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

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URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ALBUQUERQUE NM
433 AM MST FRI JAN 20 2017

...WINTRY WEATHER TO IMPACT PORTIONS OF CENTRAL AND WESTERN NEW
MEXICO THROUGH SATURDAY EVENING...

.MOIST AND PERTURBED WESTERLY WINDS ALOFT WILL BRING LIGHT TO
OCCASIONALLY MODERATE SNOW TODAY TO PORTIONS OF WESTERN AND
CENTRAL NEW MEXICO. SNOW WILL BECOME MORE WIDESPREAD TONIGHT AND
SATURDAY IMPACTING THE HIGHER TERRAIN OF THE WEST AND CENTRAL...AS
WELL AS MANY VALLEY LOCATIONS. STRONG WINDS WILL RESULT IN AREAS
OF BLOWING SNOW AND POTENTIAL TRAVEL IMPACTS. FOR THE LATEST NEW
MEXICO ROAD CONDITIONS CALL 511 OR VISIT NMROADS.COM.

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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-
433 AM MST FRI JAN 20 2017

...WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM THIS MORNING TO 8 PM
MST SATURDAY...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN ALBUQUERQUE HAS ISSUED A WINTER
STORM WARNING FOR HEAVY SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW...WHICH IS IN
EFFECT FROM 11 AM THIS MORNING TO 8 PM MST SATURDAY. THE WINTER
STORM WATCH IS NO LONGER IN EFFECT.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...THREE TO 6 INCHES IN THE UPPER RIO GRANDE
  VALLEY. 6 INCHES TO ONE FOOT AT ELEVATIONS ABOVE 7500 OR 8000
  FEET WITH LOCALLY GREATER AMOUNTS OVER THE PEAKS AND ALONG WEST
  FACING SLOPES.

* TIMING...WHILE PERIODS OF LIGHT TO BRIEFLY MODERATE SNOW ARE
  EXPECTED TODAY...THE MORE PERSISTENT AND HEAVIER SNOW WILL BEGIN
  BY TONIGHT AND PERSIST THROUGH SATURDAY. SNOW WILL TAPER OFF
  SATURDAY EVENING.

* WINDS...WEST 20 TO 35 MPH WITH GUSTS FROM 30 TO 50 MPH TODAY AND
  STRENGTHENING SATURDAY AT 25 TO 40 MPH WITH OCCASIONAL GUSTS
  FROM 35 TO 60 MPH. THESE STRONGER WINDS WILL BE MOST LIKELY OVER
  EXPOSED AREAS AND RIDGETOPS.

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

* LOCAL IMPACTS...HIGH TERRAIN 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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SOUTH CENTRAL MOUNTAINS-
433 AM MST FRI JAN 20 2017

...WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 5 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO
8 PM MST SATURDAY...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN ALBUQUERQUE HAS ISSUED A WINTER
STORM WARNING FOR HEAVY SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW...WHICH IS IN
EFFECT FROM 5 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO 8 PM MST SATURDAY. THE WINTER
STORM WATCH IS NO LONGER IN EFFECT.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS... 6 INCHES TO ONE FOOT AT ELEVATIONS ABOVE 8000
  FEET WITH LOCALLY GREATER AMOUNTS OVER THE PEAKS AND ALONG WEST
  FACING SLOPES.

* TIMING...WHILE PERIODS OF LIGHT TO BRIEFLY MODERATE SNOW ARE
  EXPECTED TODAY...THE MORE PERSISTENT AND HEAVIER SNOW WILL BEGIN
  BY TONIGHT AND PERSIST THROUGH SATURDAY. SNOW WILL TAPER OFF
  SATURDAY EVENING.

* WINDS...WESTERLY 25 TO 35 MPH WITH OCCASIONAL GUSTS TO 50 MPH
  TODAY. WINDS STRENGTHENING SATURDAY FROM 35 TO 45 MPH WITH
  OCCASIONAL GUSTS TO 60 MPH.

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

* LOCAL IMPACTS...HIGH TERRAIN 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 LINES...
  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.

&&

$$

NMZ501-503>505-201900-
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NORTHWEST PLATEAU-FAR NORTHWEST HIGHLANDS-NORTHWEST HIGHLANDS-
WEST CENTRAL PLATEAU-
433 AM MST FRI JAN 20 2017

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM THIS MORNING TO
8 PM MST SATURDAY...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN ALBUQUERQUE HAS ISSUED A WINTER
WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW...WHICH IS IN EFFECT
FROM 11 AM THIS MORNING TO 8 PM MST SATURDAY.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...TWO TO SIX INCHES WITH LOCALLY GREATER
  AMOUNTS ON WEST FACING SLOPES.

* TIMING...WHILE PERIODS OF LIGHT TO BRIEFLY MODERATE SNOW ARE
  EXPECTED TODAY...THE MORE PERSISTENT AND HEAVIER SNOW WILL BEGIN
  BY TONIGHT AND PERSIST THROUGH SATURDAY. SNOW WILL TAPER OFF
  SATURDAY EVENING.

* WINDS...WEST 20 TO 30 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 45 MPH TODAY.
  WINDS STRENGTHENING SATURDAY AT 25 TO 35 MPH WITH GUSTS TO
  AROUND 50 MPH.

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

* LOCAL IMPACTS...ROADS MAY BECOME SNOWPACKED AND ICY. TRAVEL MAY
  BE IMPACTED ON HIGHWAYS SUCH AS INTERSTATE 40 FROM THE ARIZONA
  BORDER TO THE GRANTS AREA AS WELL AS HIGHWAY 550 FROM FARMINGTON
  THROUGH THE CUBA AREA.

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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