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Winter Storm Warning

Statement as of 3:04 PM MST on February 18, 2018

Expires 7:00 AM EST on February 20, 2018


... Winter Storm Warning in effect from 11 PM this evening to 5 am
MST Tuesday...

* what... heavy snow and blowing snow expected. Total snow
accumulations of 4 to 8 inches, with localized amounts up to 12
inches, are expected.

* Where... far northwest Highlands, northwest Highlands, Southwest
Mountains and Jemez Mountains.

* When... from 11 PM tonight to 5 am MST Tuesday.

* Additional details... plan on difficult travel conditions. Tree
branches could fall. Winds gusting as high as 50 mph will cause
areas of blowing and drifting snow with near white-out
conditions at times.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A Winter Storm Warning for snow and blowing snow means severe
winter weather conditions will make travel very hazardous or
impossible. If you must travel, keep an extra flashlight, food
and water in your vehicle in case of an emergency. The latest
Road conditions for the state you are calling from can be
obtained by calling 5 1 1.





Special Statement

Statement as of 3:01 PM MST on February 18, 2018

Expires 6:00 AM EST on February 19, 2018


... High winds... snow and much colder weather on the way...

A storm over the Pacific northwest will dive south tonight then
turn east Monday, carving out a deep trough of low pressure to our
west. The southwest flow aloft ahead of the storm will transport
moisture across New Mexico, with rain and snow developing tonight
over the western half of our forecast area. Precipitation will
increase in coverage and intensity Monday and Monday night before
tapering off Tuesday. Significant snow accumulations will be
confined to the western and northern mountains, with light amounts
of snow possible Monday night in the western and central valleys.

Strong to high winds will be a major concern over most of northern
and central New Mexico. Wind gusts of 60 to 65 mph will be likely
across the western and central mountains, onto the eastern Highlands.
Less winds, but still significant gusts of 40 to 50 mph will be
possible elsewhere.

A strong cold front will sweep from west to east across the state
Monday night into Tuesday, dropping temperatures sharply in the
wake of the front. While not much snow will fall in the lower
elevations, a sharp temperature drop Monday night could produce a
flash freeze of water on roads. This includes the northwest and
central valleys as well as the San Francisco River Valley.

Contact local law enforcement or the National Weather Service at
1.888.386.7637 to report snowfall or high winds.

For the latest Road conditions, visit nmroads.Com, dial 511, or
1.800.432.4269.


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301 PM MST sun Feb 18 2018

... High winds... snow and much colder weather on the way...

A storm over the Pacific northwest will dive south tonight then
turn east Monday, carving out a deep trough of low pressure to our
west. The southwest flow aloft ahead of the storm will transport
moisture across New Mexico, with rain and snow developing tonight
over the western half of our forecast area. Precipitation will
increase in coverage and intensity Monday and Monday night before
tapering off Tuesday. Significant snow accumulations will be
confined to the western and northern mountains, with light amounts
of snow possible Monday night in the western and central valleys.

Strong to high winds will be a major concern over most of northern
and central New Mexico. Wind gusts of 60 to 65 mph will be likely
across the western and central mountains, onto the eastern Highlands.
Less winds, but still significant gusts of 40 to 50 mph will be
possible elsewhere.

A strong cold front will sweep from west to east across the state
Monday night into Tuesday, dropping temperatures sharply in the
wake of the front. While not much snow will fall in the lower
elevations, a sharp temperature drop Monday night could produce a
flash freeze of water on roads. This includes the northwest and
central valleys as well as the San Francisco River Valley.

Contact local law enforcement or the National Weather Service at
1.888.386.7637 to report snowfall or high winds.

For the latest Road conditions, visit nmroads.Com, dial 511, or
1.800.432.4269.


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Public Information Statement

Statement as of 9:46 PM MST on February 18, 2018


Preliminary peak non-thunderstorm wind gust reports across north and central New
Mexico for the last 26 hours.

... County... Peak gust time/date of
   location /mph/ measurement

... Catron County...
   Red Hill 1 N 47 158 PM 2/18

... Chaves County...
   Dunken 2 NE 45 236 PM 2/18
      - Dunken RAWS.

... Colfax County...
   Raton crews Airport 53 1206 PM 2/18
      - krtn ASOS.
   Angel Fire 2 NNW 53 135 PM 2/18
      - kaxx AWOS.

... Curry County...
   Cannon AFB 1 N 38 125 PM 2/18
      - kcvs ASOS.

... Guadalupe County...
   Santa Rosa 2 ESE 39 135 PM 2/18
      - ksxu AWOS.

... Harding County...
   Mills 4 WSW 39 205 PM 2/18
      - Mills Canyon RAWS.

... Lincoln County...
   Ruidoso 1 NNW 56 100 PM 2/18
      - smokey bear RAWS.
   Nogal 5 NW 52 240 PM 2/18

... McKinley County...
   Gallup 3 WNW 45 330 PM 2/18
      - kgup ASOS.

... Quay County...
   Tucumcari 7 ENE 47 107 PM 2/18
      - ktcc ASOS.
   Endee 2 SW 42 1239 PM 2/18

... San Miguel County...
   Las Vegas 6 NE 55 239 PM 2/18
      - klvs ASOS.
   Lower Colonias 5 E 39 1214 PM 2/18
      - Pecos RAWS.

... Socorro County...
   Bosque del Apache Refuge 11 se 40 235 PM 2/18

... Taos County...
   Red River 8 SSW 62 944 PM 2/18
      - kachina peak at Taos ski area.
   Arroyo Hondo 5 S 40 139 PM 2/18
      - kskx AWOS.

... Torrance County...
   Clines Corners 1 SSE 61 609 PM 2/18
      - kcqc ASOS.
   Moriarty 3 ESE 41 515 PM 2/18
      - k0e0 AWOS.

... Union County...
   Sedan 5 NNE 49 518 PM 2/18
   Clayton 2 ENE 43 306 PM 2/18
      - kcao ASOS.

Preliminary sustained wind reports across north and central New
Mexico for the last 26 hours.

... County... wind speed time/date of
   location /mph/ measurement

... Colfax County...
   Angel Fire 2 NNW 40 215 PM 2/18
      - kaxx AWOS.
   Raton crews Airport 37 1153 am 2/18
      - krtn ASOS.

... Curry County...
   Cannon AFB 1 N 31 1258 PM 2/18
      - kcvs ASOS.

... Lincoln County...
   Nogal 5 NW 36 240 PM 2/18
   Ruidoso 1 NNW 32 1100 am 2/18
      - smokey bear RAWS.

... Quay County...
   Tucumcari 7 ENE 38 253 PM 2/18
      - ktcc ASOS.

... San Miguel County...
   Las Vegas 6 NE 32 1253 PM 2/18
      - klvs ASOS.

... Torrance County...
   Moriarty 3 ESE 36 515 PM 2/18
      - k0e0 AWOS.
   Clines Corners 1 SSE 35 1153 am 2/18
      - kcqc ASOS.

... Union County...
   Sedan 5 NNE 37 508 PM 2/18


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946 PM MST sun Feb 18 2018

Preliminary peak non-thunderstorm wind gust reports across north and central New
Mexico for the last 26 hours.

... County... Peak gust time/date of
   location /mph/ measurement

... Catron County...
   Red Hill 1 N 47 158 PM 2/18

... Chaves County...
   Dunken 2 NE 45 236 PM 2/18
      - Dunken RAWS.

... Colfax County...
   Raton crews Airport 53 1206 PM 2/18
      - krtn ASOS.
   Angel Fire 2 NNW 53 135 PM 2/18
      - kaxx AWOS.

... Curry County...
   Cannon AFB 1 N 38 125 PM 2/18
      - kcvs ASOS.

... Guadalupe County...
   Santa Rosa 2 ESE 39 135 PM 2/18
      - ksxu AWOS.

... Harding County...
   Mills 4 WSW 39 205 PM 2/18
      - Mills Canyon RAWS.

... Lincoln County...
   Ruidoso 1 NNW 56 100 PM 2/18
      - smokey bear RAWS.
   Nogal 5 NW 52 240 PM 2/18

... McKinley County...
   Gallup 3 WNW 45 330 PM 2/18
      - kgup ASOS.

... Quay County...
   Tucumcari 7 ENE 47 107 PM 2/18
      - ktcc ASOS.
   Endee 2 SW 42 1239 PM 2/18

... San Miguel County...
   Las Vegas 6 NE 55 239 PM 2/18
      - klvs ASOS.
   Lower Colonias 5 E 39 1214 PM 2/18
      - Pecos RAWS.

... Socorro County...
   Bosque del Apache Refuge 11 se 40 235 PM 2/18

... Taos County...
   Red River 8 SSW 62 944 PM 2/18
      - kachina peak at Taos ski area.
   Arroyo Hondo 5 S 40 139 PM 2/18
      - kskx AWOS.

... Torrance County...
   Clines Corners 1 SSE 61 609 PM 2/18
      - kcqc ASOS.
   Moriarty 3 ESE 41 515 PM 2/18
      - k0e0 AWOS.

... Union County...
   Sedan 5 NNE 49 518 PM 2/18
   Clayton 2 ENE 43 306 PM 2/18
      - kcao ASOS.

Preliminary sustained wind reports across north and central New
Mexico for the last 26 hours.

... County... wind speed time/date of
   location /mph/ measurement

... Colfax County...
   Angel Fire 2 NNW 40 215 PM 2/18
      - kaxx AWOS.
   Raton crews Airport 37 1153 am 2/18
      - krtn ASOS.

... Curry County...
   Cannon AFB 1 N 31 1258 PM 2/18
      - kcvs ASOS.

... Lincoln County...
   Nogal 5 NW 36 240 PM 2/18
   Ruidoso 1 NNW 32 1100 am 2/18
      - smokey bear RAWS.

... Quay County...
   Tucumcari 7 ENE 38 253 PM 2/18
      - ktcc ASOS.

... San Miguel County...
   Las Vegas 6 NE 32 1253 PM 2/18
      - klvs ASOS.

... Torrance County...
   Moriarty 3 ESE 36 515 PM 2/18
      - k0e0 AWOS.
   Clines Corners 1 SSE 35 1153 am 2/18
      - kcqc ASOS.

... Union County...
   Sedan 5 NNE 37 508 PM 2/18


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