Winter Weather Warnings / Watches / Advisories
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URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ALBUQUERQUE NM
447 AM MST FRI JAN 30 2015

...HEAVY SNOW EVENT CONTINUES FOR NORTHERN AND CENTRAL NEW MEXICO
THROUGH SATURDAY...

.A SLOW MOVING PACIFIC STORM SYSTEM WITH MOIST SUBTROPICAL AIR
AHEAD OF IT WILL INTERACT WITH A COOLER LOW LEVEL AIR MASS TO
PRODUCE WIDESPREAD PRECIPITATION ACROSS THE LAND OF ENCHANTMENT.
SIGNIFICANT SNOW AMOUNTS ARE EXPECTED FOR THE MOUNTAINS...WITH
MORE THAN A FOOT OF SNOW POSSIBLE ABOVE 9000 FEET. A MIX OF RAIN
AND SNOW IS EXPECTED AT LOWER ELEVATIONS DUE TO A THIN WARM LAYER
NEAR THE SURFACE. BRIEF BOUTS OF SLEET ARE ALSO POSSIBLE ACROSS
THE EASTERN PLAINS. PRECIPITATION WILL CONTINUE THROUGH SATURDAY
BEFORE SLOWLY DIMINISHING.

NMZ502-506-508-524>526-539-301900-
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CHUSKA MOUNTAINS-WEST CENTRAL MOUNTAINS-SOUTHWEST MOUNTAINS-
SOUTH CENTRAL HIGHLANDS-UPPER TULAROSA VALLEY-
SOUTH CENTRAL MOUNTAINS-EASTERN LINCOLN COUNTY-
447 AM MST FRI JAN 30 2015

...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 5 PM MST
SATURDAY...

A WINTER STORM WARNING FOR HEAVY SNOW REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 5
PM MST SATURDAY.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...EXPECT SNOW ACCUMULATIONS OF 3 TO 6 INCHES
  BELOW 7500 FEET...WITH LESSER ACCUMULATIONS ACROSS THE UPPER
  TULAROSA VALLEY...AND 8 TO 14 INCHES ABOVE 7500 FEET. LOCALLY
  BETWEEN 15 AND 20 INCHES POSSIBLE ACROSS THE HIGHEST ELEVATIONS.

* TIMING...SNOW WILL CONTINUE THROUGH SATURDAY WITH FEW BREAKS
  BEFORE TAPERING OFF SATURDAY NIGHT.

* WINDS...NO SIGNIFICANT WINDS ARE EXPECTED WITH THIS STORM
  SYSTEM.

* SNOW LEVELS...SNOW LEVELS WILL MAINLY VARY BETWEEN 6000 AND 7500
  FEET.

* LOCAL IMPACTS...HEAVY WET SNOW IS EXPECTED TO ACCUMULATE ON
  ROADWAYS...ESPECIALLY IF SNOW RATES ARE HIGH. WINTER DRIVING
  CONDITIONS ARE LIKELY. HEAVY SNOW MAY COMPROMISE THE
  STRUCTURAL INTEGRITY OF SOME ROOF TOPS WHERE ACCUMULATIONS ARE
  HIGHEST.

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.

&&

$$

NMZ504-510>515-517-521>523-529-533-301900-
/O.CON.KABQ.WS.W.0004.000000T0000Z-150201T0000Z/
NORTHWEST HIGHLANDS-SAN JUAN MOUNTAINS-JEMEZ MOUNTAINS-
WEST SLOPES SANGRE DE CRISTO MOUNTAINS-
NORTHERN SANGRE DE CRISTO MOUNTAINS ABOVE 9500 FEET/RED RIVER-
SOUTHERN SANGRE DE CRISTO MOUNTAINS ABOVE 9500 FEET-
EAST SLOPES SANGRE DE CRISTO MOUNTAINS-LOWER CHAMA RIVER VALLEY-
SANDIA/MANZANO MOUNTAINS-ESTANCIA VALLEY-CENTRAL HIGHLANDS-
NORTHEAST HIGHLANDS-GUADALUPE COUNTY-
447 AM MST FRI JAN 30 2015

...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 5 PM MST
SATURDAY...

A WINTER STORM WARNING FOR HEAVY SNOW REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 5
PM MST SATURDAY.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...EXPECT SNOWFALL ACCUMULATIONS BETWEEN 3 TO
  6 INCHES BELOW 7500 FEET AND 6 TO 10 INCHES ABOVE 7500 FEET. THE
  HIGHEST ELEVATIONS WILL SEE ACCUMULATIONS BETWEEN 12 AND 16
  INCHES. GUADALUPE COUNTY WILL SEE A WIDE RANGE IN SNOW TOTALS
  WITH 1 TO 5 INCHES POSSIBLE FROM EAST TO WEST.

* TIMING...SNOW WILL INCREASE IN INTENSITY TODAY AND CONTINUE
  THROUGH MUCH OF THE DAY ON SATURDAY.

* WINDS...NO SIGNIFICANT WINDS ARE EXPECTED WITH THIS STORM
  SYSTEM.

* SNOW LEVELS...SNOW LEVELS WILL FLUCTUATE BETWEEN 5000 AND 6500
  FEET DEPENDING ON THE TIME OF DAY. MOUNTAIN LOCALES CAN EXPECT
  MOSTLY SNOW.

* LOCAL IMPACTS...HEAVY WET SNOW WILL ACCUMULATE ON ROADWAYS...
  ESPECIALLY IF SNOW RATES ARE HIGH. WINTER DRIVING CONDITIONS
  ARE EXPECTED AT TIMES...ESPECIALLY ABOVE 7500 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.

&&

$$

NMZ527-528-530>532-301900-
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RATON RIDGE/JOHNSON MESA-FAR NORTHEAST HIGHLANDS-UNION COUNTY-
HARDING COUNTY-EASTERN SAN MIGUEL COUNTY-
447 AM MST FRI JAN 30 2015

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 5 PM MST
SATURDAY...

A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SNOW REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 5 PM MST
SATURDAY.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...EXPECT SNOW ACCUMULATIONS BETWEEN 1 AND 3
  INCHES WITH LOCALLY AROUND 4 INCHES.

* TIMING...SNOW WILL BEGIN BY MID DAY AND CONTINUE THROUGH
  SATURDAY.

* WINDS...NO SIGNIFICANT WINDS ARE EXPECTED.

* SNOW LEVELS...SNOW LEVELS WILL FLUCTUATE BETWEEN THE SURFACE AND
  JUST ABOVE THE SURFACE DEPENDING ON THE TIME OF DAY.
  THEREFORE...RAIN MAY MIX WITH SNOW...ESPECIALLY ALONG THE TEXAS
  BORDER.

* LOCAL IMPACTS...SOME SNOW MAY ACCUMULATE ON ROADWAYS...
  ESPECIALLY AT NIGHT AND THROUGH THE MORNING HOURS. WINTER
  DRIVING CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED AT TIMES.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

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

&&

$$

NMZ503-507-516-518-519-301900-
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FAR NORTHWEST HIGHLANDS-WEST CENTRAL HIGHLANDS-
UPPER RIO GRANDE VALLEY-SANTA FE METRO AREA-
ALBUQUERQUE METRO AREA-
447 AM MST FRI JAN 30 2015

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 5 PM MST
SATURDAY...

A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SNOW REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 5 PM
MST SATURDAY.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...EXPECT SNOW ACCUMULATIONS BETWEEN 2 TO 5
  INCHES WITH LOCALLY UP TO 6 INCHES ACROSS THE HIGHEST
  ELEVATIONS. THE LOWER ELEVATIONS OF THE RIO GRANDE VALLEY WILL
  SEE ANYWHERE BETWEEN A HALF INCH AND 2 INCHES.

* TIMING...SNOW...OCCASIONALLY MIXED WITH RAIN AT THE LOWEST
  ELEVATIONS...WILL CONTINUE THROUGH SATURDAY.

* WINDS...EAST TO SOUTHEAST 20 TO 30 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 40
  MPH ARE EXPECT BELOW THE CENTRAL MOUNTAIN CANYONS THIS MORNING.
  WIND SPEEDS WILL RELAX THEREAFTER.

* SNOW LEVELS...SNOW LEVELS WILL FLUCTUATE BETWEEN THE SURFACE
  AND JUST ABOVE THE SURFACE DEPENDING ON THE TIME OF DAY DURING
  THE EVENT. THEREFORE...RAIN WILL MIX WITH SNOW AT TIMES...
  ESPECIALLY WITHIN THE RIO GRANDE VALLEY.

* LOCAL IMPACTS...WET SNOW WILL ACCUMULATE ON SOME ROADS MAINLY
  LATER AT NIGHT AND THROUGH THE MORNING HOURS...MAKING TRAVEL
  HAZARDOUS. WINTER DRIVING CONDITIONS ARE POSSIBLE.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

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

&&

$$

NMZ540-301900-
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SOUTHWEST CHAVES COUNTY-
447 AM MST FRI JAN 30 2015

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 5 PM MST
SATURDAY...

A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SNOW REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 5 PM
MST SATURDAY.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...EXPECT SNOW ACCUMULATIONS BETWEEN 2 TO 4
  INCHES WITH LOCALLY UP TO 6 INCHES NEAR THE LINCOLN COUNTY
  LINE.

* TIMING...SNOW WILL CONTINUE THROUGH SATURDAY.

* WINDS...NO SIGNIFICANT WINDS ARE EXPECTED WITH THIS STORM
  SYSTEM.

* SNOW LEVELS...SNOW LEVELS WILL FLUCTUATE BETWEEN THE SURFACE
  AND JUST ABOVE THE SURFACE DEPENDING ON THE TIME OF DAY.
  THEREFORE... RAIN MAY MIX WITH SNOW...ESPECIALLY ACROSS THE
  EASTERN PORTIONS OF THE AREA.

* LOCAL IMPACTS...SOME WET SNOW MAY ACCUMULATE ON ROADWAYS...
  MAINLY LATER AT NIGHT AND THROUGH THE MORNING HOURS. WINTER
  DRIVING CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED AT TIMES.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

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

&&

$$

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