winter weather advisory 022219Southwest Desert/Lower Gila River Valley-Lowlands of the Bootheel-
Including the cities of Lordsburg, Antelope Wells, Animas,
and Hachita
230 PM MST Thu Feb 21 2019

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 10 AM FRIDAY TO
MIDNIGHT MST FRIDAY NIGHT...

* WHAT...Snow expected. Plan on difficult travel conditions,
including during the evening commute on Friday. Total snow
accumulations of 1 to 3 inches, with localized amounts up to 4
inches, are expected.

* WHERE...The lowlands of southwestern New Mexico, at elevations
below 6,000 feet, including Lordsburg, Animas, and Antelope
Wells. This includes portions of Interstate 10 west of Deming
and through Lordsburg, U.S. Highway 70 heading Northwest out of
Lordsburg, and New Mexico Highway 90 between Lordsburg and
Silver City, along with other roads.

* WHEN...10 AM Friday to midnight Friday night. The heaviest
snowfall rates will occur Friday between 1 PM and 5 PM.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Precipitation will start off as rain late
tonight into Friday morning, but will quickly change to snow as
a strong cold front pushes through the area before Noon. Gusty
winds will cause considerable blowing and drifting of snow, and
will produce near-whiteout conditions at times.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Winter Weather Advisory for snow means periods of snow will
cause primarily travel difficulties. Be prepared for snow covered
roads and limited visibilities, and use caution while driving.

The latest road conditions for New Mexico can be found online at
NMroads.com, or by calling 5-1-1 from within the state.