Major Winter Storm For New Year's Eve & New Year's Day?
As of this writing (Tuesday early afternoon), it appears that the Southeastern Plains will only get a quarter of an inch of rain or less. Remember this could change depending upon the storm track and timing. Rain showers are currently forecast to break out Thursday night and continue into Friday.
Snow is currently (as of Tuesday) forecast to spread across the Sacramento mountains Thursday night into New Year's Day. Scattered snow showers of the off-and-on variety will occur today through Thursday.
Local National Weather Service Forecasts.
Take a look at Cloudcroft's New Year's Eve and New Year's Day forecast above...west-southwest winds sustained at 28 to 33 mph with gusts near 60 mph with a low temperature of 19ºF. That produces a wind chill value of -1ºF. Gusts are not normally factored in when considering wind chill values but a gust of 60 mph with a temp of 19ºF produces a wind chill of -21ºF. With a forecast high temperature on New Year's Day of only 23ºF, and sustained winds of 34-39 mph with gusts near 60 mph...that wind chill will be just as brutal.