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

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URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ALBUQUERQUE NM
417 AM MST SAT JAN 21 2017

...WINTRY WEATHER TO IMPACT PORTIONS OF CENTRAL AND WESTERN NEW
MEXICO TODAY...

.A POTENT STORM SYSTEM WILL CROSS NEW MEXICO TODAY WITH
ACCUMULATING SNOW CONTINUING FOR THE HIGHER TERRAIN OF WESTERN AND
CENTRAL NEW MEXICO. STRONG WESTERLY WINDS WILL DEVELOP AS THE
SYSTEM PASSES BY...LEADING TO LOCALIZED AREAS OF REDUCED
VISIBILITIES IN BLOWING SNOW. SNOW WILL BEGIN TO DECREASE BY LATE
MORNING BUT WILL NOT FULLY DIMINISH UNTIL EARLY THIS EVENING WHILE
STRONG WINDS PERSIST TONIGHT AND INTO SUNDAY. FOR THE LATEST NEW
MEXICO ROAD CONDITIONS CALL 511 OR VISIT NMROADS.COM.

NMZ502-506-508-510>514-516-211800-
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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-
417 AM MST SAT JAN 21 2017

...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 PM MST THIS
EVENING...

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...3 TO 6 INCHES IN THE UPPER RIO GRANDE
  VALLEY. SIX TO 12 INCHES AT ELEVATIONS ABOVE 8000 FEET WITH
  LOCALLY GREATER AMOUNTS OVER THE PEAKS AND ALONG WEST FACING
  SLOPES OF THE SOUTHWEST MOUNTAINS.

* TIMING...SNOW WILL PERSIST TODAY BEFORE TAPERING OFF EARLY THIS
  EVENING.

* WINDS...WEST WINDS STRENGTHENING TO 25 TO 40 MPH WITH
  OCCASIONAL GUSTS FROM 35 TO 55 MPH. THE STRONGER WINDS WILL
  OCCUR OVER RIDGETOPS AND EXPOSED AREAS.

* SNOW LEVELS...COLD ENOUGH FOR SNOW AT ALL LOCATIONS.

* LOCAL IMPACTS...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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NMZ526-211800-
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SOUTH CENTRAL MOUNTAINS-
417 AM MST SAT JAN 21 2017

...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 PM MST THIS
EVENING...

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...6 TO 12 INCHES ABOVE 8000 FEET WITH
  LOCALLY GREATER AMOUNTS OVER THE PEAKS AND ALONG WEST FACING
  SLOPES. EXPECT 2 TO 6 INCHES BELOW 8000 FEET.

* TIMING...SNOW WILL PERSIST TODAY BEFORE DIMINISHING IN COVERAGE
  AND INTENSITY LATE THIS AFTERNOON THROUGH EARLY EVENING.

* WINDS...WEST WINDS STRENGTHENING FROM 35 TO 45 MPH WITH
  OCCASIONAL GUSTS TO 60 MPH.

* SNOW LEVELS...COLD ENOUGH FOR SNOW AT ALL LOCATIONS.

* LOCAL IMPACTS...MOUNTAIN 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 POLES
  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>524-211800-
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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-
SOUTH CENTRAL HIGHLANDS-
417 AM MST SAT JAN 21 2017

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 11 AM MST THIS
MORNING...

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...1 TO 3 INCHES BELOW 7500 FEET WITH HIGHER
  AMOUNTS OF 2 TO 6 INCHES POSSIBLE ABOVE 7500 FEET.

* TIMING...SNOW WILL PERSIST EARLY THIS MORNING THEN BECOME MORE
  INTERMITTENT BY LATE MORNING.

* WINDS...STRENGTHENING AND BECOMING WESTERLY THIS MORNING AT 15
  TO 30 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 40 MPH.

* SNOW LEVELS...COLD ENOUGH FOR SNOW AT ALL LOCATIONS.

* LOCAL IMPACTS...ROADS WILL BECOME SNOWPACKED AND ICY.

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.

&&

$$

NMZ501-503>505-211800-
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NORTHWEST PLATEAU-FAR NORTHWEST HIGHLANDS-NORTHWEST HIGHLANDS-
WEST CENTRAL PLATEAU-
417 AM MST SAT JAN 21 2017

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 PM MST THIS
EVENING...

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...1 TO 4 INCHES WITH LOCALLY GREATER
  AMOUNTS OF 4 TO 8 INCHES ON HIGHER WEST FACING SLOPES.

* TIMING...SNOW WILL PERSIST THROUGH THIS MORNING BEFORE BECOMING
  MORE INTERMITTENT THIS AFTERNOON AND EARLY EVENING.

* WINDS...WEST WINDS STRENGTHENING TO 20 TO 30 MPH WITH GUSTS TO
  AROUND 40 MPH.

* SNOW LEVELS...COLD ENOUGH FOR SNOW AT ALL LOCATIONS.

* LOCAL IMPACTS...ROADS MAY BECOME SNOWPACKED AND ICY.

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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