Western El Paso County
Alerts in Effect
Winter Weather AdvisoryIssued at 15:33 Monday 26 October 2020
...Early Season Winter Storm to Bring a Snow Accumulations and a
Mix of Wintry Precipitation ...
.A strong upper low moving into Arizona and New Mexico will
combine with a polar cold front moving in from the northeast to
bring a chance of wintry precipitation Monday night through
Wednesday morning to portions of Grant, Sierra, Dona Ana and
Otero Counties in New Mexico as well as northern Hudspeth County
in far west Texas. Rain showers will transition to freezing rain
and sleet with snow accumulations beginning early Tuesday morning
as temperatures fall below freezing. Lowland accumulations of
1-3" are likely, along with 4+" over mountains. Snow chances will
gradually taper off by Wednesday morning.
* WHAT...Mixed precipitation and snow accumulations expected.
Overnight freezing rain transitioning into snow showers by
Tuesday morning. Total snowfall of one inch, with overnight ice
accumulations of a light glaze. Winds gusting as high as 40
* WHERE...Portions of south central New Mexico and far west
* WHEN...From 6 PM this evening to 6 AM MDT Wednesday.
* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Slick and icy roadways will make travel
difficult on Tuesday. Ongoing snow showers may reduce
visibilities under a mile along U.S Highways 54 and 62..