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Winter Storm Warning

National Weather Service El Paso Tx/Santa Teresa NM
1017 PM MDT Mon Oct 26 2020

...Early Season Winter Storm to Bring Snow Accumulations and a
Mix of Wintry Precipitation ...

.A deep upper low pressure system continues to progress across
portions of Arizona, meanwhile cold air has poored into portions
of the Borderland. Snow and a wintry mix have developed and will
continue through the daytime hours on Tuesday impacting portions
of Grant, Sierra, Dona Ana, Luna, and Otero Counties in New Mexico
as well as Hudspeth and El Paso County in far west Texas. Lowland
accumulations of 1 - 3" are likely south of Sierra county, with
less the closer to the international border you are. Additionally,
4 to 8+" are expected over mountains, the higher amounts over the
Sacramento Mountains, with a general 4 to 6" in the adjacent
lowland locations of Sierra county. Snow chances will gradually
taper off by Tuesday night and Wednesday morning.

Southern Gila Highlands/Black Range-Eastern Black Range Foothills-
Sierra County Lakes-
West Slopes Sacramento Mountains Below 7500 Feet-
Sacramento Mountains Above 7500 Feet-
East Slopes Sacramento Mountains Below 7500 Feet-
Including the cities of Silver City, Lake Roberts, Kingston,
Fort Bayard, Hillsboro, Winston, Truth Or Consequences, Derry,
Spaceport, Mescalero, Timberon, Mountain Park, Cloudcroft,
Sunspot, Apache Summit, Mayhill, Pinon, and Sacramento
1017 PM MDT Mon Oct 26 2020


* WHAT...Moderate to heavy snow expected. Total snowfall of 3 to 7
  across the Gila and Black Range, with up to 6 to 12 inces
  across the Sacramento Mountains.

* WHERE...Portions of south central and southwest New Mexico.

* WHEN...Until 6 AM MDT Wednesday.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Slick and icy roadways will make travel
  difficult on Tuesday. Ongoing snow showers may reduce
  visibilities under a mile along Interstate 25 and U.S Highway


Slow down and use caution while traveling. Protect animals and
plants from freezing temperatures.

The latest road conditions for the state you are calling from can
be obtained by calling 5 1 1.



Hazardous Weather Outlook

Hazardous Weather Outlook
National Weather Service El Paso TX/Santa Teresa NM
624 AM MDT Mon Oct 26 2020

Upper Gila River Valley-Southern Gila Highlands/Black Range-
Southern Gila Foothills/Mimbres Valley-
Eastern Black Range Foothills-Sierra County Lakes-
Northern Dona Ana County-Central Tularosa Basin-
Southern Tularosa Basin-
West Slopes Sacramento Mountains Below 7500 Feet-
Sacramento Mountains Above 7500 Feet-
East Slopes Sacramento Mountains Below 7500 Feet-Otero Mesa-
Northern Hudspeth Highlands/Hueco Mountains-Salt Basin-
624 AM MDT Mon Oct 26 2020

This Hazardous Weather Outlook is for portions of south central
New Mexico, southwest New Mexico, and southwest Texas.

.DAY ONE...Today and Tonight

Breezy winds and cooler temperatures this afternoon will begin a
transition to much colder and snowy weather overnight. Isolated
rain showers will be possible in the evening, turning to freezing
rain. Temperatures will plummet tonight, with freezing conditions
and heavy snowfall expected by early morning Tuesday. A wintry mix
of freezing rain and sleet will turn to all snow overnight. Slick
roadways and hazardous driving conditions are likely, especially
in higher elevations. Travel may become difficult or impossible
overnight. Snow accumulations of 1-3 inches are expected, with
locally higher amounts in the mountains. Freezing temperatures
will affect plants and animals if left outside.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Tuesday through Sunday

Snow showers throughout the day on Tuesday will bring additional
accumulations to central New Mexico. Sleet, mixing precipitation,
and snow showers will occur depending on the temperature and
elevation. Slick and hazardous road conditions are likely along
with an additional 1-3 inches of snowfall over the Sacramento
Mountains. Widespread freezing temperatures will occur Tuesday
night. Plants and animals should be brought indoors if vulnerable.
Cool and dry conditions are expected Wednesday into the weekend.


Spotter activation will not be needed. Spotters are encouraged to
report snowfall observations if significant accumulations occur.



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