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Winter Weather Advisory 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
624 AM MST FRI DEC 20 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.

UPPER GILA RIVER VALLEY-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...GILA HOT SPRINGS...BUCKHORN...
MULE CREEK...CLIFF
624 AM MST FRI DEC 20 2013

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM THIS MORNING TO
5 PM MST SATURDAY...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN EL PASO TX/SANTA TERESA HAS
DOWNGRADED THE WINTER STORM WARNING TO SNOW ADVISORY... WHICH IS
IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM THIS MORNING TO 5 PM MST SATURDAY.

* EVENT: MODERATE SNOW WITH TOTAL ACCUMULATIONS AROUND 2 TO 4
INCHES...HEAVIEST ABOVE 5000 FEET.

* TIMING: SNOW WILL BEGIN AT AROUND 7000 FEET FRIDAY AFTERNOON
WITH SNOW LEVELS FALLING TO NEAR 4500 FEET BY 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.
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 WEATHER ADVISORY MEANS THAT PERIODS OF SNOW WILL CAUSE
TRAVEL DIFFICULTIES. BE PREPARED FOR SLIPPERY ROADS AND LIMITED
VISIBILITIES...AND USE CAUTION WHILE DRIVING.

 

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