Winter Weather Warnings / Watches / Advisories
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URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ALBUQUERQUE NM
930 PM MST WED JAN 28 2015

...HEAVY SNOW EVENT COMING TO NORTHERN AND CENTRAL NEW MEXICO
THURSDAY NIGHT INTO THE WEEKEND....

.A SLOW MOVING AND MOISTURE-RICH PACIFIC SYSTEM HEADING FOR
SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA AND WESTERN ARIZONA WILL COLLIDE WITH A
WESTBOUND COLD FRONT ACROSS NEW MEXICO ON THURSDAY TO SET UP A
BROAD AND LONGSTANDING AREA OF WINTRY WEATHER ACROSS THE STATE
WELL INTO THE WEEKEND. SNOW WILL COME TO AN END BY LATE SATURDAY
AS THE STORM SHIFTS FURTHER SOUTH AND EAST ACROSS NORTHERN MEXICO
AND DRY AIR MOVES ACROSS THE STATE FROM THE NORTHWEST.

NMZ502-506-508-521-526-291300-
/O.CON.KABQ.WS.A.0004.150130T0700Z-150201T0000Z/
CHUSKA MOUNTAINS-WEST CENTRAL MOUNTAINS-SOUTHWEST MOUNTAINS-
SANDIA/MANZANO MOUNTAINS-SOUTH CENTRAL MOUNTAINS-
930 PM MST WED JAN 28 2015

...WINTER STORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM LATE THURSDAY NIGHT
THROUGH SATURDAY AFTERNOON...

A WINTER STORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM LATE THURSDAY NIGHT
THROUGH SATURDAY AFTERNOON.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...SIGNIFICANT SNOW ACCUMULATIONS OF 8
  INCHES OR MORE ARE POSSIBLE...PRIMARILY AT ELEVATIONS ABOVE
  8000 TO 9000 FEET. SOME HIGHER PEAKS ABOVE 10000 FEET MAY SEE
  UPWARDS OF ONE TO TWO FEET OF FRESH SNOW ACCUMULATION.

* TIMING...SNOW START WILL THURSDAY NIGHT AND CONTINUE THROUGH
  SATURDAY. SNOW INTENSITY WILL DECREASE WITH REDUCED COVERAGE
  LATE SATURDAY.

* WINDS...NO SIGNIFICANT WINDS ARE EXPECTED WITH THIS STORM
  SYSTEM.

* SNOW LEVELS...SNOW LEVELS WILL FLUCTUATE...RISING TO NEAR 6500
  FEET DURING THE AFTERNOONS...AND FALLING BACK TO NEAR 5000 FEET
  DURING THE LATE NIGHTS AND EARLY MORNINGS. THE SIGNIFICANT
  ACCUMULATIONS WILL GENERALLY BE CONFINED TO ELEVATIONS ABOVE 7000
  FEET.

* LOCAL IMPACTS...HEAVY WET SNOW WILL ACCUMULATE AT HIGHER
  ELEVATIONS...MAKING TRAVEL DIFFICULT OR IMPOSSIBLE OVER SOME
  MOUNTAIN PASSES AND OTHER HIGH ELEVATION ROADS. THE HEAVY WET
  SNOW COULD COMPROMISE THE STRUCTURAL INTEGRITY OF SOME ROOF
  TOPS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

REMEMBER...A WINTER STORM WATCH MEANS CONDITIONS ARE FAVORABLE
FOR A HAZARDOUS WINTER WEATHER EVENT IN AND CLOSE TO THE WATCH
AREA. MONITOR THE LATEST FORECASTS AT WEATHER.GOV/ABQ...LISTEN TO
NOAA WEATHER RADIO OR YOUR FAVORITE MEDIA OUTLET.

&&

$$

NMZ507-510>518-522>525-527-291300-
/O.CON.KABQ.WS.A.0004.150130T1500Z-150201T0000Z/
WEST CENTRAL HIGHLANDS-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-UPPER RIO GRANDE VALLEY-
LOWER CHAMA RIVER VALLEY-SANTA FE METRO AREA-ESTANCIA VALLEY-
CENTRAL HIGHLANDS-SOUTH CENTRAL HIGHLANDS-UPPER TULAROSA VALLEY-
RATON RIDGE/JOHNSON MESA-
930 PM MST WED JAN 28 2015

...WINTER STORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM FRIDAY MORNING
THROUGH SATURDAY AFTERNOON...

A WINTER STORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM FRIDAY MORNING
THROUGH SATURDAY AFTERNOON.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...SIGNIFICANT SNOW ACCUMULATIONS OF 8 INCHES
  OR MORE ARE POSSIBLE...PRIMARILY AT ELEVATIONS ABOVE 8000 TO
  9000 FEET. SOME HIGHER PEAKS ABOVE 10000 FEET MAY SEE UPWARDS OF
  ONE TO TWO FEET OF FRESH SNOW ACCUMULATION. AMOUNTS OF 4 INCHES
  OR MORE ARE POSSIBLE AT ELEVATIONS BELOW 8000 FEET.

* TIMING...SNOW WILL START FRIDAY MORNING AND CONTINUE THROUGH
  MUCH OF THE DAY ON SATURDAY BEFORE GRADUALLY TAPERING OFF
  SATURDAY NIGHT.

* WINDS...NO SIGNIFICANT WINDS ARE EXPECTED WITH THIS STORM
  SYSTEM.

* SNOW LEVELS...SNOW LEVELS WILL FLUCTUATE...RISING TO NEAR 7000
  FEET DURING THE AFTERNOONS...AND FALLING BACK TO NEAR 5000 FEET
  DURING THE LATE NIGHTS AND EARLY MORNINGS. THE MOST SIGNIFICANT
  ACCUMULATIONS WILL GENERALLY BE CONFINED TO ELEVATIONS ABOVE
  8000 FEET.

* LOCAL IMPACTS...HEAVY WET SNOW WILL ACCUMULATE AT HIGHER
  ELEVATIONS...MAKING TRAVEL DIFFICULT OR IMPOSSIBLE OVER SOME
  MOUNTAIN PASSES AND OTHER HIGH ELEVATION ROADS. THE HEAVY WET
  SNOW COULD COMPROMISE THE STRUCTURAL INTEGRITY OF SOME ROOF
  TOPS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

REMEMBER...A WINTER STORM WATCH MEANS CONDITIONS ARE FAVORABLE
FOR A HAZARDOUS WINTER WEATHER EVENT IN AND CLOSE TO THE WATCH
AREA. MONITOR THE LATEST FORECASTS AT WEATHER.GOV/ABQ...LISTEN TO
NOAA WEATHER RADIO OR YOUR FAVORITE MEDIA OUTLET.

&&

$$

NMZ519-291300-
/O.CON.KABQ.WS.A.0004.150130T1500Z-150201T0000Z/
ALBUQUERQUE METRO AREA-
930 PM MST WED JAN 28 2015

...WINTER STORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM FRIDAY MORNING
THROUGH SATURDAY AFTERNOON...

A WINTER STORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM FRIDAY MORNING
THROUGH SATURDAY AFTERNOON.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...SIGNIFICANT SNOW ACCUMULATIONS OF 4 INCHES
  OR MORE ARE POSSIBLE...MAINLY AT ELEVATIONS AROUND AND ABOVE
  6000 FEET. THIS INCLUDES THE ALBUQUERQUE FOOTHILLS...PLACITAS...
  WESTERN RIO RANCHO AND HIGHER UP ON THE ALBUQUERQUE WEST MESA.

* TIMING...SNOW WILL START FRIDAY MORNING AND CONTINUE THROUGH
  MUCH OF THE DAY ON SATURDAY BEFORE GRADUALLY TAPERING OFF.

* WINDS...NO SIGNIFICANT WINDS ARE EXPECTED WITH THIS STORM
  SYSTEM.

* SNOW LEVELS...SNOW LEVELS WILL FLUCTUATE...RISING TO NEAR 6000
  FEET DURING THE AFTERNOONS...AND FALLING BACK TO NEAR 5000 FEET
  DURING THE LATE NIGHTS AND EARLY MORNINGS. THE SIGNIFICANT
  ACCUMULATIONS WILL GENERALLY BE CONFINED TO ELEVATIONS NEAR AND
  ABOVE 6000 FEET.

* LOCAL IMPACTS...HEAVY WET SNOW WILL ACCUMULATE ON SOME ROADS...
  MAKING TRAVEL DIFFICULT AND POTENTIALLY IMPOSSIBLE.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

REMEMBER...A WINTER STORM WATCH MEANS CONDITIONS ARE FAVORABLE
FOR A HAZARDOUS WINTER WEATHER EVENT IN AND CLOSE TO THE WATCH
AREA. MONITOR THE LATEST FORECASTS AT WEATHER.GOV/ABQ...LISTEN TO
NOAA WEATHER RADIO OR YOUR FAVORITE MEDIA OUTLET.

&&

$$






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