Public Information Statement
Issued by NWS Midland/Odessa, TX

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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT...CORRECTED
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MIDLAND/ODESSA TX
403 PM CST FRI JAN 23 2015

A WINTER STORM IMPACTED MUCH OF WEST TEXAS AND SOUTHEAST NEW MEXICO BRINGING ACCUMULATING SNOW TO
MUCH OF THE AREA.  SNOWFALL BEGAN EARLY MORNING ON THURSDAY JANUARY 22 ACROSS EDDY AND LEA
COUNTY AND SPREAD ACROSS MUCH OF WEST TEXAS THROUGH THE MORNING AND EARLY AFTERNOON ON JANUARY 23.
TEMPERATURES DURING THE DAY ON THURSDAY WERE AT OR ABOVE FREEZING.  WHILE SNOWFALL WAS LOCALLY
HEAVY AT TIMES, LITTLE ACCUMULATION NOTED.  AS TEMPERATURES DROPPED BELOW FREEZING AFTER SUNSET,
SNOW BEGAN TO ACCUMULATE OVERNIGHT.  THE HEAVIEST SNOWFALL WAS FOUND ACROSS SOUTHEAST NEW MEXICO
WITH A REPORT FROM QUEEN OF 8 INCHES.  THE SNOW BEGAN TO MOVE OUT OF THE AREA SHORTLY BEFORE
SUNRISE AND HADALREADY STARTED TO MELT WHEN MORNING OBSERVATIONS WERE BEING TAKEN ON FRIDAY
JANUARY 23.

...PRELIMINARY 24 HOUR STORM TOTAL SNOWFALL REPORTS...

LOCATION                     AMOUNT    TIME/DATE

...NEW MEXICO...

...EDDY...
QUEEN OBSERVER               8.0 IN    0600 PM 01/22
CARLSBAD 33.3 WSW            6.5 IN    0824 AM 01/23
ARTESIA LAW ENFORCEMENT      4.0 IN    1000 AM 01/23
CARLSBAD CO-OP               3.8 IN    0600 AM 01/23
CARLSBAD 2.1 NNW             3.6 IN    1040 AM 01/23
ARTESIA 6S CO-OP             2.0 IN    0830 AM 01/23
CARLSBAD 2.0 N               0.6 IN    0935 AM 01/23
ARTESIA 3.5 NNE              0.3 IN    0830 AM 01/23

...LEA...
TATUM LAW ENFORCEMENT        3.0 IN    1000 AM 01/23
HOBBS LAW ENFORCEMENT        3.0 IN    1000 AM 01/23
JAL PUBLIC                   2.0 IN    1000 AM 01/23
CAPROCK                      2.5 IN    0800 AM 01/23
TATUM 1.7 SW                 1.6 IN    0801 AM 01/23
TATUM CO-OP                  1.6 IN    0700 AM 01/23
MONUMENT 1.2 W               0.5 IN    0730 AM 01/23
JAL CO-OP                    0.2 IN    0900 AM 01/23

...TEXAS...

...ANDREWS...
ANDREWS LAW ENFORCEMENT      1.5 IN    1000 AM 01/23
ANDREWS #2 COOP              0.3 IN    0800 AM 01/23

...BORDEN...
GAIL PUBLIC                  0.5 IN    1000 AM 01/23

...BREWSTER...
ALPINE PUBLIC 8 SW           4.4 IN    1100 AM 01/23
ALPINE LAW ENFORCEMENT       3.0 IN    1000 AM 01/23
ALPINE CO-OP                 3.0 IN    0800 AM 01/23
LAKE AMENT                   2.2 IN    0800 AM 01/23
PANTHER JUNCTION CO-OP       0.2 IN    0700 AM 01/23

...CRANE...
CRANE LAW ENFORCEMENT        1.5 IN    1000 AM 01/23

...CULBERSON...
VAN HORN LAWENFORCEMENT      0.5 IN
VAN HORN CO-OP               0.5 IN    0810 AM 01/23

...DAWSON...
LAMESA PUBLIC                1.5 IN    1000 AM 01/23

...ECTOR...
ODESSA NWS EMPLOYEE          2.0 IN    1000 PM 01/22

...GAINES...
SEMINOLE CO-OP               2.0 IN    0630 AM 01/23
SEMINOLE LAW ENFORCEMENT     1.0 IN    1000 AM 01/23

...HOWARD...
BIG SPRING FIELD STATION CO- 1.0 IN    0800 AM 01/23
BIG SPRING PUBLIC              T IN    1000 AM 01/23

...JEFF DAVIS...
FORT DAVIS LAW ENFORCEMENT   2.5 IN    1000 AM 01/23
MOUNT LOCKE CO-OP            2.0 IN    0810 AM 01/23
FORT DAVIS 1.7 SSE           0.5 IN    0927 AM 01/23

...MARTIN...
STANTON PUBLIC               0.5 IN    1000 AM 01/23

...MIDLAND...
GREENWOOD OBSERVER           4.0 IN    1000 AM 01/23
MIDLAND 3.0 WSW              3.2 IN    0847 AM 01/23
MIDLAND 1.7 NW               3.0 IN    0634 AM 01/23
MIDLAND NWS OFFICIAL OB      2.4 IN    0600 AM 01/23
MIDLAND 25.7 SE              2.1 IN    1024 AM 01/23
MIDLAND 12.1 S               2.0 IN    0856 AM 01/23
MIDLAND 1.1 WSW              2.0 IN    0908 AM 01/23
MIDLAND 2.3 WSW              1.9 IN    1048 AM 01/23

...MITCHELL...
COLORADO CITY PUBLIC           T IN    1000 AM 01/23

...PECOS...
FORT STOCKTON 38SE           2.0 IN    0700 AM 01/23

...REAGAN...
COPE RANCH CO-OP             2.0 IN    0700 AM 01/23
BIG LAKE PUBLIC              1.0 IN    1000 AM 01/23

...REEVES...
BALMORHEA WATER DISTRICT     1.0 IN    1000 AM 01/23

...SCURRY...
SNYDER PUBLIC                  T IN    1000 AM 01/23

...UPTON...
RANKIN PUBLIC                0.5 IN    1000 AM 01/23

...WARD...
MONOHANS LAW ENFORCEMENT     1.0 IN    1000 AM 01/23

...WINKLER...
WINK LAW ENFORCEMENT         3.0 IN    1000 AM 01/23
KERMIT LAW ENFORCEMENT       2.5 IN    1000 AM 01/23

OBSERVATIONS ARE COLLECTED FROM A VARIETY OF SOURCES WITH VARYING
EQUIPMENT AND EXPOSURE. NOT ALL DATA LISTED ARE CONSIDERED OFFICIAL.
IT WAS A DIFFICULT EVENT TO TRY AND CAPTURE THE EXACT SNOWFALL TOTALS
WITH THE MAJORITY OF ACCUMULATING SNOWFALL OCCURRING OVERNIGHT AND
SUBSEQUENT MELTING AROUND SUNRISE.

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NWS MIDLAND/ODESSA TX

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