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

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URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Albuquerque NM
1205 PM MDT Tue Mar 28 2017

...WINTER STORM TO IMPACT THE NORTHERN MOUNTAINS...UPPER RIO
GRANDE VALLEY...RATON RIDGE AND SURROUNDING HIGHLANDS THIS
EVENING THROUGH WEDNESDAY...

.A potent storm system will continue crossing New Mexico this
afternoon, developing showers across much of the area. Snow
showers will favor the Northern Mountains and much of northeast
New Mexico, becoming steadier and heavier this evening through
Wednesday morning. Snow levels currently near 8000 feet will fall
between 5000 and 6500 feet tonight along and east of the central
mountain chain. Significant storm total snow amounts are forecast
to impact the higher elevations of the Sangre De Cristo Mountains,
Raton Pass and nearby higher elevation locations. Snow showers
will diminish late Wednesday.

NMZ512>515-527-290200-
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West Slopes Sangre de Cristo Mountains-
Northern Sangre de Cristos above 9500 feet/Red River-
Southern Sangre de Cristos above 9500 feet-
East Slopes Sangre de Cristo Mountains-Raton Ridge/Johnson Mesa-
1205 PM MDT Tue Mar 28 2017

...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM MDT
WEDNESDAY...

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...Generally 5 to 10 inches. Up to 12 inches
  near Raton Pass and up to 20 inches over the higher peaks of
  the Sangre De Cristo Mountains.

* TIMING...Snow will increase in coverage and intensity tonight
  through Wednesday morning as it expands across the Raton Ridge.
  Snow will taper late Wednesday afternoon.

* WINDS...Northerly winds will increase early Wednesday. The
  strongest winds will be across the Raton Ridge where sustained
  speeds of 25 to 35 mph with gusts to 45 mph will be common.

* SNOW LEVELS...Snow levels will be around 8000 feet today,
  decreasing to between 5500 and 6500 feet tonight.

* LOCAL IMPACTS...Heavy snow will cause snow packed and icy
  conditions near Raton Pass along I-25, along Highway 64/87 and
  on most roads on the Sangre De Cristo Mountains. Visibilities
  will be lowered in periods of heavy snow, with some potential
  for whiteout conditions given some blowing snow.

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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Central Highlands-Union County-Harding County-
Eastern San Miguel County-Guadalupe County-Quay County-
1205 PM MDT Tue Mar 28 2017

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM MIDNIGHT TONIGHT TO
NOON MDT WEDNESDAY...

The National Weather Service in Albuquerque has issued a Winter
Weather Advisory, which is in effect from midnight tonight to
noon MDT Wednesday.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...Generally 2 to 6 inches with locally higher
  amounts north of I-40.

* TIMING...Snow will increase in coverage and intensity tonight
  continuing through Wednesday morning before gradually
  diminishing late Wednesday.

* WINDS...Northerly winds will increase late tonight with
  sustained winds 15 to 25 mph with occasional gusts near
  35...before increasing to 25 to 35 mph with occasional gusts
  near 45 mph Wednesday morning.

* SNOW LEVELS...Decreasing to between 5000 to 6500 feet
  overnight into Wednesday morning.

* LOCAL IMPACTS...Snow packed and icy roads along with limited
  visibility in snow will create hazardous travel conditions.

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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San Juan Mountains-Jemez Mountains-
1205 PM MDT Tue Mar 28 2017

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL NOON MDT
WEDNESDAY...

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...Generally 4 to 6 inches with amounts up
  to 12 inches possible across the higher peaks.

* TIMING...Snow will increase in coverage and intensity this
  evening through Wednesday morning before gradually diminishing
  Wednesday afternoon.

* WINDS...Northerly winds will increase this evening with
  sustained speeds of 15 to 25 mph with occasional gusts near 35
  mph.

* SNOW LEVELS...Around 8000 feet today, lowering to near 7000
  feet overnight.

* LOCAL IMPACTS...Snow packed and icy roads along with limited
  visibility in snow will create hazardous travel conditions.

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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Upper Rio Grande Valley-Far Northeast Highlands-
Northeast Highlands-
1205 PM MDT Tue Mar 28 2017

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 6 PM THIS
EVENING TO 6 PM MDT WEDNESDAY...

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...Generally 2 to 6 inches.

* TIMING...Snow will develop overnight and gradually increase in
  intensity early Wednesday morning. Improvement is expected
  Wednesday afternoon.

* WINDS...Increasing northerly winds will peak Wednesday morning
  between 15 and 25 mph with occasional gusts to 35 mph. The Far
  Northeast Highlands will see stronger winds with gusts to near
  45 mph Wednesday morning.

* SNOW LEVELS...Around 7500 feet this evening, lowering to between
  5000 and 6500 feet overnight.

* LOCAL IMPACTS...Snow packed and icy roads along with limited
  visibility in snow will create hazardous travel conditions.
  More specifically, Interstate 25 between Las Vegas and Raton
  and Highway 285 from the Colorado border to south of Tres
  Piedras will be impacted.

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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