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Old 12-04-2020, 03:59 AM   #15
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Keep an eye on the weather. I have traveled many time for KC to Prescott. If the roads are clear, I-35 to OK city , then I-40 to Flagstaff, I-17 to Highway 169, just S of Camp Verde. Then 69 to Prescott.

If the weather is bad or forecast to be, drop S as quick as you can. You might consider moving your leave date to adjust for the weather. I-35 or other interstate to OK city, Fort Worth, I-20 towards New Mexico. I-10 through El Paso ( there is a bypass around the east side of El Paso, that is at least 6% up and down. I prefer it over going through El Paso). Then I-10 to Phx then I-17 to Cordes Junction & 69 to Prescott.



The southern route is much longer.

Re:Northern route: Amarillo, Albuquerque - Flagstaff roads can get ice, snow and wind.



I rely on a NOAA radio. Weather 24/7 for surround area of your location. There are some dead areas.



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Thanks for the suggestion, it looks like going the northern route through Amarillo, Albuquerque - Flagstaff is 26 hours 1,786 miles but could be bad to travel this time of year, going via OK city, Fort Worth, I-20 towards New Mexico. I-10 through El Paso then I-10 to Phx then I-17 to Cordes Junction & 69 to Prescott is 34 hours 2,163 miles but is still somewhat north and probably colder till OK city. As many have suggested I'm going to go South as fast as possible and then West it's 35 hours 2,220 miles via Interstate 55, 40, 30, 20, 10, 17, 69 this route is the longest but it's almost the same time and distance as going via OK city, Fort Worth, I-20 towards New Mexico I-10 through El Paso but it looks like warmer weather and less chance of bad weather with stops in Matthews MO, Sulphur Springs TX, Midland TX, Las Cruces NM, Eloy AZ, Prescott AZ.

Sounds like with my rv i should avoid the eastern El Paso bypass that is at least 6% up and down, thank you for that information.
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Old 12-04-2020, 08:13 PM   #16
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Here is an example of the weather in West Texas area. We just arrived in Fort Stockton today a little after 3pm. The weather report coming out of Midland is predicting 1-2" of snow for Ft Stockton, and more south. Well it also showed the chance of 1-3" toward Van Horne area with maybe more further west. So during your travels make sure you DO keep an eye on the weather.
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Here is an example of the weather in West Texas area. We just arrived in Fort Stockton today a little after 3pm. The weather report coming out of Midland is predicting 1-2" of snow for Ft Stockton, and more south. Well it also showed the chance of 1-3" toward Van Horne area with maybe more further west. So during your travels make sure you DO keep an eye on the weather.
Great advice, thank you.
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Weather Alerts-Fort Stockton, TX
Winter Weather Advisory from SAT 12:00 AM CST until SAT 3:00 PM CST
Action Recommended
Execute a pre-planned activity identified in the instructions
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Midland/Odessa - TX, US, National Weather Service
Affected Area
Davis and Chinati Mountains, Davis Mountain Foothills, Marfa Plateau, Reeves County Plains, and Central Brewster and Pecos Counties
Description
...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM MIDNIGHT TONIGHT TO 3 PM CST SATURDAY...

WHAT...Snow expected. Total snow accumulations of up to 4 inches.

WHERE...Davis and Chinati Mountains, Davis Mountain Foothills, Marfa Plateau, Reeves County Plains, and Central Brewster and Pecos Counties.

WHEN...From midnight tonight to 3 PM CST Saturday.

IMPACTS...Some roads could become slick, especially secondary roads and bridges and overpasses. Visibility may be reduced in heavier snow bands.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

Slow down and use caution while traveling.

The latest road conditions can be obtained by calling 800-452- 9292.
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...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM MIDNIGHT TONIGHT TO 3 PM CST SATURDAY FOR THE HIGHER TERRAIN OF WEST TEXAS...
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Great advice, thank you.
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Weather Alerts-Fort Stockton, TX
Winter Weather Advisory from SAT 12:00 AM CST until SAT 3:00 PM CST
Action Recommended
Execute a pre-planned activity identified in the instructions
Issued By
Midland/Odessa - TX, US, National Weather Service
Affected Area
Davis and Chinati Mountains, Davis Mountain Foothills, Marfa Plateau, Reeves County Plains, and Central Brewster and Pecos Counties
Description
...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM MIDNIGHT TONIGHT TO 3 PM CST SATURDAY...

WHAT...Snow expected. Total snow accumulations of up to 4 inches.

WHERE...Davis and Chinati Mountains, Davis Mountain Foothills, Marfa Plateau, Reeves County Plains, and Central Brewster and Pecos Counties.

WHEN...From midnight tonight to 3 PM CST Saturday.

IMPACTS...Some roads could become slick, especially secondary roads and bridges and overpasses. Visibility may be reduced in heavier snow bands.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

Slow down and use caution while traveling.

The latest road conditions can be obtained by calling 800-452- 9292.
More Information
...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM MIDNIGHT TONIGHT TO 3 PM CST SATURDAY FOR THE HIGHER TERRAIN OF WEST TEXAS...
UPDATE ON WEATHER:
Well I got up around 6 am and it was starting to spit some rain/snow mix. By the time we left at around 9 am, after waiting for the heavy snow to pass, we had snow & cold temps (around 31). We had to travel about 45-50 miles west to get out of the snow/rain mix. We did see snow sticking to the ground during the trip west toward Van Horne.
Pulled into Anthony NM and it was around 57 degrees/sunny.
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UPDATE ON THE TRIP:

Everything went well and I appreciate all that contributed their advice, thanks.
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Everything went well and I appreciate all that contributed their advice, thanks.
Where are you? We are sitting in Goodyear right now for the next 4 months.
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Route 66!!! (where it still exists)
66 is not fun on a motorcycle, it is not pleasant in a car and is a down right horror show in an rv.

i30 to i40 to i10 to i17
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