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

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URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Albuquerque NM
359 AM MDT Thu Apr 27 2017

...ACCUMULATING SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW POSSIBLE OVER NORTHEAST NEW
MEXICO LATE FRIDAY NIGHT THROUGH LATE SATURDAY NIGHT...

.The combination of an unseasonably cold upper level low pressure
system and strong cold front could provide the ingredients for
accumulating snow and reduced visibilities in blowing and
drifting snow over the Sangre de Cristo mountains and northeast
New Mexico late Friday night through late Saturday night. For the
latest New Mexico road conditions call 511 or visit nmroads.com.

NMZ512>515-527>531-272200-
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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-
Far Northeast Highlands-Northeast Highlands-Union County-
Harding County-
359 AM MDT Thu Apr 27 2017

...WINTER STORM WATCH IN EFFECT FROM LATE FRIDAY NIGHT THROUGH
LATE SATURDAY NIGHT...

The National Weather Service in Albuquerque has issued a Winter
Storm Watch, which is in effect from late Friday night through
late Saturday night.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...Could be significant with 6 to 12 inches
  over portions of northeast New Mexico and the Sangre de Cristo
  mountains.

* TIMING...Snow will become heavier and more widespread late
  Friday night through Saturday, then taper off late Saturday
  evening.

* WINDS...North 25 to 35 mph with gusts to around 45 mph
  Saturday.

* SNOW LEVELS...Snow levels will fall rapidly early Saturday
  morning so temperatures will quickly become cold enough for
  snow at all locations.

* LOCAL IMPACTS...Travel may become hazardous or impossible over
  portions of northeast New Mexico Saturday, especially on
  Interstate 25 in the Raton Pass area, and Highways 64 and 87
  from Raton to Clayton.

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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