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URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE EL PASO TX/SANTA TERESA NM  
1114 PM MDT MON OCT 30 2017  
 
...A QUICK TASTE OF WINTER POSSIBLE FOR PARTS OF THE SACRAMENTO  
MOUNTAINS EARLY TUESDAY MORNING...  
 
.A FAST-MOVING UPPER LEVEL DISTURBANCE WILL INTERACT WITH A  
BACK DOOR COLD FRONT AND BRING A PERIOD OF LIGHT PRECIPITATION TO  
MUCH OF SOUTHERN NEW MEXICO LATE TONIGHT INTO EARLY TUESDAY  
MORNING. TEMPERATURE PROFILES ARE COLD ENOUGH FOR SNOW OVER THE  
HIGHER ELEVATIONS OF THE SACRAMENTO MOUNTAINS ABOVE 8,000 FEET,  
AND ALSO IN THE LOWER ELEVATIONS ALONG THE EAST SLOPES DOWN TO  
AROUND 6,000 FEET, WHERE COLDER AIR IS DAMMED UP AGAINST THE  
HIGHER TERRAIN. A WARMER AIRMASS ALONG THE WEST SLOPES OF THE  
SACRAMENTOS SHOULD KEEP PRECIPITATION MOSTLY IN THE FORM OF RAIN  
IN THAT AREA. PRECIPITATION SHOULD MOVE THROUGH THE SACRAMENTO  
MOUNTAINS BETWEEN 3 AM AND 8 AM, WITH A FEW SHOWERS LINGERING TO  
AROUND 10 AM. SNOW MAY ACCUMULATE 1 TO 2 INCHES ON GRASSY  
SURFACES, WITH MOST ROADS SEEING WET TO SLUSHY CONDITIONS.  
NORMALLY THIS AMOUNT OF SNOW WOULD NOT PROMPT AN ADVISORY, BUT IT  
IS BEING ISSUED AS IT IS LIKELY TO BE THE FIRST SNOW OF THE  
SEASON.  
 
NMZ415-416-311500-  
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SACRAMENTO MOUNTAINS ABOVE 7500 FEET-  
EAST SLOPES SACRAMENTO MOUNTAINS BELOW 7500 FEET-  
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF CLOUDCROFT, MAYHILL, AND SACRAMENTO  
1114 PM MDT MON OCT 30 2017  
 
...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 3 AM TO 10 AM MDT  
TUESDAY...  
 
* WHAT...RAIN AND SNOW EXPECTED. PLAN ON SLIPPERY ROAD CONDITIONS,  
INCLUDING DURING THE MORNING COMMUTE ON TUESDAY. MAXIMUM SNOW  
ACCUMULATIONS OF 1 TO 2 INCHES ARE EXPECTED, MOSTLY ON GRASSY  
SURFACES. ROADS CONDITIONS WILL RANGE FROM WET TO SLUSHY.  
 
* WHERE...SACRAMENTO MOUNTAINS ABOVE 7500 FEET AND THE EAST SLOPES  
OF SACRAMENTO MOUNTAINS DOWN TO 6000 FEET. THE WEST SLOPES WILL  
SEE MOSTLY RAIN.  
 
* WHEN...3 AM TUESDAY TO 10 AM TUESDAY.  
 
* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...RAIN WILL MIX WITH AND CHANGE OVER TO SNOW  
FOR A FEW HOURS TUESDAY MORNING. LOOK FOR REDUCED VISIBILITIES  
AT TIMES.  
 
PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...  
 
A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SNOW MEANS PERIODS OF SNOW WILL  
CAUSE PRIMARILY TRAVEL DIFFICULTIES. USE CAUTION WHILE DRIVING.  
THE LATEST ROAD CONDITIONS CAN BE FOUND AT NMROADS.COM.  
 

 
 

 
 
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