weather.gov     
National Weather Service

Watches, Warnings & Advisories
NWS Homepage

Special Weather Statement


Special Weather Statement
National Weather Service Mobile AL
930 AM CDT Sat Oct 24 2020

FLZ205-206-241500-
Okaloosa Inland FL-Okaloosa Coastal FL-
930 AM CDT Sat Oct 24 2020

...A STRONG THUNDERSTORM WILL AFFECT THE FOLLOWING COUNTIES...
OKALOOSA COUNTY UNTIL 1000 AM CDT...

At 930 AM CDT, the strong thunderstorm was located 8 miles northwest
of Valparaiso, moving northeast at 40 mph.

Wind gusts of 40 to 50 mph will be possible with this storm.

Locations impacted include...
Wright, Crestview, Niceville, Eglin AFB, Valparaiso, Ocean City, Lake
Lorraine and Shalimar.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

Frequent cloud to ground lightning is occurring with this storm.
Lightning can strike 10 miles away from a thunderstorm. Seek a safe
shelter inside a building or vehicle.

&&

LAT...LON 3059 8680 3073 8679 3092 8641 3046 8639
      3045 8641 3045 8642 3050 8645 3050 8642
      3051 8642 3052 8650 3046 8649 3046 8654
      3043 8656 3043 8659 3045 8659 3046 8660
      3043 8660 3041 8669
TIME...MOT...LOC 1430Z 245DEG 34KT 3058 8662

$$

Special Weather Statement
National Weather Service Midland/Odessa TX
830 AM CDT Sat Oct 24 2020

NMZ027>029-033-034-TXZ045>048-050>053-059>063-067>070-075-270>278-
251115-
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-Loving-
Winkler-Ector-Midland-Glasscock-Ward-Crane-Upton-Reagan-Pecos-
Guadalupe Mountains Above 7000 Feet-
Guadalupe and Delaware Mountains-Van Horn and Highway 54 Corridor-
Eastern Culberson County-Reeves County Plains-Chinati Mountains-
Marfa Plateau-Davis Mountains-Davis Mountains Foothills-
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, Mentone, Kermit, Odessa, Midland, Garden City,
Monahans, Crane, McCamey, Rankin, Big Lake, Fort Stockton,
Guadalupe Mountains NP, Pine Springs, Van Horn, Pecos, Marfa,
Fort Davis, and Alpine
830 AM CDT Sat Oct 24 2020 /730 AM MDT Sat Oct 24 2020/


...WINTER STORM EARLY NEXT WEEK MAY BRING MAJOR IMPACTS TO THE
AREA...

* WHAT...A prolonged period of below freezing and record cold
  temperatures Monday through Wednesday with most locations seeing
  their first freeze of the season. Periods of accumulating
  freezing rain, sleet, and snow.

* WHERE...Locations mainly along and north of I-10.

* WHEN...Monday morning through Wednesday.

* IMPACTS...Freeze conditions will kill crops, other sensitive
  vegetation and possibly damage unprotected outdoor plumbing.
  Significant travel impacts may develop, including major
  interstates and highways. Accumulations of ice may cause power
  outages and bring down trees.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

This is an evolving situation so stay tuned to the latest
forecasts and begin to prepare now! If you have travel plans early
next week across New Mexico and west Texas, you may want to make
alternate arrangements. Take steps now to protect tender plants
from the cold. To prevent freezing and possible bursting of
outdoor water pipes they should be wrapped, drained, or allowed to
drip slowly. Those that have in- ground sprinkler systems should
drain them and cover above- ground pipes to protect them from
freezing.

$$

RHluchan

SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT
National Weather Service ANCHORAGE AK
506 AM AKDT Sat Oct 24 2020

AKZ141-242330-
Copper River Basin-
Including the cities of Glennallen, Eureka, McCarthy, Paxson,
and Slana
506 AM AKDT Sat Oct 24 2020

...Heavy snow possible for the Copper River Basin Sunday night
through Monday...

There is potential for heavy snow across the Copper River Basin
(including the Glennallen area) beginning Sunday night and
continuing through the day Monday. Confidence is high that it
will snow, but uncertainty in storm track leads to lower
confidence in how much snow will fall. At this point in time,
the best estimate for total snow is 4 to 8 inches with locally
higher amounts.

Visit www.weather.gov/afc to keep up to date with the latest
forecasts for this impending snowstorm.

$$

Special Weather Statement
National Weather Service Albuquerque NM
447 AM MDT Sat Oct 24 2020

NMZ201>241-242300-
Northwest Plateau-Chuska Mountains-Far Northwest Highlands-
Northwest Highlands-West Central Plateau-West Central Mountains-
West Central Highlands-Southwest Mountains-
San Francisco River Valley-Tusas Mountains Including Chama-
Jemez Mountains-Glorieta Mesa Including Glorieta Pass-
Northern Sangre de Cristo Mountains-
Southern Sangre de Cristo Mountains-
East Slopes Sangre de Cristo Mountains-Upper Rio Grande Valley-
Espanola Valley-Santa Fe Metro Area-
Middle Rio Grande Valley/Albuquerque Metro Area-
Lower Rio Grande Valley-
Sandia/Manzano Mountains Including Edgewood-Estancia Valley-
Central Highlands-South Central Highlands-Upper Tularosa Valley-
South Central Mountains-
Johnson and Bartlett Mesas Including Raton Pass-
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-San Agustin Plains and Adjacent Lowlands-
447 AM MDT Sat Oct 24 2020

...MAJOR WINTER STORM EXPECTED SUNDAY NIGHT THROUGH AT LEAST
TUESDAY NIGHT FOR NORTHERN AND CENTRAL NEW MEXICO...

An arctic cold front is expected to bring notably colder air to
the Land of Enchantment for early next week. This boundary will
invade northeast New Mexico Saturday night, and push southward
through the eastern plains of New Mexico on Sunday. Temperatures
on Monday will be 25-45 degrees colder compared to Sunday across
the eastern plains, with most locales struggling to reach the 30
degree mark in the afternoon. This front may also bring strong
gap winds within the Rio Grande Valley Sunday night into Monday.

Meanwhile, winter precipitation is forecast to develop across the
northern parts of the state Sunday and Sunday night. A wintry mix
of snow, freezing rain, and sleet is possible across the eastern
plains Sunday night through Tuesday night. Meanwhile, expect rain
and snow showers across western New Mexico on Monday to quickly
transition to all snow Monday night as snow levels drop to valley
floors.

Significant accumulations of snow are likely across the northern
mountains as well as the northeast and central highlands. Expect
snowfall accumulations in excess of one foot in the high terrain,
with amounts exceeding six inches from western Colfax to Torrance
and eastern Bernalillo counties. Nearly all locations in northern
and central New Mexico can expect some degree of winter weather.
Significant travel impacts will develop, including the interstate
corridors. Sub-freezing temperatures could also result in a flash
freeze situation in eastern New Mexico on Sunday, increasing the
hazardous travel risk. The first widespread hard freeze this fall
is expected across eastern New Mexico on Sunday night, expanding
westward for Monday night.

There remains some uncertainty on the exact track and speed of
this storm system across New Mexico. In fact, a few models still
suggest winter precipitation may impact eastern New Mexico into
Wednesday or Wednesday night. Anyone with travel and recreational
plans should keep abreast of the latest forecasts and statements.
Take action to protect tender vegetation and exposed pipes from
freezing conditions.

Monitor NOAA weather radio, weather.gov/abq or your local media
for the latest updates on this developing winter storm.

$$

DPorter

Special Weather Statement
National Weather Service Riverton WY
432 AM MDT Sat Oct 24 2020

WYZ001>020-022>030-250600-
Yellowstone National Park-Absaroka Mountains-Cody Foothills-
North Big Horn Basin-Southwest Big Horn Basin-
Southeast Big Horn Basin-Owl Creek and Bridger Mountains-
Bighorn Mountains West-Bighorn Mountains Southeast-
Northeast Johnson County-Southeast Johnson County-
Teton and Gros Ventre Mountains-Jackson Hole-
Wind River Mountains West-Wind River Mountains East-
Upper Wind River Basin-Wind River Basin-Lander Foothills-
Green Mountains and Rattlesnake Range-
Natrona County Lower Elevations-Casper Mountain-Star Valley-
Salt River and Wyoming Ranges-Upper Green River Basin Foothills-
Upper Green River Basin-South Lincoln County-
Rock Springs and Green River-Flaming Gorge-East Sweetwater County-
Including the cities of Lake, Mammoth, Old Faithful, Clark, Cody,
Meeteetse, Basin, Greybull, Lovell, Powell, Shell, Thermopolis,
Ten Sleep, Worland, Buffalo, Kaycee, Jackson, Dubois, Riverton,
Shoshoni, Lander, Jeffrey City, Casper, Afton, Alpine,
Star Valley Ranch, Thayne, Pinedale, La Barge, Big Piney, Farson,
Kemmerer, Cokeville, Rock Springs, Green River, and Wamsutter
432 AM MDT Sat Oct 24 2020

...Record Breaking Cold Temperatures Sunday and Monday...

This is a special weather statement from the National Weather
Service Office in Riverton.

A strong cold front will move through northern and central Wyoming
today and through the south and southwest tonight. Behind the
front, temperatures will plummet to record cold levels. The very
cold air will persist over the area through Monday night.

Low temperatures Sunday morning will be in the single digits with
some below zero readings in the mountains. Highs Sunday will only
be the teens with single digits in the mountains.

Monday morning will see colder lows with widespread subzero
temperatures. Highs on Monday will only be in the 20s with teens
in the mountains.

Exercise caution when going outside as frostbite can occur in
minutes, especially on exposed skin.

$$

Special Weather Statement
National Weather Service RENO NV
819 PM PDT Fri Oct 23 2020

CAZ070>073-NVZ001>005-250600-
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
819 PM PDT Fri Oct 23 2020

...MUCH COLDER TEMPERATURES SUNDAY THROUGH TUESDAY MORNING...

Very cold temperatures are expected for Sunday through Tuesday
morning in response to a passing strong, cold front from the
north. High temperatures for Sunday and Monday are forecast to
only be in the 30s and 40s region-wide. Morning lows for Monday
and Tuesday are likely to drop down into the teens and lower 20s
in western Nevada with single digits in the Sierra valleys. A few
below zero readings are not out of the question either. In
addition, gusty northeast winds behind the front Sunday into
Monday morning will make it feel even colder.

Now is the time to prepare for these cold temperatures by draining
outdoor irrigation systems, covering exposed water pipes, and
moving sensitive livestock, pets, and plants indoors.

$$

http://weather.gov/reno

Special Weather Statement
National Weather Service Fairbanks AK
549 PM AKDT Fri Oct 23 2020

AKZ221>226-250600-
Central Interior-Middle Tanana Valley-Deltana and Tanana Flats-
Upper Tanana Valley and the Fortymile Country-Denali-
Eastern Alaska Range-
Including Nenana, Anderson, Tanana, Minto, Manley Hot Springs,
Rampart, Lake Minchumina, Livengood, Fairbanks, Fort Wainwright,
Eielson AFB, Ester, North Pole, Moose Creek, Two Rivers, Fox,
Chatanika, Chena Hot Springs, Sourdough Camp, Salcha,
Delta Junction, Fort Greely, Harding/Birch Lake, Dry Creek,
Dot Lake, Healy Lake, Tok, Tanacross, Eagle, Tetlin, Northway,
Alcan, Chicken, Boundary, Healy, Denali National Park,
Carlo Creek, Kantishna, Mentasta Lake, Black Rapids,
Donnelly Dome, Trims DOT Camp, Eagle Trail, and Mineral Lake
549 PM AKDT Fri Oct 23 2020

...Heavy Snow Potential for the Eastern Interior and Alaska Range
starting Sunday night...

There is potential for heavy snow in the Eastern Interior and the
Alaska Range, starting Sunday night.

There is high confidence that there will be heavy snow, but there
is lower confidence on where exactly that will be. Right now,
Fairbanks is expected to be on the northwest fringe of the snow
band, with areas to the south and east of Fairbanks having a
higher likelihood of seeing heavy snowfall.

Stay tuned for more updates.

$$
CULVER

U.S. Dept. of Commerce
NOAA National Weather Service
1325 East West Highway
Silver Spring, MD 20910
E-mail: w-nws.webmaster@noaa.gov
Page last modified: June 2, 2009
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE: for Safety, for Work, for Fun - FOR LIFE