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

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URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ALBUQUERQUE NM
1113 AM MDT SAT APR 30 2016

...SPRING STORM IN THE NORTHERN MOUNTAINS TO COMMENCE THIS
AFTERNOON...

.SEVERAL INCHES OF SNOW ACCUMULATION IS EXPECTED ACROSS THE
NORTHERN MOUNTAINS LATE THIS AFTERNOON THROUGH SUNDAY AS AN UPPER
LEVEL LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM CROSSES FROM THE WEST SOUTHWEST.
INITIALLY THE SNOW LEVEL WILL START ABOVE 8500 FEET...BUT A
POWERFUL BACK DOOR COLD FRONT WILL CROSS FROM THE EAST THIS
EVENING LOWERING THE SNOW LEVEL. EASTERLY UPSLOPE FLOW WILL FAVOR
THE EAST SLOPES AND HIGHER PEAKS OF THE SANGRE DE CRISTO MOUNTAINS
FOR THE GREATEST SNOW AMOUNTS...WHICH SHOULD REACH AROUND 1 FOOT. FOR
THE LATEST NEW MEXICO ROAD CONDITIONS GO TO NMROADS.COM...OR DIAL
1.800.432.4269.

NMZ513>515-302200-
/O.NEW.KABQ.WS.W.0008.160430T2100Z-160502T0000Z/
NORTHERN SANGRE DE CRISTOS ABOVE 9500 FEET/RED RIVER-
SOUTHERN SANGRE DE CRISTOS ABOVE 9500 FEET-
EAST SLOPES SANGRE DE CRISTO MOUNTAINS-
1113 AM MDT SAT APR 30 2016

...WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 3 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO
6 PM MDT SUNDAY...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN ALBUQUERQUE HAS ISSUED A WINTER
STORM WARNING FOR HEAVY SNOW...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 3 PM THIS
AFTERNOON TO 6 PM MDT SUNDAY.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...8 TO 12 INCHES WITH LOCALLY HIGHER AMOUNTS ON
  HIGHER PEAKS AND EAST FACING SLOPES.

* TIMING...SNOW WILL BEGIN THIS AFTERNOON...THEN INCREASE IN
  COVERAGE AND INTENSITY THIS EVENING. PERIODS OF HEAVY SNOW WILL
  CONTINUE THROUGH THE LATE NIGHT HOURS...BEFORE MODERATING ON
  SUNDAY MORNING AND PERSISTING THROUGH SUNDAY AFTERNOON.

* WINDS...GENERALLY OUT OF THE EAST AT 15 TO 25 MPH.

* SNOW LEVELS...STARTING ABOVE 8500 FEET THIS AFTERNOON...THEN
  DROPPING TO VALLEY BOTTOMS THIS EVENING.

* LOCAL IMPACTS...ROADS WILL BECOME SNOW PACKED AND ICY. SOME
  BLOWING AND DRIFTING OF SNOW IS EXPECTED. THE VISIBILITY WILL
  DROP BELOW A QUARTER MILE AT TIMES TONIGHT DURING PERIODS OF
  HEAVY 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.

&&

$$

NMZ510-512-527-302200-
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SAN JUAN MOUNTAINS-WEST SLOPES SANGRE DE CRISTO MOUNTAINS-
RATON RIDGE/JOHNSON MESA-
1113 AM MDT SAT APR 30 2016

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 3 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO
6 PM MDT SUNDAY...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN ALBUQUERQUE HAS ISSUED A WINTER
WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SNOW...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 3 PM THIS
AFTERNOON TO 6 PM MDT SUNDAY.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...4 TO 8 INCHES WITH LOCALLY HIGHER AMOUNTS
  ON EAST FACING SLOPES.

* TIMING...SNOW WILL BEGIN IN THE SANGRE DE CRISTO MOUNTAINS LATE
  THIS AFTERNOON...THEN SPREAD TO THE REMAINDER OF THE NORTHERN
  MOUNTAINS THIS EVENING. PERIODS OF HEAVY SNOW ARE EXPECTED
  OVERNIGHT...BEFORE SNOWFALL MODERATES AND PERSISTS THROUGH
  SUNDAY AFTERNOON.

* WINDS...GENERALLY OUT OF THE EAST AT 15 TO 25 MPH.

* SNOW LEVELS...STARTING ABOVE 8500 FEET DURING THE EARLY
  EVENING...THEN DROPPING TO VALLEY BOTTOMS BY MID TO LATE
  EVENING.

* LOCAL IMPACTS...ROADS WILL BECOME SNOW PACKED AND ICY. SOME
  BLOWING AND DRIFTING OF SNOW IS EXPECTED. THE VISIBILITY WILL
  DROP BELOW A HALF MILE AT TIMES TONIGHT DURING PERIODS OF HEAVY
  SNOW.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SNOW MEANS THAT PERIODS OF SNOW
WILL CAUSE PRIMARILY TRAVEL DIFFICULTIES. BE PREPARED FOR SNOW
COVERED ROADS AND LIMITED VISIBILITIES.

&&

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