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

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URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Albuquerque NM
328 AM MST Mon Feb 27 2017

...ACCUMULATING SNOW TO RETURN TONIGHT INTO TUESDAY ACROSS
WESTERN AND NORTHERN NEW MEXICO...

.A potent upper level trough will bring increased Pacific
moisture to areas west of the central mountain chain tonight
through early Tuesday night. Snow will expand this evening with
accumulation levels lowering to around 6500 feet across the far
west. The heaviest snowfall will favor areas from the northwest
mountain region south along the Continental Divide into the upper
Gila region. Snow will gradually decrease west to east early
Tuesday evening but west facing slopes of the northern mountains
will likely experience occasional snow through Tuesday night.

NMZ503-510-271900-
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Far Northwest Highlands-San Juan Mountains-
328 AM MST Mon Feb 27 2017

...WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 6 PM THIS EVENING TO 8 PM
MST TUESDAY...

The National Weather Service in Albuquerque has issued a Winter
Storm Warning, which is in effect from 6 PM this evening to 8 PM
MST Tuesday. THe Winter Storm Watch is no longer in effect.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...8 to 14 inches possible near and above 7500
  feet with locally higher amounts for highest west facing
  mountain slopes. Lower elevations below 7500 feet can expect 5
  to 10 inches.

* TIMING...Snow will expand in coverage tonight and continue
  through through early Tuesday evening before decreasing late
  Tuesday night.

* WINDS...West and southwest 15 to 30 mph with gusts up to to 50
  mph tonight becoming west to northwest and diminishing on
  Tuesday.

* SNOW LEVELS...Snow levels will quickly lower and allow snow to
  expand to all areas.


* LOCAL IMPACTS...Significant reductions in visibility due to
  heavy snowfall and blowing snow will be possible creating
  hazardous conditions. Travel will be difficult at times due to
  snowpacked and icy roads at times.


PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Winter Storm Warning for heavy snow and blowing snow means
severe winter weather conditions are expected or occurring.
Significant amounts of snow are forecast that will make travel
dangerous. Strong winds are likely. 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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NMZ502-504-506-508-511-271900-
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Chuska Mountains-Northwest Highlands-West Central Mountains-
Southwest Mountains-Jemez Mountains-
328 AM MST Mon Feb 27 2017

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 6 PM THIS EVENING TO
8 PM MST TUESDAY...

The National Weather Service in Albuquerque has issued a Winter
Weather Advisory, which is in effect from 6 PM this evening to 8
PM MST Tuesday.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...2 to 4 inches generally expected below 7000
  feet and 4 to 8 inches above 7000 feet. Locally higher amounts
  nearing 10 inches possible over the peaks of the Jemez and
  Chuska mountains.

* TIMING...Snow will develop tonight and increase in coverage and
  intensity after midnight into Tuesday morning. Snow will
  continue Tuesday afternoon before diminishing early Tuesday
  evening.

* WINDS...West and southwest 15 to 30 mph with gusts near 45 mph
  tonight into Tuesday morning, gradually diminishing Tuesday
  afternoon and evening.

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

* LOCAL IMPACTS...Roads will become snow covered and icy at times
  especially on bridges and overpasses. Sudden reductions in
  visibility due to the snow and blowing snow can be expected.

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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