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URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service El Paso Tx/Santa Teresa NM
211 PM MST Sat Dec 16 2017

...Significant Snowfall Expected in the Higher Terrain of the Gila
Region and Sacramento Mountains Sunday into Monday...

.An approaching upper level storm system will bring widespread
rain and snow showers to southwestern New Mexico Sunday morning,
and will slowly spread east during the day on Sunday. Snow levels
will be between 6,500 and 7,500 feet.

Expect difficult driving conditions along high elevation roads in
the Gila Region and Sacramento Mountains Sunday into Monday.

NMZ402-170700-
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Southern Gila Highlands/Black Range-
Including the cities of Silver City and Lake Roberts
211 PM MST Sat Dec 16 2017

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 5 AM SUNDAY TO 11 AM
MST MONDAY...

* WHAT...Snow expected. Plan on difficult travel conditions. Total
  snow accumulations of 3 to 6 inches, with localized amounts up
  to 8 inches, are expected at elevations above 7,500 feet. Total
  snow accumulations of 1 to 3 inches are expected down to 6,000
  feet. Silver City may see a rain/snow mix with 1 to 2 inches
  accumulation late Sunday.

* WHERE...Higher elevations of the Gila Region.

* WHEN...5 AM Sunday to 11 AM Monday. The heaviest snowfall rates
  will occur between Noon and 11 PM Sunday.

* ROADS MOST IMPACTED...The heaviest snow will affect higher
  elevation portions of New Mexico Highway 15 between Pinos Altos
  and Lake Roberts, and just south of Gila Hot Springs. Also
  higher elevations of Highway 152 including Emory Pass.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Winter Weather Advisory for snow means periods of snow will
cause primarily travel difficulties. Be prepared for snow covered
roads and limited visibilities, and use caution while driving.
The latest road conditions for New Mexico can be found at
nmroads.com.

&&

$$

NMZ414>416-170700-
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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, Cloudcroft, Mayhill,
and Sacramento
211 PM MST Sat Dec 16 2017

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM SUNDAY TO 11 AM
MST MONDAY...

* WHAT...Snow expected. Plan on slippery road conditions. Total
  snow accumulations of 3 to 5 inches are expected above 7,500
  feet in elevation, with 1 to 3 inches down to around 6,000 feet
  elevation.

* WHERE...The Sacramento Mountains in Southern New Mexico.

* WHEN...11 AM Sunday to 11 AM Monday. The heaviest snowfall
  rates will occur between 5 PM and 11 PM Sunday.

* ROADS MOST IMPACTED...The heaviest snow will affect higher
  elevation portions U.S. Highways 82 and 70.


PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Winter Weather Advisory for snow means periods of snow will
cause primarily travel difficulties. Be prepared for snow covered
roads and limited visibilities, and use caution while driving.
The latest road conditions for New Mexico can be found at
nmroads.com.

&&

$$

Hardiman



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