Winter Weather Warnings / Watches / Advisories
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URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Albuquerque NM
510 AM MST Tue Feb 28 2017

...SNOW CONTINUES TODAY FOR HIGHER ELEVATIONS OF NORTHERN AND
WESTERN NEW MEXICO...

.Snow will continue today with accumulation levels lowering to
around 6500 feet across the far west and northwest as colder air
arrives. The heaviest snows will favor the far northwest
highlands, San Juans, Tusas, and the west slopes of the Sangre de
Cristo mountains. Snow will decrease west to east late today but
west facing slopes of the northern mountains will likely
experience occasional snow through tonight.

NMZ512>514-281900-
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West Slopes Sangre de Cristo Mountains-
Northern Sangre de Cristos above 9500 feet/Red River-
Southern Sangre de Cristos above 9500 feet-
510 AM MST Tue Feb 28 2017

...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 PM MST THIS
EVENING...

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...An additional 3 to 6 inches with locally
  higher amounts along the highest west facing mountain slopes.
  Storm total snowfall amounts of 8 to 14 inches near and above
  7500 feet and 5 to 10 inches below 7500 feet.

* TIMING...Snow, heavy at times, will continue through the
  afternoon before diminishing late today into early evening.

* WINDS...West to southwest 20 to 30 mph with gusts up to to 45
  mph today becoming westerly 15 to 25 mph with gusts to 35 mph
  tonight.

* SNOW LEVELS...Temperatures will be cold enough for snow all
  areas.

* LOCAL IMPACTS...Significant reductions in visibility due to
  heavy snowfall and blowing snow will create hazardous
  conditions. Travel will be difficult at times due to
  snowpacked and icy roads.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Winter Storm Warning for heavy snow and blowing snow means
severe winter weather conditions are expected or occurring.
Significant amounts of snow are forecast that will make travel
dangerous. Strong winds are likely. Only travel in an emergency.
If you must travel, keep an extra flashlight, food, and water in
your vehicle in case of an emergency.

&&

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NMZ503-510-281900-
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Far Northwest Highlands-San Juan Mountains-
510 AM MST Tue Feb 28 2017

...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 PM MST THIS
EVENING...

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...An additional 3 to 7 inches with locally
  higher amounts along the highest west facing mountain slopes.

* TIMING...Snow, heavy at times, will continue through midday
  before gradually diminishing late today into early evening.

* WINDS...West to southwest 20 to 30 mph with gusts up to to 45
  mph today becoming westerly 15 to 25 mph with gusts to 35 mph
  tonight.

* SNOW LEVELS...Snow accumulation levels around 6500 feet.

* LOCAL IMPACTS...Significant reductions in visibility due to
  heavy snowfall and blowing snow will create hazardous
  conditions. Travel will be difficult at times due to
  snowpacked and icy roads.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Winter Storm Warning for heavy snow and blowing snow means
severe winter weather conditions are expected or occurring.
Significant amounts of snow are forecast that will make travel
dangerous. Strong winds are likely. Only travel in an emergency.
If you must travel, keep an extra flashlight, food, and water in
your vehicle in case of an emergency.

&&

$$

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East Slopes Sangre de Cristo Mountains-Upper Rio Grande Valley-
510 AM MST Tue Feb 28 2017

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 PM MST THIS
EVENING...

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...2 to 5 inches generally expected with 1 or
2 inches in the immediate Taos area. Locally up to 10 inches
across the high peaks near the Moreno valley.

* TIMING...Snow, briefly heavy at times, will continue through
  early afternoon before gradually diminishing late today into
  early evening.

* WINDS...West to southwest 20 to 30 mph with gusts up to to 45
  mph today becoming westerly 15 to 25 mph with gusts to 35 mph
  tonight.

* SNOW LEVELS...Mix of rain and snow will initially impact the
  upper Rio Grande Valley but temperatures near and just above the
  surface will trend colder supporting snow at all locations
  before diminishing early this evening.

* LOCAL IMPACTS...Roads may become snow covered and icy at times
  especially on bridges and overpasses. Sudden reductions in
  visibility due to the snow and blowing snow can be expected.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Winter Weather Advisory for snow and blowing snow means that
visibilities will be restricted due to a combination of falling
and blowing snow.

&&

$$

NMZ502-504-506-508-511-281900-
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Chuska Mountains-Northwest Highlands-West Central Mountains-
Southwest Mountains-Jemez Mountains-
510 AM MST Tue Feb 28 2017

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 PM MST THIS
EVENING...

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...2 to 4 inches below 7500 feet and 4 to 8
  inches above 7500 feet. Locally higher amounts up to 10 inches
  over the higher west facing slopes and peaks of the Jemez and
  western mountains.

* TIMING...Snow, briefly heavy at times, will continue through
  early afternoon before gradually diminishing late today into
  early evening.

* WINDS...West to southwest 15 to 30 mph with gusts up to to 40
  mph today becoming westerly 10 to 25 mph with gusts to 35 mph tonight.

* SNOW LEVELS...Temperatures will be cold enough for snow at all
  locations today with a mix of rain and snow near and below 6500
  feet during the afternoon.

* LOCAL IMPACTS...Roads may become snow covered and icy at times
  especially on bridges and overpasses. Sudden reductions in
  visibility due to the snow and blowing snow can be expected. A
  flash freeze scenario will be possible this evening due to
  rapidly dropping temperatures and residual moisture on road surfaces.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Winter Weather Advisory for snow and blowing snow means that
visibilities will be restricted due to a combination of falling
and blowing snow.

&&

$$


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