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winter weather alert 0218 19 2019Upper Gila River Valley-Southern Gila Highlands/Black Range-
Southern Gila Foothills/Mimbres Valley-
Southwest Desert/Lower Gila River Valley-Lowlands of the Bootheel-
Uplands of the Bootheel-Southwest Desert/Mimbres Basin-
Eastern Black Range Foothills-Sierra County Lakes-
Northern Dona Ana County-Southern Dona Ana County/Mesilla Valley-
Central Tularosa Basin-Southern Tularosa Basin-
West Slopes Sacramento Mountains Below 7500 Feet-
Sacramento Mountains Above 7500 Feet-
East Slopes Sacramento Mountains Below 7500 Feet-Otero Mesa-
Western El Paso County-Eastern/Central El Paso County-
Northern Hudspeth Highlands/Hueco Mountains-Salt Basin-
Southern Hudspeth Highlands-
Rio Grande Valley of Eastern El Paso/Western Hudspeth Counties-


Rio Grande Valley of Eastern Hudspeth County-
Including the cities of Cliff, Buckhorn, Gila Hot Springs,
Mule Creek, Silver City, Lake Roberts, Kingston, Fort Bayard,
Mimbres, Hurley, Faywood, Grant County Airport, Lordsburg,
Red Rock, Virden, Antelope Wells, Animas, Hachita, Cloverdale,
Deming, Columbus, Hillsboro, Winston, Truth Or Consequences,
Derry, Spaceport, Garfield, Hatch, Radium Springs, Las Cruces,
Vado, Sunland Park, Alamogordo, Tularosa, White Sands Monument,
Chaparral, Orogrande, White Sands Range Headquarters, Mescalero,
Timberon, Mountain Park, Cloudcroft, Sunspot, Apache Summit,
Mayhill, Pinon, Sacramento, Crow Flats, Downtown El Paso,
West El Paso, Upper Valley, East and Northeast El Paso, Socorro,
Fort Bliss, Hueco Tanks, Loma Linda, Cornudas, Dell City,
Salt Flat, Sierra Blanca, Fabens, Fort Hancock, Tornillo,
and Indian Hot Springs
234 PM MST Mon Feb 18 2019

...WINTER WEATHER WILL RETURN TO SOUTHERN NEW MEXICO AND WEST
TEXAS TONIGHT AND TUESDAY...

Rain and snow will develop across mainly western and high
mountain portions of New Mexico tonight with the rain and snow
spreading further east over much of southern New Mexico and west
Texas Tuesday morning. Up to 3 inches of snow may fall over a few
areas of the Gila Wilderness mountains and the Sacramento
Mountains late tonight and Tuesday morning. Rain or snow will also
fall across much of the lower elevations with up to an inch of
snow expected over a few lowland locations.

The snow or the rain and snow mixture will cause hazardous
driving conditions due to slippery roads and low visibility,
especially during the Tuesday morning rush hour traffic. It will
also be much colder Tuesday with temperatures falling to around 20
degrees below normal.

The winter weather will be caused by a deep upper level
disturbance and associated cold front moving across the southern
Rocky Mountains.

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