Southern Gila Foothills/Mimbres Valley Severe Watches & Warnings NOAA Weather Radio

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Winter Storm Watch
Issued: 12:46 PM MST Feb. 20, 2019 – National Weather Service

... Winter Storm Watch in effect from Thursday evening through
Friday evening...

* what... heavy snow possible. Travel will be very difficult to
impossible, including during the morning commute on Friday.
Total snow accumulations of 12 to 18 inches are expected over
higher mountain areas above 7000 feet with 6 to 12 inches for
areas between 5500 and 7000 feet. Up to 4 inches may fall
across the lower elevations.

* Where... upper Gila River valley, southern Gila Highlands/Black
Range, southern Gila foothills/Mimbres valley and eastern
Black Range foothills.

* When... from Thursday evening through Friday evening.

* Additional details... the heavy snows will cause dangerous
driving conditions due to snow covered roads and areas of
low visibility less than a half mile. Some Road closures may be

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A Winter Storm Watch means there is potential for significant
snow that may impact travel. Continue to monitor the latest


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