WINTER STORM WARNING has been issued by the National Weather Service
If you don’t have to drive during the winter storm please don’t. Please take extra precaution when you see snow plow trucks. The trucks are large pieces of equipment and not always easy for the drivers to see all the areas around the truck.
As a reminder while snow is on the streets the City of El Paso has ordinance 288-1 (I) that states, “
It is unlawful to park any vehicle or to allow any vehicle to remain parked on any public street in the City at any time when snow removal operations are taking place on such street. In addition, the City is authorized to remove or have removed at the discretion of the Chief of Police, any vehicle which violates this section. If a vehicle is removed, the offender is liable to the City for any and all reasonable towing or hauling charges in addition to any fine or penalty”.
The following information is provided by the National Weather Service. For further information go to weather.gov/ilx/winter.
Today, Wednesday, February 16th, 2022
A 40 percent chance of rain, mainly after 4pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 55. Breezy, with a south-southwest wind 23 to 28 mph, with gusts as high as 43 mph.
Rain before 10pm, then rain and possibly a thunderstorm between 10pm and 4am, then rain after 4am. Low around 30. Breezy, with a south wind 13 to 23 mph becoming north after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 34 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New rainfall amounts between a half and three quarters of an inch possible.
Thursday, February 17th, 2022
Rain, freezing rain, and sleet before 9am, then snow, possibly mixed with freezing rain between 9am and 10am, then snow after 10am. The snow could be heavy at times. Temperature falling to around 22 by 5pm. Blustery, with a north-northeast wind 17 to 22 mph, with gusts as high as 36 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New ice accumulation of less than a 0.1 of an inch possible. New snow and sleet accumulation of 3 to 7 inches possible.
Snow, mainly before 10pm. The snow could be heavy at times. Low around 0. Wind chill values between -3 and -8. Blustery, with a northwest wind 15 to 20 mph decreasing to 8 to 13 mph after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 32 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New snow accumulation of around an inch possible.
Friday, February 18th, 2022
Sunny, with a high near 31. West wind 6 to 11 mph becoming southwest 13 to 18 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 28 mph.
Partly cloudy, with a low around 11. Southwest wind 13 to 18 mph becoming northwest after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 28 mph.