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

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URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Albuquerque NM
946 PM MDT Thu Mar 23 2017

...BLIZZARD CONDITIONS WILL IMPACT NORTH CENTRAL AND NORTHEAST
PORTIONS OF THE STATE TONIGHT INTO FRIDAY MORNING...

.A deepening closed low near the four corners region and potent
surface cold front will combine to bring snow and very strong wind
to northern portions of the Sangre de Cristo mountains as well as
the Raton Ridge tonight through Friday midday. Visibility will be
down to near zero at times due to the blowing snow and blizzard
conditions. Moderate snowfall with reduced visibility will impact
the upper Rio Grande Valley and southern portions of the Sangre
de Cristos.

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Northern Sangre de Cristos above 9500 feet/Red River-
East Slopes Sangre de Cristo Mountains-Raton Ridge/Johnson Mesa-
946 PM MDT Thu Mar 23 2017

...BLIZZARD WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 1 PM MDT FRIDAY...

The National Weather Service in Albuquerque has issued a Blizzard
Warning, which is in effect until 1 PM MDT Friday. THe Winter
Weather Advisory is no longer in effect.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...5 to 8 inches and locally up to 12 inches
  on the higher peaks and around and east of Raton Pass.

* TIMING...Snow and blowing snow will intensify after midnight.
  Snow intensity and visibility reductions will be greatest
  around 3 hours either side of daybreak. Snow will diminish
  midday Friday.

* WINDS...Becoming west 30 to 40 mph with gusts 55 to 65 mph
  later tonight and northwest at similar speeds Friday morning.

* SNOW LEVELS...Temperatures will be cold enough for snow at all
  locations.

* LOCAL IMPACTS...Interstate 25 at Raton Pass will become snow
  covered and treacherous overnight. U.S. route 64/87 from Raton
  to Des Moines could become snow covered and slippery Friday
  morning. High winds will create white-out conditions on these
  highways.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

Remember, A blizzard warning means extreme winter weather
conditions are imminent or highly likely. Do not travel unless
absolutely necessary.

&&

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Upper Rio Grande Valley-
946 PM MDT Thu Mar 23 2017

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 1 PM MDT FRIDAY...

The National Weather Service in Albuquerque has issued a Winter
Weather Advisory for snow and blowing snow, which is in effect
until 1 PM MDT Friday.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...3 to 6 inches.

* TIMING...Snow will develop late this evening. Snow intensity
  will be greatest between 3 am MDT to 7 am MDT. Snow will
  diminish by midday Friday.

* WINDS...West 25 to 35 mph with gusts to 45 mph after midnight
  and lowering by mid morning on Friday.

* SNOW LEVELS...Temperatures will be cold enough for snow at all
  locations.

* LOCAL IMPACTS...Blowing snow creating visibilities below 1 mile
  at times.

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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West Slopes Sangre de Cristo Mountains-
Southern Sangre de Cristos above 9500 feet-
946 PM MDT Thu Mar 23 2017

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 1 PM MDT
FRIDAY...

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...4 to 6 inches.

* TIMING...Snow will intensify after midnight. Snow intensity
  will be greatest around 3 hours either side of daybreak. Snow
  will diminish midday Friday.

* WINDS...Westerly 25 to 35 mph with gusts to 55 mph. Lowering
  speeds and becoming more northwesterly by late morning Friday.

* SNOW LEVELS...Temperatures will be cold enough for snow at all
  locations.

* LOCAL IMPACTS...Blowing and drifting of snow expected.
  Visibilities below 1 mile will occur at times.

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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