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Winter Storm Warning

Status

Event Continued Expired

Start Time

Thu 11/24/2022 08:00 PM EST

End Time

Sat 11/26/2022 02:00 AM EST

Significance

Warning

Impacts

High impact

Locations Affected

Sierra Blanca Peak, NM ∙ Weed, NM ∙ Ruidoso, NM ∙ Alkali Lakes, NM ∙ High Rolls, NM ∙ Sacramento, NM ∙ Timberon, NM ∙ Pinon, NM ∙ Otero Mesa, NM ∙ Lincoln National Forest, NM

Full Alert Message

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE National Weather Service El Paso Tx/Santa Teresa NM 135 PM MST Thu Nov 24 2022 NMZ414>417-251500- /O.CON.KEPZ.WS.W.0002.221125T0100Z-221126T0700Z/ West Slopes Sacramento Mountains Below 7500 Feet- Sacramento Mountains Above 7500 Feet- East Slopes Sacramento Mountains Below 7500 Feet-Otero Mesa- Including the cities of Mescalero, Timberon, Mountain Park, Cloudcroft, Sunspot, Apache Summit, Mayhill, Pinon, Sacramento, and Crow Flats 135 PM MST Thu Nov 24 2022 ...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 6 PM THIS EVENING TO MIDNIGHT MST FRIDAY NIGHT... * WHAT...For heavy snow accumulations of 8 to 12 inches with isolated higher amounts over 15 inches over east slopes. Strong winds with gusts to 50 MPH, especially along higher terrain and west slope areas, could cause areas of blowing snow and whiteout conditions. * WHERE...Sacramento Mountains and Southeastern Otero county * WHEN...From 6 PM this evening through midnight Friday Night * IMPACTS...Roads, especially those across the higher terrain, will likely become slick, snow packed, and hazardous. Plan on difficult or impossible travel, with road closures likely. Areas of blowing snow could significantly reduce visibility. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... A Winter Storm Warning for heavy snow means severe winter weather conditions are expected. Significant amounts of snow are forecast that will make travel dangerous. Only travel in an emergency. If you must travel, keep an extra flashlight, food, and water in your vehicle in case of an emergency. &&