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

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URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Albuquerque NM
340 AM MDT Fri Apr 28 2017

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West Slopes Sangre de Cristo Mountains-
Northern Sangre de Cristos above 9500 feet/Red River-
Southern Sangre de Cristos above 9500 feet-
East Slopes Sangre de Cristo Mountains-Sandia/Manzano Mountains-
Central Highlands-Raton Ridge/Johnson Mesa-
Far Northeast Highlands-Northeast Highlands-Union County-
Harding County-
340 AM MDT Fri Apr 28 2017

...WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT FROM MIDNIGHT TONIGHT TO 3 AM
MDT SUNDAY...

The National Weather Service in Albuquerque has issued a Winter
Storm Warning for heavy snow and blowing snow, which is in effect
from midnight tonight to 3 AM MDT Sunday. The Winter Storm Watch
is no longer in effect.


* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...Could be significant with 6 to 18 inches
  over portions of northeast New Mexico and the Sangre de Cristo
  mountains.

* TIMING...Snow will become heavier and more widespread late
  Friday night through Saturday, then taper off late Saturday
  evening.

* WINDS...North 25 to 35 mph with gusts to around 45 mph
  Saturday.

* SNOW LEVELS...Snow levels will fall rapidly early Saturday
  morning so temperatures will quickly become cold enough for
  snow at all locations.

* LOCAL IMPACTS...Travel may become hazardous or impossible over
  portions of northeast New Mexico Saturday, especially on
  Interstate 25 in the Raton Pass area, and Highways 64 and 87
  from Raton to Clayton.

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.

For the latest road conditions, dial 511 or 1.800.432.4269, or
visit nmroads.com.

&&

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