Thanksgiving winter storm in New Mexico

                A winter storm is coming toward New Mexico just 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 Chavez, Cary, De Baca, Guadalupe, Lea, Eddy, Quay, and Lincoln counties through 5 p.m. Friday.  Winter weather alert for parts of Bernalillo, Torrance, San Miguel, and Santa Fe counties until 11:00 p.m. Thursday.  Wind Alert 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. Thursday, time, Thursday night, snow will continue to expand Thursday night into areas South of Interstate 40. The effects of travel will begin to be felt at this time as temperatures begin to drop and snow begins to accumulate in East Central and Southeast New Mexico, and snow will continue overnight and will begin to accumulate in East Central and Southeast New Mexico.  Friday.  Heavy snow is expected to form and expand in the area throughout the day.  Heavy snow will remain south of Roswell.  However, areas around Roswell could still see a few inches of snow.  A Winter Storm Warning continues for southeastern New Mexico through Friday night and into Saturday.  Eastern and southeastern New Mexico will see the biggest impacts of this winter storm.  In areas that experience a winter storm, the warning will be the greatest impacts on roads.  Roads, bridges, and flyovers are likely to become covered in snow and ice.  Road visibility may be reduced to less than a quarter of a mile due to heavy snow at times.  Travel is expected to become difficult in eastern central and southeastern New Mexico.  Officials say road closures may be possible.  For areas subject to winter weather advisories, roads are expected to become heavily snow-packed and icy.  This includes Highway 40 through the Tijeras Valley through the corners of Clines.  Winds are also expected in parts of New Mexico, with gusts of up to 55 mph in areas that are under a wind advisory.  Snow Amounts Snow amounts will be greater in eastern central and southeastern New Mexico on Thursday and Friday.  Those under a winter storm warning can expect to see 4 to 8 inches of snow through Friday.  Larger amounts of snow are possible in dense snowpacks.  Some locations could see nearly a foot of snow in those heavy bands developing. 
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                                                            <p>A winter storm is coming toward New Mexico just in time for Thanksgiving. 

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

Watches and warnings

A Winter Storm Warning was issued for Chavez, Cary, de Baca, Guadalupe, Lea, Eddy, Quay and Lincoln counties until 5 p.m. Friday.

Winter weather alert for parts of Bernalillo, Torrance, San Miguel, and Santa Fe counties until 11:00 p.m. Thursday.

A Wind Alert is 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. Thursday.

timing

Thursday night

Snow will continue to fall Thursday night in areas south of Interstate 40. The effects of travel will begin to be felt around this time as temperatures begin to drop and snow begins to fall in east central and southeastern New Mexico.

Snow will continue to fall overnight and will begin accumulating in eastern central and southeastern New Mexico.

Friday

Snow continues to fall in southeastern New Mexico on Friday. Heavy snow is expected to form and expand in the area throughout the day. Heavy snow will remain south of Roswell. However, areas around Roswell could still see a few inches of snow.

A Winter Storm Warning continues for southeastern New Mexico through Friday night and into Saturday.

influences

Eastern and southeastern New Mexico will see the biggest impacts from this winter storm.

In areas that experience a winter storm, the warning will be the greatest impacts on roads.

Roads, bridges, and flyovers are likely to become covered in snow and ice. Road visibility may be reduced to less than a quarter of a mile due to heavy snow at times.

Travel is expected to become difficult in eastern central and southeastern New Mexico.

Officials say road closures may be possible.

For areas subject to winter weather advisories, roads are expected to become heavily snow-packed and icy. This includes Highway 40 through the Tijeras Valley through the corners of Clines.

Winds are also expected in parts of New Mexico, with gusts of up to 55 mph in areas that are under a wind advisory.

snow loads

Snow amounts will be heaviest in eastern central and southeastern New Mexico on Thursday and Friday.

Those under a winter storm warning can expect to see 4 to 8 inches of snow through Friday. Larger amounts of snow are possible in dense snowpacks. Some locations could see nearly a foot of snow in those heavy bands developing.

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