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URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE EL PASO TX/SANTA TERESA NM
235 PM MST THU JAN 19 2017

...ANOTHER ROUND OF HEAVY SNOW POSSIBLE FOR AREA MOUNTAINS FRIDAY
THROUGH SATURDAY...

.AN APPROACHING SERIES OF UPPER LEVEL STORM SYSTEMS WILL BRING
HEAVY SNOWS AND STRONG WINDS TO THE AREA FRIDAY AND SATURDAY. WE
WILL SEE STRONG WINDS WITH MODERATE SNOW AMOUNTS FRIDAY AFTERNOON.
THEN THE BEST CHANCES FOR SNOW ABOVE 6,000 FEET WILL OCCUR FRIDAY
NIGHT THROUGH SATURDAY MORNING. THE SNOW WILL BE TAPERING OFF ON
SATURDAY AFTERNOON WHEN VERY STRONG WINDS WILL CREATE LOW
VISIBILITIES FROM BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW. THE WIND AND SNOW
WILL END BY EARLY SUNDAY MORNING.

NMZ402-200545-
/O.NEW.KEPZ.WS.A.0002.170120T1800Z-170122T0600Z/
SOUTHERN GILA HIGHLANDS/BLACK RANGE-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...SILVER CITY...LAKE ROBERTS...KINGSTON...
FORT BAYARD
235 PM MST THU JAN 19 2017

...WINTER STORM WATCH IN EFFECT FROM FRIDAY MORNING THROUGH
SATURDAY EVENING...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN EL PASO HAS ISSUED A WINTER STORM
WATCH...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM FRIDAY MORNING THROUGH SATURDAY
EVENING.

* EVENT...SNOWFALL, HEAVY AT TIMES WILL OCCUR FRIDAY AFTERNOON
  THROUGH SATURDAY ABOVE 6,000 FEET. SNOWFALL TOTALS OF 6 TO 12
  INCHES WILL BE POSSIBLE ABOVE 6,000 FEET, WITH LESSER AMOUNTS
  POSSIBLE BELOW THAT. STRONG WINDS BOTH FRIDAY AND SATURDAY
  AFTERNOON MAY CAUSE LOW VISIBILITIES IN BLOWING SNOW.

* TIMING...LIGHT SNOW WILL BE POSSIBLE TONIGHT THEN HEAVY SNOWS
  WILL ARRIVE FRIDAY MORNING AND CONTINUE OFF AND ON THROUGH
  SATURDAY.

* MAIN IMPACT...ROAD CLOSURES WILL BE POSSIBLE AND DANGEROUS
  DRIVING CONDITIONS WILL BE LIKELY ON MOUNTAIN ROADS ABOVE 6,000
  FEET.

* OTHER IMPACTS...STRONG AND GUSTY WINDS ON FRIDAY AND SATURDAY
  WILL PRODUCE BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOWS, CAUSING POOR
  VISIBILITIES.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER STORM WATCH MEANS THERE IS A POTENTIAL FOR SIGNIFICANT
SNOW...SLEET...OR ICE ACCUMULATIONS THAT MAY IMPACT TRAVEL.
CONTINUE TO MONITOR THE LATEST FORECASTS.

&&

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NMZ414-415-200545-
/O.NEW.KEPZ.WS.A.0002.170121T0000Z-170122T1200Z/
WEST SLOPES SACRAMENTO MOUNTAINS BELOW 7500 FEET-
SACRAMENTO MOUNTAINS ABOVE 7500 FEET-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...MESCALERO...TIMBERON...MOUNTAIN PARK...
CLOUDCROFT...SUNSPOT...APACHE SUMMIT
235 PM MST THU JAN 19 2017

...WINTER STORM WATCH IN EFFECT FROM FRIDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH
LATE SATURDAY NIGHT...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN EL PASO HAS ISSUED A WINTER STORM
WATCH...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM FRIDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH LATE
SATURDAY NIGHT.

* EVENT...SNOWFALL, HEAVY AT TIMES WILL OCCUR FRIDAY EVENING
  THROUGH SATURDAY ABOVE 6,000 FEET. SNOWFALL TOTALS OF 6 TO 12
  INCHES WILL BE POSSIBLE ABOVE 6,000 FEET, WITH ISOLATED HIGHER
  AMOUNTS POSSIBLE ABOVE THAT. STRONG WINDS BOTH FRIDAY AND
  SATURDAY AFTERNOON MAY CAUSE WIDE SPREAD POWER OUTAGES AND LOW
  VISIBILITIES IN BLOWING SNOW.

* TIMING...LIGHT SNOW WILL BE POSSIBLE FRIDAY MORNING THEN HEAVY
  SNOWS WILL ARRIVE FRIDAY AFTERNOON AND CONTINUE OFF AND ON
  THROUGH SATURDAY EVENING.

* MAIN IMPACT...ROAD CLOSURES WILL BE POSSIBLE AND DANGEROUS
  DRIVING CONDITIONS WILL BE LIKELY ON MOUNTAIN ROADS ABOVE 6,000
  FEET.

* OTHER IMPACTS...VERY STRONG AND GUSTY WINDS ON FRIDAY AND
  SATURDAY WILL PRODUCE BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOWS, CAUSING POOR
  VISIBILITIES. IN ADDITION ON SATURDAY, THESE VERY STRONG WINDS
  COULD LEAD TO WIDE SPREAD POWER OUTAGES AND SIGNIFICANT TREE
  FALLS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER STORM WATCH MEANS THERE IS A POTENTIAL FOR SIGNIFICANT
SNOW...SLEET...OR ICE ACCUMULATIONS THAT MAY IMPACT TRAVEL.
CONTINUE TO MONITOR THE LATEST FORECASTS.

&&

$$



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