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Baja California braces for more snow with fifth storm of season

San Pedro Mártir (station), Baja California — The Fifth winter storm of the season is arriving and will blanket a large portion of northern Baja California. Meteorologists at the San Pedro Mártir station in Baja California say more snow is likely as Cold Front No. 27 moves across the region.

The Servicio Meteorológico Nacional reports strong wind gusts along with a decrease in temperatures for much of the north and northwest of Mexico, noting snowfall and / or sleet in Sierra de San Pedro Mártir and mountains areas of Sonora, Chihuahua and Durango.

Temperatures of -10 to -5 degrees Celsius along with frost are expected again in low Sierra California, Sonora, Chihuahua, Durango and Coahuila. Temperatures hovering below zero are also forecast for the mountains of Nuevo León, San Luis Potosí, Zacatecas, Aguascalientes, Hidalgo, Puebla, Tlaxcala and State of Mexico.

Cold Front Number 27, which is the fifth winter storm of the year, is located on the Peninsula of Baja California. Radar images from Phoenix, Arizona show the system arriving with wide bands of rain that turn to snow in the state’s higher elevations.

The Servicio Meteorológico Nacional says a new cold front will approach the northern border of Mexico during Thursday, reinforcing the conditions for the fall of snow and / or sleet in mountainous areas of Sonora and Chihuahua.

They report that on Friday, the front will be located on the Gulf of Mexico creating showers and heavy rains in the east and southeast of the country, however, it is unlikely to affect the Cancun, Riviera Maya region.

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