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

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URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ALBUQUERQUE NM
1158 AM MST FRI JAN 20 2017

...WINTRY WEATHER TO IMPACT PORTIONS OF CENTRAL AND WESTERN NEW
MEXICO THROUGH EARLY SATURDAY EVENING...

.A PAIR OF UPPER LEVEL DISTURBANCES WILL CONTINUE TO BRING SOME
WINTRY PRECIPITATION TO PORTIONS OF CENTRAL AND WESTERN NEW MEXICO
THROUGH SATURDAY. THE FIRST DISTURBANCE ALOFT HAS PUSHED TOWARD
THE NORTHEASTERN CORNER OF THE STATE AND IS ABOUT TO EXIT...BUT
THE SECOND DISTURBANCE WILL ARRIVE TODAY AND WILL IMPACT THE STATE
THROUGH TONIGHT AND SATURDAY. SEVERAL INCHES TO UPWARDS OF A FOOT
OF NEW SNOW ARE EXPECTED IN THE HIGHER ELEVATIONS OF CENTRAL TO
WESTERN NEW MEXICO. SOME RAIN SHOWERS IN LOWER ELEVATIONS WILL
CHANGE OVER TO MORE PERIODIC SNOW TONIGHT AND EARLY SATURDAY
MORNING WITH LIGHT ACCUMULATIONS OF A COUPLE OF INCHES POSSIBLE.
SNOW WILL DECREASE BY THE LATE MORNING IN MANY LOWER ELEVATIONS
AND VALLEYS...BUT WILL NOT FULLY DIMINISH UNTIL EARLY SATURDAY
EVENING. FOR THE LATEST NEW MEXICO ROAD CONDITIONS CALL 511 OR
VISIT NMROADS.COM.

NMZ502-506-508-510>514-516-210300-
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CHUSKA MOUNTAINS-WEST CENTRAL MOUNTAINS-SOUTHWEST MOUNTAINS-
SAN JUAN MOUNTAINS-JEMEZ MOUNTAINS-
WEST SLOPES SANGRE DE CRISTO MOUNTAINS-
NORTHERN SANGRE DE CRISTOS ABOVE 9500 FEET/RED RIVER-
SOUTHERN SANGRE DE CRISTOS ABOVE 9500 FEET-
UPPER RIO GRANDE VALLEY-
1158 AM MST FRI JAN 20 2017

...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 PM MST
SATURDAY...

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...THREE TO SIX INCHES IN THE UPPER RIO GRANDE
  VALLEY. SIX INCHES TO ONE FOOT AT ELEVATIONS ABOVE 8000 FEET
  WITH LOCALLY GREATER AMOUNTS OVER THE PEAKS AND ALONG WEST
  FACING SLOPES OF THE SOUTHWESTERN PEAKS WITHIN THE GILA
  WILDERNESS.

* TIMING...WHILE PERIODS OF LIGHT TO BRIEFLY MODERATE SNOW ARE
  EXPECTED TODAY...THE MORE PERSISTENT AND HEAVIER SNOW WILL
  BEGIN BY TONIGHT AND PERSIST THROUGH SATURDAY. SNOW WILL TAPER
  OFF SATURDAY EVENING.

* WINDS...WEST 20 TO 35 MPH WITH GUSTS FROM 30 TO 50 MPH TODAY AND
  STRENGTHENING SATURDAY AT 25 TO 40 MPH WITH OCCASIONAL GUSTS
  FROM 35 TO 55 MPH. THESE STRONGER WINDS WILL BE MOST LIKELY
  OVER EXPOSED AREAS AND RIDGETOPS.

* SNOW LEVELS...TEMPERATURES WILL BECOME COLD ENOUGH FOR SNOW AT
  ALL LOCATIONS.

* LOCAL IMPACTS...HIGH TERRAIN ROADS WILL BECOME SNOW PACKED AND
  ICY WITH REDUCED VISIBILITY IN SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW. AREAS OF
  BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW ARE EXPECTED WITH SIGNIFICANT
  VISIBILITY RESTRICTION AT TIMES. TRAVEL WILL BECOME DIFFICULT
  OR IMPOSSIBLE AT HIGH ELEVATIONS ABOVE 8000 FEET.

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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SOUTH CENTRAL MOUNTAINS-
1158 AM MST FRI JAN 20 2017

...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 5 PM THIS
AFTERNOON TO 8 PM MST SATURDAY...

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS... SIX INCHES TO ONE FOOT AT ELEVATIONS
  ABOVE 8000 FEET WITH LOCALLY GREATER AMOUNTS OVER THE PEAKS AND
  ALONG WEST FACING SLOPES.

* TIMING...WHILE PERIODS OF LIGHT TO BRIEFLY MODERATE SNOW ARE
  EXPECTED TODAY...THE MORE PERSISTENT AND HEAVIER SNOW WILL BEGIN
  THIS EVENING AND PERSIST THROUGH SATURDAY. SNOW WILL TAPER OFF
  SATURDAY EVENING.

* WINDS...WESTERLY 25 TO 35 MPH WITH OCCASIONAL GUSTS TO 50 MPH
  TODAY. WINDS STRENGTHENING SATURDAY FROM 35 TO 45 MPH WITH
  OCCASIONAL GUSTS TO 60 MPH.

* SNOW LEVELS...TEMPERATURES WILL BECOME COLD ENOUGH FOR SNOW AT
  ALL LOCATIONS.

* LOCAL IMPACTS...HIGH TERRAIN ROADS ARE EXPECTED TO BECOME SNOW
  PACKED AND ICY WITH REDUCED VISIBILITY IN SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW.
  AREAS OF BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW ARE EXPECTED WITH SIGNIFICANT
  VISIBILITY RESTRICTION AT TIMES. TRAVEL WILL BECOME DIFFICULT OR
  IMPOSSIBLE AT HIGH ELEVATIONS ABOVE 8000 FEET. VERY STRONG WINDS
  MAY DAMAGE ROOF TOPS...UTILITY LINES...AND OTHER STRUCTURES.

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.

&&

$$

NMZ507-509-517-518-521>523-210300-
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WEST CENTRAL HIGHLANDS-SAN FRANCISCO RIVER VALLEY-
LOWER CHAMA RIVER VALLEY-SANTA FE METRO AREA-
SANDIA/MANZANO MOUNTAINS-ESTANCIA VALLEY-CENTRAL HIGHLANDS-
1158 AM MST FRI JAN 20 2017

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 5 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO
11 AM MST SATURDAY...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN ALBUQUERQUE HAS ISSUED A WINTER
WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SNOW...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 5 PM THIS
AFTERNOON TO 11 AM MST SATURDAY.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...GENERALLY ONE TO THREE INCHES BELOW 7500
  FEET WITH HIGHER AMOUNTS OF TWO TO FOUR INCHES POSSIBLE ABOVE
  7500 FEET.

* TIMING...WHILE PERIODS OF LIGHT TO BRIEFLY MODERATE SNOW ARE
  EXPECTED TODAY...THE MORE PERSISTENT AND HEAVIER SNOW WILL BEGIN
  BY TONIGHT AND PERSIST THROUGH SATURDAY MORNING. SNOW WILL
  BECOME MORE INTERMITTENT AND SHOWERY BY LATE SATURDAY MORNING.

* WINDS...WEST 20 TO 30 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 40 MPH TODAY WITH
  HIGHER SPEEDS OF 25 TO 35 MPH AND GUSTS TO 50 MPH OVER THE
  CENTRAL HIGHLANDS NEAR CLINES CORNERS. WINDS WILL DECREASE SOME
  OVERNIGHT...BUT WILL RE-STRENGTHEN ON SATURDAY.

* SNOW LEVELS...TEMPERATURES WILL BECOME COLD ENOUGH FOR SNOW AT
  ALL LOCATIONS AFTER DARK THIS EVENING. SNOW LEVELS WILL RISE TO
  5500 TO 6500 FEET LATE SATURDAY MORNING.

* LOCAL IMPACTS...ROADS MAY BECOME SNOWPACKED AND ICY...AND TRAVEL
  MAY BE IMPACTED ON INTERSTATE 40 WEST OF LAGUNA AND ALSO BETWEEN
  ALBUQUERQUE AND CLINES CORNERS.

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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NMZ501-503>505-210300-
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NORTHWEST PLATEAU-FAR NORTHWEST HIGHLANDS-NORTHWEST HIGHLANDS-
WEST CENTRAL PLATEAU-
1158 AM MST FRI JAN 20 2017

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 PM MST
SATURDAY...

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...ONE TO FOUR INCHES WITH LOCALLY GREATER
  AMOUNTS OF FOUR TO EIGHT INCHES ON HIGHER WEST FACING SLOPES.

* TIMING...WHILE PERIODS OF LIGHT TO BRIEFLY MODERATE SNOW ARE
  EXPECTED TODAY...THE MORE PERSISTENT AND HEAVIER SNOW WILL
  BEGIN BY TONIGHT AND PERSIST THROUGH SATURDAY. SNOW WILL TAPER
  OFF SATURDAY EVENING.

* WINDS...WEST 20 TO 30 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 45 MPH TODAY.
  WINDS STRENGTHENING SATURDAY AT 25 TO 35 MPH WITH GUSTS TO
  AROUND 50 MPH.

* SNOW LEVELS...TEMPERATURES WILL BECOME COLD ENOUGH FOR SNOW AT
  ALL LOCATIONS.

* LOCAL IMPACTS...ROADS MAY BECOME SNOWPACKED AND ICY. TRAVEL MAY
  BE IMPACTED ON HIGHWAYS SUCH AS INTERSTATE 40 FROM THE ARIZONA
  BORDER THROUGH THE GRANTS AREA AS WELL AS HIGHWAY 550 FROM
  FARMINGTON THROUGH THE CUBA AREA.

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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