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BREAKING NEWS: Winter storm moving into Big Bend area bringing snowLinda Bailey Potter 15.JAN.07Up to eight inches could fall in the Chisos MountainsALPINE – The National Weather Service, Midland/Odessa office, issued a Winter Storm Watch from late tonight through Wednesday morning for the entire tri-county area. There could be as much as four to eight inches of snow accumulations including along the Rio Grande, according to their weather alert. The winter storm warning covers the Davis/Apache Mountains area, Pecos, Marfa Plateau, the Big Bend area and Terrell County. Cities in the path of the storm are Alpine, Fort Stockton, Marfa, Big Bend National Park, Marathon, Sanderson and areas to the east of the City of Presidio.While today is Martin Luther King Day and a holiday for many government offices, school districts are in session but they will be watching the weather as it develops the next 24 hours, according to Mike Davis, AISD superintendent. Currently at 7:30 a.m. with a temperature of 28 degrees and a wind chill factor of 19, there is some rain/freezing mix falling in Alpine. Lisa Outlaw, who lives in North Double-Diamond south of Alpine, called BHOT and said that everything is covered with ice. “It’s like a winter wonderland,” she said. Also, there have been numerous car accidents reported in the area because of road conditions. Laura Mueller, Midland/Odessa office meteorologist, told Border Hotline that, “Alpine’s temperature should rise to 40 degrees around lunch time, tonight it will get around 20 degrees,” she said.“After midnight to lunch time tomorrow there will be snow falling with cold temperatures for the remainder of the week,” Mueller said. “Also, the models show that there is another storm on the horizon next week.”According to the forecast, today the storm will move east toward West Texas and Southeastern New Mexico. It appears that wintry precipitation will start late tonight over the Davis’ Mountains south across the Big Bend and east across the lower Trans-Pecos.A mix of snow, sleet and freezing rain is expected late tonight. By Tuesday morning the cold air will have deepened enough so that all precipitation will fall as snow.Total snow accumulations over four inches are possible generally east of a Presidio to Marfa line and south of Marfa to Sheffield. Amounts over six inches will be possible over the Glass and Santiago Mountains, while amounts over eight inches are possible over the Chisos Mountains in the Big Bend National Park.Snow is forecast to end from west to east Wednesday morning as the upper level storm system moves east and away from the area.
WOW!!!! 8 inches!!! That would make for some truly amazing pictures!
Quote from: "Texan4life"WOW!!!! 8 inches!!! That would make for some truly amazing pictures! I'm hoping that Chisos_Muse and others "in the area" will take the opportunity to take tons of pics. Do we have anyone from the board there right now?
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