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Foot of snow, difficult travel in forecast


Last updated 10/26/2020 at 3:32pm

Eastern New Mexico could see as much as a foot of snow to go with subfreezing temperatures and gusty winds over the next few days, according to the National Weather Service.

“Travel could be very difficult to impossible,” NWS reports.

Ice accumulations are expected to join the snow starting Monday night and continuing through Wednesday.

Monday night’s low temperature is expected to be 17 degrees and sustained winds are expected to be near 30 mph.

Forecasters are expecting 70% to 80% chance of snow Monday night through Tuesday night with a smaller chance on Wednesday.

Temperatures are not expected above freezing until Wednesday afternoon. Wind-chill temperatures will be in the single digits starting Monday night.

Snow is expected to begin about 10 p.m. Monday and continue through much of Wednesday.

“If you must travel, keep an extra flashlight, food, and water in your vehicle in case of emergency,” NWS warns on its website.

For New Mexico road conditions, call 800-432-4269. Travel information is also available at .


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