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

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URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ALBUQUERQUE NM
953 PM MST SUN JAN 22 2017

...ACCUMULATING SNOW LATE TONIGHT THROUGH MONDAY NIGHT FOR
PORTIONS OF NORTHERN AND WESTERN NEW MEXICO...

.A STRONG LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM WILL PASS NORTH OF NEW MEXICO MONDAY
AND MONDAY NIGHT STEERING BANDS OF MOISTURE AND PRECIPITATION
OVER NORTHERN AND WESTERN AREAS. SNOW WILL CONTINUE AT TIMES
TONIGHT AND MONDAY MORNING MAINLY NEAR THE COLORADO BORDER. MONDAY
AFTERNOON...RAIN OR A RAIN SNOW MIX MAY DEVELOP AT LOWER
ELEVATIONS AS THE SNOW LEVEL RISES AND PRECIPITATION BECOMES MORE
WIDESPREAD. PRECIPITATION WILL BECOME HEAVIEST AND MOST WIDESPREAD
MONDAY EVENING AS A COLD FRONT CROSSES FROM THE WEST DROPPING THE
SNOW LEVEL TO VALLEY BOTTOMS. GUSTY WEST WINDS WILL ACCOMPANY THE
SNOW ON MONDAY...AND WILL CONTINUE OVER THE NORTHERN MOUNTAINS
MONDAY NIGHT...LEADING TO AREAS OF REDUCED VISIBILITY IN BLOWING
SNOW. FOR THE LATEST NEW MEXICO ROAD CONDITIONS CALL 511 OR VISIT
NMROADS.COM.

NMZ502-510-511-231200-
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CHUSKA MOUNTAINS-SAN JUAN MOUNTAINS-JEMEZ MOUNTAINS-
953 PM MST SUN JAN 22 2017

...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 5 AM MST
TUESDAY...

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...3 TO 6 INCHES AT ELEVATIONS NEAR OR BELOW
  7500 FEET WITH 6 TO 12 INCHES POSSIBLE OVER THE HIGHER
  TERRAIN.

* TIMING...SNOW WILL INCREASE IN COVERAGE TONIGHT AND CONTINUE AT
  TIMES THROUGH MONDAY MORNING...BEFORE INCREASING IN COVERAGE AND
  INTENSITY MONDAY AFTERNOON AND EVENING. SNOW SHOULD BEGIN TO
  TAPER OFF EARLY TUESDAY MORNING.

* WINDS...WEST 15 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS NEAR 35 MPH. STRONGER
  SUSTAINED WINDS OF 25 TO 35 MPH WITH GUSTS NEAR 50 MPH POSSIBLE
  OVER RIDGETOPS MONDAY.

* SNOW LEVELS...TEMPERATURES WILL BE COLD ENOUGH FOR SNOW AT ALL
  LOCATIONS TONIGHT AND EARLY MONDAY. THE SNOW LEVEL MAY RISE TO
  NEAR 7500 FEET BY MONDAY AFTERNOON...BUT IS EXPECTED TO LOWER
  QUICKLY TO VALLEY BOTTOMS WITH A COLD FRONT EARLY MONDAY
  EVENING.

* LOCAL IMPACTS...ROADS MAY BECOME SNOWPACKED AND ICY. AREAS OF
  REDUCED VISIBILITY IN BLOWING SNOW WILL ADD TO THE HAZARDOUS
  TRAVEL CONDITIONS.

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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NMZ503-504-506-231200-
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FAR NORTHWEST HIGHLANDS-NORTHWEST HIGHLANDS-
WEST CENTRAL MOUNTAINS-
953 PM MST SUN JAN 22 2017

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 5 AM MST
TUESDAY...

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...2 TO 5 INCHES AT ELEVATIONS NEAR OR BELOW
  7500 FEET WITH 5 TO 9 INCHES POSSIBLE OVER THE HIGHER TERRAIN.

* TIMING...SNOW WILL INCREASE IN COVERAGE TONIGHT AND CONTINUE AT
  TIMES INTO MONDAY MORNING. SNOW MAY MIX WITH RAIN BELOW 7500
  FEET MONDAY AFTERNOON AS PRECIPITATION BECOMES MORE
  WIDESPREAD...BUT PRECIPITATION WILL BECOME ALL SNOW AND INCREASE
  FURTHER IN COVERAGE AND INTENSITY AS A COLD FRONT CROSSES
  MONDAY EVENING. SNOW SHOULD TAPER OFF EARLY TUESDAY MORNING.

* WINDS...WEST 15 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS NEAR 35 MPH. STRONGER
  SUSTAINED WINDS OF 25 TO 35 MPH WITH GUSTS NEAR 50 MPH POSSIBLE
  OVER RIDGETOPS MONDAY.

* SNOW LEVELS...TEMPERATURES WILL BE COLD ENOUGH FOR SNOW AT ALL
  LOCATIONS TONIGHT AND EARLY MONDAY. THE SNOW LEVEL MAY RISE NEAR
  7500 FEET BY MONDAY AFTERNOON...BUT IT WILL LOWER QUICKLY WITH
  THE PASSAGE OF A COLD FRONT EARLY MONDAY EVENING.

* LOCAL IMPACTS...ROADS MAY BECOME SNOWPACKED AND ICY...SUCH AS
  HIGHWAY 550 FROM THE FARMINGTON AREA TO CUBA AND I-40 OVER THE
  CONTINENTAL DIVIDE. AREAS OF REDUCED VISIBILITIES IN BLOWING
  SNOW WILL ADD TO THE HAZARDOUS TRAVEL CONDITIONS.

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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NMZ512>514-516-231200-
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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-
UPPER RIO GRANDE VALLEY-
953 PM MST SUN JAN 22 2017

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

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS..2 TO 4 INCHES AT ELEVATIONS NEAR OR BELOW
  7500 FEET WITH 5 TO 9 INCHES POSSIBLE OVER THE HIGHER TERRAIN.

* TIMING...SNOW WILL OCCUR AT TIMES TONIGHT INTO MONDAY
  MORNING...BEFORE INTENSIFYING MONDAY AFTERNOON AND EVENING. SNOW
  SHOULD BEGIN TO TAPER OFF EARLY TUESDAY MORNING.

* WINDS...WEST SUSTAINED AT 15 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS NEAR 35 MPH.
  STRONGER SUSTAINED WINDS OF 25 TO 35 MPH WITH GUSTS NEAR 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 NEAR
  7500 FEET BY MONDAY AFTERNOON BUT IS EXPECTED TO LOWER AGAIN
  MONDAY EVENING.

* LOCAL IMPACTS...ROADS MAY BECOME SNOWPACKED AND ICY...SUCH AS
  STATE HIGHWAY 38 FROM RED RIVER TO EAGLE NEST AND HIGHWAY 64
  FROM TAOS TO ANGEL FIRE. AREAS OF REDUCED VISIBILITIES IN
  BLOWING SNOW WILL ADD TO THE HAZARDOUS TRAVEL CONDITIONS.

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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