Special Weather Statement
Issued by NWS Midland/Odessa, TX

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Special Weather Statement
National Weather Service Midland/Odessa TX
420 PM CST Mon Jan 15 2018

Guadalupe Mountains of Eddy County-Eddy County Plains-
Northern Lea County-Central Lea County-Southern Lea County-Gaines-
Van Horn and Highway 54 Corridor-
Reeves County and Upper Trans Pecos-Loving-Winkler-Ector-Midland-
Glasscock-Ward-Crane-Upton-Reagan-Davis/Apache Mountains Area-
Pecos-Presidio Valley-Marfa Plateau-Big Bend Area-Terrell-
Guadalupe Mountains-
Including the cities of Queen, Artesia, Carlsbad,
Carlsbad Caverns NP, Tatum, Hobbs, Lovington, Eunice, Jal,
Seminole, Lamesa, Gail, Snyder, Andrews, Stanton, Big Spring,
Colorado City, Van Horn, Pecos, Mentone, Kermit, Odessa, Midland,
Garden City, Monahans, Crane, McCamey, Rankin, Big Lake, Alpine,
Fort Davis, Fort Stockton, Presidio, Marfa, Big Bend NP,
Marathon, Dryden, Sanderson, Guadalupe Mountains NP,
and Pine Springs
420 PM CST Mon Jan 15 2018 /320 PM MST Mon Jan 15 2018/


A strong cold front is currently moving through West Texas and
Southeast New Mexico. Northerly winds have increased and
temperatures will fall quickly below freezing soon. Wind chill
values near zero can be expected by early Tuesday morning across
much of the area. Dress appropriately and cover exposed skin when
venturing outdoors.

Moisture will overrun the cold air behind the front, resulting in
a potential for wintry precipitation this evening into Tuesday.
For the Permian Basin, a brief period of light freezing rain or
sleet possible this evening then quickly changing over to snow
sometime before midnight. Any precip across this area looks to be
very light and little to no accumulation is expected. The area of
greatest concern is south of the Pecos River, where precipitation
will start as all rain, changing over to a mix of freezing rain,
sleet and snow overnight. Given the rapid decrease in
temperatures, any moisture on roads, bridges, and overpasses will
freeze, resulting in hazardous travel conditions, particularly
along I-10 from the split to east of Fort Stockton. Icy spots
could develop on area roadways making travel hazardous beginning
tonight. Travel conditions are expected to worsen further to the
east, so those with travel plans tonight and Tuesday should
monitor the latest forecasts and plan accordingly. More wintry
precipitation is possible Wednesday night, mainly along and south
of I-10.

In addition to the precipitation, many areas could see a prolonged
period of temperatures below freezing. Make sure your pipes, pets,
and plants are protected.



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