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

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URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ALBUQUERQUE NM
557 AM MDT FRI APR 29 2016

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NORTHERN SANGRE DE CRISTOS ABOVE 9500 FEET/RED RIVER-
SOUTHERN SANGRE DE CRISTOS ABOVE 9500 FEET-
EAST SLOPES SANGRE DE CRISTO MOUNTAINS-
557 AM MDT FRI APR 29 2016

...WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL MIDNIGHT MDT TONIGHT...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN ALBUQUERQUE HAS ISSUED A WINTER
STORM WARNING FOR HEAVY SNOW...WHICH IS IN EFFECT UNTIL MIDNIGHT
MDT TONIGHT. THE WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IS NO LONGER IN EFFECT.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...ADDITIONAL 2 TO 4 INCHES BELOW 9000 FEET
  AND 4 TO 7 INCHES ABOVE 9000 FEET. LOCALLY UP TO 9 INCHES
  POSSIBLE ON THE HIGH PEAKS OF THE SANGRE DE CRISTO MOUNTAINS
  NEAR THE COLORADO BORDER.

* TIMING...SNOW WILL CONTINUE THROUGH MID OR LATE MORNING THEN
  BECOME MORE INTERMITTENT. SNOW LEVELS WILL RISE DURING THE DAY
  WITH ANY AFTERNOON ACCUMULATIONS BEING MAINLY ABOVE 9000 FEET.
  REMAINING SNOW SHOWERS SHOULD DIMINISH THIS EVENING.

* WINDS...WINDS WILL BECOME MAINLY WEST AROUND 10 TO 20 MPH WITH
  SOME HIGHER GUSTS BY LATE MORNING AND THEREAFTER.

* SNOW LEVELS...ACCUMULATION LEVELS MAINLY IN THE 7500 TO 8500
  FOOT RANGE AND ABOVE TIL LATE MORNING...EXCEPT LOCALLY AS LOW AS
  APPROXIMATELY 7000 FEET ACROSS THE EAST SLOPES. LEVELS SHOULD
  THEN RISE TO NEAR OR A LITTLE ABOVE 9000 FEET THIS AFTERNOON.
  LEVELS SHOULD FALL TO BETWEEN 8000 AND 9000 FEET THIS EVENING
  BEFORE SIGNIFICANT SNOWFALL ENDS.

* LOCAL IMPACTS...VISIBILITIES WILL DROP BELOW 1 MILE AT TIMES AND
  ROADS WILL BE SNOW COVERED AND SLICK...ESPECIALLY ABOVE 8000
  FEET.

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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SAN JUAN MOUNTAINS-WEST SLOPES SANGRE DE CRISTO MOUNTAINS-
RATON RIDGE/JOHNSON MESA-
557 AM MDT FRI APR 29 2016

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL MIDNIGHT MDT
TONIGHT...

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...ADDITIONAL 1 TO 2 INCHES BELOW 8500 FEET
  AND 2 TO 5 INCHES ABOVE 8500 FEET. LOCALLY UP TO 6 INCHES
  POSSIBLE ON THE HIGHEST PEAKS.

* TIMING...SNOW WILL CONTINUE THROUGH MID OR LATE MORNING THEN
  BECOME MORE INTERMITTENT. SNOW LEVELS WILL RISE DURING THE DAY
  WITH ANY AFTERNOON ACCUMULATIONS BEING MAINLY ABOVE 9000 FEET.
  REMAINING SNOW SHOWERS SHOULD LARGELY DIMINISH THIS EVENING.

* WINDS...WINDS WILL BE MAINLY WEST AROUND 10 TO 20 MPH WITH
  SOME HIGHER GUSTS.

* SNOW LEVELS...ACCUMULATION LEVELS MAINLY IN THE 7500 TO 8500
  FOOT RANGE AND ABOVE TIL LATE MORNING. LEVELS SHOULD THEN RISE
  TO NEAR OR A LITTLE ABOVE 9000 FEET THIS AFTERNOON. LEVELS MAY
  FALL TO BETWEEN 8000 AND 9000 FEET THIS EVENING BEFORE
  SIGNIFICANT SNOWFALL ENDS.

* LOCAL IMPACTS...VISIBILITIES WILL DROP BELOW 3 MILES AND ROADS
  WILL BECOME SNOW COVERED AND SLICK...ESPECIALLY ABOVE 9000
  FEET.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SNOW MEANS THAT PERIODS OF SNOW
WILL CAUSE PRIMARILY TRAVEL DIFFICULTIES. BE PREPARED FOR SNOW
COVERED ROADS AND LIMITED VISIBILITIES.

&&

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