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

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URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ALBUQUERQUE NM
1126 AM MST THU JAN 19 2017

...A ONE-TWO PUNCH OF WINTRY WEATHER TO IMPACT PORTIONS OF CENTRAL
AND WESTERN NEW MEXICO...

.A COUPLE OF UPPER LEVEL DISTURBANCES WILL IMPACT NEW MEXICO...THE
FIRST ARRIVING TONIGHT INTO EARLY FRIDAY...AND THE LATTER...MORE
IMPACTFUL SYSTEM...ARRIVING LATE FRIDAY INTO FRIDAY NIGHT AND
SATURDAY. WHILE A FEW INCHES OF HIGH TERRAIN SNOW WILL BE POSSIBLE
TONIGHT AND EARLY FRIDAY...THE LATTER SYSTEM WILL BRING MORE
SIGNIFICANT ACCUMULATIONS WITH SOME LOCALES ABOVE 10000 FEET
EXPECTED TO RECEIVE UPWARDS OF A FOOT OF FRESH SNOW FRIDAY NIGHT
AND SATURDAY. SOME SNOW WILL BE POSSIBLE TONIGHT AND FRIDAY NIGHT
IN ADJACENT LOWER ELEVATIONS WITH LIGHT ACCUMULATIONS BEFORE
PRECIPITATION CHANGES BACK TO A MIX OF RAIN AND SNOW DURING THE
DAYTIME HOURS.

NMZ502-506-508-510>514-516-200400-
/O.NEW.KABQ.WS.A.0004.170120T1800Z-170122T0300Z/
CHUSKA MOUNTAINS-WEST CENTRAL MOUNTAINS-SOUTHWEST MOUNTAINS-
SAN JUAN MOUNTAINS-JEMEZ MOUNTAINS-
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-
1126 AM MST THU JAN 19 2017

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

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

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...SEVERAL INCHES OF SNOW ARE EXPECTED ABOVE
  8000 FEET WITH UPWARDS OF A FOOT OF SNOW ABOVE 10000 FEET.

* TIMING...WHILE PERIODS OF LIGHT TO MODERATE SNOW ARE EXPECTED
  TONIGHT AND EARLY FRIDAY...THE MORE PERSISTENT AND HEAVIER SNOW
  IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN LATE FRIDAY INTO FRIDAY NIGHT AND SATURDAY.
  SNOW WILL DISSIPATE EARLY SATURDAY EVENING.

* WINDS...DURING THE DAY FRIDAY STRONG WEST WINDS SUSTAINED AT 20
  TO 35 MPH WILL BE COMMON WITH OCCASIONAL GUSTS OF 30 TO 50 MPH.
  WINDS WILL STRENGTHEN MORE DURING THE DAY SATURDAY WITH
  SUSTAINED SPEEDS OF 25 TO 40 MPH WITH OCCASIONAL GUSTS OF 35 TO
  55 MPH. THIS WILL PRODUCE AREAS OF BLOWING SNOW...FURTHER
  REDUCING VISIBILITY.

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

* LOCAL IMPACTS...HIGH TERRAIN ROADS ARE EXPECTED TO BECOME SNOW
  PACKED AND ICY WITH REDUCED VISIBILITY IN SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW.
  TRAVEL WILL BECOME DIFFICULT OR IMPOSSIBLE AT HIGH ELEVATIONS
  ABOVE 8000 FEET.

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.

&&

$$

NMZ526-200400-
/O.NEW.KABQ.WS.A.0004.170121T0000Z-170122T0300Z/
SOUTH CENTRAL MOUNTAINS-
1126 AM MST THU JAN 19 2017

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

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

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...SEVERAL INCHES OF SNOW ARE EXPECTED ABOVE
  8000 FEET WITH UPWARDS OF A FOOT OF SNOW ABOVE 10000 FEET.

* TIMING...WHILE PERIODS OF LIGHT TO MODERATE SNOW ARE EXPECTED
  DURING THE DAY FRIDAY...THE MORE PERSISTENT AND HEAVIER SNOW IS
  EXPECTED TO BEGIN FRIDAY NIGHT INTO SATURDAY. SNOW WILL
  DISSIPATE SATURDAY EVENING.

* WINDS...DURING THE DAY FRIDAY STRONG WEST WINDS SUSTAINED AT 25
  TO 35 MPH WILL BE COMMON WITH OCCASIONAL GUSTS OF 50 MPH. WINDS
  WILL STRENGTHEN MORE DURING THE DAY SATURDAY WITH SUSTAINED
  SPEEDS OF 35 TO 45 MPH WITH OCCASIONAL GUSTS OF 60 MPH. THIS
  WILL PRODUCE AREAS OF BLOWING SNOW...FURTHER REDUCING
  VISIBILITY...WHILE ALSO POSSIBLY CREATING DAMAGE TO ROOF
  TOPS...UTILITY LINES...AND OTHER VULNERABLE STRUCTURES.

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

* LOCAL IMPACTS...HIGH TERRAIN ROADS ARE EXPECTED TO BECOME SNOW
  PACKED AND ICY WITH REDUCED VISIBILITY IN SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW.
  TRAVEL WILL BECOME DIFFICULT OR IMPOSSIBLE AT HIGH ELEVATIONS
  ABOVE 8000 FEET.

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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