Life Threatening Blizzard Underway In New Mexico!



(As of 5:30 AM MST Sunday, February 14, 2021).


New Mexico MesoWest Wind Chill Values.
(As of 5:30 AM MST Sunday, February 14, 2021).



Valid At 4 AM MST Sunday, February 14, 2021.














Life-Threatening Blizzard Underway In New Mexico!
  • Blizzard Warnings are now in effect for the Guadalupe Mountains of Southeastern New Mexico and West Texas!
  • Winter Storm Warnings are in effect for most of New Mexico, and just about the entire state of Texas through Monday for many areas!
  • Heavy snow, blowing snow, drifting snow, snow-packed and icy roads, and near-zero to zero visibilities will make travel impossible across much of the region today into Monday. Whiteout conditions will exist at times.
  •  Life-threatening conditions already exist due to these factors. This will only get worse with time. Snow drifts may reach four feet in some areas! Widespread road closures are likely today into Monday.
  • Snowfall totals of 3"-6" are forecast for much of the area with locally higher totals in any snow bands that develop. Across the Sacramento Mountains, 8" to 12" of snow is forecast with locally heavier totals.
  • Widespread single-digit temperatures and the teens cover the area as of 6 AM this Sunday morning. Temperatures will continue to drop throughout the day into Monday morning. With low temperatures expected to be near zero to -15ºF. Maybe colder in some areas and if the snow ends and skies clear. 
  • Wind Chill values are already ranging from near 0ºF down to near -15ºF. These will continue to drop throughout the day into Monday. Life-threatening wind chill values of -20ºF to -35ºF will occur across the area!
  • This winter storm is expected to produce the coldest temperatures seen across the area since the 1980's. Temperatures today and Monday will be some 40ºF to 60ºF below normal. Widespread record cold high temperatures and overnight record low temperatures are anticipated.
  • Isolated thunderstorms will also be possible. These will produce strong wind gusts and heavy bursts of snow.
  • Power outages may occur in some areas due to thunderstorms, high energy demands due to the very cold temperatures, and wind gusts of between 35-60 mph.
  • Changes in local forecasts may occur depending upon the track, speed, and strength of the mid-upper level storm that was centered over eastern Arizona at 4 AM MST. Conditions may worsen in some areas if the storm strengthens and slows down.
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