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

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URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ALBUQUERQUE NM
434 AM MST MON MAR 2 2015

...HIGH TERRAIN SNOW TAPERING OFF OVER THE SAN JUAN MOUNTAINS
TODAY BEFORE INCREASING AGAIN OVER THE NORTHERN MOUNTAINS TONIGHT
AND TUESDAY...

.ACCUMULATING SNOW WILL BE CONFINED TO LOCATIONS NEAR AND ABOVE
9000 FEET ACROSS THE SAN JUAN MOUNTAINS THROUGH THIS AFTERNOON.
MORE WIDESPREAD SNOW WILL RETURN TO THE NORTHERN MOUNTAINS LATE
THIS AFTERNOON THROUGH TUESDAY MORNING ALONG WITH GUSTY WEST WINDS
AND MUCH COLDER TEMPERATURES. THERE IS STILL SOME UNCERTAINTY ON
SNOWFALL AMOUNTS FOR THE SANGRE DE CRISTO AND JEMEZ MOUNTAINS SO
THE WINTER STORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT IN THOSE LOCATIONS.

NMZ510-021900-
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SAN JUAN MOUNTAINS-
434 AM MST MON MAR 2 2015

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

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

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...AN ADDITIONAL 6 TO 12 INCHES POSSIBLE ABOVE
  8500 FEET THROUGH TUESDAY.

* TIMING...HEAVIER SNOW WILL BECOME MORE WIDESPREAD LATE THIS
  AFTERNOON INTO TUESDAY WITH LOWERING SNOW LEVELS.

* WINDS...WEST AND SOUTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 30 MPH OVER THE HIGH
  TERRAIN AND RIDGETOPS TODAY. WINDS WILL INCREASE EVEN MORE
  TONIGHT.

* SNOW LEVELS...TEMPERATURES WILL BE COLD ENOUGH FOR SNOW AT
  LOCATIONS NEAR AND ABOVE 9000 FEET...THEN LOWER TO BE COLD
  ENOUGH FOR SNOW AT ALL LOCATIONS BY EARLY MONDAY EVENING.

* LOCAL IMPACTS...TREACHEROUS TRAVEL CONDITIONS DUE TO SNOW PACKED
  AND ICY ROADWAYS ARE LIKELY ALONG WITH REDUCED VISIBILITY IN
  LOCALLY HEAVY SNOW BY THIS EVENING. STRUCTURAL INTEGRITY ISSUES
  MAY ARISE DUE TO THE WEIGHT OF HEAVY SNOW.

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.

FOR THE LATEST ROAD CONDITIONS...DIAL 511 OR 1.800.432.4269...OR
VISIT NMROADS.COM.

&&

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NMZ511>515-021900-
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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-
434 AM MST MON MAR 2 2015

...WINTER STORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM THIS AFTERNOON
THROUGH TUESDAY AFTERNOON...

A WINTER STORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM THIS AFTERNOON
THROUGH TUESDAY AFTERNOON.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...POTENTIAL FOR HEAVY SNOW ACCUMULATIONS OF
  GREATER THAN 8 INCHES...FAVORING WEST FACING SLOPES.

* TIMING...SNOW WILL BECOME MORE WIDESPREAD AND HEAVIER THIS
  EVENING AND OVERNIGHT BEFORE TAPERING OFF TUESDAY AFTERNOON.

* WINDS...SOUTHWEST TO WEST WINDS 20 TO 30 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 40
  MPH OVER RIDGETOPS AND OPEN TERRAIN.

* SNOW LEVELS...TEMPERATURES WILL BECOME COLD ENOUGH FOR SNOW AT
  ALL LOCATIONS BY EARLY MONDAY EVENING.

* LOCAL IMPACTS...DIFFICULT TRAVEL CONDITIONS DUE TO SNOW PACKED
  AND ICY ROADWAYS ARE EXPECTED AT TIMES IN THE HIGH COUNTRY
  ALONG WITH REDUCED VISIBILITY IN LOCALLY HEAVY SNOW AND
  BLOWING SNOW.

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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