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Mesoscale Discussion 6
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   MESOSCALE DISCUSSION 0006
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   1041 PM CST FRI JAN 02 2015

   AREAS AFFECTED...ECNTRL/NERN NM...TX SOUTH PLAINS/WRN TX PANHANDLE

   CONCERNING...HEAVY SNOW 

   VALID 030441Z - 030845Z

   SUMMARY...HEAVY SNOW IS EXPECTED TO SPREAD/DEVELOP NWD ACROSS NERN
   NM AND THE WRN TX PANHANDLE.  SNOW RATES MAY APPROACH 1 INCH PER
   HOUR.

   DISCUSSION...LATEST WV IMAGERY DEPICTS A WELL-DEFINED UPPER LOW OVER
   SWRN NM.  LARGE-SCALE ASCENT APPEARS TO BE INCREASING JUST
   DOWNSTREAM ACROSS MUCH OF ERN NM INTO THE TX PANHANDLE...PER
   EXPANDING CLOUD/PRECIP SHIELD.  WHILE RADAR DATA SUGGESTS CENTER OF
   THE MAIN LOW IS CURRENTLY LOCATED OVER NERN SIERRA COUNTY NM...HEAVY
   BAND OF SNOW IS DEVELOPING FROM GUADALUPE COUNTY NM...EWD INTO THE
   TX PANHANDLE.  WEAK UPSLOPE FLOW IS INCREASING ACROSS THIS REGION
   AND NEW MID-LEVEL CIRCULATION APPEARS TO BE EVOLVING OVER DE BACA
   COUNTY.  AS THIS FEATURE DEVELOPS...HEAVY SNOW SHOULD EXPAND IN
   AREAL COVERAGE ACROSS THE REMAINDER OF NERN NM AND THE WRN TX
   PANHANDLE.  SNOW RATES COULD EASILY APPROACH ONE INCH PER HOUR.

   ..DARROW.. 01/03/2015


   ATTN...WFO...LUB...AMA...MAF...ABQ...

   LAT...LON   34420564 35080569 36610290 36100161 33780206 33450317
               34280437 34420564 

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