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

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URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Albuquerque NM
358 AM MST Sat Jan 20 2018

...WINTRY WEATHER FOR MUCH OF WESTERN TO CENTRAL NEW MEXICO THIS
WEEKEND...

.A vigorous upper level disturbance and attendant cold front will
race east across New Mexico this evening and overnight. Rain and
high terrain snow will spread into western parts of the state this
evening, shifting into central areas around midnight. While many
lower elevation areas will observe light snowfall amounts, the
rapid onset of freezing temperatures will cause travel conditions
to quickly deteriorate due to slick and icy roads. More
significant snow accumulations are forecast for the higher
elevation mountains, especially in northern New Mexico. Strong
to severe winds will also accompany the precipitation along with
frigid temperatures and bitterly cold wind chills.

NMZ510-513-514-201900-
/O.UPG.KABQ.WS.A.0002.180121T0200Z-180121T2300Z/
/O.NEW.KABQ.WS.W.0002.180121T0300Z-180122T0300Z/
San Juan Mountains-
Northern Sangre de Cristos above 9500 feet/Red River-
Southern Sangre de Cristos above 9500 feet-
358 AM MST Sat Jan 20 2018

...WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 8 PM THIS EVENING TO 8 PM
MST SUNDAY...

* WHAT...Heavy snow and blowing snow expected. Plan on difficult
  travel conditions. Total snow accumulations of 4 to 7 inches,
  with localized amounts up to 14 inches, are expected.

* WHERE...San Juan Mountains, Northern Sangre de Cristos above
  9500 feet including Red River and Southern Sangre de Cristos
  above 9500 feet.

* WHEN...From 8 PM this evening to 8 PM MST Sunday.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Winds gusting as high as 40 to 50 mph will
  cause areas of blowing and drifting snow.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Winter Storm Warning for snow and blowing snow means severe
winter weather conditions are expected. If you must travel, keep
an extra flashlight, food and water in your vehicle in case of an
emergency. The latest road conditions for the state you are
calling from can be obtained by calling 5 1 1.

$$

NMZ511-512-515>522-201900-
/O.NEW.KABQ.WW.Y.0004.180121T0300Z-180121T2300Z/
Jemez Mountains-West Slopes Sangre de Cristo Mountains-
East Slopes Sangre de Cristo Mountains-Upper Rio Grande Valley-
Lower Chama River Valley-Santa Fe Metro Area-
Middle Rio Grande Valley/Albuquerque Metro Area-
Lower Rio Grande Valley-Sandia/Manzano Mountains-Estancia Valley-
358 AM MST Sat Jan 20 2018

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 8 PM THIS EVENING TO
4 PM MST SUNDAY...

* WHAT...Snow and blowing snow expected. Plan on slippery road
  conditions. In addition, areas of poor visibility are
  expected. Tree branches could fall as well. Total snow
  accumulations of 1 to 3 inches, with localized amounts up to 8
  inches, are expected.

* WHERE...Jemez Mountains, West Slopes Sangre de Cristo
  Mountains, East Slopes Sangre de Cristo Mountains, Upper Rio
  Grande Valley, Lower Chama River Valley, Santa Fe Metro Area,
  Middle Rio Grande Valley including the Albuquerque Metro Area,
  Lower Rio Grande Valley, Sandia and Manzano Mountains and
  Estancia Valley.

* WHEN...From 8 PM this evening to 4 PM MST Sunday.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...While snow amounts in lower elevations will
  be quite light, the rapid onset of freezing temperatures will
  cause travel conditions to abruptly deteriorate. Winds gusting
  as high as 45 to 55 mph will cause areas of blowing and drifting
  snow, especially in higher terrain.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Winter Weather Advisory for snow and blowing snow means periods
of snow and blowing snow will cause primarily travel
difficulties. Be prepared for snow covered roads and limited
visibilities, and use caution while driving. The latest road
conditions for the state you are calling from can be obtained by
calling 5 1 1.

$$

NMZ501>509-201900-
/O.NEW.KABQ.WW.Y.0004.180120T2300Z-180121T1900Z/
Northwest Plateau-Chuska Mountains-Far Northwest Highlands-
Northwest Highlands-West Central Plateau-West Central Mountains-
West Central Highlands-Southwest Mountains-
San Francisco River Valley-
358 AM MST Sat Jan 20 2018

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 4 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO
NOON MST SUNDAY...

* WHAT...Snow expected. Plan on slippery road conditions. Tree
  branches could fall as well. Total snow accumulations of 1 to
  3 inches, with localized amounts up to 9 inches, are expected.

* WHERE...Northwest Plateau, Chuska Mountains, Far Northwest
  Highlands, Northwest Highlands, West Central Plateau, West
  Central Mountains, West Central Highlands, Southwest Mountains
  and San Francisco River Valley.

* WHEN...From 4 PM this afternoon to noon MST Sunday.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...While snow amounts in lower elevations will
  be quite light, the rapid onset of freezing temperatures will
  cause travel conditions to abruptly deteriorate. Be prepared for
  sudden changes in weather conditions with reduced visibilities
  and slick and icy roads at times.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Winter Weather Advisory for snow means periods of snow will
cause primarily travel difficulties. Be prepared for snow covered
roads and limited visibilities, and use caution while driving.
The latest road conditions for the state you are calling from can
be obtained by calling 5 1 1.

$$



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