Sierra Madre Range Severe Watches & Warnings NOAA Weather Radio

Watches & Warnings

Winter Storm Warning
Issued: 2:11 PM MDT Apr. 27, 2017 – National Weather Service

... Winter Storm Warning remains in effect until midnight MDT
Friday night...

* timing... moderate snow will continue this afternoon, with a
decrease in intensity early this evening. Moderate to heavy snow
will return by midnight tonight and continue periodically through
Friday evening.

* Total snow accumulations... 8 to 16 inches.

* Winds/visibility... west winds 20 to 25 mph with gusts to 35 mph
this afternoon. Winds diminish tonight and become north 10 to 20
mph Friday. Visibilities will be reduced to one half mile or less
at times in snow and blowing snow.

* Impacts... travel will be extremely hazardous due to snow covered
roads and low visibilities. Those planning outdoor recreation in
the snowy and Sierra Madre Mountains should be prepared for heavy
snow and low visibilities.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A Winter Storm Warning for heavy snow means severe winter weather
conditions are expected or occurring. Significant amounts of snow
are forecast that will make travel dangerous. Only travel in an
emergency. If you must travel... keep an extra flashlight... food... and
water in your vehicle in case of an emergency.

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