549  
WWUS44 KEPZ 242233  
WSWEPZ  
 
URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE EL PASO TX/SANTA TERESA NM  
333 PM MST TUE FEB 24 2015  
   
..A QUICK SHOT OF WINTRY WEATHER FOR THE SACRAMENTO MOUNTAINS
 
 
.A FAST MOVING PACIFIC COLD FRONT AND ASSOCIATED UPPER LEVEL  
DISTURBANCE WILL SWEEP ACROSS SOUTHERN NEW MEXICO THIS AFTERNOON  
AND EVENING. SNOW LEVELS WILL DROP TO BETWEEN 5000 AND 6000 FEET  
AS THE FRONT PUSHES THROUGH. SNOW IS ALREADY FALLING IN THE GILA  
REGION... WHERE SUB-ADVISORY AMOUNTS OF 1 TO 3 INCHES ARE  
EXPECTED. THE SACRAMENTO MOUNTAINS MAY SEE PRECIPITATION LAST A  
LITTLE LONGER...AND 3 TO 4 INCHES IS POSSIBLE ABOVE 7500 FEET.  
 
NMZ415-250700-  
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SACRAMENTO MOUNTAINS ABOVE 7500 FEET-  
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...CLOUDCROFT...SUNSPOT...APACHE SUMMIT  
333 PM MST TUE FEB 24 2015  
 
...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 3 AM MST  
WEDNESDAY...  
 
A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 3 AM MST  
WEDNESDAY.  
 
* TIMING: PRECIPITATION MAY BEGIN AS RAIN AROUND SUNSET THIS  
EVENING BUT WILL QUICKLY CHANGE TO SNOW AS SNOW LEVELS DROP TO  
AROUND 6000 FEET. THIS WILL BE A FAST MOVING SYSTEM...AND  
PRECIPITATION WILL TAPER OFF QUICKLY DURING THE PRE-DAWN  
HOURS.  
 
* SNOWFALL AMOUNTS: STORM TOTAL SNOWFALL WILL GENERALLY BE 2 TO  
4 INCHES ABOVE 7500 FEET...WITH LOCALIZED AREAS OF 3 TO 5  
INCHES ABOVE 9000 FEET. LESSER AMOUNTS ARE EXPECTED IN THE  
LOWER ELEVATIONS OF THE SACRAMENTOS.  
 
* IMPACT: ROADS WILL BECOME SLIPPERY THIS EVENING...THEN ICY AS  
TEMPERATURES QUICKLY DROP INTO THE 20S LATER TONIGHT.  
 
* WINDS: WINDS WILL SHIFT TO THE NORTHWEST AROUND 15 MPH BEHIND  
THE FRONT WITH A FEW GUSTS TO 25 MPH.  
 
PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...  
 
A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY MEANS THAT PERIODS OF SNOW...SLEET...OR  
FREEZING RAIN WILL CAUSE TRAVEL DIFFICULTIES. BE PREPARED FOR  
SLIPPERY ROADS AND LIMITED VISIBILITIES...AND USE CAUTION WHILE  
DRIVING.  
 

 
 

 
 
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