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URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE EL PASO TX/SANTA TERESA NM
914 PM MST THU JAN 29 2015

...WINTER STORM TO BRING HEAVY MOUNTAIN SNOW TO SOUTHWEST AND
SOUTH CENTRAL NEW MEXICO LATE TONIGHT 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 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.

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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
914 PM MST THU JAN 29 2015

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

A 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 BEGIN EARLY THIS MORNING 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
914 PM MST THU JAN 29 2015

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

A 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 BEGIN EARLY THIS MORNING 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.

&&

$$

LUNDEEN




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