Tomorrow is forecast to be Much Cooler than today.
Nowcast as of 3:55 PM MST on March 7, 2014
Through 6 PM...light rain showers and high elevation snow will continue increasing over the Sangre de Cristo Mountains and portions of northeast New Mexico. Rain amounts through 6 PM will average only a few hundredths of an inch with the stronger activity. Snowfall of a dusting to one half inch is possible above 9000 feet. A rumble of thunder and erratic wind gusts up to 50 mph are also possible. A few favored areas include Raton Pass and Raton...Sugarite Canyon... Vermejo Park to Red River...and around Mora.
Forecast for West Slopes Sangre de Cristo Mountains
Updated: 3:07 PM MST on March 7, 2014
Winter Storm Warning in effect until noon MST Saturday...
Breezy. Widespread rain and snow showers in the evening... then widespread snow showers after midnight. Snow accumulation around 1 inch...except 5 to 7 inches above 7500 feet. Lows in the 20s to lower 30s. North winds 15 to 25 mph becoming east 10 to 15 mph after midnight.
Mostly cloudy. Scattered snow showers in the morning... then scattered rain and snow showers in the afternoon. Snow accumulation 1 or 2 inches. Total snow accumulation 1 or 2 inches... except as much as 7 to 11 inches above 7500 feet. Highs in the 30s to mid 40s. Northeast winds 10 to 15 mph.
... Winter Storm Warning remains in effect from 6 PM this evening to noon MST Saturday...
A Winter Storm Warning for heavy snow remains in effect from 6 PM this evening to noon MST Saturday.
* Snow accumulations... 5 to 10 inches. Locally higher amounts possible along the east slopes and over the high peaks.
* Timing... rain and High Mountain snow continuing this evening will change to all snow and increase in intensity overnight. Snow will gradually taper off Saturday.
* Winds... west to northwest 10 to 20 mph this evening shifting to the northeast by midnight.
* Snow levels... near or above 8500 feet lowering to all locations overnight and Saturday.
* Local impacts... visibilities may be locally reduced in snow. Travel may be impacted especially over the high passes such as bobcat and Palo flechado passes.
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.
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