Winter Weather Warnings / Watches / Advisories
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URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ALBUQUERQUE NM
803 PM MST FRI DEC 2 2016

...WINTRY PRECIPITATION EXPECTED FOR PARTS OF NEW MEXICO WITH
ACCUMULATING SNOW IN OUR SOUTHERN MOUNTAINS AND ADJACENT
HIGHLANDS...

.A LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM WILL CONTINUE TO DEEPEN TONIGHT AS IT
MOVES SOUTHEASTWARD OVER THE GULF OF CALIFORNIA AND WESTERN
SONORA. THIS WILL PRODUCE MODERATE TO OCCASIONALLY HEAVY SNOW OVER
THE SOUTHWESTERN AND SOUTH CENTRAL MOUNTAINS OF NEW MEXICO...AS
WELL AS LIGHT TO MODERATE SNOW OVER THE SURROUNDING HIGH PLAINS
AND FOOTHILLS OF EASTERN LINCOLN AND SOUTHWEST CHAVES COUNTIES. A
COUPLE INCHES OF SNOW ACCUMULATION WILL ALSO BE POSSIBLE IN THE
SOCORRO AND CARRIZOZO AREAS. PRECIPITATION WILL BE A WINTRY MIX OF
RAIN...SLEET...FREEZING DRIZZLE AND SNOW IN THE EAST CENTRAL
PLAINS.

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SOUTH CENTRAL MOUNTAINS-EASTERN LINCOLN COUNTY-
SOUTHWEST CHAVES COUNTY-
803 PM MST FRI DEC 2 2016

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM MIDNIGHT
TONIGHT TO 9 AM MST SUNDAY...

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...FOUR TO EIGHT INCHES OVER THE SOUTH
  CENTRAL MOUNTAINS WITH LOCALLY GREATER AMOUNTS POSSIBLE OVER
  THE PEAKS. TWO TO FOUR INCHES OVER EASTERN LINCOLN AND
  SOUTHWEST CHAVES COUNTIES.

* TIMING...PERIODS OF SNOW WILL BECOME MODERATE TO OCCASIONALLY
  HEAVY AFTER MIDNIGHT TONIGHT...CONTINUING INTERMITTENTLY
  SATURDAY AND SATURDAY NIGHT BEFORE TAPERING OFF SUNDAY.

* WINDS...NORTHEAST TO EAST 10 TO 20 MPH...GUSTS TO 30 MPH.

* SNOW LEVELS...SNOW LEVELS MAY RISE TO AROUND 6500 FEET
  SATURDAY AFTERNOON...BUT WILL LOWER AGAIN SATURDAY NIGHT.

* LOCAL IMPACTS...SNOW WILL REDUCE VISIBILITY AND ACCUMULATE ON
  ROADS...CREATING TREACHEROUS CONDITIONS FOR TRAVELERS THROUGH
  SOUTH CENTRAL NEW MEXICO INCLUDING HIGHWAY 70 FROM RUIDOSO TO
  THE CHAVES COUNTY LINE.

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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GUADALUPE COUNTY-QUAY COUNTY-CURRY COUNTY-ROOSEVELT COUNTY-
DE BACA COUNTY-
803 PM MST FRI DEC 2 2016

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM MIDNIGHT
TONIGHT TO 9 AM MST SUNDAY...

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...ONE TO FOUR INCHES OF SNOW WITH SMALL
  AMOUNTS OF SLEET AND A THIN LAYER OF FREEZING DRIZZLE ALL
  POSSIBLE.

* TIMING...PRECIPITATION WILL INCREASE IN COVERAGE AND INTENSITY
  LATE TONIGHT WITH A MIX OF RAIN...SNOW...SLEET...AND FREEZING
  DRIZZLE POSSIBLE. PRECIPITATION MAY OCCASIONALLY TURN TO RAIN
  SATURDAY AFTERNOON BEFORE TRANSITIONING BACK TO SNOW OR A
  WINTRY MIX SATURDAY EVENING.

* WINDS...GENERALLY NORTHEAST TO EAST 10 TO 20 MPH.

* SNOW LEVELS...SNOW LEVELS WILL RISE ABOVE THE SURFACE SATURDAY
  AFTERNOON...LOWERING AGAIN SATURDAY EVENING.

* LOCAL IMPACTS...SNOW AND POSSIBLY ICE MAY ACCUMULATE ON
  ROADS...RESULTING IN HAZARDOUS DRIVING CONDITIONS.
  VISIBILITIES WILL ALSO BE REDUCED IN PRECIPITATION.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY MEANS THAT PERIODS OF SNOW...SLEET...
OR FREEZING RAIN WILL CAUSE TRAVEL DIFFICULTIES. BE PREPARED FOR
HAZARDOUS ROAD CONDITIONS AND REDUCED VISIBILITIES.

&&

$$

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SOUTH CENTRAL HIGHLANDS-UPPER TULAROSA VALLEY-
803 PM MST FRI DEC 2 2016

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM MIDNIGHT
TONIGHT TO NOON MST SATURDAY...

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...ONE TO THREE INCHES.

* TIMING...SNOW IS EXPECTED TO DEVELOP AFTER MIDNIGHT TONIGHT...
  THEN CONTINUE INTERMITTENTLY SATURDAY AND SATURDAY NIGHT
  BEFORE TAPERING OFF SUNDAY.

* WINDS...GENERALLY NORTHEAST TO EAST 10 TO 20 MPH. GUSTS TO
  AROUND 30 MPH POSSIBLE TONIGHT AND SATURDAY...ESPECIALLY BELOW
  CANYONS.

* SNOW LEVELS...SNOW LEVELS WILL BE LOWERING TO VALLEY FLOORS
  BY EARLY SATURDAY MORNING.

* LOCAL IMPACTS...SNOW WILL REDUCE VISIBILITY AND ACCUMULATE ON
  ROADS...CREATING HAZARDOUS DRIVING CONDITIONS.

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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SOUTHWEST MOUNTAINS-LOWER RIO GRANDE VALLEY-
803 PM MST FRI DEC 2 2016

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM MIDNIGHT
TONIGHT TO NOON MST SATURDAY...

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...ONE TO TWO INCHES SURROUNDING THE RIO
  GRANDE VALLEY WITH HIGHER AMOUNTS OF 2 TO 6 INCHES OVER THE
  HIGHER ELEVATIONS OF THE SOUTHWESTERN MOUNTAINS OF NEW MEXICO.

* TIMING...PERIODS OF SNOW WILL BECOME MORE PERSISTENT AROUND
  MIDNIGHT WITH OCCASIONAL BURSTS OF MODERATE TO HEAVY SNOW
  THROUGH THE EARLY MORNING HOURS SATURDAY. SNOW WILL BEGIN TO
  TAPER OFF INTO THE LATE MORNING HOURS SATURDAY.

* WINDS...GENERALLY NORTH NORTHEAST AT 10 TO 20 MPH WITH SOME
  OCCASIONAL HIGHER GUSTS TO AROUND 30 MPH TONIGHT IN THE RIO
  GRANDE VALLEY.

* SNOW LEVELS...SNOW LEVELS WILL BE LOWERING TO VALLEY FLOORS
  BY EARLY SATURDAY MORNING.

* LOCAL IMPACTS...SNOW MAY ACCUMULATE ON ROADS...RESULTING IN
  HAZARDOUS DRIVING CONDITIONS. VISIBILITIES WILL ALSO BE
  REDUCED IN PERIODS 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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