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

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URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ALBUQUERQUE NM
239 PM MST WED JAN 28 2015

...TROPICAL BLAST OF WINTRY WEATHER HEADING INTO NEW MEXICO
THURSDAY NIGHT INTO THE WEEKEND....

.A SLOW MOVING TROPICAL SYSTEM HEADING FOR SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA AND
WESTERN ARIZONA WILL COLLIDE WITH A WESTBOUND COLD FRONT ACROSS
NEW MEXICO ON THURSDAY TO SET UP A BROAD AND LONGSTANDING AREA OF
WINTRY WEATHER ACROSS THE STATE WELL INTO THE WEEKEND. AS THE
STORM CORE SHIFTS TO NORTHERN MEXICO HEADING INTO THE WEEKEND...A
NEW COLD FRONT BANGING SOUTHWARD ACROSS EASTERN NEW MEXICO ON
SUNDAY WILL HELP PUSH SNOW AND RAIN SOUTHWARD...AND ALLOW CLEARING
OVER NORTHERN AND CENTRAL PORTIONS OF THE STATE IN TIME FOR
SUNDAY.

NMZ507-516>519-522>525-291300-
/O.EXA.KABQ.WS.A.0004.150130T1500Z-150201T0000Z/
WEST CENTRAL HIGHLANDS-UPPER RIO GRANDE VALLEY-
LOWER CHAMA RIVER VALLEY-SANTA FE METRO AREA-
ALBUQUERQUE METRO AREA-ESTANCIA VALLEY-CENTRAL HIGHLANDS-
SOUTH CENTRAL HIGHLANDS-UPPER TULAROSA VALLEY-
239 PM MST WED JAN 28 2015

...WINTER STORM WATCH IN EFFECT FROM FRIDAY MORNING THROUGH
SATURDAY AFTERNOON...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN ALBUQUERQUE HAS ISSUED A WINTER
STORM WATCH...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM FRIDAY MORNING THROUGH
SATURDAY AFTERNOON.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...SIGNIFICANT SNOW ACCUMULATIONS OF 8
  INCHES OR MORE ARE POSSIBLE...PRIMARILY AT ELEVATIONS ABOVE
  8000 TO 9000 FEET. SOME HIGHER PEAKS ABOVE 10000 FEET MAY SEE
  UPWARDS OF ONE TO TWO FEET OF FRESH SNOW ACCUMULATION.

* TIMING...FRIDAY MORNING SNOW START WILL CONTINUE THROUGH MUCH OF
  THE DAY ON SATURDAY BEFORE GRADUALLY TAPERING OFF SATURDAY NIGHT.

* WINDS...NO SIGNIFICANT WINDS ARE EXPECTED WITH THIS STORM
  SYSTEM.

* SNOW LEVELS...SNOW LEVELS WILL FLUCTUATE...RISING TO NEAR 8000
  FEET DURING THE AFTERNOONS...AND FALLING BACK TO NEAR 5000
  FEET DURING THE LATE NIGHTS AND EARLY MORNINGS. THE
  SIGNIFICANT ACCUMULATIONS WILL GENERALLY BE CONFINED TO
  ELEVATIONS ABOVE 8000 FEET.

* LOCAL IMPACTS...HEAVY WET SNOW WILL ACCUMULATE AT HIGHER
  ELEVATIONS...MAKING TRAVEL DIFFICULT OR IMPOSSIBLE OVER SOME
  MOUNTAIN PASSES AND OTHER HIGH ELEVATION ROADS. THE HEAVY WET
  SNOW COULD COMPROMISE THE STRUCTURAL INTEGRITY OF SOME ROOF
  TOPS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

REMEMBER...A WINTER STORM WATCH MEANS CONDITIONS ARE FAVORABLE
FOR A HAZARDOUS WINTER WEATHER EVENT IN AND CLOSE TO THE WATCH
AREA. MONITOR THE LATEST FORECASTS AT WEATHER.GOV/ABQ...LISTEN TO
NOAA WEATHER RADIO OR YOUR FAVORITE MEDIA OUTLET.

&&

$$

NMZ502-291300-
/O.CON.KABQ.WS.A.0004.150130T0700Z-150201T0000Z/
CHUSKA MOUNTAINS-
239 PM MST WED JAN 28 2015

...WINTER STORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM LATE THURSDAY NIGHT
THROUGH SATURDAY AFTERNOON...

A WINTER STORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM LATE THURSDAY NIGHT
THROUGH SATURDAY AFTERNOON.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...SIGNIFICANT SNOW ACCUMULATIONS OF 8
  INCHES OR MORE ARE POSSIBLE...PRIMARILY AT ELEVATIONS ABOVE
  8000 TO 9000 FEET. SOME HIGHER PEAKS ABOVE 10000 FEET MAY SEE
  UPWARDS OF ONE TO TWO FEET OF FRESH SNOW ACCUMULATION.

* TIMING...THURSDAY NIGHT SNOW START WILL CONTINUE THROUGH
  SATURDAY. SNOW INTENSITY WILL DECREASE WITH REDUCED COVERAGE
  LATE SATURDAY.

* WINDS...NO SIGNIFICANT WINDS ARE EXPECTED WITH THIS STORM
  SYSTEM.

* SNOW LEVELS...SNOW LEVELS WILL FLUCTUATE...RISING TO NEAR 9000
  FEET DURING THE AFTERNOONS...AND FALLING BACK TO NEAR 5000
  FEET DURING THE LATE NIGHTS AND EARLY MORNINGS. THE
  SIGNIFICANT ACCUMULATIONS WILL GENERALLY BE CONFINED TO
  ELEVATIONS ABOVE 8000 TO 9000 FEET.

* LOCAL IMPACTS...HEAVY WET SNOW WILL ACCUMULATE AT HIGHER
  ELEVATIONS...MAKING TRAVEL DIFFICULT OR IMPOSSIBLE OVER SOME
  MOUNTAIN PASSES AND OTHER HIGH ELEVATION ROADS. THE HEAVY WET
  SNOW COULD COMPROMISE THE STRUCTURAL INTEGRITY OF SOME ROOF
  TOPS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

REMEMBER...A WINTER STORM WATCH MEANS CONDITIONS ARE FAVORABLE
FOR A HAZARDOUS WINTER WEATHER EVENT IN AND CLOSE TO THE WATCH
AREA. MONITOR THE LATEST FORECASTS AT WEATHER.GOV/ABQ...LISTEN TO
NOAA WEATHER RADIO OR YOUR FAVORITE MEDIA OUTLET.

&&

$$

NMZ506-508-521-526-291300-
/O.CON.KABQ.WS.A.0004.150130T0700Z-150201T0000Z/
WEST CENTRAL MOUNTAINS-SOUTHWEST MOUNTAINS-
SANDIA/MANZANO MOUNTAINS-SOUTH CENTRAL MOUNTAINS-
239 PM MST WED JAN 28 2015

...WINTER STORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM LATE THURSDAY NIGHT
THROUGH SATURDAY AFTERNOON...

A WINTER STORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM LATE THURSDAY NIGHT
THROUGH SATURDAY AFTERNOON.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...SIGNIFICANT SNOW ACCUMULATIONS OF 8
  INCHES OR MORE ARE POSSIBLE...PRIMARILY AT ELEVATIONS ABOVE
  8000 TO 9000 FEET. SOME HIGHER PEAKS ABOVE 10000 FEET MAY SEE
  UPWARDS OF ONE TO TWO FEET OF FRESH SNOW ACCUMULATION.

* TIMING...SNOW WILL BEGIN THURSDAY NIGHT OVER THE HIGH TERRAIN OF
  CENTRAL NEW MEXICO...AND IS EXPECTED TO REMAIN PERIODIC TO
  STEADY THROUGH SATURDAY.

* WINDS...NO SIGNIFICANT WINDS ARE EXPECTED WITH THIS STORM
  SYSTEM.

* SNOW LEVELS...SNOW LEVELS WILL FLUCTUATE...RISING TO NEAR 9000
  FEET DURING THE AFTERNOONS...AND FALLING BACK TO NEAR 5000
  FEET DURING THE LATE NIGHTS AND EARLY MORNINGS. THE
  SIGNIFICANT ACCUMULATIONS WILL GENERALLY BE CONFINED TO
  ELEVATIONS ABOVE 8000 TO 9000 FEET.

* LOCAL IMPACTS...HEAVY WET SNOW WILL ACCUMULATE AT HIGHER
  ELEVATIONS...MAKING TRAVEL DIFFICULT OR IMPOSSIBLE OVER SOME
  MOUNTAIN PASSES AND OTHER HIGH ELEVATION ROADS. THE HEAVY WET
  SNOW COULD COMPROMISE THE STRUCTURAL INTEGRITY OF SOME ROOF
  TOPS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

REMEMBER...A WINTER STORM WATCH MEANS CONDITIONS ARE FAVORABLE
FOR A HAZARDOUS WINTER WEATHER EVENT IN AND CLOSE TO THE WATCH
AREA. MONITOR THE LATEST FORECASTS AT WEATHER.GOV/ABQ...LISTEN TO
NOAA WEATHER RADIO OR YOUR FAVORITE MEDIA OUTLET.

&&

$$

NMZ510>515-527-291300-
/O.CON.KABQ.WS.A.0004.150130T1500Z-150201T0000Z/
SAN JUAN MOUNTAINS-JEMEZ MOUNTAINS-
WEST SLOPES SANGRE DE CRISTO MOUNTAINS-
NORTHERN SANGRE DE CRISTO MOUNTAINS ABOVE 9500 FEET/RED RIVER-
SOUTHERN SANGRE DE CRISTO MOUNTAINS ABOVE 9500 FEET-
EAST SLOPES SANGRE DE CRISTO MOUNTAINS-RATON RIDGE/JOHNSON MESA-
239 PM MST WED JAN 28 2015

...WINTER STORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM FRIDAY MORNING
THROUGH SATURDAY AFTERNOON...

A WINTER STORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM FRIDAY MORNING
THROUGH SATURDAY AFTERNOON.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...SIGNIFICANT SNOW ACCUMULATIONS OF 8
  INCHES OR MORE ARE POSSIBLE...PRIMARILY AT ELEVATIONS ABOVE
  8000 TO 9000 FEET. SOME HIGHER PEAKS ABOVE 10000 FEET MAY SEE
  UPWARDS OF ONE TO TWO FEET OF FRESH SNOW ACCUMULATION.

* TIMING...SNOW WILL BEGIN EARLY FRIDAY OVER THE HIGH TERRAIN OF
  NORTHERN NEW MEXICO...AND IS EXPECTED TO REMAIN PERIODIC TO
  STEADY THROUGH SATURDAY.

* WINDS...NO SIGNIFICANT WINDS ARE EXPECTED WITH THIS STORM
  SYSTEM.

* SNOW LEVELS...SNOW LEVELS WILL FLUCTUATE...RISING TO NEAR 8000
  FEET DURING THE AFTERNOONS...AND FALLING BACK TO NEAR 5000
  FEET DURING THE LATE NIGHTS AND EARLY MORNINGS. THE
  SIGNIFICANT ACCUMULATIONS WILL GENERALLY BE CONFINED TO
  ELEVATIONS ABOVE 8000 FEET.

* LOCAL IMPACTS...HEAVY WET SNOW WILL ACCUMULATE AT HIGHER
  ELEVATIONS...MAKING TRAVEL DIFFICULT OR IMPOSSIBLE OVER SOME
  MOUNTAIN PASSES AND OTHER HIGH ELEVATION ROADS. THE HEAVY WET
  SNOW COULD COMPROMISE THE STRUCTURAL INTEGRITY OF SOME ROOF
  TOPS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

REMEMBER...A WINTER STORM WATCH MEANS CONDITIONS ARE FAVORABLE
FOR A HAZARDOUS WINTER WEATHER EVENT IN AND CLOSE TO THE WATCH
AREA. MONITOR THE LATEST FORECASTS AT WEATHER.GOV/ABQ...LISTEN TO
NOAA WEATHER RADIO OR YOUR FAVORITE MEDIA OUTLET.

&&

$$

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