Winter Weather Warnings / Watches / Advisories
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URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ALBUQUERQUE NM
330 PM MST WED JAN 21 2015

...WIDESPREAD SNOW WITH MAJOR IMPACTS TODAY THROUGH THURSDAY...

.A PAIR OF UPPER LEVEL DISTURBANCES WILL COMBINE WITH A SURFACE
COLD FRONT TO PRODUCE SIGNIFICANT SNOWFALL OVER A LARGE SWATH OF
NEW MEXICO THIS AFTERNOON THROUGH THURSDAY. SNOW WILL CONTINUE
OVER THE NORTHERN MOUNTAINS AND NORTHEAST HIGHLANDS AND PLAINS OF
NEW MEXICO THIS AFTERNOON AND SPREAD SOUTH AND WEST THROUGH THE
REST OF TODAY AND TONIGHT. SNOWFALL FROM THE CENTRAL MOUNTAINS TO
THE TEXAS BORDER WILL BE HEAVY AT TIMES.THE SNOW WILL BEGIN TO
DIMINISH FROM NORTHWEST TO SOUTHEAST DURING THE DAY THURSDAY.

NMZ501-502-212330-
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NORTHWEST PLATEAU-CHUSKA MOUNTAINS-
330 PM MST WED JAN 21 2015

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IS CANCELLED...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN ALBUQUERQUE HAS CANCELLED THE
WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY.

THE SNOW HAS FAILED TO MATERIALIZE ACROSS MUCH OF THE NORHWEST
PLATEAU TODAY. SNOW LOOKS TO BE COMING TO AN END IN THE CHUSKA
MOUNTAINS WITH ACCUMULATIONS BELOW ADVISORY LEVEL. THUS WE HAVE
DECIDED TO CANCEL THE ADVISORY THAT WAS IN EFFECT.

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NMZ524-526-538>540-220600-
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SOUTH CENTRAL HIGHLANDS-SOUTH CENTRAL MOUNTAINS-
CHAVES COUNTY PLAINS-EASTERN LINCOLN COUNTY-
SOUTHWEST CHAVES COUNTY-
330 PM MST WED JAN 21 2015

...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 5 PM MST
THURSDAY...

A WINTER STORM WARNING FOR HEAVY SNOW REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 5
PM MST THURSDAY.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...4 TO 8 INCHES WITH HIGHER AMOUNTS NEAR
  ONE FOOT POSSIBLE ACROSS THE PEAKS OF THE SOUTH CENTRAL
  MOUNTAINS.

* TIMING...SNOW WILL BEGIN LATE THIS AFTERNOON AND EVENING...THEN
  INCREASE IN COVERAGE AND INTENSITY THROUGH THE OVERNIGHT HOURS.
  SNOW WILL BE MIXED WITH RAIN FOR A COUPLE OF HOURS THIS EVENING
  ACROSS LOWER ELEVATIONS. PERIODS OF HEAVY SNOW WILL CONTINUE
  THROUGH THURSDAY EARLY AFTERNOON BEFORE GRADUALLY DIMINISHING
  LATE THURSDAY AFTERNOON INTO THURSDAY NIGHT.

* WINDS...NORTHEAST 15 TO 20 MPH EXCEPT LOCALLY 20 TO 30 MPH
  WITH OCCASIONAL GUSTS AS HIGH AS 40 MPH RESULTING IN PATCHES
  OF BLOWING SNOW.

* SNOW LEVELS...ABOVE 5000 FEET THIS EVENING...THEN LOWERING TO
  INCLUDE ALL LOCATIONS BY MIDNIGHT.

* LOCAL IMPACTS...SIGNIFICANT SNOWS WILL RESULT IN TREACHEROUS
  WINTER DRIVING CONDITIONS WITH SNOW PACKED AND ICY ROADWAYS.
  SOME ROADWAYS MAY BECOME IMPASSIBLE. VISIBILITIES WILL BE ALSO
  SIGNIFICANTLY REDUCED IN FALLING SNOW...OCCASIONAL BLOWING
  SNOW AND FOG OR FREEZING FOG.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... A WINTER STORM WARNING FOR
HEAVY SNOW MEANS SEVERE WINTER WEATHER CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED
OR OCCURRING. SIGNIFICANT AMOUNTS OF SNOW ARE FORECAST THAT WILL
MAKE TRAVEL DANGEROUS. 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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NMZ512>515-527>532-220600-
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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-
FAR NORTHEAST HIGHLANDS-NORTHEAST HIGHLANDS-UNION COUNTY-
HARDING COUNTY-EASTERN SAN MIGUEL COUNTY-
330 PM MST WED JAN 21 2015

...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 5 PM MST
THURSDAY...

A WINTER STORM WARNING FOR HEAVY SNOW REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 5
PM MST THURSDAY.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...6 TO 12 INCHES WITH LOCALLY UP TO 16
  INCHES.

* TIMING...SNOW...HEAVY AT TIMES...WILL CONTINUE ACROSS THE SANGRE
  DE CRISTO MOUNTAINS AND NORTHEAST NEW MEXICO THROUGH THE NIGHT
  BEFORE DIMINISHING FROM NORTH TO SOUTH ON THURSDAY.

* WINDS...SUSTAINED AT 15 TO 20 MPH FROM THE EAST AND NORTHEAST
  WITH OCCASIONAL GUSTS TO NEAR 30 MPH CREATING PATCHES OF
  BLOWING SNOW.

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

* LOCAL IMPACTS...HEAVY SNOW WILL RESULT IN TREACHEROUS WINTER
  DRIVING CONDITIONS WITH SNOW PACKED AND ICY ROADWAYS. SOME
  ROADWAYS WILL BECOME IMPASSIBLE AND BE CLOSED. THE
  VISIBILITIES WILL ALSO BE SIGNIFICANTLY REDUCED IN FALLING
  SNOW...OCCASIONAL BLOWING SNOW AND FOG OR FREEZING FOG.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER STORM WARNING FOR HEAVY SNOW MEANS SEVERE WINTER WEATHER
CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED OR OCCURRING. SIGNIFICANT AMOUNTS OF SNOW
ARE FORECAST THAT WILL MAKE TRAVEL DANGEROUS. 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.

&&

$$

NMZ510-511-516>518-521>523-533>537-220600-
/O.CON.KABQ.WS.W.0003.000000T0000Z-150123T0000Z/
SAN JUAN MOUNTAINS-JEMEZ MOUNTAINS-UPPER RIO GRANDE VALLEY-
LOWER CHAMA RIVER VALLEY-SANTA FE METRO AREA-
SANDIA/MANZANO MOUNTAINS-ESTANCIA VALLEY-CENTRAL HIGHLANDS-
GUADALUPE COUNTY-QUAY COUNTY-CURRY COUNTY-ROOSEVELT COUNTY-
DE BACA COUNTY-
330 PM MST WED JAN 21 2015

...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 5 PM MST
THURSDAY...

A WINTER STORM WARNING FOR HEAVY SNOW REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 5
PM MST THURSDAY.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...3 TO 6 INCHES IN THE ESTANCIA...LOWER
  CHAMA...AND UPPER RIO GRANDE VALLEYS AND SANTA FE METRO AREA...
  6 TO 10 OVER THE CENTRAL MOUNTAINS...HIGHLANDS AND EASTERN
  PLAINS. LOCALIZED HIGHER AMOUNTS OF 12 TO 14 INCHES WILL BE
  POSSIBLE IN PORTIONS OF EAST CENTRAL NEW MEXICO.

* TIMING...SNOW WILL CONTINUE INCREASE IN COVERAGE AND INTENSITY
  LATE THIS AFTERNOON. SNOW WILL BE HEAVY AT TIMES TONIGHT AND
  THURSDAY MORNING BEFORE DIMINISHING THURSDAY AFTERNOON.

* WINDS...EAST TO NORTHEAST 10 TO 20 MPH EXCEPT LOCALLY 20 TO 30
  MPH...RESULTING IN PATCHES OF BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW...
  MOSTLY TONIGHT AND THURSDAY.

* SNOW LEVELS...TEMPERATURES WILL BE COLD ENOUGH FOR SNOW AT ALL
  LOCATIONS BY THIS EVENING.

* LOCAL IMPACTS...SIGNIFICANT SNOWS WILL RESULT IN TREACHEROUS
  WINTER DRIVING CONDITIONS WITH SNOW PACKED AND ICY ROADWAYS.
  SOME ROADWAYS WILL BECOME IMPASSIBLE AND BE CLOSED. THE
  VISIBILITIES WILL BE ALSO SIGNIFICANTLY REDUCED IN FALLING AND
  BLOWING SNOW...AS WELL AS FOG OR FREEZING FOG.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER STORM WARNING FOR HEAVY SNOW MEANS SEVERE WINTER WEATHER
CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED OR OCCURRING. SIGNIFICANT AMOUNTS OF SNOW
ARE FORECAST THAT WILL MAKE TRAVEL DANGEROUS. 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.

&&

$$

NMZ520-525-220600-
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LOWER RIO GRANDE VALLEY-UPPER TULAROSA VALLEY-
330 PM MST WED JAN 21 2015

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 5 PM MST THURSDAY...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN ALBUQUERQUE HAS ISSUED A WINTER
WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW...WHICH IS IN EFFECT
UNTIL 5 PM MST THURSDAY.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...1 TO 3 INCHES IN THE LOWER RIO GRANDE
  VALLEY AND 2 TO 4 INCHES IN THE TULAROSA VALLEY.

* TIMING...SNOW WILL BEGIN LATE THIS AFTERNOON AND EVENING AND
  PERSIST PAST MIDNIGHT BEFORE DECREASING AS BLOWING SNOW BECOMES
  LIKELY WITH STRONG EAST CANYON WINDS DEVELOPING. SNOW MAY PICK
  BACK UP LATER THURSDAY WHEN THE EAST CANYON WINDS RELAX.

* WINDS...EAST 10 TO 20 MPH...EXCEPT 30 TO 40 MPH BELOW CANYONS.
  GUSTS UP TO 50 MPH LIKELY BELOW CANYONS.

* SNOW LEVELS...TEMPERATURES WILL BE COLD ENOUGH FOR SNOW AT ALL
  LOCATIONS BY LATER THIS EVENING.

* LOCAL IMPACTS....THE SNOW WILL RESULT IN SNOW PACKED AND ICY
  ROADS WITH DIFFICULT DRIVING CONDITIONS. VISIBILITIES WILL BE
  REDUCED IN SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW.

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.

FOR THE LATEST ROAD CONDITIONS...DIAL 511 OR 1.800.432.4269...OR
VISIT NMROADS.COM.

&&

$$

NMZ503-504-506>508-220600-
/O.CON.KABQ.WW.Y.0003.000000T0000Z-150123T0000Z/
FAR NORTHWEST HIGHLANDS-NORTHWEST HIGHLANDS-
WEST CENTRAL MOUNTAINS-WEST CENTRAL HIGHLANDS-SOUTHWEST MOUNTAINS-
330 PM MST WED JAN 21 2015

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 5 PM MST
THURSDAY...

A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SNOW REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 5 PM
MST THURSDAY.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...1 TO 3 INCHES BELOW 7000 FEET AND 3 TO 5
  INCHES ABOVE 7000 FEET. HIGHER AMOUNTS BETWEEN 6 AND 8 INCHES
  ARE POSSIBLE OVER THE HIGHEST MOUNTAIN PEAKS.

* TIMING...SNOW WILL CONTINUE LATE THIS AFTERNOON THROUGH TONIGHT
  BEFORE DIMINISHING DURING THE DAY THURSDAY.

* WINDS...NORTHWEST AT 10 TO 20 MPH OVER THE NORTHWEST PLATEAU.

* SNOW LEVELS...TEMPERATURES WILL BE COLD ENOUGH FOR SNOW AT ALL
  LOCATIONS BY THIS EVENING.

* LOCAL IMPACTS...THE SNOW WILL RESULT IN SNOW PACKED AND ICY
  ROADS WITH DIFFICULT DRIVING CONDITIONS. VISIBILITIES WILL BE
  REDUCED IN SNOW...PATCHES OF BLOWING SNOW AND FOG OR FREEZING
  FOG.

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.

FOR THE LATEST ROAD CONDITIONS...DIAL 511 OR 1.800.432.4269...OR
VISIT NMROADS.COM.

&&

$$

NMZ519-220600-
/O.CON.KABQ.WW.Y.0003.150122T0000Z-150123T0000Z/
ALBUQUERQUE METRO AREA-
330 PM MST WED JAN 21 2015

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 5 PM MST
THURSDAY...

A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW REMAINS IN
EFFECT UNTIL 5 PM MST THURSDAY.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...1 TO 2 INCHES...WITH AMOUNTS AROUND 3
  INCHES POSSIBLE IN THE FOOTHILLS.

* TIMING...SNOW WILL OVERSPREAD ALBUQUERQUE LATE THIS AFTERNOON
  AND PERSIST UNTIL AROUND MIDNIGHT BEFORE DECREASING AS BLOWING
  SNOW BECOMES LIKELY WITH STRONG EAST CANYON WINDS DEVELOPING.
  SNOW MAY PICK BACK UP LATER THURSDAY WHEN THE EAST CANYON WINDS
  RELAX.

* WINDS...EAST 10 TO 20 MPH...EXCEPT 30 TO 40 MPH BELOW CANYONS.
  GUSTS UP TO 50 OR 55 MPH LIKELY BELOW CANYONS.

* SNOW LEVELS...TEMPERATURES WILL BE COLD ENOUGH FOR SNOW AT ALL
  LOCATIONS BY THIS EVENING.

* LOCAL IMPACTS....THE SNOW WILL RESULT IN SNOW PACKED AND ICY
  ROADS WITH DIFFICULT DRIVING CONDITIONS. VISIBILITIES WILL BE
  GREATLY REDUCED IN SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW.

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.

FOR THE LATEST ROAD CONDITIONS...DIAL 511 OR 1.800.432.4269...OR
VISIT NMROADS.COM.

&&

$$

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