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

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URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Albuquerque NM
322 AM MDT Wed Mar 29 2017

...WINTER STORM TO CONTINUE ACROSS THE NORTHERN MOUNTAINS...UPPER
RIO GRANDE VALLEY...AND PORTIONS OF NORTHEAST NEW MEXICO THROUGH
TODAY...

.A potent Pacific storm system will continue shifting eastward
across eastern New Mexico into the Texas Panhandle today.
Significant snow amounts are forecast across the higher
elevations of the Sangre De Cristo Mountains, Raton Pass and
portions the Eastern Highlands. Snow will diminish later today.

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Union County-Harding County-Eastern San Miguel County-
Guadalupe County-Quay County-
322 AM MDT Wed Mar 29 2017

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IS CANCELLED...

The National Weather Service in Albuquerque has cancelled the
Winter Weather Advisory.

Rain may mix with or briefly turn over to snow, but no significant
impacts are expected as the airmass remains at or above freezing.

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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-
East Slopes Sangre de Cristo Mountains-Raton Ridge/Johnson Mesa-
322 AM MDT Wed Mar 29 2017

...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM MDT THIS
EVENING...

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...Generally 5 to 10 inches. Up to 12 inches
  near Raton Pass and up to 20 inches over the higher peaks of
  the Sangre De Cristo Mountains.

* TIMING...Snow will continue to increase in coverage and
  intensity this morning as it expands across the area. Snow will
  gradually diminish this afternoon into the early evening hours.

* WINDS...Northerly winds will increase early this morning. The
  strongest winds will be across the Raton Ridge where sustained
  speeds of 25 to 35 mph with gusts to 45 mph will be common.

* SNOW LEVELS...Temperatures will be cold enough for snow at all
  location.

* LOCAL IMPACTS...Heavy snow will cause snow packed and icy
  conditions near Raton Pass along I-25, along Highway 64/87 and
  on most roads on the Sangre De Cristo Mountains. Visibilities
  will be lowered in periods of heavy snow, with some potential
  for whiteout conditions given some blowing 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.

&&

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Upper Rio Grande Valley-Far Northeast Highlands-
Northeast Highlands-
322 AM MDT Wed Mar 29 2017

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM MDT THIS
EVENING...

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...Generally 2 to 4 inches.

* TIMING...Snow will continue to increase in coverage and
  intensity this morning. Improvement is expected by this
  afternoon.

* WINDS...Northerly 15 to 25 mph with occasional gusts to 35 mph
  across the Far Northeast and Northeast Highlands this morning.
  Lesser winds across the Upper Rio Grande Valley.

* SNOW LEVELS...Around 6500 feet, lowering to around 6000 feet
  this morning.

* LOCAL IMPACTS...Snow packed and icy roads along with limited
  visibility in snow will create hazardous travel conditions.
  More specifically, Interstate 25 between Las Vegas and Raton
  and Highway 285 from the Colorado border to south of Tres
  Piedras will be impacted.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Winter Weather Advisory for snow means that periods of snow
will cause primarily travel difficulties. Be prepared for snow
covered roads and limited visibilities.

&&

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San Juan Mountains-Jemez Mountains-
322 AM MDT Wed Mar 29 2017

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL NOON MDT
TODAY...

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...Generally 4 to 6 inches with amounts up
  to 12 inches possible across the higher peaks.

* TIMING...Snow will continue through this morning before
  gradually diminishing around mid day or early afternoon.

* WINDS...Northerly winds with sustained speeds of 10 to 20 mph
  with occasional gusts near 30 mph.

* SNOW LEVELS...Lowering to near 7000 feet this morning.

* LOCAL IMPACTS...Snow packed and icy roads along with limited
  visibility in snow will create hazardous travel conditions.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Winter Weather Advisory for snow means that periods of snow
will cause primarily travel difficulties. Be prepared for snow
covered roads and limited visibilities.

&&

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Central Highlands-
322 AM MDT Wed Mar 29 2017

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL NOON MDT
TODAY...

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...Generally 2 to 4 inches.

* TIMING...Snow will increase in coverage and intensity this
  morning before gradually diminishing around mid day.

* WINDS...Northeast 10 to 20 mph with occasional gusts to 30 mph.

* SNOW LEVELS...Lowering to around 6500 feet this morning.

* LOCAL IMPACTS...Snow packed and icy roads along with limited
  visibility in snow will create hazardous travel conditions.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Winter Weather Advisory for snow means that periods of snow
will cause primarily travel difficulties. Be prepared for snow
covered roads and limited visibilities.

&&

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