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SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ALBUQUERQUE NM
451 AM MST MON DEC 29 2014

NMZ501>540-292300-
ALBUQUERQUE METRO AREA-CENTRAL HIGHLANDS-CHAVES COUNTY PLAINS-
CHUSKA MOUNTAINS-CURRY COUNTY-DE BACA COUNTY-
EAST SLOPES SANGRE DE CRISTO MOUNTAINS-EASTERN LINCOLN COUNTY-
EASTERN SAN MIGUEL COUNTY-ESTANCIA VALLEY-FAR NORTHEAST HIGHLANDS-
FAR NORTHWEST HIGHLANDS-GUADALUPE COUNTY-HARDING COUNTY-
JEMEZ MOUNTAINS-LOWER CHAMA RIVER VALLEY-LOWER RIO GRANDE VALLEY-
NORTHEAST HIGHLANDS-
NORTHERN SANGRE DE CRISTOS ABOVE 9500 FEET/RED RIVER-
NORTHWEST HIGHLANDS-NORTHWEST PLATEAU-QUAY COUNTY-
RATON RIDGE/JOHNSON MESA-ROOSEVELT COUNTY-SAN FRANCISCO RIVER VALLEY-
SAN JUAN MOUNTAINS-SANDIA/MANZANO MOUNTAINS-SANTA FE METRO AREA-
SOUTH CENTRAL HIGHLANDS-SOUTH CENTRAL MOUNTAINS-
SOUTHERN SANGRE DE CRISTOS ABOVE 9500 FEET-SOUTHWEST CHAVES COUNTY-
SOUTHWEST MOUNTAINS-UNION COUNTY-UPPER RIO GRANDE VALLEY-
UPPER TULAROSA VALLEY-WEST CENTRAL HIGHLANDS-WEST CENTRAL MOUNTAINS-
WEST CENTRAL PLATEAU-WEST SLOPES SANGRE DE CRISTO MOUNTAINS-
451 AM MST MON DEC 29 2014

...ARCTIC AIR TO ARRIVE TONIGHT FOLLOWED BY A POTENTIAL WINTER STORM
AROUND THE NEW YEARS HOLIDAY...

TWO DISTINCT PERIODS OF WINTER WEATHER WILL IMPACT NORTHERN AND
CENTRAL NEW MEXICO DURING THIS WEEK. FIRST...A STRONG BACK DOOR
COLD FRONT WILL USHER ARCTIC AIR WITH SHARPLY COLDER TEMPERATURES AND
SOME LIGHT SNOW ACCUMULATION FROM THE CENTRAL MOUNTAIN CHAIN EASTWARD
LATE MONDAY THROUGH MID WEEK. ONCE THE COLD AIR IS IN PLACE...AN
UPPER LEVEL LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM WILL THEN CROSS FROM WEST TO EAST
WITH THE POTENTIAL FOR SIGNIFICANT SNOW ACCUMULATION OVER A BROAD
AREA STARTING NEW YEARS EVE AND CONTINUING THROUGH FRIDAY NIGHT.

THE ARCTIC AIRMASS WILL WORK ITS WAY OVER NEW MEXICO FROM THE
NORTHEAST LATE THIS AFTERNOON THROUGH TUESDAY MORNING. AFTER TODAY...
TEMPERATURES WILL NOT RISE ABOVE FREEZING AGAIN ACROSS THE
FAR NORTHEAST HIGHLANDS AND NORTHEAST PLAINS UNTIL AT LEAST THURSDAY
AFTERNOON. PLACES LIKE TUCUMCARI...CLOVIS AND ROSWELL WILL DROP BELOW
FREEZING TONIGHT UNTIL THURSDAY. THE COLDEST READINGS ACROSS
EASTERN AREAS ARE EXPECTED TUESDAY...WHEN TEMPERATURES IN THE AREA
FROM RATON TO CLAYTON MAY NOT RISE OUT OF THE SINGLE DIGITS. THE BACK
DOOR COLD FRONT WILL PUSH THROUGH GAPS IN THE CENTRAL MOUNTAIN CHAIN
WITH A BRISK EAST CANYON WIND IN THE CENTRAL VALLEY LATE TONIGHT
THROUGH AT LEAST TUESDAY NIGHT.

ACCOMPANYING THE COLD TEMPERATURES WILL BE EASTERLY UPSLOPE SNOW.
A COUPLE INCHES OF SNOW ACCUMULATION WILL BE POSSIBLE ACROSS THE
CENTRAL MOUNTAIN CHAIN AND MUCH OF THE EASTERN PLAINS TONIGHT
THROUGH WEDNESDAY. THOUGH SNOW AMOUNTS WILL BE SOMEWHAT LIGHT...THE
VERY COLD TEMPERATURES WILL ENABLE THE SNOW TO STICK AND COULD LEAD
TO SIGNIFICANT TRAVEL IMPACTS DUE TO SNOW PACKED AND ICY ROADS.
AS THE UPPER LEVEL LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM BEGINS TO HEAD TOWARD NEW
MEXICO...THE SNOW COULD CHANGE OVER TO SLEET AND FREEZING DRIZZLE
ACROSS PARTS OF THE EAST CENTRAL AND SOUTHEAST PLAINS NEAR
THE TEXAS BORDER WEDNESDAY THROUGH THURSDAY MORNING MAKING NEW YEARS
EVE TRAVEL TREACHEROUS.

A POTENT UPPER LEVEL LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM WILL CROSS SQUARELY OVER
NEW MEXICO FROM THE WEST AROUND THE NEW YEARS HOLIDAY.  SNOW SHOULD
DEVELOP OVER WESTERN AREAS NEW YEARS EVE...THEN INTENSIFY AND BECOME
WIDESPREAD OVER NORTHERN AND CENTRAL NEW MEXICO NEW YEARS DAY AND
NIGHT. LINGERING PRECIPITATION MAY CONTINUE TO WRAP AROUND THE SYSTEM
OVER NEW MEXICO AS IT SLOWLY EXITS EASTWARD FRIDAY AND FRIDAY NIGHT.

THOSE WITH TRAVEL OR OUTDOOR PLANS WILL WANT TO MONITOR THE LATEST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FORECAST ON OUR WEBSITE AT
WWW.WEATHER.GOV/ABQ OR FROM YOUR FAVORITE MEDIA OUTLET.

$$

SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MIDLAND/ODESSA TX
514 AM CST MON DEC 29 2014

NMZ027>029-033-034-TXZ045>048-050>053-057>063-067>070-074-075-
079>082-258-300000-
GUADALUPE MOUNTAINS OF EDDY COUNTY-EDDY COUNTY PLAINS-
NORTHERN LEA COUNTY-CENTRAL LEA COUNTY-SOUTHERN LEA COUNTY-GAINES-
DAWSON-BORDEN-SCURRY-ANDREWS-MARTIN-HOWARD-MITCHELL-
VAN HORN AND HIGHWAY 54 CORRIDOR-
REEVES COUNTY AND UPPER TRANS PECOS-LOVING-WINKLER-ECTOR-MIDLAND-
GLASSCOCK-WARD-CRANE-UPTON-REAGAN-DAVIS/APACHE MOUNTAINS AREA-
PECOS-PRESIDIO VALLEY-MARFA PLATEAU-BIG BEND AREA-TERRELL-
GUADALUPE MOUNTAINS-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...QUEEN...ARTESIA...CARLSBAD...
CARLSBAD CAVERNS NP...TATUM...HOBBS...LOVINGTON...EUNICE...JAL...
SEMINOLE...LAMESA...GAIL...SNYDER...ANDREWS...STANTON...
BIG SPRING...COLORADO CITY...VAN HORN...PECOS...MENTONE...
RED BLUFF LAKE...KERMIT...ODESSA...MIDLAND...GARDEN CITY...
MONAHANS...CRANE...MCCAMEY...RANKIN...BIG LAKE...ALPINE...
FORT DAVIS...FORT STOCKTON...PRESIDIO...MARFA...BIG BEND NP...
MARATHON...SANDERSON...GUADALUPE MOUNTAINS NP...PINE SPRINGS
514 AM CST MON DEC 29 2014 /414 AM MST MON DEC 29 2014/

...WINTRY CONDITIONS TO RETURN TUESDAY...

AFTER A MILD DAY TODAY ACROSS WEST TEXAS AND SOUTHEAST NEW MEXICO
WITH TEMPERATURES IN THE 50S AND 60S...WINTER WILL RETURN WITH A
VENGEANCE ON TUESDAY.

AN ARCTIC FRONT WILL DROP SOUTH THROUGH THE PLAINS AND MOVE INTO
THE AREA BY TUESDAY MORNING. THE COLD AIRMASS ASSOCIATED WITH THIS
FRONT WILL BE SHALLOW. MILD AIR FROM THE PACIFIC WILL RIDE OVER
THIS COLD AIRMASS SETTING THE STAGE FOR THE POSSIBILITY OF LIGHT
FREEZING RAIN AND SLEET...STARTING TUESDAY AFTERNOON AND
CONTINUING INTO NEW YEARS DAY MORNING. TEMPERATURES ARE EXPECTED
TO REMAIN BELOW FREEZING ACROSS MOST OF WEST TEXAS AND SOUTHEAST
NEW MEXICO THROUGH THIS PERIOD. THE EXCEPTION COULD BE ALONG THE
RIO GRANDE VALLEY WHERE TEMPERATURES COULD WARM INTO THE UPPER
30S. EVEN THOUGH PRECIPITATION AMOUNTS APPEAR TO BE LIGHT...
DRIVING CONDITIONS COULD BECOME VERY HAZARDOUS. WARMER AIR WILL
MOVE INTO THE AREA ON NEW YEARS DAY...CHANGING ANY PRECIPITATION
TO RAIN.

WITH THE POTENTIAL FOR HAZARDOUS DRIVING CONDITIONS FOR NEW YEARS
EVE...THOSE WITH TRAVEL PLANS ARE ENCOURAGED TO MONITOR THE FORECAST
CLOSELY TODAY AND TONIGHT. THE POTENTIAL FOR WINTER WEATHER AND
ITS IMPACTS WILL BECOME BETTER DEFINED AS WE GET CLOSER TO THE
EVENT.

$$

STROBIN

SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE AUSTIN/SAN ANTONIO TX
504 AM CST MON DEC 29 2014

TXZ171>173-183>194-202>209-217>225-228-292200-
LLANO-BURNET-WILLIAMSON-VAL VERDE-EDWARDS-REAL-KERR-BANDERA-
GILLESPIE-KENDALL-BLANCO-HAYS-TRAVIS-BASTROP-LEE-KINNEY-UVALDE-
MEDINA-BEXAR-COMAL-GUADALUPE-CALDWELL-FAYETTE-MAVERICK-ZAVALA-
FRIO-ATASCOSA-WILSON-KARNES-GONZALES-DE WITT-LAVACA-DIMMIT-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...LLANO...BURNET...GEORGETOWN...DEL RIO...
ROCKSPRINGS...LEAKEY...KERRVILLE...BANDERA...FREDERICKSBURG...
BOERNE...BLANCO...SAN MARCOS...AUSTIN...BASTROP...GIDDINGS...
BRACKETTVILLE...UVALDE...HONDO...SAN ANTONIO...NEW BRAUNFELS...
SEGUIN...LOCKHART...LA GRANGE...EAGLE PASS...CRYSTAL CITY...
PEARSALL...PLEASANTON...FLORESVILLE...KARNES CITY...GONZALES...
CUERO...HALLETTSVILLE...CARRIZO SPRINGS
504 AM CST MON DEC 29 2014

...ARCTIC AIRMASS WILL BRING COLD TEMPERATURES TO SOUTH-CENTRAL
TEXAS TUESDAY THROUGH THURSDAY...
...POTENTIAL FOR FREEZING RAIN ACROSS THE HILL COUNTRY WEDNESDAY
AND THURSDAY MORNINGS...

AN ARCTIC COLD FRONT WILL MOVE INTO SOUTH-CENTRAL TEXAS TUESDAY.
HIGHS TUESDAY WILL ONLY BE IN THE UPPER 40S TO LOW 50S. LOWS
WEDNESDAY MORNING WILL DIP INTO THE LOW 30S ACROSS THE HILL
COUNTRY AND MID TO UPPER 30S ELSEWHERE. PATCHY LIGHT DRIZZLE AND
LIGHT RAIN WILL BE POSSIBLE OVER PORTIONS OF THE HILL COUNTRY AND
RIO GRANDE LATE TUESDAY NIGHT INTO WEDNESDAY MORNING. THERE IS THE
POTENTIAL FOR LIGHT FREEZING DRIZZLE AND LIGHT FREEZING RAIN
ACROSS THE HILL COUNTRY...ALONG AND NORTH OF A ROCKSPRINGS TO
BLANCO TO BURNET LINE...EARLY WEDNESDAY MORNING. ACCUMULATIONS
WILL BE VERY LIGHT.

COLD CLOUDY CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON WITH
SLIGHT CHANCES FOR LIGHT RAIN. HIGH TEMPERATURES ON WEDNESDAY ARE
ONLY FORECAST TO BE IN THE MID AND UPPER 30S ACROSS THE HILL
COUNTRY AND I-35 CORRIDOR FROM SAN ANTONIO TO AUSTIN...AND LOW 40S
ELSEWHERE.

RAIN CHANCES WILL INCREASE LATE NEW YEARS EVE NIGHT INTO NEW YEARS
DAY MORNING ACROSS SOUTH-CENTRAL TEXAS. TEMPERATURES ARE FORECAST
BELOW FREEZING DURING THIS TIME ALONG AND NORTH OF A COMSTOCK TO
BOERNE TO GEORGETOWN LINE...WHICH WILL RESULT IN FREEZING RAIN.
LIGHT ACCUMULATIONS ARE POSSIBLE ALONG AND NORTH OF THIS LINE
RESULTING IN TRAVEL IMPACTS. AT THIS TIME TEMPERATURES ARE
FORECAST TO REMAIN JUST ABOVE FREEZING ALONG INTERSTATE 35 FROM
SAN ANTONIO TO AUSTIN. HOWEVER...THOSE WITH TRAVEL PLANS NEW
YEARS EVE NIGHT INTO NEW YEARS DAY ALONG THE INTERSTATE 35
CORRIDOR SHOULD CLOSELY MONITOR FORECASTS OVER THE COMING
DAYS...AS COOLER FORECAST TRENDS COULD BRING THE FREEZING RAIN
LINE NEAR THE AREA.

THE RAIN CHANCES WILL CONTINUE NEW YEARS DAY AFTERNOON THROUGH
FRIDAY NIGHT ACROSS SOUTH-CENTRAL TEXAS...WITH NO FREEZING
PRECIPITATION EXPECTED DURING THIS TIME. HIGH TEMPERATURES NEW
YEARS DAY WILL RANGE FROM THE UPPER 30S TO LOW 40S. LOWS FRIDAY
MORNING WILL ALSO RANGE FROM THE UPPER 30S TO LOW 40S. HIGHS
FRIDAY ARE EXPECTED TO BE IN THE UPPER 40S TO MID 50S. RAIN
CHANCES WILL END SATURDAY MORNING.

$$

JR

SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SAN ANGELO TX
459 AM CST MON DEC 29 2014

TXZ049-054-064>066-071>073-076>078-098-099-113-114-127-128-139-
140-154-155-168>170-292200-
FISHER-NOLAN-STERLING-COKE-RUNNELS-IRION-TOM GREEN-CONCHO-
CROCKETT-SCHLEICHER-SUTTON-HASKELL-THROCKMORTON-JONES-SHACKELFORD-
TAYLOR-CALLAHAN-COLEMAN-BROWN-MCCULLOCH-SAN SABA-MENARD-KIMBLE-
MASON-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...ROTAN...ROBY...SWEETWATER...
STERLING CITY...ROBERT LEE...BRONTE...BALLINGER...WINTERS...
MERTZON...SAN ANGELO...EDEN...OZONA...ELDORADO...SONORA...
HASKELL...THROCKMORTON...WOODSON...STAMFORD...ANSON...HAMLIN...
ALBANY...ABILENE...CLYDE...BAIRD...CROSS PLAINS...COLEMAN...
BROWNWOOD...BRADY...SAN SABA...MENARD...JUNCTION...MASON
459 AM CST MON DEC 29 2014

...MORE WINTRY WEATHER FOR WEST CENTRAL TEXAS THIS WEEK...

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW...
1. AFTER WARMER CONDITIONS THIS AFTERNOON...ANOTHER STRONG COLD
FRONT WILL MOVE ACROSS WEST CENTRAL TEXAS TONIGHT. HIGHS ON
TUESDAY AND WEDNESDAY WILL REMAIN IN THE 30S IN MANY
LOCATIONS...WITH OVERNIGHT LOWS IN THE 20S.

2. PATCHY AREAS OF DRIZZLE...FREEZING DRIZZLE...AND LIGHT FREEZING
RAIN WILL BE POSSIBLE TUESDAY EVENING THROUGH WEDNESDAY NIGHT.
ALTHOUGH ANY ACCUMULATIONS WOULD BE SMALL...IT ONLY TAKES A GLAZE
OF ICE ON ROADWAYS TO CREATE DANGEROUS DRIVING CONDITIONS. THIS IS
ESPECIALLY TRUE ON BRIDGES AND OVERPASSES.

3. A STRONGER UPPER LEVEL STORM SYSTEM WILL PUSH INTO THE AREA
THURSDAY AND THURSDAY NIGHT...BRINGING A BETTER CHANCE OF MORE
WIDESPREAD...HEAVER... PRECIPITATION. AT THIS TIME...IT APPEARS
THAT TEMPERATURES WILL WARM JUST ENOUGH TO MAKE THIS PRECIPITATION
FALL AS A COLD RAIN. THIS REMAINS UNCERTAIN THOUGH. IF
TEMPERATURES END UP A LITTLE COLDER THAN CURRENTLY FORECASTED...
THAN MORE SIGNIFICANT WINTRY WEATHER WOULD BE POSSIBLE.

WITH THE POTENTIAL FOR HAZARDOUS DRIVING CONDITIONS FOR NEW YEARS
EVE AND NEW YEARS DAY...THOSE WITH TRAVEL PLANS ARE ENCOURAGED TO
WATCH THE FORECAST CLOSELY OVER THE NEXT SEVERAL DAYS. THE
POTENTIAL FOR WINTER WEATHER AND ITS IMPACTS WILL BECOME BETTER
DEFINED AS WE GET CLOSER TO THE EVENT.

$$

SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NORMAN OK
431 AM CST MON DEC 29 2014

OKZ004>048-050>052-TXZ083>090-292100-
HARPER-WOODS-ALFALFA-GRANT-KAY-ELLIS-WOODWARD-MAJOR-GARFIELD-
NOBLE-ROGER MILLS-DEWEY-CUSTER-BLAINE-KINGFISHER-LOGAN-PAYNE-
BECKHAM-WASHITA-CADDO-CANADIAN-OKLAHOMA-LINCOLN-GRADY-MCCLAIN-
CLEVELAND-POTTAWATOMIE-SEMINOLE-HUGHES-HARMON-GREER-KIOWA-JACKSON-
TILLMAN-COMANCHE-STEPHENS-GARVIN-MURRAY-PONTOTOC-COAL-COTTON-
JEFFERSON-CARTER-JOHNSTON-ATOKA-LOVE-MARSHALL-BRYAN-HARDEMAN-
FOARD-WILBARGER-WICHITA-KNOX-BAYLOR-ARCHER-CLAY-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...BUFFALO...ALVA...CHEROKEE...MEDFORD...
PONCA CITY...ARNETT...WOODWARD...FAIRVIEW...ENID...PERRY...
CHEYENNE...TALOGA...WEATHERFORD...CLINTON...WATONGA...
KINGFISHER...GUTHRIE...STILLWATER...ELK CITY...SAYRE...CORDELL...
ANADARKO...YUKON...EL RENO...MUSTANG...OKLAHOMA CITY...CHANDLER...
CHICKASHA...PURCELL...NORMAN...MOORE...SHAWNEE...SEMINOLE...
HOLDENVILLE...HOLLIS...MANGUM...HOBART...ALTUS...FREDERICK...
LAWTON...DUNCAN...PAULS VALLEY...SULPHUR...ADA...COALGATE...
WALTERS...WAURIKA...ARDMORE...TISHOMINGO...ATOKA...MARIETTA...
MADILL...DURANT...QUANAH...CHILLICOTHE...CROWELL...VERNON...
WICHITA FALLS...MUNDAY...KNOX CITY...SEYMOUR...ARCHER CITY...
HOLLIDAY...LAKESIDE CITY...HENRIETTA
431 AM CST MON DEC 29 2014

...WINTER STORM OUTLOOK...

SEVERAL WINTER WEATHER IMPACTS ARE EXPECTED THIS WEEK. FIRST OF
ALL...ARCTIC AIR WILL BEGIN MOVING INTO OKLAHOMA THIS AFTERNOON.
GUSTY NORTH WINDS WILL ALLOW WIND CHILL VALUES TO FALL NEAR AND
BELOW ZERO OVER MUCH OF THE REGION LATE TONIGHT THROUGH EARLY
WEDNESDAY. IN ADDITION...SCATTERED SNOW SHOWERS WILL BE POSSIBLE
OVER WESTERN OKLAHOMA AND ADJACENT PARTS OF NORTH TEXAS TUESDAY
AND TUESDAY NIGHT. A FEW AREAS OF NORTHWEST AND WEST-CENTRAL
OKLAHOMA COULD SEE AN INCH OF SNOW.

ATTENTION THEN TURNS TOWARD THURSDAY THROUGH EARLY FRIDAY...WHEN
WIDESPREAD SLEET AND FREEZING RAIN APPEAR POSSIBLE. WITH ARCTIC
AIR IN PLACE FOR A FEW DAYS PRIOR TO THE ONSET OF SLEET AND
FREEZING RAIN...TRAVEL IMPACTS WILL BE POSSIBLE THURSDAY AND
FRIDAY. DURING THIS WINTRY PRECIPITATION EVENT...THE FORECAST
CALLS FOR RELATIVELY LIGHT WIND WHICH WILL HELP TO MINIMIZE THE
IMPACTS ON POWER LINES AND VEGETATION.

LASTLY...AS THE STORM SYSTEM LEAVES THE SOUTHERN PLAINS...A CHANGE
OVER TO SNOW IS POSSIBLE SATURDAY AND SATURDAY NIGHT. THE HIGHEST
LIKELIHOOD FOR ANY SIGNIFICANT SNOW ACCUMULATIONS CURRENTLY
APPEAR TO BE OVER FAR NORTHERN OKLAHOMA.

SINCE THIS IS A COMPLEX STORM SYSTEM AND FORECAST DATA WILL LIKELY
CHANGE AS THE SYSTEM EVOLVES...WE STRONGLY URGE YOU TO STAY
WEATHER AWARE BY MONITORING LATER FORECASTS.

$$

11/14

SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LUBBOCK TX
423 AM CST MON DEC 29 2014

TXZ021>044-292200-
PARMER-CASTRO-SWISHER-BRISCOE-HALL-CHILDRESS-BAILEY-LAMB-HALE-
FLOYD-MOTLEY-COTTLE-COCHRAN-HOCKLEY-LUBBOCK-CROSBY-DICKENS-KING-
YOAKUM-TERRY-LYNN-GARZA-KENT-STONEWALL-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...FRIONA...BOVINA...DIMMITT...HART...
TULIA...SILVERTON...QUITAQUE...MEMPHIS...TURKEY...CHILDRESS...
MULESHOE...LITTLEFIELD...OLTON...PLAINVIEW...FLOYDADA...LOCKNEY...
MATADOR...ROARING SPRINGS...PADUCAH...MORTON...LEVELLAND...
LUBBOCK...SLATON...WOLFFORTH...CROSBYTON...RALLS...DICKENS...
SPUR...GUTHRIE...PLAINS...DENVER CITY...BROWNFIELD...TAHOKA...
ODONNELL...POST...JAYTON...ASPERMONT
423 AM CST MON DEC 29 2014

...WINTRY PRECIPITATION MAY CAUSE SOME TRAVEL PROBLEMS THIS WEEK...

THE SOUTH PLAINS AREA...INCLUDING THE ROLLING PLAINS AND EXTREME
SOUTHERN PANHANDLE...WILL RETURN TO FREEZING WEATHER THIS WEEK AS
A STRONG COLD FRONT IS POISED TO MOVE THROUGH THE REGION TONIGHT.
PERIODS OF WINTRY PRECIPITATION ARE EXPECTED TO DEVELOP THIS WEEK
IN RESPONSE TO A SERIES OF DISTURBANCES.

AREAS OF FREEZING DRIZZLE AND POSSIBLY LIGHT SNOW ARE EXPECTED TO
DEVELOP TUESDAY AND PERSIST INTO WEDNESDAY. THE FREEZING DRIZZLE
COULD BECOME SIGNIFICANT ENOUGH TO CAUSE TRAVEL PROBLEMS ACROSS
THE AREA AS TEMPERATURES ARE EXPECTED TO BE IN THE TEENS AND 20S
BOTH DAYS.

A PERIOD OF FREEZING RAIN...SLEET...AND SNOW IS EXPECTED TO
DEVELOP THURSDAY NIGHT AND FRIDAY. TEMPERATURES ARE EXPECTED TO WARM
BY THEN...BUT MAY REMAIN COLD ENOUGH TO CAUSE SOME TRAVEL PROBLEMS
EARLY IN THE NEW YEAR.

PERSONS WITH TRAVEL INTERESTS DURING THIS HOLIDAY WEEK SHOULD
REMAIN ALERT TO FORECASTS AND CHANGING WEATHER CONDITIONS. BE
PREPARED TO ADJUST YOUR TRAVEL PLANS TO AVOID TRAVEL DURING TIMES
OF HAZARDOUS WINTRY WEATHER.

$$


Hazardous Weather Outlook


HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ALBUQUERQUE NM
524 AM MST MON DEC 29 2014

NMZ501>540-301230-
NORTHWEST PLATEAU-CHUSKA MOUNTAINS-FAR NORTHWEST HIGHLANDS-
NORTHWEST HIGHLANDS-WEST CENTRAL PLATEAU-WEST CENTRAL MOUNTAINS-
WEST CENTRAL HIGHLANDS-SOUTHWEST MOUNTAINS-
SAN FRANCISCO RIVER VALLEY-SAN JUAN MOUNTAINS-JEMEZ MOUNTAINS-
WEST SLOPES SANGRE DE CRISTO MOUNTAINS-
NORTHERN SANGRE DE CRISTO MOUNTAINS ABOVE 9500 FEET/RED RIVER-
SOUTHERN SANGRE DE CRISTO MOUNTAINS ABOVE 9500 FEET-
EAST SLOPES SANGRE DE CRISTO MOUNTAINS-UPPER RIO GRANDE VALLEY-
LOWER CHAMA RIVER VALLEY-SANTA FE METRO AREA-ALBUQUERQUE METRO AREA-
LOWER RIO GRANDE VALLEY-SANDIA/MANZANO MOUNTAINS-ESTANCIA VALLEY-
CENTRAL HIGHLANDS-SOUTH CENTRAL HIGHLANDS-UPPER TULAROSA VALLEY-
SOUTH CENTRAL MOUNTAINS-RATON RIDGE/JOHNSON MESA-
FAR NORTHEAST HIGHLANDS-NORTHEAST HIGHLANDS-UNION COUNTY-
HARDING COUNTY-EASTERN SAN MIGUEL COUNTY-GUADALUPE COUNTY-
QUAY COUNTY-CURRY COUNTY-ROOSEVELT COUNTY-DE BACA COUNTY-
CHAVES COUNTY PLAINS-EASTERN LINCOLN COUNTY-SOUTHWEST CHAVES COUNTY-
524 AM MST MON DEC 29 2014

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR PORTIONS OF NORTH AND CENTRAL
NEW MEXICO.

.DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT

AN ARCTIC COLD FRONT WILL DROP INTO NORTHEAST AND EAST CENTRAL NEW
MEXICO THIS EVENING. THE FRONT WILL PUSH THROUGH THE CANYONS OF
THE CENTRAL MOUNTAIN CHAIN AFTER MIDNIGHT. BEHIND THE FRONT...LOW
CLOUDS WITH AREAS OF LIGHT SNOW WILL DEVELOP LATE TONIGHT. STRONG
EAST CANYON WINDS WILL DEVELOP AFTER MIDNIGHT TONIGHT.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...TUESDAY THROUGH SUNDAY

STRONG EAST CANYON WINDS WILL CONTINUE TUESDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY
MORNING INTO THE MIDDLE AND LOWER RIO GRANDE VALLEY. MEANWHILE...A
POTENT UPPER LEVEL LOW WILL CROSS THE STATE LATE- DAY WEDNESDAY
THROUGH FRIDAY. SIGNIFICANT SNOWFALL IS POSSIBLE OVER MUCH OF
WESTERN AND CENTRAL NEW MEXICO. TRAVEL IMPACTS FROM SNOW DURING
THE NEW YEAR`S HOLIDAY ARE LIKELY. THE POTENTIAL FOR MIXED
SNOW...FREEZING RAIN AND SLEET EXISTS NEW YEAR`S EVE AND NEW
YEAR`S DAY OVER FAR EASTERN NEW MEXICO NEAR THE TEXAS LINE.

WEATHER CAN CHANGE VERY RAPIDLY. ALWAYS USE THE LATEST
FORECASTS... WATCHES AND WARNINGS FOR PLANNING PURPOSES.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

SPOTTER ACTIVATION IS NOT ANTICIPATED.

$$

33

HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE AUSTIN/SAN ANTONIO TX
537 AM CST MON DEC 29 2014

TXZ171>173-183>194-202>209-217>225-228-301145-
LLANO-BURNET-WILLIAMSON-VAL VERDE-EDWARDS-REAL-KERR-BANDERA-
GILLESPIE-KENDALL-BLANCO-HAYS-TRAVIS-BASTROP-LEE-KINNEY-UVALDE-
MEDINA-BEXAR-COMAL-GUADALUPE-CALDWELL-FAYETTE-MAVERICK-ZAVALA-
FRIO-ATASCOSA-WILSON-KARNES-GONZALES-DE WITT-LAVACA-DIMMIT-
537 AM CST MON DEC 29 2014

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR SOUTH CENTRAL TEXAS.

.DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT.

A FREEZE WARNING IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 AM FOR COUNTIES GENERALLY
ALONG AND SOUTH OF A FAYETTE TO ATASCOSA TO UVALDE LINE.

A WIDESPREAD FREEZE IS EXPECTED ACROSS THE REST OF SOUTH CENTRAL
TEXAS THIS MORNING...EXCLUDING AREAS CLOSE TO THE RIO GRANDE RIVER.
FREEZE WARNINGS HAVE PREVIOUSLY VERIFIED FOR THIS AREA AND NEW
WARNINGS WILL NOT BE ISSUED.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...TUESDAY THROUGH SUNDAY.

THERE IS A CHANCE OF FREEZING RAIN ALONG AND NORTH OF A
ROCKSPRINGS TO BLANCO TO BURNET LINE DURING THE OVERNIGHT AND
EARLY MORNING HOURS TUESDAY NIGHT WEDNESDAY. WEDNESDAY NIGHT
THURSDAY MORNING THERE IS A CHANCE OF FREEZING RAIN ALONG AND
NORTH OF A LINE FROM COMSTOCK TO BOERNE TO GEORGETOWN. THIS AREA
INCLUDES NORTHERN BEXAR COUNTY...AND WESTERN PARTS OF COMAL...
HAYS...TRAVIS...AND WILLIAMSON COUNTIES. AT THIS TIME WE DO NOT
EXPECT WINTER PRECIPITATION ALONG I-35...BUT YOU SHOULD CLOSELY
MONITOR THE FORECAST AS WE GET CLOSER TO THE EVENT.

NO HAZARDOUS WEATHER IS ANTICIPATED FRIDAY THROUGH SUNDAY.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

SPOTTER ACTIVATION IS NOT ANTICIPATED.

$$

HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NORMAN OK
505 AM CST MON DEC 29 2014

OKZ004>048-050>052-TXZ083>090-301100-
HARPER-WOODS-ALFALFA-GRANT-KAY-ELLIS-WOODWARD-MAJOR-GARFIELD-
NOBLE-ROGER MILLS-DEWEY-CUSTER-BLAINE-KINGFISHER-LOGAN-PAYNE-
BECKHAM-WASHITA-CADDO-CANADIAN-OKLAHOMA-LINCOLN-GRADY-MCCLAIN-
CLEVELAND-POTTAWATOMIE-SEMINOLE-HUGHES-HARMON-GREER-KIOWA-JACKSON-
TILLMAN-COMANCHE-STEPHENS-GARVIN-MURRAY-PONTOTOC-COAL-COTTON-
JEFFERSON-CARTER-JOHNSTON-ATOKA-LOVE-MARSHALL-BRYAN-HARDEMAN-
FOARD-WILBARGER-WICHITA-KNOX-BAYLOR-ARCHER-CLAY-
505 AM CST MON DEC 29 2014

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR PORTIONS OF NORTHERN...
WESTERN...CENTRAL...AND SOUTHERN OKLAHOMA...AND WESTERN NORTH
TEXAS.

.DAY ONE...TODAY THROUGH TONIGHT...

.WIND CHILL...
AS ARCTIC AIR MOVES INTO AND OVER THE REGION LATE TODAY...WIND
CHILL VALUES WILL FALL TO NEAR OR JUST BELOW ZERO DEGREES LATE
TONIGHT ACROSS NORTHWEST OKLAHOMA. IF YOU HAVE TO BE OUT TONIGHT
AND EARLY TUESDAY...DRESS IN SEVERAL LAYERS AND MINIMIZE THE
AMOUNT OF EXPOSED SKIN.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...TUESDAY THROUGH SUNDAY...

.WIND CHILL...
BEFORE GUSTY NORTHERLY WINDS DECREASE TUESDAY NIGHT AND
WEDNESDAY...VERY LOW WIND CHILL VALUES WILL BE SEEN OVER MUCH
OF THE REGION. VALUES IN THE SINGLE DIGITS DOWN TO THE
NEGATIVE TEENS ARE EXPECTED.

.WINTRY PRECIPITATION...
SCATTERED SNOW SHOWERS ARE EXPECTED OVER WESTERN OKLAHOMA AND
ADJACENT PARTS OF NORTH TEXAS TUESDAY AND TUESDAY NIGHT. ANY
ACCUMULATIONS THAT OCCUR ARE EXPECTED TO BE LESS THAN ONE INCH
AND CONFINED TO FAR NORTHWEST AND WEST-CENTRAL OKLAHOMA.

WIDESPREAD AND MAINLY LIGHT PRECIPITATION IS EXPECTED THURSDAY
AND THURSDAY NIGHT WITH A MIXTURE OF FREEZING RAIN AND SLEET.
TEMPERATURES ARE EXPECTED TO RISE ABOVE FREEZING ON FRIDAY OVER
AT LEAST THE SOUTHERN HALF OF OKLAHOMA AND ALL OF WESTERN NORTH
TEXAS...ALLOWING PRECIPITATION TO FALL AS RAIN. A TRANSITION
FROM RAIN TO SNOW WILL BE POSSIBLE SATURDAY AND SATURDAY NIGHT
AS COLDER AIR FILTERS INTO OKLAHOMA. ACCUMULATING SNOWS APPEAR
POSSIBLE ACROSS NORTHERN OKLAHOMA.

ACCUMULATIONS OF ICE AND SNOW THAT COULD IMPACT TRAVEL ARE
POSSIBLE LATE THIS WEEK INTO THE WEEKEND. STAY WEATHER AWARE AND
CHECK THE FORECAST OFTEN AS IT WILL LIKELY CHANGE FROM DAY TO DAY
AS MORE INFORMATION BECOMES AVAILABLE.

GET GRAPHICS AND MORE DETAILS AT WEATHER.GOV/NORMAN...AND FOLLOW
OUR WEATHER FORECAST OFFICE ON TWITTER AND FACEBOOK.

$$


Short Term Forecast


SHORT TERM FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE AUSTIN/SAN ANTONIO TX
835 AM CST MON DEC 29 2014

TXZ183>185-202-217-228-291700-
VAL VERDE-EDWARDS-REAL-KINNEY-MAVERICK-DIMMIT-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...DEL RIO...ROCKSPRINGS...LEAKEY...
BRACKETTVILLE...EAGLE PASS...CARRIZO SPRINGS
835 AM CST MON DEC 29 2014

.NOW...
AREAS OF FOG...SOME LOCALLY DENSE...WILL PERSIST THIS MORNING
THROUGH THE LATE MORNING. VISIBILITY MAY BE REDUCED TO NEAR ZERO
IN SOME LOCATIONS AND MAY DEVELOP VERY QUICKLY IF ON ROADWAYS.
EXERCISE CAUTION BY USING LOW BEAMS AND DRIVE SLOWLY WHEN
ENCOUNTERING FOG THIS MORNING.

$$

TB3

SHORT TERM FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE AUSTIN/SAN ANTONIO TX
835 AM CST MON DEC 29 2014

TXZ203-218>220-291700-
UVALDE-ZAVALA-FRIO-ATASCOSA-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...UVALDE...CRYSTAL CITY...PEARSALL...
PLEASANTON
835 AM CST MON DEC 29 2014

.NOW...
AREAS OF FOG...SOME LOCALLY DENSE...WILL PERSIST THIS MORNING
THROUGH THE LATE MORNING. VISIBILITY MAY BE REDUCED TO NEAR ZERO
IN SOME LOCATIONS AND MAY DEVELOP VERY QUICKLY IF ON ROADWAYS.
EXERCISE CAUTION BY USING LOW BEAMS AND DRIVE SLOWLY WHEN
ENCOUNTERING FOG THIS MORNING.



$$

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