Winter Weather Warnings / Watches / Advisories
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URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ALBUQUERQUE NM
1025 PM MST THU JAN 29 2015

...HEAVY SNOW EVENT STILL EXPECTED FOR NORTHERN AND CENTRAL NEW
MEXICO LATE TONIGHT THROUGH SATURDAY...

.A SLOW MOVING PACIFIC STORM SYSTEM WITH MOIST/SUBTROPICAL AIR
AHEAD OF IT WILL INTERACT WITH A COOLER LOW LEVEL AIR MASS OVER
NORTHERN AND CENTRAL NEW MEXICO TO CREATE A MIX OF RAIN/SNOW AND
EVEN THE POSSIBILITY OF SLEET MIXING IN AT TIMES IN SOME LOCALES.
SNOW ACCUMULATION LEVELS WILL VARY AS THIS EVENT PROGRESSES AND
ALSO BETWEEN THE AFTERNOON AND NIGHTIME HOURS. EXPECT A
SIGNIFICANT SNOW GRADIENT BETWEEN THE LOWER AND UPPER ELEVATIONS
OF THE FORECAST ZONES.

NMZ517-301230-
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LOWER CHAMA RIVER VALLEY-
1025 PM MST THU JAN 29 2015

...WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 2 AM FRIDAY TO 5 PM MST
SATURDAY...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN ALBUQUERQUE HAS ISSUED A WINTER
STORM WARNING FOR HEAVY SNOW...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 2 AM
FRIDAY TO 5 PM MST SATURDAY.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...SNOW ACCUMULATIONS BETWEEN 3 AND 7 INCHES
  EXPECTED.

* TIMING...ACCUMULATING SNOW WILL START BY OR A LITTLE BEFORE DAWN
  FRIDAY MORNING AND CONTINUE THROUGH SATURDAY.

* WINDS...MAINLY SOUTHEAST WINDS OF 10 TO 20 MPH FRIDAY MORNING
  BECOMING LIGHTER THEREAFTER.

* SNOW LEVELS...SNOW ACCUMULATION LEVELS SHOULD BE AT THE SURFACE
  DURING MOST OF THE EVENT...BUT THERE IS A CHANCE THAT A LITTLE
  RAIN OR SLEET COULD MIX IN FRIDAY AFTERNOON WHICH...IF IT
  OCCURS...WOULD CUT DOWN ON ACCUMULATIONS SOMEWHAT.

* LOCAL IMPACTS...HEAVY WET SNOW WILL ACCUMULATE AT HIGHER
  ELEVATIONS...ESPECIALLY ABOVE 7500 FEET MAKING TRAVEL
  DIFFICULT OR IMPOSSIBLE AT THOSE ELEVATIONS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER STORM WARNING FOR HEAVY SNOW MEANS SEVERE WINTER WEATHER
CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED OR OCCURRING. SIGNIFICANT AMOUNTS OF SNOW
ARE FORECAST THAT WILL MAKE TRAVEL DANGEROUS. ONLY TRAVEL IN AN
EMERGENCY. IF YOU MUST TRAVEL...KEEP AN EXTRA FLASHLIGHT...FOOD...
AND WATER IN YOUR VEHICLE IN CASE OF AN EMERGENCY.

&&

$$

NMZ504-510>515-521>523-529-533-301230-
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NORTHWEST 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-SANDIA/MANZANO MOUNTAINS-
ESTANCIA VALLEY-CENTRAL HIGHLANDS-NORTHEAST HIGHLANDS-
GUADALUPE COUNTY-
1025 PM MST THU JAN 29 2015

...WINTER STORM WARNING NOW IN EFFECT FROM 2 AM FRIDAY TO 5 PM
MST SATURDAY...

THE WINTER STORM WARNING FOR HEAVY SNOW IS NOW IN EFFECT FROM 2
AM FRIDAY TO 5 PM MST SATURDAY.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...EXPECT SNOWFALL ACCUMULATIONS BETWEEN 4 TO
  6 INCHES BELOW 7500 FEET AND 6 TO 10 INCHES ABOVE 7500 FEET. THE
  HIGHEST ELEVATIONS WILL SEE ACCUMULATIONS BETWEEN 12 AND 16
  INCHES. GUADALUPE COUNTY WILL SEE A WIDE RANGE IN SNOW TOTALS
  WITH 1 TO 4 INCHES POSSIBLE ACROSS THE EAST AND 4 TO 7 INCHES
  POSSIBLE ACROSS THE WEST.

* TIMING...THE MORE SIGNIFICANT SNOW WILL START FRIDAY MORNING
  AND CONTINUE THROUGH MUCH OF THE DAY ON SATURDAY.

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

* SNOW LEVELS...SNOW LEVELS WILL FLUCTUATE BETWEEN THE SURFACE AND
  JUST ABOVE THE SURFACE DEPENDING ON THE TIME OF DAY.
  THEREFORE...RAIN MAY MIX WITH SNOW AT INITIAL ONSET AS WELL AS
  DURING THE AFTERNOON AND AWHILE INTO THE EVENING...ESPECIALLY
  ACROSS GUADALUPE COUNTY.

* LOCAL IMPACTS...HEAVY WET SNOW WILL ACCUMULATE ON ROADWAYS...
  ESPECIALLY IF SNOW RATES ARE HIGH. WINTER DRIVING CONDITIONS
  ARE EXPECTED AT TIMES...ESPECIALLY ABOVE 7500 FEET.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER STORM WARNING FOR HEAVY SNOW MEANS SEVERE WINTER WEATHER
CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED OR OCCURRING. SIGNIFICANT AMOUNTS OF SNOW
ARE FORECAST THAT WILL MAKE TRAVEL DANGEROUS. ONLY TRAVEL IN AN
EMERGENCY. IF YOU MUST TRAVEL...KEEP AN EXTRA FLASHLIGHT...FOOD...
AND WATER IN YOUR VEHICLE IN CASE OF AN EMERGENCY.

&&

$$

NMZ502-506-508-524>526-539-301230-
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CHUSKA MOUNTAINS-WEST CENTRAL MOUNTAINS-SOUTHWEST MOUNTAINS-
SOUTH CENTRAL HIGHLANDS-UPPER TULAROSA VALLEY-
SOUTH CENTRAL MOUNTAINS-EASTERN LINCOLN COUNTY-
1025 PM MST THU JAN 29 2015

...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 5 PM MST
SATURDAY...

A WINTER STORM WARNING FOR HEAVY SNOW REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 5
PM MST SATURDAY.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...EXPECT SNOW ACCUMULATIONS OF 4 TO 8 INCHES
  BELOW 7500 FEET AND 8 TO 14 INCHES ABOVE 7500 FEET. LOCALLY
  BETWEEN 15 AND 20 INCHES POSSIBLE ACROSS THE HIGHEST ELEVATIONS.

* TIMING...SNOW WILL CONTINUE THROUGH SATURDAY WITH FEW IF ANY
  BREAKS BEFORE TAPERING OFF SATURDAY NIGHT.

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

* SNOW LEVELS...SNOW LEVELS WILL VARY BETWEEN 5500 AND 7000 FEET
  FOR THE MOST PART...BUT MAY RISE A LITTLE FURTHER FRIDAY NIGHT
  INTO SATURDAY.

* LOCAL IMPACTS...HEAVY WET SNOW IS EXPECTED TO ACCUMULATE ON
  ROADWAYS... ESPECIALLY IF SNOW RATES ARE HIGH. WINTER DRIVING
  CONDITIONS ARE POSSIBLE.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER STORM WARNING FOR HEAVY SNOW MEANS SEVERE WINTER WEATHER
CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED OR OCCURRING. SIGNIFICANT AMOUNTS OF SNOW
ARE FORECAST THAT WILL MAKE TRAVEL DANGEROUS. ONLY TRAVEL IN AN
EMERGENCY. IF YOU MUST TRAVEL...KEEP AN EXTRA FLASHLIGHT...FOOD...
AND WATER IN YOUR VEHICLE IN CASE OF AN EMERGENCY.

&&

$$

NMZ527-528-530>532-301230-
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RATON RIDGE/JOHNSON MESA-FAR NORTHEAST HIGHLANDS-UNION COUNTY-
HARDING COUNTY-EASTERN SAN MIGUEL COUNTY-
1025 PM MST THU JAN 29 2015

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY NOW IN EFFECT FROM 2 AM FRIDAY TO 5 PM
MST SATURDAY...

THE WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SNOW IS NOW IN EFFECT FROM 2 AM
FRIDAY TO 5 PM MST SATURDAY.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...EXPECT SNOW ACCUMULATIONS BETWEEN 1 AND 3
  INCHES WITH LOCALLY AROUND 4 INCHES.

* TIMING...SNOW WILL START FRIDAY MORNING AND CONTINUE INTO
  SATURDAY.

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

* SNOW LEVELS...SNOW LEVELS WILL FLUCTUATE BETWEEN THE SURFACE AND
  JUST ABOVE THE SURFACE DEPENDING ON THE TIME OF DAY.
  THEREFORE...RAIN MAY MIX WITH SNOW...ESPECIALLY FAR SOUTHERN
  AREAS AND ALONG THE TEXAS BORDER.

* LOCAL IMPACTS...SOME SNOW MAY ACCUMULATE ON ROADWAYS...
  ESPECIALLY AT NIGHT AND THROUGH THE MORNING HOURS. WINTER
  DRIVING CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED AT TIMES.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SNOW MEANS THAT PERIODS OF SNOW
WILL PRIMARILY CAUSE TRAVEL DIFFICULTIES. BE PREPARED FOR SNOW
COVERED ROADS AND LIMITED VISIBILITIES.

&&

$$

NMZ503-507-516-518-519-301230-
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FAR NORTHWEST HIGHLANDS-WEST CENTRAL HIGHLANDS-
UPPER RIO GRANDE VALLEY-SANTA FE METRO AREA-
ALBUQUERQUE METRO AREA-
1025 PM MST THU JAN 29 2015

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY NOW IN EFFECT FROM 2 AM FRIDAY TO 5 PM
MST SATURDAY...

THE WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SNOW IS NOW IN EFFECT FROM 2 AM
FRIDAY TO 5 PM MST SATURDAY.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...EXPECT SNOW ACCUMULATIONS BETWEEN 2 TO 5
  INCHES WITH LOCALLY UP TO 6 INCHES ACROSS THE HIGHEST
  ELEVATIONS. THE LOWER ELEVATIONS OF THE RIO GRANDE VALLEY WILL
  SEE ANYWHERE BETWEEN A HALF INCH AND JUST OVER 2 INCHES.

* TIMING...SNOW WILL START EARLY FRIDAY MORNING AND CONTINUE
  THROUGH MUCH OF THE DAY ON SATURDAY.

* WINDS...EAST TO SOUTHEAST 20 TO 30 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 40
  MPH BELOW THE CENTRAL MOUNTAIN CANYONS FRIDAY MORNING OTHERWISE
  ELSEWHERE LIGHTER WINDS ARE EXPECTED WITH THIS STORM SYSTEM.

* SNOW LEVELS...SNOW LEVELS WILL FLUCTUATE BETWEEN THE SURFACE AND
  JUST ABOVE THE SURFACE DEPENDING ON THE TIME OF DAY DURING THE
  EVENT. THEREFORE...RAIN WILL MIX WITH SNOW AT TIMES...ESPECIALLY
  WITHIN THE RIO GRANDE VALLEY.

* LOCAL IMPACTS...WET SNOW WILL ACCUMULATE ON SOME ROADS MAINLY
  LATER AT NIGHT AND THROUGH THE MORNING HOURS...MAKING TRAVEL
  HAZARDOUS. WINTER DRIVING CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED ALONG WITHIN
  THE FOOTHILL AREAS OF ALBUQUERQUE AND SANTA FE AS WELL AS RURAL
  PORTIONS OF INTERSTATE 40 WEST OF ALBUQUERQUE.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SNOW MEANS THAT PERIODS OF SNOW
WILL PRIMARILY CAUSE TRAVEL DIFFICULTIES. BE PREPARED FOR SNOW
COVERED ROADS AND LIMITED VISIBILITIES.

&&

$$

NMZ540-301230-
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SOUTHWEST CHAVES COUNTY-
1025 PM MST THU JAN 29 2015

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 5 PM MST
SATURDAY...

A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SNOW REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 5 PM
MST SATURDAY.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...EXPECT SNOW ACCUMULATIONS BETWEEN 2 TO 4
  INCHES WITH LOCALLY UP TO 6 INCHES NEAR THE LINCOLN COUNTY LINE.

* TIMING...SNOW WILL START LATE TONIGHT AND CONTINUE THROUGH
  SATURDAY.

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

* SNOW LEVELS...SNOW LEVELS WILL FLUCTUATE BETWEEN THE SURFACE
  AND JUST ABOVE THE SURFACE DEPENDING ON THE TIME OF DAY.
  THEREFORE... RAIN MAY MIX WITH SNOW...ESPECIALLY ALONG THE
  EASTERN PORTIONS OF THE ZONE.

* LOCAL IMPACTS...SOME WET SNOW MAY ACCUMULATE ON ROADWAYS...
  MAINLY LATER AT NIGHT AND THROUGH THE MORNING HOURS. WINTER
  DRIVING CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED AT TIMES.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SNOW MEANS THAT PERIODS OF SNOW
WILL PRIMARILY CAUSE TRAVEL DIFFICULTIES. BE PREPARED FOR SNOW
COVERED ROADS AND LIMITED VISIBILITIES.

&&

$$

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