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

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URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ALBUQUERQUE NM
316 AM MDT WED APR 16 2014

...SNOW RETURNING TO NORTHERN NEW MEXICO NEAR THE COLORADO LINE...

.A FAST MOVING WEATHER SYSTEM HEADING SOUTH AND EAST ACROSS
NORTHERN NEW MEXICO COMBINED WITH A COLD FRONT PENETRATING INTO
THE NORTHEAST PLAINS WILL CREATE CONDITIONS FAVORABLE FOR A SWATH OF
FRESH SNOW ACROSS THE NORTHERN SUMMITS OF THE SANGRE DE CRISTO
MOUNTAINS...AND EASTWARD OVER RATON RIDGE AND JOHNSON MESA. THIS
AREA INCLUDES INTERSTATE 25 OVER RATON PASS. AS THE WEATHER SYSTEM
MOVES INTO TEXAS BY MIDDAY THURSDAY...SNOW WILL TAPER OFF AND END
BY THURSDAY AFTERNOON.

NMZ513-527-161800-
/O.NEW.KABQ.WS.A.0007.140417T0300Z-140417T1600Z/
NORTHERN SANGRE DE CRISTO MOUNTAINS ABOVE 9500 FEET/RED RIVER-
RATON RIDGE/JOHNSON MESA-
316 AM MDT WED APR 16 2014

...WINTER STORM WATCH IN EFFECT FROM THIS EVENING THROUGH
THURSDAY MORNING...

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

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...8 INCHES OR MORE LOCALLY ACROSS THE
  NORTHERN SUMMITS OF THE SANGRE DE CRISTO MOUNTAINS...AND OVER
  RATON RIDGE AND JOHNSON MESA.

* TIMING...RAIN SHOWERS DEVELOPING EARLY THIS EVENING WILL CHANGE
  OVER TO SNOW BY MIDNIGHT. SNOW...HEAVY AT TIMES...WILL CONTINUE
  OVER THE WATCH AREA THROUGH SUNRISE THURSDAY MORNING. SNOW WILL
  TAPER OFF LATE THURSDAY MORNING.

* WINDS...NORTHEAST TO 20 MPH WITH PEAK WINDS SHORTLY AFTER
  MIDNIGHT. WINDS DECREASING STEADILY THROUGH THURSDAY MORNING.

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

* LOCAL IMPACTS...HIGH COUNTRY ROADS MAY BECOME SNOW PACKED AND
  ICY WITH WINTER DRIVING CONDITIONS...INCLUDING INTERSTATE 25
  OVER RATON PASS...AND HIGHWAY 64 ACROSS THE NORTHERN SANGRE DE
  CRISTO MOUNTAINS.

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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