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URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Tucson AZ
231 AM MST Sat Dec 16 2017

...FIRST WINTER STORM OF THE SEASON SUNDAY...

AZZ511>514-162245-
/O.NEW.KTWC.WW.Y.0001.171217T1300Z-171218T0600Z/
Galiuro and Pinaleno Mountains-Chiricahua Mountains-
Dragoon and Mule and Huachuca and Santa Rita Mountains-
Catalina and Rincon Mountains-
Including the cities of Mount Graham, Mount Lemmon,
and Summerhaven
231 AM MST Sat Dec 16 2017

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 6 AM TO 11 PM MST
SUNDAY ABOVE 6500 FT...

* WHAT...Snow expected above 5500 to 6000 feet. Plan on slippery
  road conditions. Total snow accumulations of 4 to 8 inches above
  6500 feet, with isolated and localized amounts at highest
  elevations up to 10 inches possible.

* WHERE...Galiuro and Pinaleno Mountains, Chiricahua Mountains,
  Dragoon and Mule and Huachuca and Santa Rita Mountains and
  Catalina and Rincon Mountains.

* WHEN...6 AM to 11 PM Sunday.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Look for reduced visibilities at times.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Winter Weather Advisory means that periods of snow are likely
which will cause travel difficulties. Be prepared for slippery
roads and limited visibilities...and use caution while driving.

Stay tuned to NOAA Weather Radio...commercial television or radio
stations...or your cable television service provider for updates
on this Winter Storm.

&&

$$

Meyer

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Winter Storm Watch


URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service El Paso Tx/Santa Teresa NM
532 AM MST Sat Dec 16 2017

...Heavy snow in the Gila Region will be possible Sunday night
into Monday...

.An approaching upper level storm system will bring moisture and
precipitation chances to southern New Mexico on Sunday through
Monday morning. Snow levels will be around 7,000 feet, with
locations above 7,000 receiving 3 to 6 inches of snow by Monday
morning. Light snow showers will linger during the day on Monday
before ending late in the afternoon. Expect difficult driving
conditions along high elevation roads including Emory Pass late
on Sunday into Monday.

NMZ402-170000-
/O.NEW.KEPZ.WS.A.0001.171217T1200Z-171218T1800Z/
Southern Gila Highlands/Black Range-
Including the cities of Silver City and Lake Roberts
532 AM MST Sat Dec 16 2017

...WINTER STORM WATCH IN EFFECT FROM SUNDAY THROUGH MONDAY
MORNING...

* WHAT...Heavy snow possible. Plan on difficult travel
  conditions. Total snow accumulations of 3 to 6 inches, with
  localized amounts up to 8 inches, are expected.

* WHERE...Southern Gila Region and Black Range County.

* WHEN...From Sunday through Monday morning.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Significant reductions in visibility are
  possible.

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.

&&

$$


Special Weather Statement


Special Weather Statement
National Weather Service Albuquerque NM
319 AM MST Sat Dec 16 2017

NMZ508-509-520-524>526-539-540-162300-
Southwest Mountains-San Francisco River Valley-
Lower Rio Grande Valley-South Central Highlands-
Upper Tularosa Valley-South Central Mountains-
Eastern Lincoln County-Southwest Chaves County-
319 AM MST Sat Dec 16 2017

...WINTRY WEATHER POSSIBLE OVER NEW MEXICO SUNDAY AND SUNDAY
NIGHT...

A storm system will shift rapidly southward across the western
United States today. An area of low pressure will deepen over
Arizona and Mexico border by Sunday morning then shift eastward
toward southern New Mexico through Sunday night. Light rain and
high terrain snow is expected to develop over southwestern New
Mexico Sunday morning, then spread eastward south of the
Interstate 40 corridor through Sunday night. At this time, the
greatest snowfall amounts are most likely to impact the high
terrain of Catron and Lincoln counties, where 2 to 5 inches are
possible through sunrise Monday. Snow levels with this system will
largely be around 6500 to 7000 feet, though may drop near 5500
feet Sunday night.

There is still a large degree of uncertainty with this potential
winter storm system, so folks are encouraged to remain alert to
the latest weather forecasts across New Mexico. The latest travel
conditions are available at nmroads.com or by dialing 5-1-1. Stay
tuned at NOAA weather radio, NWS Twitter and Facebook pages, or
your favorite media outlet.

$$

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Hazardous Weather Outlook


Hazardous Weather Outlook
National Weather Service Albuquerque NM
331 AM MST Sat Dec 16 2017

NMZ501>540-171200-
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-
West Slopes Sangre de Cristo Mountains-
Northern Sangre de Cristos above 9500 feet/Red River-
Southern Sangre de Cristos above 9500 feet-
East Slopes Sangre de Cristo Mountains-Upper Rio Grande Valley-
Lower Chama River Valley-Santa Fe Metro Area-
Middle Rio Grande Valley/Albuquerque Metro Area-
Lower Rio Grande Valley-Sandia/Manzano Mountains-Estancia Valley-
Central Highlands-South Central Highlands-Upper Tularosa Valley-
South Central Mountains-Raton Ridge/Johnson Mesa-
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-
331 AM MST Sat Dec 16 2017

This hazardous weather outlook is for portions of north and central
New Mexico.

.DAY ONE...Today and Tonight

An hour or two of spotty critical fire weather conditions are
expected near and just north of the I-40 corridor across eastern New
Mexico this afternoon due to strong winds and low humidity.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Sunday through Friday

A storm system will approach southern New Mexico on Sunday and Sunday
night. As it does so, precipitation will develop south of I-40. High
elevation snow and lower elevation rain is expected. The greatest
snow accumulations are expected above 7000 feet in Catron, Lincoln
and Socorro counties. High elevation roadways may become snowpacked
and icy.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

Spotter activation is not anticipated.

$$

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