winter weather advisory from 2 pm 031219 to 6 pm 031319WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 2 PM TUESDAY TO 6 PM

* WHAT...Snow expected. Plan on difficult travel conditions
especially at higher elevations. Expect damage to trees and
power lines as well. Total snow accumulations of 3 to 6 inches
are expected, mainly above 7,000 feet.

* WHERE...The Gila Region, above 6,500 feet.

* WHEN...Rain will change to snow at higher elevations as a cold
front pushes through the area Tuesday morning. Snow levels will
drop to around 7,500 feet by mid-afternoon, then to near 6,000
feet by Wednesday morning. Snow may taper off Tuesday night, but
additional snow showers are expected during the day Wednesday.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Storm total snowfall amounts Tuesday
through Wednesday will generally be 3 to 6 inches above 7,000
feet, with 1 to 3 inches between 6,000 and 7,000 feet. Strong
winds on Wednesday may result in near-blizzard conditions at
times in exposed areas, particularly above 8,000 feet.


A Winter Weather Advisory for snow means periods of snow will
cause primarily travel difficulties. Be prepared for snow covered
roads and limited visibilities, and use caution while driving.
The latest road conditions for New Mexico can be found online at
NMroads.com, or by dialing 5 1 1 from within the state.