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

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URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ALBUQUERQUE NM
416 AM 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 TODAY AND THURSDAY. SNOW WILL DEVELOP THIS MORNING
OVER THE MOUNTAINS AND FAR NORTHEAST PLAINS OF NEW MEXICO. SNOW
WILL THEN BECOME MORE WIDESPREAD AND INTENSE OVER THE NORTHEASTERN
QUADRANT OF THE STATE BY MID DAY...SPREADING FARTHER SOUTH AND WEST
TONIGHT AND THURSDAY. SNOW FROM THE CENTRAL MOUNTAIN PEAKS TO THE
TEXAS BORDER WILL BE HEAVY AT TIMES. SNOW WILL DIMINISH FROM
NORTHWEST TO SOUTHEAST LATER THURSDAY THROUGH THURSDAY NIGHT.

NMZ524-526-538>540-211900-
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SOUTH CENTRAL HIGHLANDS-SOUTH CENTRAL MOUNTAINS-
CHAVES COUNTY PLAINS-EASTERN LINCOLN COUNTY-
SOUTHWEST CHAVES COUNTY-
416 AM MST WED JAN 21 2015

...WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 5 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO
5 PM MST THURSDAY...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN ALBUQUERQUE HAS ISSUED A WINTER
STORM WARNING FOR HEAVY SNOW...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 5 PM THIS
AFTERNOON TO 5 PM MST THURSDAY. THE WINTER STORM WATCH IS NO
LONGER IN EFFECT.

* 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 THIS EVENING...THEN INCREASE IN
  COVERAGE AND INTENSITY THROUGH THE LATE OVERNIGHT HOURS. PERIODS
  OF HEAVY SNOW WILL CONTINUE THROUGH THURSDAY MORNING 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 AND OCCASIONAL 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. 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>532-211900-
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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-
416 AM 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 WILL BEGIN THIS MORNING ACROSS THE SANGRE DE
  CRISTO MOUNTAINS AND NORTHEAST NEW MEXICO. SNOW WILL BECOME
  HEAVY AND MORE WIDESPREAD THIS AFTERNOON AND CONTINUE TO BE
  HEAVY AT TIMES TONIGHT 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...SOME RAIN MAY BRIEFLY MIX WITH THE SNOW TODAY
  ACROSS PORTIONS OF UNION AND HARDING COUNTIES...BUT
  TEMPERATURES WILL QUICKLY TURN COLD ENOUGH FOR SNOW AT ALL
  LOCATIONS THEREAFTER.

* LOCAL IMPACTS...HEAVY SNOW WILL RESULT IN TREACHEROUS WINTER
  DRIVING CONDITIONS WITH SNOW PACKED AND ICY ROADWAYS. SOME
  ROADWAYS WILL BECOME IMPASSIBLE AND WILL BE CLOSED. THE
  VISIBILITIES WILL ALSO BE SIGNIFICANTLY REDUCED IN FALLING SNOW
  AND OCCASIONAL 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. 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>537-211900-
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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-
416 AM 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 BEGIN THIS MORNING AND INCREASE IN COVERAGE
  AND INTENSITY BY 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.

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.

&&

$$

NMZ519-211900-
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ALBUQUERQUE METRO AREA-
416 AM MST WED JAN 21 2015

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 5 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO
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
FROM 5 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO 5 PM MST THURSDAY.

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

* TIMING...SNOW WILL BEGIN EARLY THIS EVENING AND PERSIST UNTIL
  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 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 SOME 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.

&&

$$

NMZ501>504-506>508-211900-
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NORTHWEST PLATEAU-CHUSKA MOUNTAINS-FAR NORTHWEST HIGHLANDS-
NORTHWEST HIGHLANDS-WEST CENTRAL MOUNTAINS-WEST CENTRAL HIGHLANDS-
SOUTHWEST MOUNTAINS-
416 AM 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 MOUNTAIN PEAKS.

* TIMING...SNOW WILL BEGIN THIS MORNING AND BE MIXED WITH RAIN
  DURING THE DAY AT LOWER ELEVATION LOCATIONS. THE SNOW WILL
  INCREASE IN COVERAGE AND INTENSITY LATE IN THE DAY. SNOW WILL
  CONTINUE INTO THURSDAY...BUT GRADUALLY DIMINISH.

* 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 AND PATCHES OF 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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