Mostly light rain and snow will continue across central New Mexico through the overnight hours. There may be a bit of freezing drizzle as well. Roads impacted will include Interstate 25 from La Bajada Hill to the Colorado border and Highway 285 from Clines Corners to the Colorado border. Expect 1 to maybe 2 inches of additional snow accumulation...under 1 inch below 7000 feet. In addition to the snow...areas of fog will reduce visibilities below a half mile at times along the east slopes of the Central Mountain chain...including places like Raton...Las Vegas and Clines Corners. For the latest Road conditions visit N M roads dot com or dial 5 1 1.
Forecast for West Slopes Sangre de Cristo Mountains
Updated: 3:45 PM MST on January 30, 2015
Winter Storm Warning in effect until 5 PM MST Saturday...
Snow. Snow accumulation 2 to 4 inches. Lows in the 20s. South winds 10 to 20 mph shifting to the southwest 10 to 15 mph after midnight.
Snow in the morning...then rain and snow in the afternoon. Snow accumulation around 1 inch...except 1 to 3 inches above 7500 feet. Highs in the 30s. West winds 10 to 15 mph.
... Winter Storm Warning remains in effect until 5 PM MST Saturday...
A Winter Storm Warning for heavy snow remains in effect until 5 PM MST Saturday.
* Snow accumulations... expect additional snowfall accumulations between 1 to 3 inches below 7500 feet and 3 to 6 inches above 7500 feet. Locally higher amounts will be possible mainly on south and southwest facing slopes.
* Timing... snow will continue off and on through Saturday.
* Winds... no significant winds are expected with this storm system.
* Snow levels... snow levels will generally fluctuate between 6000 to 6500 feet through tonight and gradually rise above 7000 feet on Saturday.
* Local impacts... heavy wet snow will make roads snow packed and icy. Some roads may become impassable.
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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