Winter storm impacting New Mexico today

A winter storm will be impacting many parts of northern and western New Mexico on Friday. Winter weather advisories and winter storm warnings have been issued for many areas. Here’s what you need to know. Winter storm warningA winter storm warning is been issued for parts of Colfax and Union counties near the Raton Pass for Friday. The National Weather Service says heavy snow is possible in these areas with accumulations of 4 to 8″ expected. There could be close to a foot of snow near the Colorado border. Winds in the area of ​​the winter storm warning are also expected to be strong , blowing close to 45 mph.Visibilities may fall to below a quarter of a mile due to falling and blowing snow.Travel could become difficult along I-25 and US Highway 64/87.The winter storm warning is in effect until 11 AM on Saturday.Winter weather advisoryA winter weather advisory is in effect for much of northern and western New Mexico until 11 pm Friday night.Areas under a winter weather advisory can expect snow and difficult travel conditions.1 to 4″ of snow is expected for areas below 8000 feet and 4 to 6″ of snow can be expected in areas above 8000′. Some areas of the Sangre de Cristo mountains could see 9″+ of snowfall. In western New Mexico, 1 to 3″ of snowfall can be expected in areas below 7500′ and 3 to 5″ of snow above 7500′. Winds gusting to 35 mph can also be expected. Be sure to download the KOAT App to receive customized alerts and track the weather for your location. You can watch our team coverage on the app, too.>> Check Live, Interactive Radar>> View Current Weather Conditions>> School Closings and Delays>> Download the KOAT App on iPhone>> Download the KOAT App on Android>> ” Like” KOAT on Facebook>> “Follow” KOAT on Twitter

A winter storm will be impacting many parts of northern and western New Mexico on Friday. Winter weather advisories and winter storm warnings have been issued for many areas.

Here’s what you need to know.

A winter storm warning is issued for parts of Colfax and Union counties near the Raton Pass for Friday.

The National Weather Service says heavy snow is possible in these areas with accumulations of 4 to 8″ expected. There could be close to a foot of snow near the Colorado border.

Winds in the area of ​​the winter storm warning are also expected to be strong, blowing close to 45 mph.

Visibilities may fall to below a quarter of a mile due to falling and blowing snow. Travel could become difficult along I-25 and US Highway 64/87.

The winter storm warning is in effect until 11 AM on Saturday.

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A winter weather advisory is in effect for much of northern and western New Mexico until 11 pm Friday night.

Areas under a winter weather advisory can expect snow and difficult travel conditions.

1 to 4″ of snow is expected for areas below 8000 feet and 4 to 6″ of snow can be expected in areas above 8000′. Some areas of the Sangre de Cristo mountains could see 9″+ of snowfall.

In western New Mexico, 1 to 3″ of snowfall can be expected in areas below 7500′ and 3 to 5″ of snow above 7500′. Winds gusting to 35 mph can also be expected.


Be sure to download the KOAT App to receive customized alerts and track the weather for your location. You can watch our team coverage on the app, too.

>> Check Live, Interactive Radar

>> View Current Weather Conditions

>> School Closings and Delays

>> Download the KOAT App on iPhone

>> Download the KOAT App on Android

>> “Like” KOAT on Facebook

>> “Follow” KOAT on Twitter

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