sunday was 3°C (37 °F) at Toluca.

As of December 29, Sonora Civil Protection services (UEPC) reported that the MX02 highway Agua Prieta-Janos section at the height of Puerto San Luis remains closed both ways due to snow and ice.

On Friday, December 27, heavy snowfall closed the highway between Janos, Chihuahua, and Agua Prieta, Sonora, for more than three hours.

Featured image credit: UEPC


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