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URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE EL PASO TX/SANTA TERESA NM
649 AM MST FRI JAN 30 2015

...WINTER STORM TO BRING HEAVY MOUNTAIN SNOW TO SOUTHWEST AND
SOUTH CENTRAL NEW MEXICO TODAY THROUGH SATURDAY EVENING...

.A POWERFUL AND SLOW MOVING WINTER STORM SYSTEM WILL DELIVER
SIGNIFICANT SNOWFALL TO HIGHER ELEVATIONS IN THE GILA REGION AND
SACRAMENTO MOUNTAINS TODAY THROUGH SATURDAY NIGHT. 6 TO 10 INCHES
OR MORE OF SNOWFALL IS EXPECTED ACROSS HIGHEST ELEVATIONS IN THE
GILA REGION...WHILE THE HIGHER ELEVATIONS IN THE SACRAMENTO
MOUNTAINS AND ADJACENT EAST SLOPES COULD SEE 10 TO 16 INCHES OR
MORE THROUGH EARLY SATURDAY EVENING. MOST LOCATIONS UNDER 7000
FEET IN THE GILA REGION WILL ONLY SEE 1 TO 3 INCHES OF SNOWFALL.
THE WESTERN SLOPES OF THE SACRAMENTO MOUNTAINS WILL SEE CLOSER TO
4 TO 8 INCHES.

NMZ414>416-302315-
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WEST SLOPES SACRAMENTO MOUNTAINS BELOW 7500 FEET-
SACRAMENTO MOUNTAINS ABOVE 7500 FEET-
EAST SLOPES SACRAMENTO MOUNTAINS BELOW 7500 FEET-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...MESCALERO...MOUNTAIN PARK...TIMBERON...
CLOUDCROFT...SUNSPOT...APACHE SUMMIT...MAYHILL...SACRAMENTO...
PINON
649 AM MST FRI JAN 30 2015

...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL MIDNIGHT MST
SATURDAY NIGHT...


* SNOW ACCUMULATION: 10 TO 16 INCHES OR MORE OVER ELEVATIONS
  ABOVE 7000 FEET AND ALONG EASTERN SLOPES. 4 TO 8 INCHES ARE
  EXPECTED OVER LOWER WESTERN AND SOUTHERN SLOPES.

* TIMING: SNOW IS EXPECTED TO CONTINUE TODAY AND END AS LATE AS
  OVERNIGHT SATURDAY.

* IMPACT: HEAVY WET SNOW WILL ACCUMULATE AT HIGHER ELEVATIONS...
  MAKING TRAVEL DIFFICULT OVER MOUNTAIN PASSES. HEAVY SNOWS
  COULD COMPROMISE THE STRUCTURAL INTEGRITY OF SOME ROOFTOPS.
  DANGEROUSLY REDUCED VISIBILITIES ARE ALSO POSSIBLE IN HEAVY
  SNOW. AS SNOW LEVELS FALL...ROADS AT HIGH ELEVATIONS WILL
  BECOME ICY AND SNOW PACKED.

* WINDS: EAST 10 TO 20 MPH.

* SNOW LEVELS: MODERATE TO HEAVY SNOW SHOWERS WILL INITIALLY
  BEGIN ABOVE 7000 FEET...FALLING AS LOW AS 6000 FEET AT TIMES.
  SNOW LEVELS WILL REMAIN LOWER OVER THE EASTERN SLOPES THAN
  WESTERN SLOPES THROUGH MOST OF THE EVENT.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER STORM WARNING MEANS SIGNIFICANT AMOUNTS OF SNOW...
SLEET...AND ICE ARE EXPECTED OR OCCURRING. STRONG WINDS ARE ALSO
POSSIBLE.  THIS WILL MAKE TRAVEL VERY HAZARDOUS OR IMPOSSIBLE.

&&

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SOUTHERN GILA HIGHLANDS/BLACK RANGE-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...SILVER CITY...LAKE ROBERTS...KINGSTON...
FORT BAYARD
649 AM MST FRI JAN 30 2015

...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL MIDNIGHT MST
SATURDAY NIGHT...

* SNOW ACCUMULATION: 6 TO 10 INCHES ABOVE 7000 FEET.
  ACCUMULATIONS BELOW 7000 FEET WILL BE IN THE 1 TO 3 INCH
  RANGE.

* TIMING: SNOW IS EXPECTED TO CONTINUE TODAY AND END AS LATE AS
  OVERNIGHT SATURDAY.

* IMPACT: HEAVY WET SNOW WILL ACCUMULATE AT HIGHER ELEVATIONS...
  MAKING TRAVEL DIFFICULT OVER MOUNTAIN PASSES. HEAVY SNOWS
  COULD COMPROMISE THE STRUCTURAL INTEGRITY OF SOME ROOFTOPS.
  DANGEROUSLY REDUCED VISIBILITIES ALSO POSSIBLE IN HEAVY SNOW.
  AS SNOW LEVELS FALL...ROADS AT HIGH ELEVATIONS WILL BECOME ICY
  AND SNOW PACKED.

* WINDS: EAST TO SOUTHEAST 10 TO 20 MPH.

* SNOW LEVELS: MODERATE TO HEAVY SNOW SHOWERS WILL INITIALLY
  BEGIN ABOVE 8000 FEET...FALLING NEAR 6000 FEET AT TIMES
  THROUGH THE EVENT.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER STORM WARNING MEANS SIGNIFICANT AMOUNTS OF SNOW...
SLEET...AND ICE ARE EXPECTED OR OCCURRING. STRONG WINDS ARE ALSO
POSSIBLE.  THIS WILL MAKE TRAVEL VERY HAZARDOUS OR IMPOSSIBLE.

&&

$$







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