Happy New Year AZ and NM !!! More than 2 feet (60 cm) of snow in places. Right now as I post this (4:30 pm) it’s minus 3C (27F) in Albuquerque.
Freezing temps and snow expected all the way to the southern border of NM and freezing temps into Yuma, AZ. Wind chills as low as 0.
National Weather Service Flagstaff AZ Dec 31 2018
Little Colorado River Valley in Apache County-Eastern Mogollon Rim-White Mountains-Including the cities of St. Johns, Springerville, Happy Jack, Show Low, and Greer
WINTER STORM WARNING TO 5 PM TUESDAY…
Heavy snow expected. Difficult travel conditions. Total snow accumulations of 8 to 12 inches … localized amounts up to 25 inches. Significant reductions in visibility at times.
Alpine 9 to 15 INCHES Eagar-Sprgrvlle 5 to 9 INCHES Forest Lakes 8 to 12 INCHES Heber-Overgaard 4 to 8 INCHES Pinetop-Lkside 11 to 17 INCHES Saint Johns 5 to 9 INCHES Show Low 9 to 13 INCHES Whiteriver 9 to 13 INCHES
National Weather Service Phoenix AZ Dec 31 2018 –
Yuma-Southeast Yuma County-Gila River Valley-Gila Bend-New River Mesa-Sonoran Desert Natl Monument- Including the cities of Yuma, Fortuna Foothills, Ligurta, Gila Bend, Sentinel, and Kaka
FREEZE WATCH FROM LATE WEDNESDAY NIGHT THROUGH THURSDAY MORNING…
TEMPERATURES…As low as 28… will develop shortly after midnight and continue into the middle of the morning on Thursday… could kill sensitive vegetation and damage unprotected outdoor plumbing.
Southern New Mexico:
National Weather Service El Paso Tx/Santa Teresa NM Dec 31 2018
RINGING IN THE NEW YEAR WITH ANOTHER WINTER STORM…
Moderate to heavy snows across portions of southern New Mexico Monday evening through Wednesday. In the Gila Region expect 6 to 10 inches of snow for areas above 6000 feet with 1 to 5 inches lower elevations. In the lowlands of southern New Mexico expect 1 to 4 inches of snow.
Difficult to dangerous driving conditions from snow covered icy slippery roads and low
visibilities … Cold wind chills as low as 0 will cause frostbite in as little as 30 minutes to exposed skin.
Northern and Central NM:
National Weather Service Albuquerque NM Dec 31 2018 –
…ANOTHER SIGNIFICANT WINTER STORM TO IMPACT NEW MEXICO THROUGH TUESDAY NIGHT… New Year`s Eve into New Year`s Day.
Widespread snow, blowing snow, freezing fog, low visibility, bitterly cold temperatures will likely result in major travel impacts over the region. The heaviest snowfall storm is expected to impact western and central New Mexico, as well as the high plains of eastern New Mexico.
Up to 20 inches of snow can be expected above 7,500 feet.
Albuquerque can expect about 8 inches.
Thanks to Kenneth Lund for these links