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

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URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ALBUQUERQUE NM
602 AM MDT SAT MAY 16 2015

...LATE SEASON SNOW TO RETURN TO PARTS OF NORTHERN NEW MEXICO...

.A POTENT LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM WILL CONTINUE GENERATING
PRECIPITATION ACROSS NEW MEXICO TODAY...WITH SNOW ACCUMULATIONS
EXPECTED NEAR AND ESPECIALLY ABOVE THE 8000 TO 9000 FOOT RANGE IN
THE NORTH CENTRAL TO NORTHWESTERN SECTIONS OF THE STATE. SNOW
ACCUMULATION LEVELS INITIALLY NEAR 7500 TO 8000 FEET WILL RISE TO
BETWEEN 8000 AND 9000 FEET BY LATE MORNING OR EARLY AFTERNOON.
ANYONE PLANNING TRAVEL OR OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES IN THE HIGH COUNTRY
SHOULD BE PREPARED FOR PERIODS OF SNOW AND COLDER TEMPERATURES
TONIGHT INTO SATURDAY.

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SAN JUAN MOUNTAINS-
602 AM MDT SAT MAY 16 2015

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 5 PM MDT THIS
AFTERNOON...

A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SNOW REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 5 PM
MDT THIS AFTERNOON.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...ADDITIONAL 1 TO 3 INCHES ARE GENERALLY
  EXPECTED WITH LOCALLY UP TO 5 INCHES ABOVE 9000 FEET.

* TIMING...PERIODS OF SNOW WILL INCREASE IN FREQUENCY AND COVERAGE
  THIS MORNING AND BEGIN TO DIMINISH LATER THIS AFTERNOON.

* WINDS...SOUTHWEST 15 TO 25 MPH WITH OCCASIONAL GUSTS UP TO 35 MPH.

* SNOW LEVELS...SNOW ACCUMULATION LEVELS INITIALLY NEAR THE 7500
  TO 8000 FOOT LEVEL WILL RISE TO BETWEEN 8000 AND 9000 FEET BY
  MIDDAY.

* LOCAL IMPACTS...EXPECT WINTER DRIVING CONDITIONS IN THE HIGH
  COUNTRY...WITH THE GREATEST IMPACTS NEAR AND ABOVE 9000 FEET...
  INCLUDING PORTIONS OF U.S. HIGHWAY 64. LATE SEASON SNOW
  COMBINED WITH UNSEASONABLY COOL TEMPERATURES AND WIND SHOULD BE
  EXPECTED FOR PLANNED OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SNOW MEANS THAT PERIODS OF SNOW
WILL PRIMARILY CAUSE TRAVEL DIFFICULTIES. BE PREPARED FOR SNOW
COVERED ROADS AND LIMITED VISIBILITIES.

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