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Winter Storm Warning from 12/20/2013 11:00 AM to 12/21/2013 5:00 PM MST for Grant County

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE EL PASO TX/SANTA TERESA NM
321 PM MST THU DEC 19 2013

...HEAVY SNOW POSSIBLE OVER THE MOUNTAINS OF SOUTHERN NEW MEXICO
FRIDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH SATURDAY AFTERNOON...

.A STRONG LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM WITH A COLD FRONT WILL MOVE ACROSS
SOUTHERN NEW MEXICO FRIDAY NIGHT THROUGH SATURDAY AFTERNOON. AS A
RESULT MODERATE TO HEAVY SNOW WILL FALL ACROSS THE SACRAMENTO
MOUNTAINS AND PORTIONS OF THE GILA WILDERNESS REGION. DANGEROUS
TRAVEL CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED DUE TO ICY ROADS....LOW
VISIBILITIES FROM SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW...AND COLD TEMPERATURES.

SOUTHERN GILA HIGHLANDS/BLACK RANGE-EASTERN BLACK RANGE FOOTHILLS-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...SILVER CITY...LAKE ROBERTS...KINGSTON...
FORT BAYARD...HILLSBORO...WINSTON
321 PM MST THU DEC 19 2013

...WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM FRIDAY TO 5 PM MST
SATURDAY...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN EL PASO TX/SANTA TERESA HAS
ISSUED A WINTER STORM WARNING FOR HEAVY SNOW...WHICH IS IN EFFECT
FROM 11 AM FRIDAY TO 5 PM MST SATURDAY. T

* EVENT: MODERATE TO HEAVY SNOW WITH TOTAL ACCUMULATIONS AROUND
4 TO 9 INCHES...MAINLY ABOVE 6000 FEET.

* TIMING:SNOW WILL BEGIN AT AROUND 7000 FEET FRIDAY AFTERNOON WITH
SNOW LEVELS FALLING TO NEAR 5000 FEET BY EARLY SATURDAY MORNING.
SNOW INTENSITIES WILL BE MODERATE TO OCCASIONALLY HEAVY UNTIL
AROUND 11 AM SATURDAY WITH THE SNOW DIMINISHING IN THE LATE
MORNING AND EARLY AFTERNOON.

* IMPACT: ROADS WILL BECOME SNOW PACKED AND SLIPPERY...MAINLY
ABOVE 6000 FEET. VISIBILITIES WILL FALL TO LESS THAN A MILE
OVER SOME AREAS FROM SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW. THUS SOME ROAD
CLOSURES MAY OCCUR.

* WINDS: WEST WINDS FROM 10 TO 15 MPH FRIDAY NIGHT WILL INCREASE
TO AROUND 20 TO 30 MPH AFTER SUNRISE SATURDAY MORNING.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER STORM WARNING MEANS SIGNIFICANT AMOUNTS OF SNOW...
SLEET...AND ICE ARE EXPECTED OR OCCURRING. STRONG WINDS ARE ALSO
POSSIBLE. THIS WILL MAKE TRAVEL VERY HAZARDOUS OR IMPOSSIBLE.

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