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SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MIDLAND/ODESSA TX
245 PM CST SUN DEC 28 2014

NMZ027>029-033-034-TXZ045>048-050>053-057>063-067>070-074-075-
079>082-258-291300-
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
245 PM CST SUN DEC 28 2014 /145 PM MST SUN DEC 28 2014/

...WINTRY CONDITIONS ANTICPATED TO BRING IN THE NEW YEAR...

AFTER A WARMING TREND EARLY THIS WEEK...AN ARCTIC FRONT WILL MOVE SOUTH
ACROSS WEST TEXAS AND SOUTHEAST NEW MEXICO MONDAY NIGHT AND TUESDAY.
MUCH COLDER AIR WILL MOVE SOUTH OVER THE AREA TUESDAY THROUGH NEW YEARS
EVE.  WARM...MOIST AIR FROM THE PACIFIC WILL MOVE OVER THIS LOW LEVEL
COLD AIRMASS...SETTING THE STAGE FOR THE POSSIBILITY OF LIGHT FREEZING
RAIN OR SLEET TUESDAY THROUGH THURSDAY NIGHT.  WARMER AIR WILL MOVE INTO
THE AREA ON FRIDAY...CHANGING ANY PRECIPITATION TO RAIN SHOWERS.

TRAVELERS SHOULD STAY TUNED FOR THE LATEST UPDATES...AS THE FORECAST
CAN CHANGE AS THIS EVENT EVOLVES.

$$


Hazardous Weather Outlook


HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE EL PASO TX/SANTA TERESA NM
637 AM MST SUN DEC 28 2014

TXZ420>424-291345-
NORTHERN HUDSPETH HIGHLANDS/HUECO MOUNTAINS-SALT BASIN-
SOUTHERN HUDSPETH HIGHLANDS-
RIO GRANDE VALLEY OF EASTERN EL PASO/WESTERN HUDSPETH COUNTIES-
RIO GRANDE VALLEY OF EASTERN HUDSPETH COUNTY-
637 AM MST SUN DEC 28 2014

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR PORTIONS OF TX.

.DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT

PATCHES OF DENSE FREEZING FOG WILL OCCUR THROUGH MID MORNING.
VISIBILITY WILL BE REDUCED TO LESS THAN A QUARTER OF A MILE IN
SOME PLACES IN HUDSPETH COUNTY. THE FOG SHOULD FULLY LIFT BEFORE
NOON WITH COLD TEMPERATURES AND MOSTLY SUNNY SKIES FOR THE
REMAINDER OF THE DAY.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...MONDAY THROUGH SATURDAY

MONDAY AND TUESDAY WILL BE DRY WITH SEASONAL TEMPERATURES FOR MOST
AREAS. A COLD FRONT WILL BEGIN TO PUSH INTO THE AREA TUESDAY THAT
WILL LOWER TEMPERATURES IN OTERO AND HUDSPETH COUNTIES. A WINTER
STORM SYSTEM WILL GENERATE MOUNTAIN SNOW AND A SNOW RAIN MIX FOR
THE LOWLANDS LATE WEDNESDAY THROUGH MID DAY FRIDAY. MOUNTAIN AREAS
MAY GET AS MUCH AS 3 TO 8 INCHES TOTAL SNOW FROM THIS SYSTEM. DRY
CONDITIONS WILL RETURN FRIDAY NIGHT AND SATURDAY.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

SPOTTER ACTIVATION WILL NOT BE NEEDED.

$$

LUNDEEN

HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ALBUQUERQUE NM
600 AM MST SUN DEC 28 2014

NMZ501>540-291300-
NORTHWEST PLATEAU-CHUSKA MOUNTAINS-FAR NORTHWEST HIGHLANDS-
NORTHWEST HIGHLANDS-WEST CENTRAL PLATEAU-WEST CENTRAL MOUNTAINS-
WEST CENTRAL HIGHLANDS-SOUTHWEST MOUNTAINS-
SAN FRANCISCO RIVER VALLEY-SAN JUAN MOUNTAINS-JEMEZ MOUNTAINS-
WEST SLOPES SANGRE DE CRISTO MOUNTAINS-
NORTHERN SANGRE DE CRISTO MOUNTAINS ABOVE 9500 FEET/RED RIVER-
SOUTHERN SANGRE DE CRISTO MOUNTAINS ABOVE 9500 FEET-
EAST SLOPES SANGRE DE CRISTO MOUNTAINS-UPPER RIO GRANDE VALLEY-
LOWER CHAMA RIVER VALLEY-SANTA FE METRO AREA-ALBUQUERQUE METRO AREA-
LOWER RIO GRANDE VALLEY-SANDIA/MANZANO MOUNTAINS-ESTANCIA VALLEY-
CENTRAL HIGHLANDS-SOUTH CENTRAL HIGHLANDS-UPPER TULAROSA VALLEY-
SOUTH CENTRAL MOUNTAINS-RATON RIDGE/JOHNSON MESA-
FAR NORTHEAST HIGHLANDS-NORTHEAST HIGHLANDS-UNION COUNTY-
HARDING COUNTY-EASTERN SAN MIGUEL COUNTY-GUADALUPE COUNTY-
QUAY COUNTY-CURRY COUNTY-ROOSEVELT COUNTY-DE BACA COUNTY-
CHAVES COUNTY PLAINS-EASTERN LINCOLN COUNTY-SOUTHWEST CHAVES COUNTY-
600 AM MST SUN DEC 28 2014

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR PORTIONS OF NORTH AND CENTRAL
NEW MEXICO.

.DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT

NO HAZARDOUS WEATHER IS EXPECTED.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...MONDAY THROUGH SATURDAY

AT LEAST TWO DISTINCT PERIODS OF ELEVATED WINTER WEATHER IMPACTS
ARE EXPECTED THIS WEEK. FIRST...A STRONG ARCTIC FRONT WILL BRING
SHARPLY COLDER TEMPERATURES AND INCREASING CHANCES OF MAINLY LIGHT
SNOW TO AREAS EAST OF THE CENTRAL MOUNTAIN CHAIN LATER MONDAY
THROUGH TUESDAY NIGHT. AT THE SAME TIME...AN EXPANSIVE UPPER LEVEL
STORM SYSTEM WILL GATHER STRENGTH OVER THE INTER MOUNTAIN WEST AND
GREAT BASIN REGION. THIS DEEPENING LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM WILL
EVENTUALLY CROSS THE AREA LATER IN THE WEEK...MOST LIKELY THURSDAY
NIGHT INTO FRIDAY WITH ADDITIONAL IMPACTS DUE TO SNOW AS WELL AS
THE POTENTIAL FOR MIXED SNOW...FREEZING RAIN AND SLEET ACROSS THE
EAST CENTRAL AND SOUTHEAST PLAINS IN ADVANCE OF THE STORM SYSTEM
NEW YEARS EVE INTO NEW YEARS DAY. OVERALL...WINTER WEATHER IMPACTS
WILL BE RAMPING UP AS 2014 ENDS AND THE NEW YEAR BEGINS. STAY
TUNED.

WEATHER CAN CHANGE VERY RAPIDLY. ALWAYS USE THE LATEST FORECASTS...
WATCHES AND WARNINGS FOR PLANNING PURPOSES.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

CONTACT LOCAL LAW ENFORCEMENT OR THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TO
REPORT HAZARDOUS WINTER WEATHER CONDITIONS.

$$

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HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FLAGSTAFF AZ
435 AM MST SUN DEC 28 2014

AZZ004>018-037>040-290700-
WESTERN MOGOLLON RIM-GRAND CANYON COUNTRY-YAVAPAI COUNTY MOUNTAINS-
YAVAPAI COUNTY VALLEYS AND BASINS-OAK CREEK AND SYCAMORE CANYONS-
MARBLE AND GLEN CANYONS-KAIBAB PLATEAU-COCONINO PLATEAU-
NORTHEAST PLATEAU AND MESAS HWY 264 NORTHWARD-
NORTHEAST PLATEAU AND MESAS SOUTH OF HWY 264-
CHINLE VALLEY-CHUSKA MOUNTAINS AND DEFIANCE PLATEAU-
BLACK MESA AREA-LITTLE COLORADO RIVER VALLEY IN COCONINO COUNTY-
LITTLE COLORADO RIVER VALLEY IN NAVAJO COUNTY-
LITTLE COLORADO RIVER VALLEY IN APACHE COUNTY-
EASTERN MOGOLLON RIM-WHITE MOUNTAINS-NORTHERN GILA COUNTY-
435 AM MST SUN DEC 28 2014

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR APACHE...COCONINO...NORTHERN
GILA...NAVAJO...AND YAVAPAI COUNTIES IN NORTHERN ARIZONA.

.DAY ONE...TODAY

NO WEATHER HAZARDS ARE EXPECTED TODAY.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...MONDAY THROUGH SATURDAY

WIND SPEEDS WILL INCREASE MONDAY AND TUESDAY AHEAD OF A SIGNIFICANT
WINTER STORM EXPECTED BY EARLY WEDNESDAY. THIS STORM WILL BRING
AREAS OF RAIN AND SNOW TO MUCH OF THE AREA FROM WEDNESDAY THROUGH
FRIDAY. SIGNIFICANT SNOW ACCUMULATIONS ARE LIKELY...ESPECIALLY ABOVE
5000 FEET. EARLY INDICATIONS ARE FOR AT LEAST 4 TO 8 INCHES AT THE
HIGHER ELEVATIONS OF NORTHERN AND CENTRAL ARIZONA...WITH AS MUCH AS
A FOOT OF SNOW IN FAVORED SOUTH-FACING LOCATIONS OF THE MOGOLLON RIM.

THE TRACK AND DURATION OF THIS STORM IS STILL SOMEWHAT UNCERTAIN AND
THESE NUMBERS COULD CHANGE. HOWEVER...CONFIDENCE IS INCREASING AND
THIS STORM COULD SIGNIFICANTLY HAMPER TRAVEL AROUND THE NEW YEAR.

$$

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