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URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service El Paso Tx/Santa Teresa NM
1246 PM MST Wed Feb 20 2019

...WINTER STORM TO STRIKE SOUTHWESTERN NEW MEXICO THURSDAY NIGHT
THROUGH FRIDAY EVENING...

.An upper level low pressure system with a cold front will move
across the southwestern United States causing a major winter storm
across the region. Very high snow amounts will range from around
12 to 18 inches across mountain areas above 7000 feet with 6 to 12
inches across much of the lower elevations. Dangerous driving
conditions will exist due to snow covered roads and very low
visibility.

NMZ401>403-408-211300-
/O.NEW.KEPZ.WS.A.0001.190222T0100Z-190223T0700Z/
Upper Gila River Valley-Southern Gila Highlands/Black Range-
Southern Gila Foothills/Mimbres Valley-
Eastern Black Range Foothills-
Including the cities of Cliff, Mule Creek, Silver City,
Lake Roberts, Mimbres, Hurley, and Hillsboro
1246 PM MST Wed Feb 20 2019

...WINTER STORM WATCH IN EFFECT FROM THURSDAY EVENING THROUGH
FRIDAY EVENING...

* WHAT...Heavy snow possible. Travel will be very difficult to
  impossible, including during the morning commute on Friday.
  Total snow accumulations of 12 to 18 inches are expected over
  higher mountain areas above 7000 feet with 6 to 12 inches for
  areas between 5500 and 7000 feet. Up to 4 inches may fall
  across the lower elevations.

* WHERE...Upper Gila River Valley, Southern Gila Highlands/Black
  Range, Southern Gila Foothills/Mimbres Valley and Eastern
  Black Range Foothills.

* WHEN...From Thursday evening through Friday evening.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...The heavy snows will cause dangerous
  driving conditions due to snow covered roads and areas of
  low visibility less than a half mile. Some road closures may be
  necessary.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Winter Storm Watch means there is potential for significant
snow that may impact travel. Continue to monitor the latest
forecasts.

&&

$$

Rogash

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Albuquerque NM
359 AM MST Wed Feb 20 2019

...THE SECOND WINTER STORM OF THE WEEK WILL BEGIN IMPACTING
WESTERN NEW MEXICO THURSDAY...

.The second winter storm of the work week will begin impacting
western New Mexico Thursday, then move slowly east across the
state through Friday night. Significant snowfall totals are
likely, especially along the Continental Divide and across the
Southwest Mountains. This storm will likely cause significant
travel impacts Thursday night through Friday night across central
and western New Mexico.

NMZ501>511-202300-
/O.NEW.KABQ.WS.A.0004.190221T1800Z-190223T1200Z/
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-
359 AM MST Wed Feb 20 2019

...WINTER STORM WATCH IN EFFECT FROM LATE THURSDAY MORNING
THROUGH LATE FRIDAY NIGHT...

* WHAT...Heavy snow possible. Total snow accumulations of 4 to 10
  inches, except 10 to 20 inches above 7500 feet possible.

* WHERE...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 and
  Jemez Mountains.

* WHEN...From late Thursday morning through late Friday night.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Travel could be very difficult to
  impossible.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Winter Storm Watch means there is potential for significant
snow, sleet or ice accumulations that may impact travel. Continue
to monitor the latest forecasts.

&&

$$

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Grand Junction CO
342 AM MST Wed Feb 20 2019

COZ003-009-012-017-UTZ025-202100-
/O.NEW.KGJT.WS.A.0006.190221T0600Z-190223T0000Z/
Roan and Tavaputs Plateaus-Grand and Battlement Mesas-
West Elk and Sawatch Mountains-
Uncompahgre Plateau and Dallas Divide-Tavaputs Plateau-
Including the cities of Rio Blanco, Crested Butte, Taylor Park,
Marble, Ridgway, and Glade Park
342 AM MST Wed Feb 20 2019

...WINTER STORM WATCH IN EFFECT FROM THIS EVENING THROUGH FRIDAY
AFTERNOON...

* WHAT...Heavy snow possible by about midnight tonight. Total snow
  accumulations of 6 to 16 inches are possible.

* WHERE...In Utah, Tavaputs Plateau. In Colorado, Roan and
  Tavaputs Plateaus, Grand and Battlement Mesas, West Elk and
  Sawatch Mountains and Uncompahgre Plateau and Dallas Divide.

* WHEN...From this evening through Friday afternoon.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Travel could be very difficult. The
  hazardous conditions could impact the morning or evening
  commute.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Winter Storm Watch means there is potential for significant
snow, sleet or ice accumulations that may impact travel. Continue
to monitor the latest forecasts.

&&

$$

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