Winter storm to impact New Mexico – KOAT New Mexico

A winter storm is expected to impact parts of New Mexico on Friday. Here’s what you need to know as the storm approaches. Watches and WarningsA winter storm warning that was issued for Chaves, Curry, De Baca Guadalupe, and Roosevelt County has been cancelled. Significant snow accumulations are no longer expected in these areas.A winter storm warning remains for Eddy and Lea Counties. TimingFridaySnow continues in southeast New Mexico on Friday. Heavy snow is expected to build and expand in the area throughout the day. The heaviest snow will remain south of Roswell. However, areas around Roswell could still see a few inches of snow. Winter storm warnings in southeast New Mexico continue into Friday night and into Saturday. ImpactsEastern and southeast New Mexico will see the greatest impacts from this winter storm. In the areas under a winter storm warning, the greatest impacts will be on roadways. Roads, bridges and overpasses will likely become slick with snow and ice. Visibilities on roadways may drop to less than a quarter of a mile due to heavy snow at times. Travel is expected to become difficult in east central and southeast New Mexico. Officials say road closures could be possible if heavy snow develops on roadways. Snow amountsSnow amounts will be greatest over east central and southeast New Mexico on Thursday and Friday. Those under a winter storm warning can expect to see between 4 to 8 inches of snow.

A winter storm is expected to impact parts of New Mexico on Friday.

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

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Watches and Warnings

A winter storm warning that was issued for Chaves, Curry, De Baca Guadalupe, and Roosevelt County has been cancelled. Significant snow accumulations are no longer expected in these areas.

A winter storm warning remains for Eddy and Lea Counties.

Timing

Friday

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

Winter storm warnings in southeast New Mexico continue into Friday night and into Saturday.

Impacts

Eastern and southeast New Mexico will see the greatest impacts from this winter storm.

In the areas under a winter storm warning, the greatest impacts will be on roadways.

Roads, bridges and overpasses will likely become slick with snow and ice. Visibilities on roadways may drop to less than a quarter of a mile due to heavy snow at times.

Travel is expected to become difficult in east central and southeast New Mexico.

Officials say road closures could be possible if heavy snow develops on roadways.

Snow amounts

Snow amounts will be greatest over east central and southeast New Mexico on Thursday and Friday.

Those under a winter storm warning can expect to see between 4 to 8 inches of snow.

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