Southern Sangre de Cristos above 9500 feet Severe Watches & Warnings NOAA Weather Radio

Watches & Warnings

Winter Storm Warning
Issued: 10:27 AM MST Feb. 22, 2019 – National Weather Service

... Winter Storm Warning remains in effect until 5 am MST
Saturday...

* what... heavy snow. Total snow accumulations of 3 to 6 inches in
the upper Rio Grande Valley with 6 to 12 inches in the
mountains. Locally higher amounts possible on west facing slopes
and high peaks. Winds gusting around 40 mph will cause areas of
blowing and drifting snow.

* Where... west slopes Sangre de Cristo Mountains, northern
Sangre de Cristos above 9500 feet including Red River,
southern Sangre de Cristos above 9500 feet and upper Rio
Grande Valley.

* When... through 5 am MST Saturday.

* Additional details... travel will be very difficult to
impossible on roadways. Periods of very low visibility are
likely in falling and blowing snow.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A Winter Storm Warning for snow means severe winter weather
conditions will make travel very hazardous or impossible. If you
must travel, keep an extra flashlight, food and water in your
vehicle in case of an emergency.

The latest Road conditions for New Mexico can be obtained by
calling 5 1 1 or 1-800-432-4269.





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