Special Weather Statement
Issued by NWS Midland/Odessa, TX

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SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MIDLAND/ODESSA TX
514 AM CST MON DEC 29 2014

NMZ027>029-033-034-TXZ045>048-050>053-057>063-067>070-074-075-
079>082-258-300000-
GUADALUPE MOUNTAINS OF EDDY COUNTY-EDDY COUNTY PLAINS-
NORTHERN LEA COUNTY-CENTRAL LEA COUNTY-SOUTHERN LEA COUNTY-GAINES-
DAWSON-BORDEN-SCURRY-ANDREWS-MARTIN-HOWARD-MITCHELL-
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...
RED BLUFF LAKE...KERMIT...ODESSA...MIDLAND...GARDEN CITY...
MONAHANS...CRANE...MCCAMEY...RANKIN...BIG LAKE...ALPINE...
FORT DAVIS...FORT STOCKTON...PRESIDIO...MARFA...BIG BEND NP...
MARATHON...SANDERSON...GUADALUPE MOUNTAINS NP...PINE SPRINGS
514 AM CST MON DEC 29 2014 /414 AM MST MON DEC 29 2014/

...WINTRY CONDITIONS TO RETURN TUESDAY...

AFTER A MILD DAY TODAY ACROSS WEST TEXAS AND SOUTHEAST NEW MEXICO
WITH TEMPERATURES IN THE 50S AND 60S...WINTER WILL RETURN WITH A
VENGEANCE ON TUESDAY.

AN ARCTIC FRONT WILL DROP SOUTH THROUGH THE PLAINS AND MOVE INTO
THE AREA BY TUESDAY MORNING. THE COLD AIRMASS ASSOCIATED WITH THIS
FRONT WILL BE SHALLOW. MILD AIR FROM THE PACIFIC WILL RIDE OVER
THIS COLD AIRMASS SETTING THE STAGE FOR THE POSSIBILITY OF LIGHT
FREEZING RAIN AND SLEET...STARTING TUESDAY AFTERNOON AND
CONTINUING INTO NEW YEARS DAY MORNING. TEMPERATURES ARE EXPECTED
TO REMAIN BELOW FREEZING ACROSS MOST OF WEST TEXAS AND SOUTHEAST
NEW MEXICO THROUGH THIS PERIOD. THE EXCEPTION COULD BE ALONG THE
RIO GRANDE VALLEY WHERE TEMPERATURES COULD WARM INTO THE UPPER
30S. EVEN THOUGH PRECIPITATION AMOUNTS APPEAR TO BE LIGHT...
DRIVING CONDITIONS COULD BECOME VERY HAZARDOUS. WARMER AIR WILL
MOVE INTO THE AREA ON NEW YEARS DAY...CHANGING ANY PRECIPITATION
TO RAIN.

WITH THE POTENTIAL FOR HAZARDOUS DRIVING CONDITIONS FOR NEW YEARS
EVE...THOSE WITH TRAVEL PLANS ARE ENCOURAGED TO MONITOR THE FORECAST
CLOSELY TODAY AND TONIGHT. THE POTENTIAL FOR WINTER WEATHER AND
ITS IMPACTS WILL BECOME BETTER DEFINED AS WE GET CLOSER TO THE
EVENT.

$$

STROBIN




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