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

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URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ALBUQUERQUE NM
338 PM MST MON MAR 2 2015

...SNOW WILL INCREASE OVER THE NORTHERN MOUNTAINS TONIGHT WITH
RESIDUAL IMPACTS ON TUESDAY...

.A VIGOROUS PACIFIC COLD FRONT WILL QUICKLY CROSS OVER THE AREA
FROM WEST TO EAST TONIGHT. AN INTENSE BAND OF SNOW WILL DEVELOP
ALONG THE FRONTAL PASSAGE. SNOW LEVELS WILL INITIALLY START OUT
HIGH AND NEAR 8500 FEET BUT DROP RAPIDLY IN ELEVATION AS THE
EVENING PROGRESSES. THE MOST SIGNIFICANT SNOW WILL IMPACT THE
NORTHWEST MOUNTAINS WITH MODERATE AMOUNTS ACROSS THE REST OF THE
NORTH CENTRAL MOUNTAINS...UPPER RIO GRANDE VALLEY AND CONTINENTAL
DIVIDE BETWEEN THE COLORADO BORDER TO MCKINLEY COUNTY. THE INITIAL
SNOW WILL BE SLUSHY AND WET SO SOME FREEZING IS EXPECTED PRIOR TO
SUN UP TUESDAY MORNING AND MAKE FOR HAZARDOUS TRAVEL IN AREAS. A
RIBBON OF STRONG WIND WITH GUSTS UP TO 55 MPH IS POSSIBLE ALONG
AND COINCIDENT WITH THE COLD FRONTAL PASSAGE THIS EVENING.

NMZ515-022345-
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EAST SLOPES SANGRE DE CRISTO MOUNTAINS-
338 PM MST MON MAR 2 2015

...WINTER STORM WATCH IS CANCELLED...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN ALBUQUERQUE HAS CANCELLED THE
WINTER STORM WATCH.

SNOW AMOUNTS ARE EXPECTED TO FALL BELOW WARNING THRESHOLDS.

$$

NMZ510-030500-
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SAN JUAN MOUNTAINS-
338 PM MST MON MAR 2 2015

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

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

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...AN ADDITIONAL 8 TO 11 INCHES POSSIBLE ABOVE
  8000 FEET AND 4 TO 7 INCHES BELOW 8000 FEET.

* TIMING...HEAVIER SNOW EXPECTED THIS EVENING THROUGH EARLY
  TUESDAY MORNING. LINGERING SNOW DURING THE DAY ON TUESDAY
  FAVORING THE HIGHER MOUNTAINS.

* WINDS...INITIAL SOUTHWEST WINDS 20 TO 30 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 45
  BECOMING WESTERLY FOLLOWING THE FRONTAL PASSAGE. A SHORT
  DURATION BAND OF STRONG WIND WITH GUSTS TO 55 MPH POSSIBLE WITH
  THE FRONTAL PASSAGE EARLY TO MID EVENING.

* SNOW LEVELS...TEMPERATURES WILL BE COLD ENOUGH FOR SNOW AT
  LOCATIONS NEAR AND ABOVE 8500 FEET INITIALLY EARLY THIS EVENING
  THEN RAPIDLY LOWER AND BE COLD ENOUGH FOR ALL SNOW BY LATE
  EVENING.

* LOCAL IMPACTS...TREACHEROUS TRAVEL CONDITIONS DUE TO SNOW
  PACKED AND ICY ROADWAYS ARE LIKELY ALONG WITH REDUCED
  VISIBILITY IN LOCALLY HEAVY SNOW BY THIS EVENING. STRUCTURAL
  INTEGRITY ISSUES MAY ARISE DUE TO THE WEIGHT 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.

FOR THE LATEST ROAD CONDITIONS...DIAL 511 OR 1.800.432.4269...OR
VISIT NMROADS.COM.

&&

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NMZ511>514-030500-
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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-
338 PM MST MON MAR 2 2015

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 5 PM MST TUESDAY...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN ALBUQUERQUE HAS ISSUED A WINTER
WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SNOW...WHICH IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 5 PM MST
TUESDAY. THE WINTER STORM WATCH IS NO LONGER IN EFFECT.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...EXPECT 4 TO 7 INCHES.

* TIMING...SNOW WILL INCREASE THIS EVENING AND REMAIN INTO THE
  EARLY MORNING HOURS ON TUESDAY BEFORE BECOMING LIGHTER THE REST
  OF THE PERIOD.

* WINDS...SOUTHWEST WINDS 20 TO 30 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 45 MPH OVER
  RIDGETOPS AND OPEN TERRAIN. BECOMING WESTERLY WITH LOWERING
  SPEEDS FOLLOWING THE FRONTAL PASSAGE. AN INITIAL INTENSE BAND OF
  WIND WILL BE FOUND ALONG THE FRONTAL PASSAGE WITH GUSTS AS HIGH
  AS 55 MPH POSSIBLE EARLY TO MID EVENING.

* SNOW LEVELS...TEMPERATURES WILL BE COLD ENOUGH FOR SNOW AT
  LOCATIONS NEAR AND ABOVE 8500 FEET INITIALLY EARLY THIS EVENING
  THEN RAPIDLY LOWER AND BE COLD ENOUGH FOR ALL SNOW BY LATE
  EVENING.

* LOCAL IMPACTS...DIFFICULT TRAVEL CONDITIONS DUE TO SNOW PACKED
  AND ICY ROADWAYS ARE EXPECTED AT TIMES IN THE HIGH COUNTRY
  ALONG WITH REDUCED VISIBILITY IN LOCALLY HEAVY SNOW AND
  BLOWING SNOW.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

MOTORISTS SHOULD BE ALERT TO CHANGING WEATHER CONDITIONS AND TAKE
PRECAUTIONS IF TRAVEL IS NECESSARY.

&&

$$

NMZ503-504-516-030500-
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FAR NORTHWEST HIGHLANDS-NORTHWEST HIGHLANDS-
UPPER RIO GRANDE VALLEY-
338 PM MST MON MAR 2 2015

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 5 PM MST TUESDAY...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN ALBUQUERQUE HAS ISSUED A WINTER
WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SNOW...WHICH IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 5 PM MST
TUESDAY.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...EXPECT BETWEEN 2 TO 3 INCHES.

* TIMING...THE HEAVIEST SNOW WILL OCCUR MID EVENING AND LAST INTO
  EARLY TUESDAY MORNING BEFORE LESSENING.

* WINDS...INITIAL SOUTH/SOUTHWEST WIND 15 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS TO
  35 MPH BECOMING WESTERLY WITH EVENTUAL DIMINISHING SPEEDS LATE
  TONIGHT. AN INTENSE BAND OF WIND WILL BE FOUND ALONG THE FRONTAL
  PASSAGE WITH GUSTS AS HIGH AS 45 MPH POSSIBLE MID EVENING.

* SNOW LEVELS...SNOW LEVELS WILL DROP TO THE VALLEY FLOOR BETWEEN
  MID TO LATE EVENING.

* LOCAL IMPACTS...VISIBILITIES WILL BE SIGNIFICANTLY REDUCED DUE
  TO THE EXPECTED INTENSE SNOW BANDS AND SLUSHY ROADWAYS ARE
  EXPECTED TO FREEZE TUESDAY MORNING.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

MOTORISTS SHOULD BE ALERT TO CHANGING WEATHER CONDITIONS AND TAKE
PRECAUTIONS IF TRAVEL IS NECESSARY.

&&

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