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URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LAS VEGAS NV
226 AM PST MON DEC 29 2014

...RARE LOW ELEVATION SNOW NEW YEAR`S EVE INTO NEW YEAR`S DAY...

.A COLD AND SOMEWHAT MOIST STORM SYSTEM WILL MOVE SOUTH ACROSS
CALIFORNIA ON TUESDAY AFTERNOON INTO TUESDAY NIGHT AND THEN
ACROSS THE MOJAVE DESERT BETWEEN NEW YEAR`S EVE INTO NEW YEAR`S
DAY. WITH SUFFICIENT COLD AIR IN PLACE AND MOISTURE MOVING INTO
IT...SNOW WILL HAVE THE POTENTIAL TO FALL AND ACCUMULATE AS LOW
AS AROUND 2000 FEET.

CAZ523>525-NVZ016-020>022-300030-
/O.CON.KVEF.WS.A.0005.141231T0000Z-150101T1800Z/
WESTERN MOJAVE DESERT-EASTERN MOJAVE DESERT-MORONGO BASIN-
NORTHEAST CLARK COUNTY-LAS VEGAS VALLEY-
LAKE MEAD NATIONAL RECREATION AREA-SOUTHERN CLARK COUNTY-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...BARSTOW...DAGGETT...FORT IRWIN...
MOUNTAIN PASS...MITCHELL CAVERNS...MORONGO VALLEY...
YUCCA VALLEY...LAS VEGAS...NORTH LAS VEGAS...BOULDER CITY...
SUMMERLIN...MOUNTAINS EDGE...SEVEN HILLS...BLUE DIAMOND...PRIMM...
SEARCHLIGHT...CAL-NEV-ARI
226 AM PST MON DEC 29 2014

...WINTER STORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM TUESDAY AFTERNOON
THROUGH THURSDAY MORNING...

A WINTER STORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM TUESDAY AFTERNOON
THROUGH THURSDAY MORNING FOR MOJAVE DESERT...MORONGO BASIN...MUCH OF
CLARK COUNTY AND THE LAKE MEAD NATIONAL RECREATION AREA.

* TIMING: PRECIPITATION IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN TUESDAY AFTERNOON
  INTO TUESDAY NIGHT...BE STEADIEST AND HEAVIEST WEDNESDAY
  MORNING INTO WEDNESDAY EVENING...THEN TAPER OFF LATE WEDNESDAY
  EVENING INTO NEW YEAR`S DAY. SNOW COULD BE STEADIEST AND
  HEAVIEST IN THE LAS VEGAS VALLEY ON NEW YEAR`S EVE IN THE
  AFTERNOON AND EVENING HOURS.

* SNOW LEVEL: SNOW LEVELS ARE EXPECTED TO START BETWEEN 2500
  AND 3000 FEET THEN LOWER TO AROUND 2000 FEET.

* TOTAL SNOW ACCUMULATIONS: A TRACE TO 3 INCHES IS EXPECTED IN
  MOST AREAS ABOVE 2000 FEET...WITH LOCALLY HIGHER AMOUNTS
  POSSIBLE ESPECIALLY IN ANY AREAS THAT SIT UNDER ANY
  PRECIPITATION BANDS LONGER OR SIT IN FAVORABLE TERRAIN
  LOCATIONS. SOME WET SNOW MAY MIX IN WITH RAIN AS LOW AS 1500
  FEET BUT IS NOT EXPECTED TO ACCUMULATE.

* WINDS: NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS AT 5 TO 10 MPH WITH GUSTS OF
  15 TO 20 MPH.

* IMPACTS: TRAVEL COULD BE DIFFICULT...IF NOT IMPOSSIBLE...ON
  AREA ROADS. PASSES...GRADES AND SUMMITS WOULD BE THE MOST
  TREACHEROUS AREAS AS WELL AS ROADS IN LOWER ELEVATIONS WHERE
  SNOW REMOVAL EQUIPMENT IS VERY LIMITED. TRAVEL FROM SOUTHERN
  CALIFORNIA COULD BE IMPACTED ALONG INTERSTATE 15 IN MANY
  LOCATIONS BETWEEN THE CAJON PASS AND LAS VEGAS INCLUDING
  MOUNTAIN PASS AND HALLORAN SUMMIT AS WELL AS ON INTERSTATE
  40 BETWEEN BARSTOW AND LUDLOW. IN THE LAS VEGAS VALLEY...
  HILLY ROADS ON THE OUTSKIRTS OF TOWN SUCH AS IN SUMMERLIN...
  ANTHEM AND SEVEN HILLS WOULD BE THE MOST DIFFICULT TO DRIVE
  ON.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER STORM WATCH MEANS CONDITIONS COULD BE FAVORABLE FOR
DEVELOPING HAZARDOUS WINTER WEATHER...BUT REMAINS UNCERTAIN.

MONITOR YOUR FAVORITE LOCAL MEDIA SOURCE FOR UPDATED FORECASTS.
REMAIN ALERT TO CHANGING WEATHER CONDITIONS AND IF TRAVEL IS
NECESSARY...MOTORISTS SHOULD TAKE THE NECESSARY PRECAUTIONS.

&&

$$

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/O.CON.KVEF.WS.A.0005.141231T0000Z-150101T1800Z/
NORTHWEST PLATEAU-NORTHWEST DESERTS-
LAKE MEAD NATIONAL RECREATION AREA-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...COLORADO CITY...
PIPE SPRING NATIONAL MONUMENT...TUWEEP...MT TRUMBULL...KINGMAN...
GOLDEN VALLEY...DOLAN SPRINGS...VALENTINE...WIKIEUP...YUCCA
326 AM MST MON DEC 29 2014

...WINTER STORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM TUESDAY AFTERNOON
THROUGH THURSDAY MORNING...

A WINTER STORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM TUESDAY AFTERNOON
THROUGH THURSDAY MORNING FOR THE NORTHWEST DESERTS AND NORTHWEST
PLATEAU OF ARIZONA.

* TIMING: PRECIPITATION IS EXPECTED TO DEVELOP LATE TUESDAY
  EVENING TO WEDNESDAY MORNING...BE GREATEST WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON
  INTO NEW YEARS DAY MORNING...THEN TAPER OFF.

* SNOW LEVEL: SNOW LEVELS WILL START OFF AROUND 4000 FEET THEN
  LOWER TO AROUND 2000 FEET BY WEDNESDAY NIGHT.

* TOTAL SNOW ACCUMULATIONS: 2 TO 4 INCHES BELOW 3500 FEET WITH4
  TO 8 INCHES ABOVE 3500 FEET. OVER A FOOT IS POSSIBLE IN THE
  HUALAPAI MOUNTAINS AS WELL AS IN AREAS THAT SEE ANY HEAVIER
  PRECIPITATION BANDS SET UP OVER THEM.

* WINDS: SOUTH TO SOUTHEAST AT 8 TO 16 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 25 MPH
  AT TUESDAY NIGHT INTO WEDNESDAY BECOMING NORTH TO NORTHEAST
  BY THURSDAY.

* IMPACTS: TRAVEL WILL BE DIFFICULT...IF NOT IMPOSSIBLE...ON
  AREA ROADS. THESE INCLUDE INTERSTATE 40 BETWEEN YUCCA AND
  FORT ROCK...ESPECIALLY IN AREAS FROM KINGMAN ON EAST AS WELL
  AS ALONG HIGHWAY 93 BETWEEN KINGMAN AND THE HOOVER DAM.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER STORM WATCH MEANS CONDITIONS COULD BE FAVORABLE FOR
DEVELOPING HAZARDOUS WINTER WEATHER...BUT REMAINS UNCERTAIN.

MONITOR YOUR FAVORITE LOCAL MEDIA SOURCE FOR UPDATED FORECASTS.
REMAIN ALERT TO CHANGING WEATHER CONDITIONS AND IF TRAVEL IS
NECESSARY...MOTORISTS SHOULD TAKE THE NECESSARY PRECAUTIONS.

&&

$$

NVZ017>019-300030-
/O.CON.KVEF.WS.A.0005.141231T0000Z-150101T1800Z/
WESTERN CLARK AND SOUTHERN NYE COUNTY-SHEEP RANGE-
SPRING MOUNTAINS-RED ROCK CANYON-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...PAHRUMP...INDIAN SPRINGS...
DESERT ROCK...AMARGOSA VALLEY...THE TOWN OF MT CHARLESTON...
RED ROCK
226 AM PST MON DEC 29 2014

...WINTER STORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM TUESDAY AFTERNOON
THROUGH THURSDAY MORNING...

A WINTER STORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM TUESDAY AFTERNOON
THROUGH THURSDAY MORNING FOR WESTERN CLARK AND SOUTHERN NYE
COUNTIES...SHEEP RANGE...AND THE SPRING MOUNTAINS.

* TIMING: PRECIPITATION IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN TUESDAY AFTERNOON
  INTO TUESDAY NIGHT...BE STEADIEST AND HEAVIEST WEDNESDAY
  MORNING INTO WEDNESDAY EVENING...THEN TAPER OFF LATE WEDNESDAY
  EVENING INTO NEW YEAR`S DAY. SNOW COULD BE STEADIEST AND
  HEAVIEST IN THE LAS VEGAS VALLEY ON NEW YEAR`S EVE IN THE
  AFTERNOON AND EVENING HOURS.

* SNOW LEVEL: SNOW LEVELS ARE EXPECTED TO START BETWEEN 2500
  AND 3000 FEET THEN LOWER TO AROUND 2000 FEET.

* TOTAL SNOW ACCUMULATIONS: 8 TO 16 INCHES ABOVE 7000 FEET. 4 TO
  8 INCHES ARE EXPECTED BETWEEN 3500 AND 700 FEET WITH
  ACCUMULATIONS UP TO 4 INCHES BELOW 3500 FEET.

* WINDS: NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS AT 5 TO 10 MPH WITH GUSTS OF
  15 TO 20 MPH.

* IMPACTS: DIFFICULT...IF NOT IMPOSSIBLE...TRAVEL CONDITIONS ON
  AREA ROADS INCLUDING HIGHWAYS 157...158...159 AND 160 AS
  WELL AS HIGHWAY 95. SNOW COVERED TRAILS ARE EXPECTED IN THE
  MOUNTAINS MAKING FOR DANGEROUS HIKING CONDITIONS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER STORM WATCH MEANS CONDITIONS COULD BE FAVORABLE FOR
DEVELOPING HAZARDOUS WINTER WEATHER...BUT REMAINS UNCERTAIN.

MONITOR YOUR FAVORITE LOCAL MEDIA SOURCE FOR UPDATED FORECASTS.
REMAIN ALERT TO CHANGING WEATHER CONDITIONS AND IF TRAVEL IS
NECESSARY...MOTORISTS SHOULD TAKE THE NECESSARY PRECAUTIONS.

&&

$$






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