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

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URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ALBUQUERQUE NM
412 AM MST SUN JAN 22 2017

...ANOTHER ROUND OF ACCUMULATING SNOW POSSIBLE LATER TONIGHT INTO
EARLY TUESDAY FOR PORTIONS OF NORTHERN AND WESTERN NEW MEXICO...

.MOIST WESTERLY WINDS WILL BRING ADDITIONAL ACCUMULATING SNOW TO
SOME OF THE NORTHERN AND WESTERN MOUNTAINS STARTING LATER THIS
EVENING AND PERSISTING THROUGH EARLY TUESDAY. GUSTY WEST WINDS
WILL ACCOMPANY THE SNOW...LEADING TO AREAS OF REDUCED VISIBILITIES
IN BLOWING SNOW. FOR THE LATEST NEW MEXICO ROAD CONDITIONS CALL
511 OR VISIT NMROADS.COM.

NMZ502>504-510>514-516-222300-
/O.NEW.KABQ.WS.A.0005.170123T0600Z-170124T1200Z/
CHUSKA MOUNTAINS-FAR NORTHWEST HIGHLANDS-NORTHWEST HIGHLANDS-
SAN JUAN MOUNTAINS-JEMEZ MOUNTAINS-
WEST SLOPES SANGRE DE CRISTO MOUNTAINS-
NORTHERN SANGRE DE CRISTOS ABOVE 9500 FEET/RED RIVER-
SOUTHERN SANGRE DE CRISTOS ABOVE 9500 FEET-
UPPER RIO GRANDE VALLEY-
412 AM MST SUN JAN 22 2017

...WINTER STORM WATCH IN EFFECT FROM THIS EVENING THROUGH LATE
MONDAY NIGHT...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN ALBUQUERQUE HAS ISSUED A WINTER
STORM WATCH...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM THIS EVENING THROUGH LATE
MONDAY NIGHT.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...SIGNIFICANT AMOUNTS UP TO 6 INCHES AT
  ELEVATIONS NEAR OR BELOW 7500 FEET WITH 6 TO 12 INCHES POSSIBLE
  OVER THE HIGHER TERRAIN.

* TIMING...SNOW WILL BEGIN THIS EVENING...MAY TAPER OFF MONDAY
  AS THE SNOW LEVEL RISES SOMEWHAT THEN WILL BECOME MORE
  WIDESPREAD AND HEAVIER MONDAY NIGHT. SNOW SHOULD BEGIN TO TAPER
  OFF BY EARLY TUESDAY.

* WINDS...WEST SUSTAINED AT 15 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 35
  MPH. STRONGER SUSTAINED WINDS OF 25 TO 35 MPH WITH GUSTS TO
  AROUND 50 MPH POSSIBLE OVER RIDGETOPS AND EXPOSED AREAS MONDAY.

* SNOW LEVELS...TEMPERATURES WILL BE COLD ENOUGH FOR SNOW AT ALL
  LOCATIONS TONIGHT AND EARLY MONDAY. THE SNOW LEVEL MAY RISE TO
  AROUND 7500 FEET BY MONDAY AFTERNOON BUT IS EXPECTED TO LOWER
  AGAIN MONDAY NIGHT.

* LOCAL IMPACTS...ROADS MAY BECOME SNOWPACKED AND ICY...SUCH AS
  HIGHWAY 550 FROM THE FARMINGTON AREA TO CUBA AND HIGHWAY 64/84
  FROM DULCE TO CHAMA. AREAS OF REDUCED VISIBILITIES IN BLOWING
  SNOW WILL ADD TO THE HAZARDOUS TRAVEL CONDITIONS.

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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