New Mexico Thanksgiving winter weather storm

A winter storm hits New Mexico just in time for Thanksgiving. Here’s what you need to know as the storm approaches. Clocks and Warnings A winter storm warning has been issued for Chaves, Curry, De Baca, Guadalupe, Lea, Eddy, Quay and Lincoln counties through 5 p.m. Friday. A winter weather advisory for portions of Bernalillo, Torrance, San Miguel and Santa Fe counties through 11:00 p.m. Thursday evening. A wind warning in effect for Curry County, Quay County, Roosevelt County, Eastern San Miguel County, Far Northeast Highlands, Harding County and Union County through 5 p.m. Thursday morning. Snow begins to form in the Sangre de Cristo mountains and in areas near Raton Pass early Thursday morning. Thursday AfternoonSnow will expand in coverage throughout the day on Thursday. Affecting areas along Interstate 40 from Edgewood east toward the Texas state line. Thursday eveningSnow will continue to spread to areas south of Interstate 40 Thursday evening. By that time, the impact on travel will be felt as temperatures begin to drop and snow begins to accumulate in east-central and southeast New Mexico.FridaySnow continues in east and southeast New Mexico on Friday. Heavy snowfall is expected in some areas of southeastern New Mexico, which will cause problems on the roads. Impact Eastern and southeastern New Mexico will see the greatest impact from this winter storm. In those areas where a winter storm warning is in place, the greatest impact will be on roads. Roads, bridges and overpasses are likely to become slippery with snow and ice. Road visibility can at times drop to less than a quarter mile due to heavy snowfall. Travel is expected to be difficult in East Central and Southeast New Mexico. Officials say road closures could be a possibility. For areas covered by a winter weather warning, roads are expected to become snowy and icy. This includes Interstate 40 through Tijeras Canyon through Clines Corners. Wind is also expected in parts of New Mexico, with gusts of up to 55mph in wind warning areas. Snow QuantitiesSnow quantities will be heaviest over east-central and southeast New Mexico on Thursday and Friday. Those under a winter storm warning can expect 4 to 8 inches of snow through Friday. Higher snow levels by a foot were seen in parts of Lincoln and Chaves counties.

A winter storm hits New Mexico just in time for Thanksgiving.

Here’s what you need to know as the storm approaches.

Clocks and Alerts

A winter storm warning was issued for Chaves, Curry, De Baca, Guadalupe, Lea, Eddy, Quay and Lincoln counties through 5 p.m. Friday.

A winter weather advisory for portions of Bernalillo, Torrance, San Miguel and Santa Fe counties through 11:00 p.m. Thursday evening.

A wind warning is in effect for Curry County, Quay County, Roosevelt County, Eastern San Miguel County, Far Northeast Highlands, Harding County and Union County through 5 p.m. Thursday

Timed coordination

Thursday morning

Snow begins to form in the Sangre de Cristo Mountains and areas near the Raton Pass early Thursday morning.

Thursday afternoon

Snow will take cover throughout the day on Thursday. Affecting areas along Interstate 40 from Edgewood east toward the Texas state line.

Thursday night

Snow will continue to extend to areas south of Interstate 40 Thursday night. At that point, the impact of travel will be felt as temperatures begin to drop and snow accumulates in east-central and southeast New Mexico.

Friday

Snow will continue in eastern and southeastern New Mexico on Friday. Heavy snowfall is expected in some areas of southeastern New Mexico, which will cause problems on the roads.

effects

Eastern and southeastern New Mexico will experience the greatest impact from this winter storm.

In those areas where a winter storm warning is in place, the greatest impact will be on roads.

Roads, bridges and overpasses are likely to become slippery with snow and ice. Road visibility can at times drop to less than a quarter mile due to heavy snowfall.

Travel is expected to be difficult in East Central and Southeast New Mexico.

Officials say road closures could be a possibility.

For areas covered by a winter weather warning, roads are expected to become snowy and icy. This includes Interstate 40 through Tijeras Canyon through Clines Corners.

Wind is also expected in parts of New Mexico, with gusts of up to 55mph in wind warning areas.

amounts of snow

Snow levels will be heaviest over east-central and southeast New Mexico on Thursday and Friday.

Those under a winter storm warning can expect 4 to 8 inches of snow through Friday. Higher snow levels by a foot were seen in parts of Lincoln and Chaves counties.

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