Winter storm warnings were posted for southeast New Mexico Saturday morning, according to various National Weather Service (NWS) offices.
Eddy County was under a winter storm warning until 11 a.m. Saturday, per a statement from the NWS in Midland, Texas.
Light snow fell in northern Eddy County Friday morning as fair conditions were noted on the county’s major U.S. highways by the New Mexico Department of Transportation (NMDOT).
NWS predicted 4 to 12 inches of snow would fall Eddy County through Saturday with much more snow predicted for the Guadalupe Mountains.
Carlsbad was forecast to get a mixture of rain showers, rain and snow and patchy blowing snow Friday. Chances ranged from 70 percent to 90 percent.
An 80 percent chance of rain and snow showers were projected Friday night for Carlsbad and then showers and fog were forecast for Saturday with sunshine and a high of 52.
A blizzard warning was forecast for the Guadalupe Mountains until 12 p.m. Saturday with a 90 percent chance of snow Friday.
The Sacramento Mountains of Otero County were under a winter storm warning until 12 a.m. Saturday, reported NWS in El Paso.
Two to 4 inches of snow was forecast for the Cloudcroft area Friday and around an inch was predicted Friday night.
Partly sunny conditions were anticipated for the Cloudcroft area Saturday, per an NWS forecast.
Difficult driving conditions were reported around Mayhill Friday morning as roads were snow packed and icy in some spots, according to NMDOT.
Snow dusted the Organ Mountains east of Las Cruces Friday morning as rain was forecast for the Alamogordo and Las Cruces areas
A winter storm warning was posted for Lincoln County until 5 a.m. Saturday, according to NWS in Albuquerque.
A 30 percent chance of snow was forecast for Friday with 1 to 2 inches of accumulation predicted.
Snow chances were forecast to increase to 50 percent Friday night with sunny and windy conditions Saturday.
Fair driving conditions were noted by NMDOT from Roswell to Hondo Friday morning. Difficult driving conditions were reported around Alto.
Those in need of updates on road conditions should call 511 or 1-800-432-4269.
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