Winter Weather Warnings / Watches / Advisories
Issued by NWS Albuquerque, NM

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URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ALBUQUERQUE NM
340 PM MST SUN DEC 21 2014

...POTENT DISTURBANCE ALOFT TO BRING ACCUMULATING SNOW TO NORTHERN
MOUNTAINS OF NEW MEXICO...

.A POTENT UPPER LEVEL JET AND AN ASSOCIATED DISTURBANCE ALOFT
WILL BRING INCREASED PERIODS OF SNOW TO THE NORTHERN MOUNTAINS OF
NEW MEXICO MONDAY AND MONDAY NIGHT. WHILE SOME LIGHT AND PERIODIC
SNOW SHOWERS ARE POSSIBLE TONIGHT...SNOWFALL IS EXPECTED TO TURN
MORE PERSISTENT AND OCCASIONALLY HEAVY ON MONDAY AND MONDAY NIGHT.
ACCUMULATIONS OF GENERALLY 2 TO 6 INCHES CAN BE EXPECTED ABOVE
8500 FEET WITH AS MUCH AS 8 INCHES POSSIBLE ON ISOLATED PEAKS
ABOVE 10000 FEET.

NMZ510>515-221300-
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SAN JUAN MOUNTAINS-JEMEZ MOUNTAINS-
WEST SLOPES SANGRE DE CRISTO MOUNTAINS-
NORTHERN SANGRE DE CRISTO MOUNTAINS ABOVE 9500 FEET/RED RIVER-
SOUTHERN SANGRE DE CRISTO MOUNTAINS ABOVE 9500 FEET-
EAST SLOPES SANGRE DE CRISTO MOUNTAINS-
340 PM MST SUN DEC 21 2014

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 6 AM MONDAY TO 5 AM MST
TUESDAY...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN ALBUQUERQUE HAS ISSUED A WINTER
WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW...WHICH IS IN EFFECT
FROM 6 AM MONDAY TO 5 AM MST TUESDAY.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...GENERALLY 2 TO 6 INCHES ABOVE 8500 FEET
  WITH LOCALIZED AMOUNTS OF 8 INCHES ON ISOLATED PEAKS ABOVE 10000
  FEET.

* TIMING...OCCASIONAL SNOW SHOWERS WILL TURN MORE PERIODIC AND
  PERSISTENT MONDAY MORNING AND THROUGH THE AFTERNOON. SNOW WILL
  GRADUALLY TURN MORE INTERMITTENT MONDAY NIGHT...DIMINISHING
  COMPLETELY BY TUESDAY MORNING.

* WINDS...SUSTAINED WINDS OF 25 TO 35 MPH WITH OCCASIONAL GUSTS TO
  50 MPH WILL BE POSSIBLE ON MONDAY...MOSTLY OVER WEST FACING
  SLOPES AND RIDGE TOPS OF THE JEMEZ AND TUSAS MOUNTAINS. THIS
  COULD FURTHER REDUCE VISIBILITY DUE TO BLOWING SNOW.

* SNOW LEVELS...SNOW LEVELS WILL BE DROPPING TO 5500 TO 6500 FEET
  LATE MONDAY...BUT THE MOST SIGNIFICANT ACCUMULATIONS WILL BE
  FOUND ABOVE 8500 FEET.

* LOCAL IMPACTS...SNOW WILL REDUCE VISIBILITY AND CREATE SNOW
  PACKED AND ICY ROADS. TRAVEL WILL LIKELY BE
  IMPACTED...ESPECIALLY ON HIGHER ELEVATION ROADS.

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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