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URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE EL PASO TX/SANTA TERESA NM
331 PM MST FRI DEC 2 2016

...WINTER STORM SYSTEM TO BRING A WINTERY MIX OF PRECIPITATION
ACROSS SOUTHERN NEW MEXICO NIGHT THROUGH SUNDAY AFTERNOON...

.A DEEP UPPER LEVEL LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM WILL APPROACH SOUTHERN
NEW MEXICO FROM THE WEST TONIGHT AND SATURDAY WHILE COLDER AIR
FLOWS INTO THE LOWER ELEVATIONS FROM THE NORTH BEHIND A FRONTAL
PASSAGE TONIGHT. THIS WEATHER PATTERN DROPS TEMPERATURES AND
BRINGS MOISTURE TO THE REGION WITH INCREASING CHANCES FOR
PRECIPITATION. MOST OF THE AREA WILL SEE RAIN OR SNOW SHOWERS.
MODERATE TO HEAVY SNOW WITH 6 TO 12 INCHES ACCUMULATIONS ARE
EXPECTED ACROSS THE SACRAMENTO MOUNTAINS. LESSER AMOUNTS ARE
EXPECTED ACROSS THE GILA AND BLACK AS WELL AS THE NUMEROUS SKY
ISLANDS ACROSS THE AREA. IN ADDITION SOME SNOW IS EXPECTED OVER
THE LOWLANDS OF SIERRA COUNTY AS WELL AS SMALLER PORTIONS OF
HIDALGO AND LUNA COUNTIES. DANGEROUS DRIVING CONDITIONS WILL
OCCUR DUE TO ICY SNOW COVERED ROADS AND LOW VISIBILITY. GUSTY
WINDS COULD ALSO CREATE BLOWING SNOW CONDITIONS OVERNIGHT.

NMZ414>416-030700-
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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...TIMBERON...MOUNTAIN PARK...
CLOUDCROFT...SUNSPOT...APACHE SUMMIT...MAYHILL...PINON...
SACRAMENTO
331 PM MST FRI DEC 2 2016

...WINTER STORM WARNING NOW IN EFFECT FROM MIDNIGHT TONIGHT TO
10 AM MST SUNDAY...

* TIMING...SNOW WILL BEGIN TONIGHT AROUND MIDNIGHT AND CONTINUE
  THROUGH EARLY SUNDAY MID-MORNING BEFORE ENDING BY SUNDAY
  EVENING.

* MAIN IMPACT...SNOW AMOUNTS FROM 6 TO 12 INCHES WILL RESULT IN
  DANGEROUS DRIVING CONDITIONS DUE TO ICY SNOW COVERED ROADS AND
  LOW VISIBILITY LESS THAN A HALF MILE IN SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW.
  SOME ROAD CLOSURES MAY BE REQUIRED.

* OTHER IMPACTS...GUSTY WINDS OF 20 TO 30 MPH COULD CAUSE
  BLOWING SNOW AND LOCAL WHITE OUTS/POOR VISIBILITIES.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER STORM WARNING FOR HEAVY SNOW MEANS SEVERE WINTER WEATHER
CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED OR OCCURRING. SIGNIFICANT AMOUNTS OF SNOW
ARE FORECAST THAT WILL MAKE TRAVEL DANGEROUS. ONLY TRAVEL IN AN
EMERGENCY. IF YOU MUST TRAVEL...KEEP AN EXTRA FLASHLIGHT...
FOOD...AND WATER IN YOUR VEHICLE IN CASE OF AN EMERGENCY.

&&

$$

NMZ401-403>407-409-030700-
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UPPER GILA RIVER VALLEY-SOUTHERN GILA FOOTHILLS/MIMBRES VALLEY-
SOUTHWEST DESERT/LOWER GILA RIVER VALLEY-LOWLANDS OF THE BOOTHEEL-
UPLANDS OF THE BOOTHEEL-SOUTHWEST DESERT/MIMBRES BASIN-
SIERRA COUNTY LAKES-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...CLIFF...BUCKHORN...GILA HOT SPRINGS...
MULE CREEK...MIMBRES...HURLEY...FAYWOOD...GRANT COUNTY AIRPORT...
LORDSBURG...RED ROCK...VIRDEN...ANTELOPE WELLS...ANIMAS...
HACHITA...CLOVERDALE...DEMING...COLUMBUS...
TRUTH OR CONSEQUENCES...DERRY...SPACEPORT
331 PM MST FRI DEC 2 2016

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM MIDNIGHT TONIGHT TO
8 AM MST SUNDAY...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN EL PASO HAS ISSUED A WINTER
WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SNOW...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM MIDNIGHT
TONIGHT TO 8 AM MST SUNDAY.

* TIMING...RAIN SHOWERS DEVELOPING THIS EVENING AND TURNING TO
  SNOW AFTER MIDNIGHT AND TOWARDS SUNRISE.

* MAIN IMPACT...SNOW AMOUNTS OF 1 TO 3 INCHES COULD RESULT IN
  SOME SNOW PACKED ROADS AND DANGEROUS DRIVING CONDITIONS.

* OTHER IMPACTS...GUSTY WINDS OF 15 TO 25 MPH COULD PRODUCE SOME
  BLOWING SNOW AND LOW VISIBILITIES.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SNOW MEANS THAT PERIODS OF SNOW
WILL CAUSE PRIMARILY TRAVEL DIFFICULTIES. BE PREPARED FOR SNOW
COVERED ROADS AND LIMITED VISIBILITIES...AND USE CAUTION WHILE
DRIVING.

&&

$$

NMZ402-030700-
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SOUTHERN GILA HIGHLANDS/BLACK RANGE-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...SILVER CITY...LAKE ROBERTS...KINGSTON...
FORT BAYARD
331 PM MST FRI DEC 2 2016

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY NOW IN EFFECT FROM 7 PM THIS EVENING
TO MIDNIGHT MST SATURDAY NIGHT...

* TIMING...RAIN SHOWERS DEVELOPING THIS EVENING AND THEN TURNING
  TO SNOW OVERNIGHT. SNOW SHOWERS SHOULD DIMINISH AFTER MID
  AFTERNOON ON SATURDAY.X

* MAIN IMPACT...SNOW AMOUNTS OF 3 TO 5 INCHES...HIGHEST OVER THE
  BLACK RANGE...WILL RESULT IN SOME SNOW PACKED ROADS AND
  DANGEROUS DRIVING CONDITIONS.

* OTHER IMPACTS...GUSTY WINDS OF 15 TO 25 MPH LATE NIGHT COULD
  PRODUCE SOME BLOWING SNOW AND LOW VISIBILITIES.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SNOW MEANS THAT PERIODS OF SNOW
WILL CAUSE PRIMARILY TRAVEL DIFFICULTIES. BE PREPARED FOR SNOW
COVERED ROADS AND LIMITED VISIBILITIES...AND USE CAUTION WHILE
DRIVING.

&&

$$

NMZ408-030700-
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EASTERN BLACK RANGE FOOTHILLS-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...HILLSBORO...WINSTON
331 PM MST FRI DEC 2 2016

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY NOW IN EFFECT FROM MIDNIGHT TONIGHT TO
8 AM MST SUNDAY...

* TIMING...RAIN SHOWERS DEVELOPING LATE EVENING AND TURNING TO
  SNOW OVERNIGHT.

* MAIN IMPACT...SNOW AMOUNTS OF 2 TO 4 INCHES COULD RESULT IN
  SOME SNOW PACKED ROADS AND DANGEROUS DRIVING CONDITIONS.

* OTHER IMPACTS...GUSTY WINDS OF 15 TO 25 MPH COULD PRODUCE SOME
  BLOWING SNOW AND LOW VISIBILITIES.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SNOW MEANS THAT PERIODS OF SNOW
WILL CAUSE PRIMARILY TRAVEL DIFFICULTIES. BE PREPARED FOR SNOW
COVERED ROADS AND LIMITED VISIBILITIES...AND USE CAUTION WHILE
DRIVING.

&&

$$

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