Visible Satellite Image @ 3:45 PM MST This Afternoon.
Cold air (although warming up compared to yesterday) remains entrenched over the area. Meanwhile our upper level storm was centered over central Arizona today around noontime. It is forecast to move southeast into southeastern New Mexico and West Texas tonight into tomorrow morning. A cold unstable airmass aloft will accompany this storm as it moves overhead which will interact with the low level moisture already in place. This and the lift associated with the inbound storm will help to produce snow across the area tonight into tomorrow morning.
The short range models vary with their thinking as far as snowfall totals are concerned but generally agree that we will see the white stuff fall from the sky tonight into tomorrow morning. It appears that snowfall totals in southeastern New Mexico will range from just trace amounts to perhaps a couple of inches in places.
A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect for the Cloudcroft area where 3" - 6" is forecast to fall 9,000' and above, 2" -4" at 7,500' to 9,000. Similar totals will also fall across the northern Sacramento Mtn's.
GFS Valid @ 5 PM MST Wednesday.
Canadian (RGEM) Valid @ 11 AM MST Wednesday.
NAM Valid @ 11 AM MST Wednesday.
RAP Valid @ 8 AM MST Wednesday.
HRRR Valid @ 4 AM MST Wednesday Morning.
Valid @ 11 PM MST Tonight.
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