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URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ALBUQUERQUE NM
508 AM MST THU JAN 29 2015

...HEAVY SNOW EVENT COMING TO NORTHERN AND CENTRAL NEW MEXICO
TONIGHT INTO THE WEEKEND....

.A SLOW MOVING PACIFIC STORM SYSTEM HEADING FOR SOUTHERN
CALIFORNIA AND WESTERN ARIZONA WILL BRING COPIOUS AMOUNTS OF
MOISTURE TO THE LAND OF ENCHANTMENT. ADDITIONALLY...A SURFACE COLD
FRONT ARRIVING TODAY WILL COOL TEMPERATURES CONSIDERABLY.  THE
GREATEST IMPACTS FROM THIS LONG DURATION WINTER WEATHER EVENT WILL
BE FELT ACROSS THE MOUNTAINS WHERE SIGNIFICANT ACCUMULATIONS ARE
EXPECTED. SOME UNCERTAINTY REMAINS WHETHER PRECIPITATION WILL BE
MAINLY SNOW OR MAINLY RAIN AT LOWER ELEVATIONS. PRECIPITATION WILL
COME TO AN END BY LATE SATURDAY AS THE STORM SHIFTS FURTHER SOUTH
AND EAST ACROSS NORTHERN MEXICO AND DRY AIR MOVES ACROSS THE STATE
FROM THE NORTHWEST.

NMZ504-292300-
/O.EXA.KABQ.WS.A.0004.150130T0700Z-150201T0000Z/
NORTHWEST HIGHLANDS-
508 AM MST THU JAN 29 2015

...WINTER STORM WATCH IN EFFECT FROM LATE TONIGHT THROUGH
SATURDAY AFTERNOON...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN ALBUQUERQUE HAS ISSUED A WINTER
STORM WATCH...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM LATE TONIGHT THROUGH
SATURDAY AFTERNOON.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...SIGNIFICANT SNOW ACCUMULATIONS OF 4 INCHES
  OR MORE ARE POSSIBLE.

* TIMING...SNOW START WILL TONIGHT AND CONTINUE THROUGH SATURDAY.
  SNOW INTENSITY WILL DECREASE WITH REDUCED COVERAGE LATE
  SATURDAY.

* WINDS...SOUTHEAST 15 TO 25 MPH FRIDAY OTHERWISE WINDS WILL BE
  LIGHT.

* SNOW LEVELS...SNOW LEVELS WILL FLUCTUATE...THOUGH SIGNIFICANT
  ACCUMULATIONS WILL GENERALLY BE CONFINED TO ELEVATIONS ABOVE
  6500 FEET.

* LOCAL IMPACTS...HEAVY WET SNOW MAY ACCUMULATE AT HIGHER
  ELEVATIONS...MAKING TRAVEL DIFFICULT...ESPECIALLY OVER THE
  CONTINENTAL DIVIDE. THE HEAVY WET SNOW COULD COMPROMISE THE
  STRUCTURAL INTEGRITY OF SOME ROOF TOPS.

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.

&&

$$

NMZ528>537-539-540-292300-
/O.EXA.KABQ.WS.A.0004.150130T1500Z-150201T0000Z/
FAR NORTHEAST HIGHLANDS-NORTHEAST HIGHLANDS-UNION COUNTY-
HARDING COUNTY-EASTERN SAN MIGUEL COUNTY-GUADALUPE COUNTY-
QUAY COUNTY-CURRY COUNTY-ROOSEVELT COUNTY-DE BACA COUNTY-
EASTERN LINCOLN COUNTY-SOUTHWEST CHAVES COUNTY-
508 AM MST THU JAN 29 2015

...WINTER STORM WATCH IN EFFECT FROM FRIDAY MORNING THROUGH
SATURDAY AFTERNOON...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN ALBUQUERQUE HAS ISSUED A WINTER
STORM WATCH...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM FRIDAY MORNING THROUGH
SATURDAY AFTERNOON.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...SIGNIFICANT SNOW ACCUMULATIONS OF 4 INCHES
  OR MORE ARE POSSIBLE. THE HEAVIEST AMOUNTS WILL BE CLOSER TO THE
  CENTRAL MOUNTAIN CHAIN...WITH LESSER AMOUNTS NEAR THE TEXAS
  BORDER.

* TIMING...SNOW WILL START FRIDAY MORNING AND CONTINUE THROUGH
  MUCH OF THE DAY ON SATURDAY BEFORE GRADUALLY TAPERING OFF
  SATURDAY NIGHT.

* 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 TEXAS BORDER.

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

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.

&&

$$

NMZ502-506-508-521-526-292300-
/O.CON.KABQ.WS.A.0004.150130T0700Z-150201T0000Z/
CHUSKA MOUNTAINS-WEST CENTRAL MOUNTAINS-SOUTHWEST MOUNTAINS-
SANDIA/MANZANO MOUNTAINS-SOUTH CENTRAL MOUNTAINS-
508 AM MST THU JAN 29 2015

...WINTER STORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM LATE TONIGHT THROUGH
SATURDAY AFTERNOON...

A WINTER STORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM LATE TONIGHT THROUGH
SATURDAY AFTERNOON.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...SIGNIFICANT SNOW ACCUMULATIONS OF 8 INCHES
  OR MORE ARE POSSIBLE...PRIMARILY AT ELEVATIONS ABOVE 7000 FEET.
  SOME HIGHER PEAKS ABOVE 10000 FEET MAY SEE UPWARDS OF ONE TO TWO
  FEET OF FRESH SNOW ACCUMULATION.

* TIMING...SNOW START WILL TONIGHT AND CONTINUE THROUGH SATURDAY.
  SNOW INTENSITY WILL DECREASE WITH REDUCED COVERAGE LATE
  SATURDAY.

* WINDS...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 25 MPH FRIDAY ALONG THE
  EAST SLOPES OF THE SANDIA AND MANZANO MOUNTAINS AND ALONG THE
  THE CONTINENTAL DIVIDE...OTHERWISE LIGHT WINDS ARE EXPECTED.

* SNOW LEVELS...SNOW LEVELS WILL FLUCTUATE...RISING BETWEEN 7500
  AND 9000 FEET DURING THE AFTERNOONS...AND FALLING BACK BETWEEN
  5000 AND 6000 FEET DURING THE LATE NIGHTS AND EARLY MORNINGS.
  THE SIGNIFICANT ACCUMULATIONS WILL GENERALLY BE CONFINED TO
  ELEVATIONS ABOVE 7000 FEET.

* LOCAL IMPACTS...HEAVY WET SNOW WILL ACCUMULATE AT HIGHER
  ELEVATIONS...MAKING TRAVEL DIFFICULT OR IMPOSSIBLE OVER SOME
  MOUNTAIN PASSES AND OTHER HIGH ELEVATION ROADS...INCLUDING ALONG
  INTERSTATE 40 ACROSS THE CONTINENTAL DIVIDE. THE HEAVY WET SNOW
  COULD COMPROMISE THE STRUCTURAL INTEGRITY OF SOME ROOF TOPS.

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.

&&

$$

NMZ507-510>518-522>525-527-292300-
/O.CON.KABQ.WS.A.0004.150130T1500Z-150201T0000Z/
WEST CENTRAL 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-UPPER RIO GRANDE VALLEY-
LOWER CHAMA RIVER VALLEY-SANTA FE METRO AREA-ESTANCIA VALLEY-
CENTRAL HIGHLANDS-SOUTH CENTRAL HIGHLANDS-UPPER TULAROSA VALLEY-
RATON RIDGE/JOHNSON MESA-
508 AM MST THU JAN 29 2015

...WINTER STORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM FRIDAY MORNING
THROUGH SATURDAY AFTERNOON...

A WINTER STORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM FRIDAY MORNING
THROUGH SATURDAY AFTERNOON.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...SIGNIFICANT SNOW ACCUMULATIONS OF 8 INCHES
  OR MORE ARE POSSIBLE ACROSS THE NORTHERN MOUNTAINS. SOME HIGHER
  PEAKS ABOVE 10000 FEET MAY SEE UPWARDS OF ONE FOOT OF FRESH SNOW
  ACCUMULATION. AMOUNTS OF 4 INCHES OR MORE ARE POSSIBLE AT LOWER
  ELEVATIONS...ESPECIALLY THE ESTANCIA VALLEY AND CENTRAL
  HIGHLANDS.

* TIMING...SNOW WILL START EARLY FRIDAY MORNING AND CONTINUE
  THROUGH MUCH OF THE DAY ON SATURDAY BEFORE GRADUALLY TAPERING
  OFF SATURDAY NIGHT.

* WINDS...EAST TO SOUTHEAST 15 TO 25 MPH FRIDAY INTO THE SANTA FE METRO
  AS WELL AS PORTIONS OF THE JEMEZ OTHERWISE LIGHT WINDS ARE
  EXPECTED.

* SNOW LEVELS...SNOW LEVELS WILL FLUCTUATE...RISING TO NEAR 6500
  FEET DURING THE AFTERNOONS...AND FALLING BACK TO NEAR 5000 FEET
  DURING THE LATE NIGHTS AND EARLY MORNINGS.

* LOCAL IMPACTS...HEAVY WET SNOW MAY ACCUMULATE ON ROADWAYS...
  ESPECIALLY AT HIGHER ELEVATIONS...MAKING TRAVEL DIFFICULT OR
  IMPOSSIBLE OVER SOME MOUNTAIN PASSES AND OTHER HIGH ELEVATION
  ROADS. THE HEAVY WET SNOW COULD COMPROMISE THE STRUCTURAL
  INTEGRITY OF SOME ROOF TOPS.

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.

&&

$$

NMZ519-292300-
/O.CON.KABQ.WS.A.0004.150130T1500Z-150201T0000Z/
ALBUQUERQUE METRO AREA-
508 AM MST THU JAN 29 2015

...WINTER STORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM FRIDAY MORNING
THROUGH SATURDAY AFTERNOON...

A WINTER STORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM FRIDAY MORNING
THROUGH SATURDAY AFTERNOON.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...SIGNIFICANT SNOW ACCUMULATIONS OF 4 INCHES
  OR MORE ARE POSSIBLE...MAINLY AT ELEVATIONS AROUND AND ABOVE
  6000 FEET. THIS INCLUDES THE ALBUQUERQUE FOOTHILLS...
  PLACITAS... WESTERN RIO RANCHO AND THE HIGHEST ELEVATIONS OF THE
  ALBUQUERQUE WEST MESA.

* TIMING...SNOW WILL START FRIDAY MORNING AND CONTINUE THROUGH
  MUCH OF THE DAY ON SATURDAY BEFORE GRADUALLY TAPERING OFF.

* WINDS...EAST TO SOUTHEAST 20 TO 30 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 45
  MPH BELOW CANYONS FRIDAY OTHERWISE LIGHTER WINDS ARE EXPECTED
  WITH THIS STORM SYSTEM.

* SNOW LEVELS...SNOW LEVELS WILL FLUCTUATE...RISING TO NEAR 6000
  FEET DURING THE AFTERNOONS...AND FALLING BACK TO NEAR 5000
  FEET DURING THE LATE NIGHTS AND EARLY MORNINGS. THE
  SIGNIFICANT ACCUMULATIONS WILL GENERALLY BE CONFINED TO
  ELEVATIONS NEAR AND ABOVE 6000 FEET.

* LOCAL IMPACTS...HEAVY WET SNOW WILL ACCUMULATE ON SOME ROADS...
  MAKING TRAVEL DIFFICULT. WINTER DRIVING CONDITIONS ARE POSSIBLE.

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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