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

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URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ALBUQUERQUE NM
343 PM MST MON DEC 22 2014

...POTENT WINTER STORM SYSTEM TO BRING ACCUMULATING SNOW TO MUCH
OF NORTHERN AND EASTERN NEW MEXICO...

.SNOW WILL CONTINUE ACROSS NORTH AND NORTHEAST NEW MEXICO THIS
EVENING BEFORE EXPANDING SOUTHWARD ACROSS THE EASTERN PLAINS
OVERNIGHT. AREAS OF BLOWING SNOW ARE POSSIBLE. THE HEAVIEST
ACCUMULATIONS WILL OCCUR WITHIN THE SANGRE DE CRISTO MOUNTAINS AND
ALONG THE RATON RIDGE. SNOW WILL TAPER OFF FROM NORTHWEST TO
SOUTHEAST AND EXIT THE EASTERN PLAINS ON TUESDAY MORNING. THE
COMBINATION OF SNOW AND BITTERLY COLD TEMPERATURES MOVING INTO THE
AREA WILL CREATE HAZARDOUS TRAVEL CONDITIONS THROUGH TUESDAY
MORNING.

NMZ513>515-527-530-230500-
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NORTHERN SANGRE DE CRISTO MOUNTAINS ABOVE 9500 FEET/RED RIVER-
SOUTHERN SANGRE DE CRISTO MOUNTAINS ABOVE 9500 FEET-
EAST SLOPES SANGRE DE CRISTO MOUNTAINS-RATON RIDGE/JOHNSON MESA-
UNION COUNTY-
343 PM MST MON DEC 22 2014

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

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

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...5 TO 10 INCHES ACROSS THE SANGRE DE CRISTO
  MOUNTAINS AND THE RATON RIDGE...AND 3 TO 5 INCHES ACROSS WESTERN
  UNION COUNTY.

* TIMING...SNOW WILL CONTINUE THROUGH THIS EVENING BEFORE TAPERING
  OFF EARLY TUESDAY.

* WINDS...NORTH 10 TO 20 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 30 MPH.

* SNOW LEVELS...TEMPERATURES ARE COLD ENOUGH FOR SNOW AT ALL
  LOCATIONS.

* LOCAL IMPACTS...HEAVY SNOW WILL REDUCE VISIBILITIES AND CREATE
  DANGEROUS DRIVING CONDITIONS. SLICK AND ICY ROADS ARE LIKELY
  ALONG U.S. HIGHWAY 64 BETWEEN DES MOINES AND CLAYTON...AS WELL
  AS BETWEEN EAGLE NEST AND CIMARRON.

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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NMZ523-529-230500-
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CENTRAL HIGHLANDS-NORTHEAST HIGHLANDS-
343 PM MST MON DEC 22 2014

...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 AM MST
TUESDAY...

A WINTER STORM WARNING FOR HEAVY SNOW REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 AM
MST TUESDAY.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...2 TO 4 INCHES.

* TIMING...SNOW WILL DEVELOP THIS EVENING AND BECOME LOCALLY
  HEAVY OVERNIGHT BEFORE TAPERING OFF TUESDAY MORNING.

* WINDS...GENERALLY TAPERING OFF BEFORE SNOW COMMENCES.

* SNOW LEVELS...TEMPERATURES WILL BECOME COLD ENOUGH FOR SNOW AT
  ALL LOCATIONS THIS EVENING.

* LOCAL IMPACTS...THE COMBINATION OF SNOW...BLOWING SNOW...AND
  FRIGID TEMPERATURES WILL REDUCE VISIBILITIES AND CREATE VERY
  HAZARDOUS TRAVEL CONDITIONS...INCLUDING INTERSTATE 25 AROUND
  LAS VEGAS AND INTERSTATE 40 AROUND CLINES CORNERS.

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.

&&

$$

NMZ516-230500-
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UPPER RIO GRANDE VALLEY-
343 PM MST MON DEC 22 2014

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

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN ALBUQUERQUE HAS ISSUED A WINTER
WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SNOW...WHICH IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 5 AM MST
TUESDAY.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...1 TO 3 INCHES.

* TIMING...SNOW WILL INCREASE IN COVERAGE AND INTENSITY THIS
  EVENING AND CONTINUE OVERNIGHT BEFORE TAPERING OFF EARLY
  TUESDAY.

* WINDS...NORTH 10 TO 15 MPH.

* SNOW LEVELS...TEMPERATURES WILL BE COLD ENOUGH FOR SNOW AT ALL
  LOCATIONS BY THIS EVENING.

* LOCAL IMPACTS...SNOW WILL LIKELY REDUCE VISIBILITIES AND MAKE
  TRAVEL HAZARDOUS. SLICK AND ICY ROADS ARE LIKELY AS TEMPERATURES
  FALL OVERNIGHT.

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.

&&

$$

NMZ522-524-526-528-531>537-539-230500-
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ESTANCIA VALLEY-SOUTH CENTRAL HIGHLANDS-SOUTH CENTRAL MOUNTAINS-
FAR NORTHEAST HIGHLANDS-HARDING COUNTY-EASTERN SAN MIGUEL COUNTY-
GUADALUPE COUNTY-QUAY COUNTY-CURRY COUNTY-ROOSEVELT COUNTY-
DE BACA COUNTY-EASTERN LINCOLN COUNTY-
343 PM MST MON DEC 22 2014

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 AM MST TUESDAY...

THE WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW IS NOW IN
EFFECT UNTIL 8 AM MST TUESDAY.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...1 TO 3 INCHES.

* TIMING...SNOW WILL DEVELOP EARLY THIS EVENING THEN INCREASE IN
  COVERAGE AND INTENSITY OVERNIGHT BEFORE TAPERING OFF TUESDAY
  MORNING.

* WINDS...NORTH TO NORTHEAST 15 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 35 MPH
  THIS EVENING AND OVERNIGHT.

* SNOW LEVELS...SNOW LEVELS WILL FALL TO THE SURFACE THROUGH THIS
  EVENING.

* LOCAL IMPACTS...THE COMBINATION OF SNOW...BLOWING SNOW...AND
  COLD TEMPERATURES WILL REDUCE VISIBILITY AND CREATE SNOW
  PACKED AND ICY ROADS. TRAVEL WILL BE IMPACTED ON INTERSTATE
  40... HIGHWAYS 60...54...285...AND 70.

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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SAN JUAN MOUNTAINS-JEMEZ MOUNTAINS-
WEST SLOPES SANGRE DE CRISTO MOUNTAINS-
343 PM MST MON DEC 22 2014

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

A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW REMAINS IN
EFFECT UNTIL 5 AM MST TUESDAY.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...2 TO 5 INCHES WITH LOCALLY HIGHER AMOUNTS
  UP TO 7 INCHES ON HIGHER PEAKS AND RIDGES.

* TIMING...SNOW WILL CONTINUE THIS EVENING BEFORE TAPERING OFF
  OVERNIGHT.

* WINDS...NORTHWEST 25 TO 35 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 50 MPH THROUGH
  THIS EVENING THEN TAPERING OFF OVERNIGHT.

* SNOW LEVELS...SNOW LEVELS WILL FALL TO THE SURFACE BY THIS
  EVENING.

* LOCAL IMPACTS...THE COMBINATION OF SNOW...BLOWING SNOW...AND
  COLD TEMPERATURES WILL REDUCE VISIBILITY AND CREATE SNOW
  PACKED AND ICY ROADS. TRAVEL WILL LIKELY BE IMPACTED...
  ESPECIALLY ON HIGHER ELEVATION ROADS.

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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