WINTER WEATHER NOTICE: National Weather Service meteorologists are tracking a potent winter storm that will bring accumulating snow and very strong winds in the next few days. Hazardous travel will be possible along Interstate 40 and Highway 550 Thursday night into Friday morning. Very strong winds are expected with wind gusts exceeding 60 mph, capable of damage and isolated power outages. Travel could be difficult, especially for high profile vehicles on north to south oriented roadways.
WHERE…Curry County, De Baca County, Guadalupe County, Quay County, Eastern San Miguel County, Far Northeast Highlands, Harding County and Northeast Highlands.
The system is expected to drop 6-12 inches of snow in the Jemez mountains, but the Plains will likely remain dry. Temperatures for Curry and Roosevelt counties are expected to drop into the low 20s by Friday night and sustained winds of 20-35 mph are expected throughout Thursday and Friday. If you must be out on the road, drive carefully, be cautious, and keep your distance.