Winter storm warning issued for parts of New Mexico. Here's what you need to know. - KOAT New Mexico



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A winter storm is coming toward New Mexico in time for Thanksgiving. Here's what you need to know as the storm approaches. Watches and WarningsA winter storm warning has been issued for Chaves, Curry, De Baca, Guadalupe, Lea, Eddy, Quay and Lincoln Counties until 5 p.m. on Friday. A winter weather advisory for parts of Bernalillo, Torrance, San Miguel, and Santa Fe Counties until 11:00 p.m. Thursday night. A wind advisory in effect for Curry County, Quay County, Roosevelt County, Eastern San Miguel County, Far Northeast Highlands, Harding County, and Union County until 5 p.m. on ThursdayTiming Thursday morningSnow will begin to form in the Sangre de Cristo mountains and in areas near the Raton Pass early Thursday morning. Thursday afternoonSnow will expand in coverage throughout the day on Thursday. impacting areas along Interstate 40 from Edgewood east toward the Texas state line. Thursday nightSnow will continue to expand on Thursday night to areas south of Interstate 40. Travel impacts will begin to be felt at this time as temperatures start to fall and snow begins to accumulate in east central and southeast New Mexico.FridaySnow continues in eastern and southeast New Mexico on Friday. Heavy snow is expected in some areas of southeast New Mexico leading to issues on roadways. ImpactsEastern and southeast New Mexico will see the greatest impacts from this winter storm. In the areas under a winter storm warning the greatest impacts will be on roadways. Roads, bridges and overpasses will likely become slick with snow and ice. Visibilities on roadways may drop to less than a quarter of a mile due to heavy snow at times. Travel is expected to become difficult in east central and southeast New Mexico. Officials say road closures could be possible. For areas under a winter weather advisory, roads are expected to become snow packed and icy. This includes Interstate 40 through Tijeras Canyon through Clines Corners. Wind is also expected in parts of New Mexico, gusting as high as 55 miles per hour in areas under a wind advisory. Snow amountsSnow amounts will be greatest over east central and southeast New Mexico on Thursday and Friday. Those under a winter storm warning can expect to see between 4 to 8 inches of snow through Friday. Higher snow amounts around a foot could be seen in parts of Lincoln and Chaves counties.

A winter storm is coming toward New Mexico in time for Thanksgiving.

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

Watches and Warnings

A winter storm warning has been issued for Chaves, Curry, De Baca, Guadalupe, Lea, Eddy, Quay and Lincoln Counties until 5 p.m. on Friday.

A winter weather advisory for parts of Bernalillo, Torrance, San Miguel, and Santa Fe Counties until 11:00 p.m. Thursday night.

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

Timing

Thursday morning

Snow will begin to form in the Sangre de Cristo mountains and in areas near the Raton Pass early Thursday morning.

Thursday afternoon

Snow will expand in coverage throughout the day on Thursday. impacting areas along Interstate 40 from Edgewood east toward the Texas state line.

Thursday night

Snow will continue to expand on Thursday night to areas south of Interstate 40. Travel impacts will begin to be felt at this time as temperatures start to fall and snow begins to accumulate in east central and southeast New Mexico.

Friday

Snow continues in eastern and southeast New Mexico on Friday. Heavy snow is expected in some areas of southeast New Mexico leading to issues on roadways.

Impacts

Eastern and southeast New Mexico will see the greatest impacts from this winter storm.

In the areas under a winter storm warning the greatest impacts will be on roadways.

Roads, bridges and overpasses will likely become slick with snow and ice. Visibilities on roadways may drop to less than a quarter of a mile due to heavy snow at times.

Travel is expected to become difficult in east central and southeast New Mexico.

Officials say road closures could be possible.

For areas under a winter weather advisory, roads are expected to become snow packed and icy. This includes Interstate 40 through Tijeras Canyon through Clines Corners.

Wind is also expected in parts of New Mexico, gusting as high as 55 miles per hour in areas under a wind advisory.

Snow amounts

Snow amounts will be greatest over east central and southeast New Mexico on Thursday and Friday.

Those under a winter storm warning can expect to see between 4 to 8 inches of snow through Friday. Higher snow amounts around a foot could be seen in parts of Lincoln and Chaves counties.

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