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Special Weather Statement...CORRECTION
National Weather Service Albuquerque NM
425 AM MST WED JAN 18 2017

NMZ501>540-182300-
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 Cristos above 9500 feet/Red River-
Southern Sangre de Cristos above 9500 feet-
East Slopes Sangre de Cristo Mountains-Upper Rio Grande Valley-
Lower Chama River Valley-Santa Fe Metro Area-
Middle Rio Grande Valley/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-
425 AM MST WED JAN 18 2017

...A SERIES OF STORM SYSTEMS TO BRING STRONG WINDS...ACCUMULATING
MOUNTAIN SNOW AND COLDER TEMPERATURES TO NORTHERN AND CENTRAL NEW
MEXICO THURSDAY NIGHT THROUGH SATURDAY NIGHT...

New Mexico will be under an unsettled weather pattern from late
this week through early next week and perhaps even longer. A
series of storm systems are queued up to bring mountain snow and
valley rain and snow to the west and central Thursday night
through Saturday night. The east as well as the exposed higher
terrain can expect bouts of strong and gusty winds especially
Saturday and Saturday night. Highs will fall Friday but moreso
Saturday, starting the weekend with temperatures 5 to 15 degrees
below average.

Locales along and west of the Continental Divide are predicted to
pick up the most snow by early Sunday. A foot or more is possible
at elevations above 8000 feet in the Chuska and northwest
mountains. Westerly wind gusts to around 50 or 55 mph are
possible especially Saturday and Saturday night over the exposed
higher terrain and eastern plains as surface low pressure intensifies
over Texas and Oklahoma.

A brief break in the busy weather is expected Sunday...then
another storm system looks to arrive next Monday. Plenty of wind
will again plague the east while the west and central may pick up
more snow. Much colder and considerably below average
temperatures will overspread the region.

Monitor NOAA weather radio...weather.gov/abq or your local media
for the latest updates on these changing and challenging weather
conditions.

$$

Special Weather Statement
National Weather Service Gray ME
625 AM EST Wed Jan 18 2017

NHZ005>013-015-181430-
Southern Grafton-Southern Carroll-Sullivan-Merrimack-Belknap-
Strafford-Cheshire-Eastern Hillsborough-Interior Rockingham-
Western And Central Hillsborough-
Including the cities of...Lebanon...Lyme...Ashland...Ellsworth...
Holderness...Plymouth...Rumney...Wakefield...Bridgewater...
Brookfield...Ossipee...Tuftonboro...Wolfeboro...Moultonborough...
Claremont...Cornish...Unity...Croydon...Goshen...Grantham...
Lempster...Newport...Charlestown...Boscawen...Canterbury...
Concord...Dunbarton...Loudon...Hooksett...Laconia...Gilford...
Meredith...Barrington...Rochester...Dover...Rollinsford...
Somersworth...Durham...Madbury...Gilsum...Keene...Marlow...
Sullivan...Surry...Jaffrey...Manchester...Pelham...Nashua...
Salem...Atkinson...Newton...Plaistow...Chester...Derry...
Hampstead...Exeter...Amherst...Milford...Mont Vernon...
Goffstown...Peterborough...Sharon...Hollis...Weare
625 AM EST Wed Jan 18 2017

...FREEZING DRIZZLE THROUGH EARLY MORNING...
FREEZING DRIZZLE WILL IMPACT SOUTHERN NEW HAMPSHIRE THROUGH MID
MORNING. LIGHT ICING MAY ACCUMULATE ON ROADS AND SURFACES. USE
CAUTION ON ROADWAYS AND SIDEWALKS THROUGH THE EARLY MORNING HOURS.
DRIVERS REMEMBER: SLOW DOWN... ARRIVE ALIVE.

$$

Special Weather Statement
National Weather Service Fort Worth TX
513 AM CST WED JAN 18 2017

TXZ142-143-156-181145-
Mills TX-Lampasas TX-Hamilton TX-
513 AM CST WED JAN 18 2017

...SIGNIFICANT WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SOUTH CENTRAL HAMILTON...
NORTHWESTERN LAMPASAS AND SOUTHEASTERN MILLS COUNTIES UNTIL 545 AM
CST...

At 513 AM CST, Doppler radar was tracking a strong thunderstorm 14
miles northeast of Bend, or 17 miles northwest of Lampasas, moving
northeast at 50 mph.

Wind gusts up to 50 mph will be possible with this storm.

Locations impacted include...
Lometa and Evant.

LAT...LON 3153 9829 3145 9817 3133 9809 3118 9838
      3128 9849
TIME...MOT...LOC 1113Z 230DEG 42KT 3127 9836

$$

JLDunn

Special Weather Statement
National Weather Service Houston/Galveston TX
454 AM CST WED JAN 18 2017

TXZ213-181145-
Harris TX-
454 AM CST WED JAN 18 2017

...STRONG THUNDERSTORMS ACROSS SOUTHWESTERN HARRIS COUNTY THROUGH 545
AM CST...

At 454 AM CST, Doppler radar was tracking a strong thunderstorm over
Magnolia Park, or over Second Ward, moving northeast at 15 mph.

Wind gusts up to 50 mph and funnel clouds will be possible with this
storm.

Locations impacted include...
Northwestern Pasadena, Galena Park, Jacinto City, Channelview,
Greater Fifth Ward, Greater Third Ward, Second Ward, Greater
Eastwood, Downtown Houston, Cloverleaf, Macgregor, Highlands, Midtown
Houston, Astrodome Area, Golfcrest / Bellfort / Reveille, Sheldon,
Denver Harbor / Port Houston, Park Place, Herman Park and East
Houston.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

Torrential rainfall is also occurring with this storm, and may lead
to localized flooding. Do not drive your vehicle through flooded
roadways.

&&

LAT...LON 2964 9532 2970 9540 2997 9522 2982 9505
TIME...MOT...LOC 1054Z 219DEG 15KT 2975 9530

$$

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Special Weather Statement
National Weather Service Jacksonville FL
520 AM EST Wed Jan 18 2017

FLZ020>022-035-GAZ162-163-181330-
Hamilton-Suwannee-Columbia-Gilchrist-Echols-Clinch-
Including the cities of...JASPER...JENNINGS...WHITE SPRINGS...
LIVE OAK...LAKE CITY...WATERTOWN...TRENTON...MAYDAY...NEEDMORE...
STATENVILLE...HOMERVILLE
520 AM EST Wed Jan 18 2017

...Patchy Dense Fog early this morning...

Patchy dense fog has formed over the Suwannee Valley this morning.
Fog has reduced visibilities to one quarter mile or less in some
locations including Lake City. Visibilities will improve by around
9 am.

Visibilities will vary greatly over short distances. Motorists
should be alert for rapidly changing conditions.

$$

Special Weather Statement
National Weather Service Des Moines IA
414 AM CST Wed Jan 18 2017

IAZ071>073-081>084-092>095-181300-
Adair-Madison-Warren-Adams-Union-Clarke-Lucas-Taylor-Ringgold-
Decatur-Wayne-
Including the cities of Greenfield, Stuart, Adair, Fontanelle,
Winterset, Earlham, Indianola, Norwalk, Carlisle, Corning,
Creston, Osceola, Chariton, Bedford, Lenox, New Market,
Mount Ayr, Lamoni, Leon, Corydon, Seymour, Allerton, and Humeston
414 AM CST Wed Jan 18 2017

...Dense Fog Impacting Southern Iowa...

Areas of dense fog have developed over southern Iowa with patchy
visibility restrictions of less than one quarter mile. The dense
fog is likely to persist through 7 AM this morning. If driving,
particularly along Highway 34 from Corning to Chariton and along
Interstate 35 from around St Charles to the Missouri border,
please slow down, use low beam headlights, and allow extra space
between you and the vehicle ahead of you.

$$

KLP

Special Weather Statement
National Weather Service Grand Junction CO
247 AM MST Wed Jan 18 2017

COZ001>014-017>023-UTZ022>025-027>029-182200-
Lower Yampa River Basin-Central Yampa River Basin-
Roan and Tavaputs Plateaus-Elkhead and Park Mountains-
Upper Yampa River Basin-Grand Valley-Debeque to Silt Corridor-
Central Colorado River Basin-Grand and Battlement Mesas-
Gore and Elk Mountains/Central Mountain Valleys-
Central Gunnison and Uncompahgre River Basin-
West Elk and Sawatch Mountains-Flat Tops-
Upper Gunnison River Valley-Uncompahgre Plateau and Dallas Divide-
Northwest San Juan Mountains-Southwest San Juan Mountains-
Paradox Valley/Lower Dolores River-
Four Corners/Upper Dolores River-Animas River Basin-
San Juan River Basin-Southeast Utah-Eastern Uinta Mountains-
Eastern Uinta Basin-Tavaputs Plateau-Arches/Grand Flat-
La Sal and Abajo Mountains-Canyonlands/Natural Bridges-
Including the cities of...Rangely...Dinosaur...Craig...Hayden...
Meeker...Rio Blanco...Columbine...Hahns Peak...Toponas...
Steamboat Springs...Grand Junction...Fruita...Palisade...
Collbran...De Beque...New Castle...Mesa...Parachute...Rifle...
Silt...Eagle...Edwards...Glenwood Springs...Carbondale...Basalt...
Skyway...Aspen...Vail...Snowmass...Montrose...Hotchkiss...Delta...
Crested Butte...Taylor Park...Marble...Buford...Trappers Lake...
Gunnison...Cimarron...Ridgway...Glade Park...Telluride...Ouray...
Lake City...Silverton...Rico...Hesperus...Gateway...Nucla...
Cortez...Dove Creek...Mancos...Durango...Bayfield...Ignacio...
Pagosa Springs...Blanding...Bluff...Mexican Hat...Manila...
Dutch John...Vernal...Jensen...Ballard...Fort Duchesne...
Randlett...Moab...Castle Valley...Thompson Springs...Monticello...
Canyonlands National Park...Dead Horse Point State Park...
Fry Canyon
247 AM MST Wed Jan 18 2017

...Winter Weather Returning on Thursday...

A change in the weather is expected to begin on Thursday as a
series of weather disturbances bring a return of active weather to
the area. This prolonged winter weather event will bring heavy
snow to the mountains, especially those with west southwesterly
facing aspects. In addition to the mountain snows the lower
elevations will also experience periods of moderate snowfall
throughout the second half of the work week into the weekend.
These potentially significant snow events may result in dangerous
driving conditions with snow packed and icy road conditons,especially
over the mountain passes. Please check the forecast frequently for
updates and also check road conditions via CDOT and UDOT`s web
pages.

$$

Special Weather Statement
National Weather Service Kansas City/Pleasant Hill
325 AM CST Wed Jan 18 2017

KSZ025-057-060-102>105-MOZ001-002-011>013-020-021-028-029-037-043-
053-181500-
Atchison KS-Miami-Linn KS-Doniphan-Leavenworth-Wyandotte-
Johnson KS-Atchison MO-Nodaway-Holt-Andrew-De Kalb-Buchanan-
Clinton-Platte-Clay-Jackson-Cass-Bates-
Including the cities of Atchison, Paola, Osawatomie, Louisburg,
Pleasanton, La Cygne, Mound City, Wathena, Elwood, Troy,
Highland, Fort Leavenworth, Leavenworth, Lansing,
Kansas City Kansas, Overland Park, Stanley, Olathe, Shawnee,
Lenexa, Tarkio, Rockport, Fairfax, Maryville, Oregon, Maitland,
Forest City, Craig, Savannah, Country Club Villa, Maysville,
Stewartsville, Osborn, Union Star, Clarksdale,
St. Joseph Airport, St. Joseph, Cameron, Plattsburg, Lathrop,
Parkville, Platte City, Riverside, Weatherby Lake, Weston,
Gladstone, Liberty, Excelsior Springs, Kansas City, Independence,
Belton, Raymore, Harrisonville, Pleasant Hill, Butler, Adrian,
and Rich Hill
325 AM CST Wed Jan 18 2017

...PATCHY DENSE FOG POSSIBLE WEDNESDAY MORNING...

AREAS ACROSS EASTERN KANSAS AND WESTERN MISSOURI MAY SEE PERIODS
OF PATCHY DENSE FOG THROUGH WEDNESDAY MORNING. AREAS OF FREEZING
FOG HAVE BEEN OBSERVED WHICH COULD CREATE SLICK SPOTS ON ROADWAYS
DURING THE MORNING COMMUTE. FOG WILL BEGIN TO ERODE THROUGH THE
MID- MORNING HOURS.

$$

Special Weather Statement
National Weather Service Gaylord MI
412 AM EST Wed Jan 18 2017

MIZ015>036-041-042-181215-
Mackinac-Emmet-Cheboygan-Presque Isle-Charlevoix-Leelanau-Antrim-
Otsego-Montmorency-Alpena-Benzie-Grand Traverse-Kalkaska-Crawford-
Oscoda-Alcona-Manistee-Wexford-Missaukee-Roscommon-Ogemaw-Iosco-
Gladwin-Arenac-
Including the cities of...St. Ignace...Petoskey...Cheboygan...
Rogers City...Charlevoix...Northport...Mancelona...Gaylord...
Atlanta...Alpena...Frankfort...Traverse City...Kalkaska...
Grayling...Mio...Harrisville...Manistee...Cadillac...Lake City...
Houghton Lake...West Branch...Tawas City...Gladwin...Standish
412 AM EST Wed Jan 18 2017

...Side Roads and Untreated Roads Very Slick...

Damp conditions from fog and melted water on snow covered and
untreated surfaces, will re-freeze in many areas through daybreak,
while patchy freezing drizzle impacts the area. This will result
in areas of black ice and very slippery conditions, more so on
secondary roads.

Use caution while driving through this morning, as icy spots from
black ice are difficult to see.

$$

SMD

Special Weather Statement
National Weather Service Riverton WY
158 AM MST Wed Jan 18 2017

WYZ003-182300-
Cody Foothills-
Including the cities of...Cody...Meeteetse
158 AM MST Wed Jan 18 2017

WEST WINDS OF 15 TO 35 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 50 MPH ARE EXPECTED
TO DEVELOP ACROSS THE CODY FOOTHILLS LATER TODAY WITH STRONGEST
GUSTS PRIMARILY IN THE VICINITY OF CLARK. A FEW ISOLATED GUSTS OF
60 MPH ARE ALSO EXPECTED. THESE WINDS WILL CONTINUE THROUGH
TONIGHT.

$$

Special Weather Statement
National Weather Service Riverton WY
158 AM MST Wed Jan 18 2017

WYZ019-020-182300-
Green Mountains and Rattlesnake Range-
Natrona County Lower Elevations-
Including the cities of...Jeffrey City...Casper
158 AM MST Wed Jan 18 2017

SOUTHWEST WINDS OF 15 TO 35 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 45 MPH WILL
CONTINUE TODAY AND INTO THURSDAY MORNING FOR SOUTHEAST FREMONT
COUNTY AND MOST OF NATRONA COUNTY INCLUDING THE CASPER AREA. THERE
COULD BE OCCASIONAL GUSTS OVER 50 MPH TODAY.

$$

Special Weather Statement
National Weather Service Blacksburg VA
338 AM EST Wed Jan 18 2017

NCZ001-018-VAZ015-181500-
Ashe-Watauga-Grayson-
Including the cities of West Jefferson, Boone, Independence,
Whitetop, Troutdale, and Volney
338 AM EST Wed Jan 18 2017

...Strong gusty winds to occur this morning...

West to northwest winds are going to increase this morning, and
gust as high as 40 to 45 mph, with some locally higher gusts,
especially along elevations above 4000 feet. With a wet ground,
winds at this speed may topple some weaker trees, which could lead
isolated power outages.


$$

Special Weather Statement
National Weather Service Aberdeen SD
107 AM CST Wed Jan 18 2017

SDZ008-021-181200-
Roberts-Grant-
Including the cities of...Sisseton...Milbank
107 AM CST Wed Jan 18 2017

Expect west to southwest winds of 25 to 35 mph, with gusts
exceeding 45 mph through the early morning hours.

The locations most affected by the stronger winds is along
Interstate 29 between 5 miles north of Peever to Summit, or
between mile markers 210 and 225. These winds may result in
patchy blowing and drifting snow which could limit visibility.
Anyone with travel plans across this area should be prepared for
inclement weather, and are urged to slow down and allow for extra
distance between vehicles in periods of low visibility.

$$
SD

Special Weather Statement
National Weather Service La Crosse WI
1250 AM CST Wed Jan 18 2017

IAZ008>011-018-019-029-030-MNZ079-086>088-094>096-WIZ017-029-
032>034-041>044-053>055-061-181200-
Mitchell-Howard-Winneshiek-Allamakee-Floyd-Chickasaw-Fayette-
Clayton-Wabasha-Dodge-Olmsted-Winona-Mower-Fillmore-Houston-
Taylor-Clark-Buffalo-Trempealeau-Jackson-La Crosse-Monroe-Juneau-
Adams-Vernon-Crawford-Richland-Grant-
Including the cities of...Osage...Cresco...Decorah...Waukon...
Charles City...New Hampton...Oelwein...Elkader...Wabasha...
Dodge Center...Rochester...Winona...Austin...Preston...
Caledonia...Medford...Neillsville...Alma...Arcadia...Whitehall...
Black River Falls...La Crosse...Sparta...Tomah...Mauston...
Friendship...Viroqua...Prairie Du Chien...Richland Center...
Platteville
1250 AM CST Wed Jan 18 2017

...Patchy Dense Fog and Slick Roads Early This Morning...

Areas of fog will continue early this morning...with localized
reductions to 1/2 mile at times.

Temperatures were slow to fall thanks to a thick blanket of
clouds. But, as temperatures dip below 32 degrees, standing water
and slush could freeze on area roads, sidewalks and other
untreated surfaces. More slippery travel could result for early
morning commuters.

$$

Rieck

SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NEW YORK NY
121 AM EST Wed Jan 18 2017

CTZ005-NJZ002-NYZ067>069-181200-
NORTHERN FAIRFIELD-WESTERN PASSAIC-ORANGE-PUTNAM-ROCKLAND-
121 AM EST Wed Jan 18 2017

Some spotty light freezing rain or freezing drizzle is possible
overnight into early this morning in the higher elevations mainly
above 750 feet, where air and ground temperatures are at or just
below freezing. Be prepared for slippery driving and walking
conditions in these areas. Slow down and use extra caution.

$$

Special Weather Statement
National Weather Service Quad Cities IA IL
947 PM CST Tue Jan 17 2017

IAZ040>042-051>054-065-066-068-ILZ001-002-007-009-015-181300-
Buchanan-Delaware-Dubuque-Benton-Linn-Jones-Jackson-Cedar-Clinton-
Scott-Jo Daviess-Stephenson-Carroll-Whiteside-Rock Island-
Including the cities of...Independence...Manchester...Dubuque...
Vinton...Cedar Rapids...Anamosa...Maquoketa...Tipton...Clinton...
Davenport...Bettendorf...Galena...Freeport...Mount Carroll...
Sterling...Moline...Rock Island
947 PM CST Tue Jan 17 2017

...Patchy to areas of fog through the night...

Low clouds with patchy to areas of fog are slowly developing and increasing
in coverage over the region. Visibilities will vary over short distances,
mostly between 2 miles and locally below a half mile at times. Motorists
should plan for quickly changing visibilities over short distances.

$$

Nichols

Special Weather Statement
National Weather Service RENO NV
151 PM PST Tue Jan 17 2017

CAZ070>073-NVZ001>005-181400-
Surprise Valley California-Lassen-Eastern Plumas-
Eastern Sierra Counties-Greater Lake Tahoe Area-Mono County-
Mineral and Southern Lyon Counties-Greater Reno-Carson City-
Minden Area-Western Nevada Basin and Range including Pyramid Lake-
Northern Washoe County-
Including the cities of Cedarville, Eagleville, Fort Bidwell,
Portola, Susanville, Westwood, Sierraville, Loyalton,
South Lake Tahoe, Tahoe City, Truckee, Markleeville, Bridgeport,
Coleville, Lee Vining, Mammoth Lakes, Hawthorne, Yerington,
Smith Valley, Mina, Schurz, Stateline, Glenbrook,
Incline Village, Sparks, Verdi, Gardnerville, Virginia City,
Fernley, Fallon, Lovelock, Silver Springs, Nixon, Imlay, Empire,
and Gerlach
151 PM PST Tue Jan 17 2017

...Active Weather Pattern This Week...

After a break in the weather, expect a return to active weather
starting tomorrow with multiple systems pushing across the Sierra
and western Nevada.

The first impact will be increasing winds on Wednesday afternoon
and evening. Wind gusts near 45 mph will be possible across the
region with higher gusts up to 60 mph in wind prone locations.
Gusts of 80 to 120 mph are possible over the Sierra crest.
Aviation impacts are likely Wednesday with a high potential for
low level wind shear and turbulence.

This first system has trended drier, but will still impact travel
across the Sierra. Between a foot to a foot and a half of
snowfall is possible in the higher elevations of the Sierra with
light rainfall for western Nevada before snow levels fall to the
valley floors Thursday morning. Although no significant flooding
impacts are expected, modest rises on small creeks and streams are
still possible.

Two more quick moving and colder storms are possible Friday
through early Saturday and again Sunday into Monday. The Sunday
storm has the potential to be the strongest storm in this series.
Snow levels are likely to start near western Nevada valley floors
in each of these storms leading to more widespread travel impacts
across both the Sierra and western Nevada.

Bottom line: Keep an eye on the forecast through the week. Travel
impacts will range from driving issues in the Sierra (and
potentially down into Western Nevada) to aviation turbulence from
Wednesday through possibly next Monday.

$$

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