... Winter Storm Warning remains in effect until 11 PM MST this
A Winter Storm Warning for heavy snow remains in effect until 11
PM MST this evening.
* Snow accumulations... 5 to 10 inches for the higher terrain of
northern New Mexico as well as the Sandia and Manzano Mountains
and much of Torrance County. 3 to 5 inches for the upper Rio
Grande Valley... the south Central Highlands and much of the
northeast plains. Locally higher amounts are possible.
* Timing... snow will continue to increase this morning then
continue through this evening before tapering off early Friday
morning. Peak snowfall rates are expected between 6 am and 6 PM
* Winds... widespread significant winds are not expected. However
even light winds combined with bitter cold temperatures will
create some blowing and drifting snowfall.
* Snow levels... temperatures will be cold enough for snow at all
* Local impacts... snow will reduce visibility and significantly
impact travel. This includes Interstate 40 between Tijeras and
the Texas state line... as well as Interstate 25 between Glorieta
Pass and Raton.
A Winter Storm Warning for heavy snow means severe winter weather
conditions are expected or occurring. Significant amounts of snow
are forecast that will make travel dangerous. Only travel in an
emergency. If you must travel... keep an extra flashlight... food...
and water in your vehicle in case of an emergency.