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

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URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ALBUQUERQUE NM
917 AM MST MON DEC 22 2014

...POTENT WINTER STORM SYSTEM TO BRING ACCUMULATING SNOW TO MUCH
OF NORTHERN AND EASTERN NEW MEXICO...

.A POTENT UPPER LEVEL JET STREAM AND AN ASSOCIATED MOIST WEATHER
DISTURBANCE ALOFT WILL BRING INCREASED PERIODS OF SNOW TO THE
NORTHERN MOUNTAINS OF NEW MEXICO AND THE EASTERN PLAINS TODAY AND
TONIGHT. SNOWFALL WILL BECOME MOST PERSISTENT AND OCCASIONALLY
HEAVY OVER THE HIGH TERRAIN AND FAR NORTHEAST NEW MEXICO THROUGH
THIS AFTERNOON THEN OVER PORTIONS OF EASTERN NEW MEXICO TONIGHT.
THE HEAVIEST ACCUMULATIONS WILL OCCUR WITHIN THE SANGRE DE CRISTO
MOUNTAINS AND ALONG THE RATON RIDGE. SNOW WILL TAPER OFF FROM
NORTHWEST TO SOUTHEAST AND EXIT THE EASTERN PLAINS ON TUESDAY
MORNING. THE COMBINATION OF SNOW AND BITTERLY COLD TEMPERATURES
MOVING INTO THE AREA WILL CREATE HAZARDOUS TRAVEL CONDITIONS
THROUGH TUESDAY MORNING.

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RATON RIDGE/JOHNSON MESA-
917 AM MST MON DEC 22 2014

...WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 5 AM MST TUESDAY...

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 THE WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IS NO LONGER IN EFFECT.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...5 TO 9 INCHES.

* TIMING...SNOW WILL INCREASE IN COVERAGE AND INTENSITY TODAY
  AND CONTINUE THROUGH THIS EVENING BEFORE TAPERING OFF
  OVERNIGHT.

* WINDS...NORTH 10 TO 20 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 30 MPH.

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

* LOCAL IMPACTS...HEAVY SNOW WILL REDUCE VISIBILITY AND CREATE
  SNOW PACKED AND ICY ROADS. TRAVEL WILL LIKELY BE IMPACTED...
  ESPECIALLY ON HIGHWAY 64 AND INTERSTATE 25 AT RATON PASS.

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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UNION COUNTY-
917 AM MST MON DEC 22 2014

...WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 5 AM MST TUESDAY...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN ALBUQUERQUE HAS ISSUED A WINTER
STORM WARNING FOR HEAVY SNOW...WHICH IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 5 AM MST
TUESDAY.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...3 TO 5 INCHES. THE GREATEST AMOUNTS ARE
  EXPECTED ACROSS NORTHWEST UNION COUNTY.

* TIMING...SNOW WILL INCREASE IN COVERAGE AND INTENSITY TODAY
  AND CONTINUE THROUGH THIS EVENING BEFORE TAPERING OFF LATE
  TONIGHT.

* WINDS...NORTH 10 TO 20 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 30 MPH.

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

* LOCAL IMPACTS...HEAVY SNOW WILL REDUCE VISIBILITIES AND CREATE
  DANGEROUS DRIVING CONDITIONS. SLICK AND ICY ROADS ARE LIKELY
  ALONG U.S. HIGHWAYS 64 AND 87 BETWEEN DES MOINES AND CLAYTON.

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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NORTHERN SANGRE DE CRISTO MOUNTAINS ABOVE 9500 FEET/RED RIVER-
SOUTHERN SANGRE DE CRISTO MOUNTAINS ABOVE 9500 FEET-
EAST SLOPES SANGRE DE CRISTO MOUNTAINS-
917 AM MST MON DEC 22 2014

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

A WINTER STORM WARNING FOR HEAVY SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW REMAINS IN
EFFECT UNTIL 5 AM MST TUESDAY.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...6 TO 10 INCHES WITH LOCALLY HIGHER
  AMOUNTS ON HIGHER PEAKS AND RIDGES.

* TIMING...SNOW WILL INCREASE IN COVERAGE AND INTENSITY TODAY
  AND CONTINUE THROUGH THIS EVENING BEFORE TAPERING OFF LATE
  TONIGHT.

* WINDS...WEST TO NORTHWEST 25 TO 40 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 55 MPH
  THROUGH THIS EVENING THEN TAPERING OFF OVERNIGHT.

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

* LOCAL IMPACTS...THE COMBINATION OF SNOW...BLOWING SNOW...AND
  FRIGID TEMPERATURES WILL REDUCE VISIBILITIES AND CREATE VERY
  HAZARDOUS TRAVEL ACROSS THE HIGH TERRAIN.

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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CENTRAL HIGHLANDS-NORTHEAST HIGHLANDS-
917 AM MST MON DEC 22 2014

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

A WINTER STORM WARNING FOR HEAVY SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW REMAINS IN
EFFECT FROM 5 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO 8 AM MST TUESDAY.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...2 TO 4 INCHES.

* TIMING...SNOW WILL DEVELOP THIS EVENING AND BECOME LOCALLY
  HEAVY OVERNIGHT BEFORE TAPERING OFF TUESDAY MORNING.

* WINDS...NORTHWEST 25 TO 35 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 45 MPH DURING
  THE EVENING THEN TAPERING OFF OVERNIGHT.

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

* LOCAL IMPACTS...THE COMBINATION OF SNOW...BLOWING SNOW...AND
  FRIGID TEMPERATURES WILL REDUCE VISIBILITIES AND CREATE VERY
  HAZARDOUS TRAVEL CONDITIONS...INCLUDING INTERSTATE 25 AROUND
  LAS VEGAS AND INTERSTATE 40 AROUND CLINES CORNERS.

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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SAN JUAN MOUNTAINS-JEMEZ MOUNTAINS-
WEST SLOPES SANGRE DE CRISTO MOUNTAINS-
917 AM MST MON DEC 22 2014

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 5 AM MST
TUESDAY...

A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW REMAINS IN EFFECT
UNTIL 5 AM MST TUESDAY.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...2 TO 5 INCHES WITH LOCALLY HIGHER AMOUNTS
  UP TO 7 INCHES ON HIGHER PEAKS AND RIDGES.

* TIMING...SNOW WILL INCREASE IN COVERAGE AND INTENSITY THROUGH
  TODAY AND CONTINUE THIS EVENING BEFORE TAPERING OFF OVERNIGHT.

* WINDS...NORTHWEST 25 TO 40 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 55 MPH THROUGH
  THIS EVENING THEN TAPERING OFF OVERNIGHT.

* SNOW LEVELS...SNOW LEVELS WILL FALL TO ALL LOCATIONS THROUGH
  TODAY.

* LOCAL IMPACTS...THE COMBINATION OF SNOW...BLOWING SNOW...AND
  COLD TEMPERATURES WILL REDUCE VISIBILITY AND CREATE SNOW
  PACKED AND ICY ROADS. TRAVEL WILL LIKELY BE IMPACTED...
  ESPECIALLY ON HIGHER ELEVATION ROADS.

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.

&&

$$

NMZ522-524-526-528-531>537-539-222300-
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ESTANCIA VALLEY-SOUTH CENTRAL HIGHLANDS-SOUTH CENTRAL MOUNTAINS-
FAR NORTHEAST HIGHLANDS-HARDING COUNTY-EASTERN SAN MIGUEL COUNTY-
GUADALUPE COUNTY-QUAY COUNTY-CURRY COUNTY-ROOSEVELT COUNTY-
DE BACA COUNTY-EASTERN LINCOLN COUNTY-
917 AM MST MON DEC 22 2014

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 5 PM THIS
AFTERNOON TO 8 AM MST TUESDAY...

A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW REMAINS IN
EFFECT FROM 5 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO 8 AM MST TUESDAY.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...1 TO 3 INCHES.

* TIMING...SNOW WILL DEVELOP EARLY THIS EVENING THEN INCREASE IN
  COVERAGE AND INTENSITY OVERNIGHT BEFORE TAPERING OFF TUESDAY
  MORNING.

* WINDS...NORTH TO NORTHEAST 20 TO 30 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 40 MPH
  THIS EVENING AND OVERNIGHT.

* SNOW LEVELS...SNOW LEVELS WILL FALL TO ALL LOCATIONS THROUGH
  THIS EVENING.

* LOCAL IMPACTS...THE COMBINATION OF SNOW...BLOWING SNOW...AND
  COLD TEMPERATURES WILL REDUCE VISIBILITY AND CREATE SNOW PACKED
  AND ICY ROADS. TRAVEL WILL BE IMPACTED ON INTERSTATE 40...HIGHWAYS
  60...54...285...AND 70.

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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