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New Mexico, West Slopes Sacramento Mountains Below 7500 Feet

Winter Storm Watch

Statement as of 12:42 PM MST on January 28, 2015

Expires 2:00 AM EST on February 01, 2015


... Winter Storm Watch in effect from late Thursday night through
Saturday evening...

The National Weather Service in El Paso TX/Santa Teresa has
issued a Winter Storm Watch... which is in effect from late
Thursday night through Saturday evening.

* Snow accumulation: 8 to 12 inches or more over higher
elevations and along eastern slopes. 3 to 6 inches over lower
western and southern slopes.

* Timing: snow is expected to begin Thursday evening and end as
late as overnight Saturday.

* Impact: heavy wet snow will accumulate at higher
elevations... making travel difficult over mountain passes. Heavy
snows could compromise the structural integrity of some
rooftops. Dangerously reduced visibilities also possible in
heavy snow. As snow levels fall... roads at high elevations will
become icy and snow packed.

* Winds: east 10 to 20 mph.

* Snow levels: moderate to heavy snow showers will initially begin
above 7000 feet Thursday night... falling as low as 5000
beginning later Friday evening.


Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A Winter Storm Watch means there is a potential for significant
snow... sleet... or ice accumulations that may impact travel.
Continue to monitor the latest forecasts.




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Alaska - Winter Weather Advisory , Winter Storm Warning , Wind Chill Advisory
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Colorado - Winter Storm Watch , Record Report , Public Information Statement
Connecticut - Record Report
Florida - Flood Warning , Frost Advisory , Freeze Warning
Georgia - Flood Warning
Hawaii - High Surf Advisory
Idaho - Freezing Fog Advisory , Air Quality Alert , Record Report
Illinois - Flood Advisory
Indiana - Freezing Rain Advisory , Special Statement
Iowa - Wind Advisory , Record Report
Kansas - Wind Advisory , Record Report
Kentucky - Special Statement
Louisiana - Flood Warning , Dense Fog Advisory
Maine - Winter Storm Warning , Record Report
Maryland - Winter Weather Advisory
Massachusetts - Winter Weather Advisory , Record Report
Michigan - Freezing Rain Advisory , Winter Weather Advisory , Special Statement
Minnesota - Wind Advisory , Freezing Rain Advisory , Special Statement , Record Report
Missouri - Record Report
Montana - Areal Flood Advisory , Record Report
Nebraska - Areal Flood Warning , Areal Flood Advisory , Wind Advisory , Record Report
New Hampshire - Winter Weather Advisory , Record Report
New Mexico - Winter Storm Watch , Record Report
New York - Winter Weather Advisory , Public Information Statement
North Carolina - Flood Warning
North Dakota - Special Statement , Record Report
Ohio - Freezing Rain Advisory , Winter Weather Advisory , Special Statement
Oklahoma - Lake Wind Advisory , Record Report
Oregon - Air Stagnation Advisory , Record Report
Pennsylvania - Winter Weather Advisory , Public Information Statement
Rhode Island - Record Report
South Dakota - Wind Advisory
Texas - Flood Warning , High Wind Warning , Lake Wind Advisory , Dense Fog Advisory , Record Report
Utah - Record Report
Vermont - Winter Weather Advisory
Virginia - Winter Weather Advisory
West Virginia - Winter Weather Advisory
Wisconsin - Freezing Rain Advisory
Wyoming - Special Statement , Record Report
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