Winter Weather Warnings / Watches / Advisories
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URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ALBUQUERQUE NM
351 AM MDT SUN MAY 1 2016

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NORTHERN SANGRE DE CRISTOS ABOVE 9500 FEET/RED RIVER-
SOUTHERN SANGRE DE CRISTOS ABOVE 9500 FEET-
EAST SLOPES SANGRE DE CRISTO MOUNTAINS-
351 AM MDT SUN MAY 1 2016

...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM MDT THIS
EVENING...

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...5 TO 9 INCHES WITH LOCALLY HIGHER AMOUNTS
  AROUND 12 INCHES ON HIGHER PEAKS AND EAST FACING SLOPES.

* TIMING...SNOW WILL CONTINUE THROUGH THE MORNING HOURS. SNOW
  WILL MODERATE AND BECOME MORE INTERMITTENT BY LATE THIS MORNING
  AND INTO THE AFTERNOON.

* WINDS...GENERALLY OUT OF THE EAST AT 15 TO 25 MPH WITH SOME
  PERIODIC GUSTS TO 35 MPH.

* SNOW LEVELS...DROPPING TO 6500 TO 7500 FEET THIS MORNING.

* LOCAL IMPACTS...ROADS WILL BECOME SNOW PACKED AND ICY. SOME
  BLOWING AND DRIFTING OF SNOW IS EXPECTED. THE VISIBILITY WILL
  DROP BELOW A QUARTER MILE AT TIMES TONIGHT DURING PERIODS OF
  HEAVY 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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CHUSKA MOUNTAINS-SAN JUAN MOUNTAINS-
WEST SLOPES SANGRE DE CRISTO MOUNTAINS-UPPER RIO GRANDE VALLEY-
RATON RIDGE/JOHNSON MESA-FAR NORTHEAST HIGHLANDS-
NORTHEAST HIGHLANDS-
351 AM MDT SUN MAY 1 2016

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM MDT THIS
EVENING...

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...2 TO 4 INCHES FOR ELEVATIONS BELOW 7500
  FEET WITH 3 TO 7 INCHES ABOVE. LOCALLY HIGHER AMOUNTS ARE
  POSSIBLE ON HIGH ELEVATION EAST FACING SLOPES.

* TIMING...SNOWFALL WILL CONTINUE THIS MORNING BEFORE MODERATING
  AND BECOMING MORE INTERMITTENT THIS AFTERNOON.

* WINDS...NORTH OVER RATON/JOHNSON/BARTLETT MESAS THIS MORNING
  WITH SPEEDS FROM 20 TO 30 MPH AND HIGHER GUSTS.

* SNOW LEVELS...DROPPING TO 6500 TO 7500 FEET THIS MORNING.

* LOCAL IMPACTS...ROADS WILL BECOME SNOW PACKED AND ICY. SOME
  BLOWING AND DRIFTING OF SNOW IS EXPECTED. THE VISIBILITY WILL
  DROP BELOW A HALF MILE AT TIMES TONIGHT DURING PERIODS OF
  HEAVY SNOW.

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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WEST CENTRAL MOUNTAINS-JEMEZ MOUNTAINS-
351 AM MDT SUN MAY 1 2016

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM MDT THIS
EVENING...

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...2 TO 5 INCHES AT ELEVATIONS ABOVE 7500
  FEET. LOCALLY HIGHER AMOUNTS WILL BE POSSIBLE ON HIGH
  ELEVATION EAST FACING SLOPES.

* TIMING...SNOW WILL CONTINUE THIS MORNING AND DECREASE IN
  COVERAGE AND INTENSITY DURING THE AFTERNOON.

* WINDS...SOUTHEAST AT 20 TO 35 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 50 MPH AFTER
  MIDNIGHT. REMAINING STRONG THIS MORNING...THEN GRADUALLY
  WEAKENING THIS AFTERNOON.

* SNOW LEVELS...DROPPING TO 6500 TO 7500 FEET THIS MORNING.

* LOCAL IMPACTS...PERIODS OF REDUCED VISIBILITY AND SNOWY TRAVEL
  CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED THIS MORNING OVER HIGH TERRAIN AREAS
  WITH SIGNIFICANT BLOWING OF SNOW.

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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