Skip to comments.Southwest, plains face blizzard watch (Colorado, New Mexico, Texas, Oklahoma and Kansas)
Posted on 12/18/2011 3:01:09 PM PST by NormsRevenge
AUSTIN. Texas. (Reuters) - A blizzard watch is in effect until Tuesday for parts of Colorado, New Mexico, Texas, Oklahoma and Kansas as a severe winter storm is expected to bring high winds and up to a foot of snow there on Sunday night and Monday, according to the National Weather Service.
The storm was expected to edge into the mountains of Arizona, New Mexico and Colorado before heading east on Sunday night or Monday morning, the agency said in a statement. The areas were under winter weather advisories or watches on Sunday.
A blizzard watch means forecasters believe life-threatening winter weather conditions are likely, including winds of at least 35 mph and visibility less than a quarter mile.
As the United States readies for a week of holiday travel, weather officials warned of dangerous road conditions on Sunday and Monday in the plains. The storm is expected to bring heavy rains and high-elevation snow to the mountains of Colorado, New Mexico and Arizona on Sunday afternoon before moving east.
(Excerpt) Read more at news.yahoo.com ...
U.S. Severe Alerts Map
Maybe my in-laws will stay in Lubbock and not come down next week. Happy Dance...
::OUCH:: Wife reading over shoulder hit me in the head ::
Nothing happens during that time frame that interests me in the least.
Oh that's right, yur headed to Hawaiiiiii!!
U.S. President Barack Obama walks from the podium after making a statement in the White House Briefing Room in Washington December 17, 2011. The Senate voted on Saturday to extend a payroll tax cut for two months in legislation that also attempts to force President Barack Obama to approve construction of an oil pipeline. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts
Its been pretty mild here in Michigan so far.
Fine with me.
We’re dry as a bone, well below average. ski resorts are gonna be hurting
Global “Warming” ping!!
In KS today for Christmas. We had my family’s stuff yesterday. Kind of wish it happened today so I could enjoy it. Really miss the snow in Texas, and we’re leaving tomorrow.
It is going to stay well north of us in our part of West Texas.
Lots of snow here in the Colorado Rockies. Have to use 4WD to get out of the driveway.
Oh, flip. We are supposed to be flying to Denver on Tuesday afternoon.
It was either 1987 or 88 when I ran into a Blizzard in Western KS. I had been to NE Oklahoma visiting a relative.
When I was returning home, I was stopped just West of Pratt, KS by the highway patrol. I had to go back to Pratt and spend the night in a motel.
I was sort of irritated because I had a 4wd pickup and thought I could make it easily to Garden City. The next day around noon they finally let me travel.
Now I was born and raised in Florida and had no idea how bad a blizzard could be. When I got to Ford, KS the snow was in places 15 or 20 feet deep. I saw several semi’s with just the corner of the trailer sticking out. I finally made it to Garden City just as a front end loader was leaving my driveway where it had cleared a path. The snow was nearly up to my roof tho for some reason it had left about 3 feet of space beside the house.
The next weekend I decided to make the trip again as I had to leave early the week before. Coming back there was an exact repeat of the previous week. Exactly the same amount of snow and exactly in the same places.
Am I the only one who first read this as Southwest (airline) Planes face blizzard.
The enviro-whackos still worship it. We live in the mountains southwest of Albuquerque. In the last three weeks we have had almost 36 inches of snow, more than we get in a normal year.
I saw one of our neighbors (she lives a mile and a half from us) and I commented in jest "Isn't this a great global warming winter". She stated very seriously, "You know that global warming creates radical changes and extremes".
Give me a break. Last year we set low temperatures for all times, minus 28 degrees. We are running below average temps for the last month now. We have this storm coming and another predicted starting Friday. Thank God for propane.
Oh well, we probably will have a White Christmas. And since I am not a politician in Sewerington, DC, Merry Christmas to all and a Happy New Year. (And phooey on Kwanzaa)
I’m in Topeka, KS getting ready for this. My area is under a winter storm watch but out west in Hays, KS there is a Blizzard Warning at this time.
I love blizzards !!!!
Not much on radar:
Sure doesn’t look like it right now. I’m likely about 15 miles or so north of you.