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Winter Weather on Tap for Parts of the SouthWest

21 Jan 2015, 2:53 pm

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Potent Winter Storm impacting New Mexico, West Texas, Colorado, and Oklahoma through Thursday

All the right atmospheric ingredients are combining to produce a decent amount of snow accumulation for the Southern Rockies of Colorado and Northern New Mexico ongoing Wednesday through Thursday. New Mexico is bracing for snow totals between 3-7 inches over the next 36 hours and possibly pushing near a foot in some locations towards Raton in Northeastern New Mexico. Even the High Plains of West Texas could end up with several inches of snow as a series of upper level disturbances join forces, yielding an enhanced weather scenario to play out over the region beginning Wednesday night through Thursday.

Depicted below is a look at Winter Weather Alerts for the region. Winter Storm Warnings (in pink) for areas expecting heavier accumulations of snow through Thursday night. Winter Weather Advisories (in purple) for more moderate accumulations, along with a Winter Storm Watch (in blue) for Lubbock and regions farther south into Midland, Texas beginning Wednesday night through Thursday night as well. The Winter Storm Watch for the South Plains should be monitored over the next several hours as this alert could get upgraded as this system continues to materialize across the panhandle of Texas.
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By Friday, high pressure builds in from the North and West bringing us back to more calm and stable conditions heading into the weekend.

WeatherNation has complete coverage on-air and online as this winter storm unfolds. Stay with us for the latest information and updates.

Meteorologist Merry Matthews

 

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