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URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE EL PASO TX/SANTA TERESA NM
453 AM MST THU DEC 18 2014

...ONE MORE SHOT OF HIGHER ELEVATION SNOW TO THE MOUNTAINS OF
SOUTHERN NEW MEXICO TODAY AND TONIGHT...

A PACIFIC STORM SYSTEM WILL SWEEP ACROSS NEW MEXICO THIS AFTERNOON
AND EVENING. A FEW SHOWERS WILL DEVELOP THIS MORNING BUT BECOME
MORE WIDESPREAD THIS AFTERNOON. THE SNOW AND RAIN WILL CONTINUE
THROUGH MUCH OF THE EVENING BEFORE TAPERING OFF AND ENDING AROUND
MIDNIGHT. SNOW LEVELS WILL REMAIN AT ABOUT 6500 FEET...WITH SNOW
ABOVE AND POSSIBLY A MIX OF SNOW AND RAIN BELOW TO 6000 FEET...IN
PLACES SUCH AS SILVER CITY. CLOUDS WILL BEGIN DIMINISHING LATE
TONIGHT AND FRIDAY IS EXPECTED TO BE MOSTLY SUNNY.

NMZ402-182300-
/O.CON.KEPZ.WW.Y.0007.000000T0000Z-141219T0700Z/
SOUTHERN GILA HIGHLANDS/BLACK RANGE-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...SILVER CITY...LAKE ROBERTS...KINGSTON...
FORT BAYARD
453 AM MST THU DEC 18 2014

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL MIDNIGHT MST
TONIGHT...

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS: PERIODS OF MODERATE SNOW WILL DROP 3 TO 5
  INCHES OF SNOW THROUGH THIS EVENING ABOVE 6500 FEET.

* TIMING: A FEW RAIN AND SNOW SHOWERS THIS MORNING. STEADIER RAIN
  AND SNOW THIS AFTERNOON AND TONIGHT. SNOW SHOULD END BY AROUND
  MIDNIGHT.

* WINDS: NORTHWEST 10 TO 15 MPH.

* SNOW LEVELS: REMAINING AROUND 6500 FEET.

* IMPACTS: TRAVEL MAY BECOME DIFFICULT DUE TO SNOW PACKED AND
  ICY ROADWAYS AS WELL AS LOW VISIBILITIES.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY MEANS THAT PERIODS OF SNOW WILL CAUSE
TRAVEL DIFFICULTIES. BE PREPARED FOR SLIPPERY ROADS AND LIMITED
VISIBILITIES...AND USE CAUTION WHILE DRIVING.

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HEFNER

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