Winter Weather Warnings / Watches / Advisories
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URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ALBUQUERQUE NM
1008 PM MST THU DEC 25 2014

NMZ503-504-510>517-261400-
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FAR NORTHWEST HIGHLANDS-NORTHWEST HIGHLANDS-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-UPPER RIO GRANDE VALLEY-
LOWER CHAMA RIVER VALLEY-
1008 PM MST THU DEC 25 2014

...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 11 PM MST
FRIDAY...

A WINTER STORM WARNING FOR HEAVY SNOW REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 11
PM MST FRIDAY.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...THROUGH FRIDAY EVENING...6 TO 10 INCHES
  AND LOCALLY 12 INCHES OVER THE JEMEZ AND SAN JUAN MOUNTAINS...
  WITH 3 TO 6 INCHES OVER THE UPPER RIO GRANDE VALLEY...LOWER
  CHAMA RIVER VALLEY...AND THE NORTHWEST HIGHLANDS REGION.

* TIMING...SNOW HEAVY AT TIMES WILL INCREASE OVERNIGHT AND
  CONTINUE THROUGH FRIDAY BEFORE TAPERING OFF LATER FRIDAY NIGHT.

* WINDS...GENERALLY OUT OF THE SOUTHWEST AT 10 TO 15 MPH
  TONIGHT...SHIFTING TO THE WEST AND NORTHWEST 10 TO 15 MPH
  FRIDAY.

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

* LOCAL IMPACTS...SNOW COVERED ROADS MAY BECOME LOCALLY
  IMPASSABLE ACROSS RIO ARRIBA...LOS ALAMOS...AND NORTHERN
  SANDOVAL COUNTIES OVERNIGHT. ROADS ACROSS TAOS COUNTY AND THE
  ADJACENT SANGRE DE CRISTO MOUNTAINS WILL BECOME SNOW COVERED
  BY FRIDAY MORNING. ROAD CONDITIONS WILL REMAIN POOR THROUGH
  THE DAY ON FRIDAY BEFORE SNOW ENDS FRIDAY NIGHT. EXPECT WINTER
  DRIVING CONDITIONS ON HIGHWAYS 64 AND 84...AND HIGHWAYS 550
  AND 285 FROM LATE THIS AFTERNOON THROUGH FRIDAY EVENING.
  EXPECT LOCALLY POOR VISIBILITIES IN BLOWING SNOW.

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. 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.

&&

$$

NMZ521-261400-
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SANDIA/MANZANO MOUNTAINS-
1008 PM MST THU DEC 25 2014

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM MST FRIDAY...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN ALBUQUERQUE HAS ISSUED A WINTER
WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SNOW...WHICH IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM MST
FRIDAY.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...2 TO 4 INCHES EXCEPT UP TO 6 INCHES ABOVE
  8500 FEET TO INCLUDE SANDIA CREST.

* TIMING...AREAS OF SNOW HEAVY AT TIMES WILL CONTINUE OVERNIGHT
  INTO FRIDAY MORNING BEFORE DIMINISHING BY AROUND
  MIDDAY....ESPECIALLY SOUTH OF INTERSTATE 40.

* WINDS...WEST TO NORTHWEST 10 TO 20 MPH.

* SNOW LEVELS...TEMPERATURES OVERNIGHT INTO FRIDAY MORNING WILL
  BE COLD ENOUGH FOR SNOW AT ALL LOCATIONS.

* LOCAL IMPACTS...SNOW PACKED AND ICY ROADS ARE EXPECTED TO
  RESULT IN HAZARDOUS WINTER DRIVING CONDITIONS....ALONG WITH
  REDUCED VISIBILITIES AT TIMES IN SNOW AND LOCALIZED 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.

&&

$$

NMZ501-502-505>509-518-261400-
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NORTHWEST PLATEAU-CHUSKA MOUNTAINS-WEST CENTRAL PLATEAU-
WEST CENTRAL MOUNTAINS-WEST CENTRAL HIGHLANDS-SOUTHWEST MOUNTAINS-
SAN FRANCISCO RIVER VALLEY-SANTA FE METRO AREA-
1008 PM MST THU DEC 25 2014

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM MST
FRIDAY...

A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SNOW REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM
MST FRIDAY.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...2 TO 5 INCHES BELOW 7500 FEET AND 4 TO 8
  INCHES ABOVE 7500 FEET WITH LOCALLY HEAVIER AMOUNTS OVER THE
  HIGHEST TERRAIN.

* TIMING...AREAS OF SNOW...HEAVY AT TIMES...WILL CONTINUE
  OVERNIGHT INTO FRIDAY MORNING BEFORE DIMINISHING BY AROUND
  MIDDAY....ESPECIALLY SOUTH OF INTERSTATE 40. THE FOCUS FOR
  ADDITIONAL SNOW IMPACTS FRIDAY AFTERNOON WILL BE PRIMARILY
  LIMITED TO HIGHER ELEVATIONS NORTH OF INTERSTATE 40.

* WINDS...SOUTHWEST 10 TO 20 MPH TONIGHT BECOMING WEST TO
  NORTHWEST AT 10 TO 20 MPH BY FRIDAY.

* SNOW LEVELS...TEMPERATURES OVERNIGHT INTO FRIDAY MORNING WILL
  BE COLD ENOUGH FOR SNOW AT ALL LOCATIONS.

* LOCAL IMPACTS...SNOW PACKED AND ICY ROADS ARE EXPECTED TO
  RESULT IN HAZARDOUS WINTER DRIVING CONDITIONS....ALONG WITH
  REDUCED VISIBILITIES AT TIMES IN SNOW AND LOCALIZED 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.

&&

$$

NMZ531-261400-
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HARDING COUNTY-
1008 PM MST THU DEC 25 2014

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 4 AM TO 11 PM
MST FRIDAY...

A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW REMAINS IN
EFFECT FROM 4 AM TO 11 PM MST FRIDAY.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...TWO TO 4 INCHES ARE GENERALLY EXPECTED
  WITH LOCALLY HEAVIER AMOUNTS FAVORING NORTHWEST HARDING
  COUNTY.

* TIMING...AREAS SNOW WILL DEVELOP AFTER MIDNIGHT...EXPANDING
  AND BECOMING STEADIER AND HEAVIER JUST BEFORE DAYBREAK FRIDAY.
  SNOW PERSIST THROUGH MUCH OF THE DAY FRIDAY BEFORE DIMINISHING
  FRIDAY EVENING.

* WINDS...SOUTHWEST 5 TO 15 MPH TONIGHT SHIFTING TO THE NORTH AT
  10 TO 20 MPH FRIDAY.

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

* LOCAL IMPACTS...SNOW PACKED AND ICY ROADS WILL BECOME MOST
  PROBLEMATIC BEGINNING EARLY FRIDAY MORNING AND CONTINUING
  THROUGH MUCH OF THE DAY.

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.

&&

$$

NMZ527>530-261400-
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RATON RIDGE/JOHNSON MESA-FAR NORTHEAST HIGHLANDS-
NORTHEAST HIGHLANDS-UNION COUNTY-
1008 PM MST THU DEC 25 2014

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 4 AM TO 11 PM
MST FRIDAY...

A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW REMAINS IN
EFFECT FROM 4 AM TO 11 PM MST FRIDAY.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...2 TO 5 INCHES ARE GENERALLY EXPECTED WITH
  LOCALLY UP TO 8 INCHES NEAR THE COLORADO STATE LINE...RATON
  MESA...AND RATON PASS.

* TIMING...SNOW WILL DEVELOP WELL AFTER MIDNIGHT...BECOMING
  STEADIER AND HEAVIER EARLY FRIDAY MORNING BEFORE DIMINISHING
  FRIDAY EVENING.

* WINDS...SOUTHWEST 10 TO 20 MPH TONIGHT SHIFTING TO THE NORTH
  AT 15 TO 30 MPH FRIDAY.

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

* LOCAL IMPACTS...SNOW PACKED AND ICY ROADS ARE EXPECTED TO
  RESULT IN HAZARDOUS WINTER DRIVING CONDITIONS ACROSS FAR
  NORTHEAST NEW MEXICO ON FRIDAY....ALONG WITH REDUCED
  VISIBILITIES AT TIMES IN SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW. THIS WILL
  INCLUDE INTERSTATE 25 FROM RATON PASS SOUTH TO THE LAS VEGAS
  AREA...AS WELL AS HIGHWAYS 64...87...AND 56 BETWEEN RATON...
  SPRINGER AND CLAYTON.

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.

&&

$$

NMZ526-261400-
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SOUTH CENTRAL MOUNTAINS-
1008 PM MST THU DEC 25 2014

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM MST
FRIDAY...

A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW REMAINS IN
EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM MST FRIDAY.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...2 TO 4 INCHES BELOW 7500 FEET AND 4 TO 8
  INCHES ABOVE 7500 FEET.

* TIMING...SNOW WILL DEVELOP OVERNIGHT AND CONTINUE FRIDAY
  MORNING BEFORE DIMINISHING BY MID-AFTERNOON.

* WINDS...WEST AND SOUTHWEST 25 TO 35 MPH WITH FREQUENT GUSTS UP
  TO 55 MPH EARLY...BECOMING WEST AND GRADUALLY DIMINISHING TO 15
  TO 25 MPH EARLY FRIDAY MORNING.

* SNOW LEVELS...TEMPERATURES WILL BE COLD ENOUGH FOR SNOW AT ALL
  LOCATIONS OVERNIGHT INTO FRIDAY MORNING.

* LOCAL IMPACTS...SNOW PACKED AND ICY ROADS ARE EXPECTED TO
  RESULT IN HAZARDOUS WINTER DRIVING CONDITIONS....ALONG WITH
  REDUCED VISIBILITIES AT TIMES IN SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW.

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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