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

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URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Albuquerque NM
252 PM MDT Mon Mar 27 2017

...ANOTHER ROUND OF SNOW POSSIBLE FOR THE SANGRE DE CRISTO
MOUNTAINS AND RATON RIDGE...

.Another storm system will cross New Mexico on Tuesday spreading
showers across much of the area. Precipitation is expected to
focus over northeast New Mexico Tuesday evening through Wednesday
morning and become steadier and heavier. Snow levels near 8500
feet on Tuesday will fall between 7500 and 8000 feet Tuesday
night. Several inches of snow are possible across the Sangre de
Cristo Mountains and near Raton Pass. Conditions will improve late
Wednesday afternoon.

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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-
252 PM MDT Mon Mar 27 2017

...WINTER STORM WATCH IN EFFECT FROM TUESDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH
WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON...

The National Weather Service in Albuquerque has issued a Winter
Storm Watch, which is in effect from Tuesday afternoon through
Wednesday afternoon.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...The potential exists for greater than 10
  inches across the Sangre de Cristo Mountains and near Raton
  Pass.

* TIMING...Snow will begin Tuesday afternoon across the Sangre de
  Cristo Mountains. Snow will increase in coverage and intensity
  Tuesday evening through Wednesday morning as it expands across
  the Raton Ridge. Snow will taper off Wednesday afternoon.

* WINDS...Northerly winds will increase on Wednesday. The
  strongest winds will be across the Raton Ridge where sustained
  speeds of 20 to 30 mph with gusts to 40 mph will be common.

* SNOW LEVELS...Snow levels will be around 8500 feet on Tuesday,
  decreasing to between 7500 and 8000 feet Tuesday night.

* LOCAL IMPACTS...Heavy snow may cause snow packed and icy
  conditions near Raton Pass along I-25. Portions of Highway 64/87
  may also be adversely impacted. Visibilities may be lowered in
  periods of heavy snow.

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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