581  
WWUS44 KEPZ 191311  
WSWEPZ  
 
URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE EL PASO TX/SANTA TERESA NM  
611 AM MST SUN FEB 19 2017  
 
...PACIFIC STORM SYSTEM TO BRING MORE SNOW TO THE HIGHER  
ELEVATIONS OF THE GILA REGION OF SOUTHWESTERN NEW MEXICO...  
 
.A PACIFIC STORM SYSTEM WILL SLOWLY MOVE ACROSS THE SOUTHWESTERN  
U.S. TODAY. MOISTURE AND INSTABILITY WITH THE STORM WILL BRING  
INCREASING PRECIPITATION COVERAGE TO THE SOUTHWESTERN MOUNTAINS OF  
NEW MEXICO TODAY. ELEVATIONS ABOVE 7500 FT COULD SEE SNOW  
ACCUMULATIONS OF 3 TO 6 INCHES WHILE ELEVATIONS BETWEEN 6500 FT  
AND 7500 FT COULD SEE 1 TO 3 INCHES. SNOW IS EXPECTED TO DIMINISH  
SUNDAY EVENING AND THE STORM SYSTEM WILL MOVE OUT OF THE REGION  
EARLY MONDAY TO END SNOW CHANCES.  
 
NMZ402-200000-  
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SOUTHERN GILA HIGHLANDS/BLACK RANGE-  
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF SILVER CITY, LAKE ROBERTS, KINGSTON,  
AND FORT BAYARD  
611 AM MST SUN FEB 19 2017  
 
...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 5 PM MST THIS  
AFTERNOON...  
 
* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...3 TO 6 INCHES OF SNOW ABOVE 7500 FT AND 1  
TO 3 INCHES OF SNOW BETWEEN 6500 FT AND 7500 FT. LOCATIONS  
BELOW 6500 FT MAY SEE A MIX OF SNOW AND RAIN WITH A DUSTING TO  
NEAR 1 INCH SNOW ACCUMULATION.  
 
* LOCAL IMPACTS...TRAVEL MAY BECOME DIFFICULT AS ROADS BECOME  
SNOW COVERED AND ICY. THE VISIBILITY MAY FALL BELOW A QUARTER  
MILE IN SNOW AND FOG.  
 
PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...  
 
A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY MEANS THAT PERIODS OF SNOW WILL CAUSE  
TRAVEL DIFFICULTIES. BE PREPARED FOR SLIPPERY ROADS AND LIMITED  
VISIBILITIES, AND USE CAUTION WHILE DRIVING.  

 
 

 
 
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