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Winter Storm Warning until 6 a.m. Thursday

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WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 AM MST THURSDAY...

A WINTER STORM WARNING FOR HEAVY SNOW REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 AM MST THURSDAY.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS... ADDITIONAL ACCUMULATIONS OF 2 TO 6 INCHES BELOW 7500 FEET AND 5 TO 10 INCHES ABOVE 7500 FEET... WITH AMOUNTS OVER ONE FOOT ACROSS THE PEAKS. STORM TOTAL ACCUMULATIONS OF 5 TO 10 INCHES BELOW 7500 FEET... WITH UP TO TWO FEET ACROSS THE PEAKS.

* TIMING... ACCUMULATING SNOW WILL INCREASE IN COVERAGE AND INTENSITY THIS AFTERNOON... PEAK TONIGHT BEFORE TAPERING OFF EARLY THURSDAY MORNING.

* WINDS... WIDESPREAD SIGNIFICANT WINDS ARE NOT EXPECTED. THE STRONGEST WINDS WILL IMPACT THE SOUTHWEST MOUNTAINS WHERE SOUTHWEST TO WEST WINDS OF 25 TO 35 MPH ARE EXPECTED INTO THE EARLY EVENING BEFORE DIMINISHING.

* SNOW LEVELS... RAPIDLY FALLING TO ALL AREAS THIS AFTERNOON OR EARLY EVENING AND REMAINING AT THE VALLEY FLOORS THEREAFTER.

* LOCAL IMPACTS... DIFFICULT DRIVING CONDITIONS CAN BE EXPECTED... AND ROADS ACROSS THE REGION WILL BECOME SNOW PACKED AND ICY. THE HIGH MOUNTAIN PASSES MAY BECOME IMPASSABLE AT TIMES. THIS WILL INCLUDE U.S. HIGHWAYS 491... 550 AND 180... AND INTERSTATE 40 FROM THE ARIZONA STATE LINE TO THE CONTINENTAL DIVIDE. VISIBILITIES WILL BE REDUCED TO LESS THAN ONE HALF MILE AT TIMES IN PERIODS OF HEAVY SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW WILL BE MOST IMPACTFUL OVER THE UPPER GILA REGION.

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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... SIGNIFICANT WINTER STORM SYSTEM MOVES IN TONIGHT...

.A LARGE AND POTENT STORM SYSTEM CURRENTLY SPINNING OVER SOUTHWEST ARIZONA WILL MOVE INTO SOUTHWEST NEW MEXICO EARLY THIS EVENING. THE STORM SYSTEM WILL THEN LIFT EAST-NORTHEAST ALONG A TRACK FROM SOUTH CENTRAL TO EAST CENTRAL NEW MEXICO TONIGHT INTO EARLY THURSDAY MORNING. THIS STORM TRACK WILL FAVOR MUCH OF THE NORTHERN TWO THIRDS OF NEW MEXICO FOR WINTRY PRECIPITATION... ESPECIALLY CENTRAL AREAS WHERE BANDS OF HEAVY SNOW ARE EXPECTED LATER TONIGHT. SNOW WILL TAPER OFF THURSDAY MORNING FOR CENTRAL AND WESTERN AREAS... BUT LINGER FOR THE NORTHERN MOUNTAINS AND FAR NORTHEAST UNTIL MIDDAY THURSDAY.