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

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URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ALBUQUERQUE NM
1211 PM MST THU DEC 25 2014

...CHRISTMAS SNOW EXPANDING ACROSS NEW MEXICO LATE TODAY AND
CONTINUING THROUGH FRIDAY...

.A POWERFUL WINTER STORM OVER THE GREAT BASIN REGION WILL MOVE
ACROSS THE HEART OF NEW MEXICO THROUGH FRIDAY EVENING...AS THE
STORM MAKES SLOW PROGRESS SOUTH AND EAST ACROSS THE STATE.
HEAVIEST SNOWFALL WILL SET UP OVER THE NORTHERN MOUNTAINS TONIGHT
AND FRIDAY...WITH SNOWFALL TAPERING OFF FRIDAY NIGHT.

NMZ503-504-510>517-252300-
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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-
1211 PM MST THU DEC 25 2014

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

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

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...THROUGH FRIDAY EVENING...8 TO 10 INCHES
  OVER THE JEMEZ MOUNTAINS...WITH 4 TO 6 INCHES OVER THE UPPER
  RIO GRANDE VALLEY AND LOWER CHAMA RIVER VALLEY...AND OVER THE
  NORTHWEST HIGHLANDS REGION.

* TIMING...SNOW BEGINNING THIS AFTERNOON WILL EXPAND IN COVERAGE
  AND STRENGTHEN OVERNIGHT TONIGHT. SNOW WILL CONTINUE THROUGH
  THE DAY ON FRIDAY AND WELL INTO FRIDAY EVENING BEFORE TAPERING
  OFF GRADUALLY LATE FRIDAY NIGHT.

* WINDS...BRISK SOUTHWEST WINDS TO 20 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 30 MPH
  THROUGH THIS AFTERNOON...DECREASING SPEEDS TONIGHT.

* 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 AND BLOWING 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.

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