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

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URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ALBUQUERQUE NM
354 AM MST MON FEB 1 2016

...HEAVY SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW ACROSS PARTS OF WESTERN AND
NORTHERN NEW MEXICO TODAY AND TONIGHT...

.A STRONG UPPER LEVEL LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM AND ASSOCIATED COLD
FRONT WILL PASS OVER NORTHERN AND CENTRAL NEW MEXICO TODAY AND
TONIGHT. SIGNIFICANT SNOW ACCUMULATIONS ARE EXPECTED FOR THE
NORTHERN MOUNTAINS WITH LESSER AMOUNTS OVER THE WESTERN HIGHER
TERRAIN AND THE SANDIA/MANZANO MOUNTAINS. IN ADDITION...STRONG
AND GUSTY WINDS WILL PRODUCE AREAS OF REDUCED VISIBILITIES IN
BLOWING SNOW. FOR THE LATEST NEW MEXICO ROAD CONDITIONS CALL 511
OR VISIT NMROADS.COM.

NMZ503-504-508-510>516-527-012300-
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FAR NORTHWEST HIGHLANDS-NORTHWEST HIGHLANDS-SOUTHWEST MOUNTAINS-
SAN JUAN MOUNTAINS-JEMEZ MOUNTAINS-
WEST SLOPES SANGRE DE CRISTO MOUNTAINS-
NORTHERN SANGRE DE CRISTOS ABOVE 9500 FEET/RED RIVER-
SOUTHERN SANGRE DE CRISTOS ABOVE 9500 FEET-
EAST SLOPES SANGRE DE CRISTO MOUNTAINS-UPPER RIO GRANDE VALLEY-
RATON RIDGE/JOHNSON MESA-
354 AM MST MON FEB 1 2016

...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 5 AM MST
TUESDAY...

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...4 TO 8 INCHES ARE POSSIBLE ACROSS THE
  NORTHWEST HIGHLANDS...AND SOUTHWEST MOUNTAINS AS WELL AS THE
  UPPER RIO GRANDE VALLEY AND RATON RIDGE/JOHNSON MESA. 8 TO 16
  INCHES ARE LIKELY OVER THE SAN JUAN...SANGRE DE CRISTO AND
  JEMEZ MOUNTAINS...WHERE LOCALLY GREATER AMOUNTS UP TO TWO FEET
  ARE POSSIBLE ALONG WEST FACING SLOPES AND OVER THE PEAKS.

* TIMING...SNOW COVERAGE AND INTENSITY WILL CONTINUE TO INCREASE
  THIS MORNING. PERIODS OF HEAVY SNOW ARE EXPECTED TODAY. MODERATE
  TO HEAVY SNOW WILL FAVOR THE SANGRE DE CRISTO MOUNTAINS AND
  NORTHEAST NEW MEXICO TONIGHT.

* WINDS...WEST 25 TO 40 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 55 MPH. STRONGEST
  WINDS WILL BE OVER THE SOUTHWEST MOUNTAINS. WINDS WILL BECOME
  NORTH AT 25 TO 35 MPH OVER THE RATON RIDGE MONDAY NIGHT...
  WHILE SLOWLY DIMINISHING ELSEWHERE.

* SNOW LEVELS...COLD ENOUGH FOR SNOW AT ALL ELEVATIONS.

* LOCAL IMPACTS...REDUCED VISIBILITIES IN SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW
  WILL MAKE TRAVEL DIFFICULT OR DANGEROUS. IN ADDITION...ROADS
  WILL BECOME SNOW PACKED AND ICY. WIND CHILLS WILL RANGE FROM THE
  SINGLE DIGITS TO UPPER TEENS 20S THIS AFTERNOON AND OVERNIGHT.

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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NMZ501-502-505>507-509-012300-
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NORTHWEST PLATEAU-CHUSKA MOUNTAINS-WEST CENTRAL PLATEAU-
WEST CENTRAL MOUNTAINS-WEST CENTRAL HIGHLANDS-
SAN FRANCISCO RIVER VALLEY-
354 AM MST MON FEB 1 2016

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 5 AM MST
TUESDAY...

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...2 TO 4 INCHES BELOW 7000 FEET...4 TO 8
  INCHES ABOVE 7000 FEET WITH AMOUNTS UP TO ONE FOOT OVER THE
  PEAKS.

* TIMING...SNOW COVERAGE AND INTENSITY WILL CONTINUE TO INCREASE
  THIS MORNING. PERIODS OF MODERATE TO HEAVY SNOW ARE EXPECTED.
  PERIODS OF LIGHT TO MODERATE SNOW WILL CONTINUE OVERNIGHT.

* WINDS...WEST 25 TO 35 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 55 MPH...THEN SLOWLY
  DIMINISHING TONIGHT.

* SNOW LEVELS...FALLING RAPIDLY THIS MORNING TO INCLUDE ALL
  ELEVATIONS.

* LOCAL IMPACTS...LOCALLY REDUCED VISIBILITIES IN SNOW AND BLOWING
  SNOW WILL MAKE TRAVEL DIFFICULT. ROADS WILL BECOME SNOW PACKED
  AND ICY. WIND CHILLS WILL FALL INTO THE TEENS THIS AFTERNOON.

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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NMZ517-518-528-012300-
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LOWER CHAMA RIVER VALLEY-SANTA FE METRO AREA-
FAR NORTHEAST HIGHLANDS-
354 AM MST MON FEB 1 2016

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 5 AM MST
TUESDAY...

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...2 TO 4 INCHES WITH LOCALLY HIGHER AMOUNTS
  ALONG THE FOOTHILLS OF THE SANGRE DE CRISTO MOUNTAINS.

* TIMING...RAIN AND SNOW SHOWERS WILL INCREASE IN COVERAGE AND
  INTENSITY EARLY THIS MORNING...THEN SNOW WILL BECOME HEAVY AT
  TIMES ON TODAY BEFORE TRENDING DOWN OVERNIGHT.

* WINDS...BECOMING SOUTHWEST 20 TO 35 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 45 MPH
  THIS MORNING. WINDS SLOWLY DIMINISHING TONIGHT.

* SNOW LEVELS...NEAR TO ABOVE 7000 FEET EARLY THIS MORNING... THEN
  FALLING SHARPLY MID TO LATE MORNING AS A COLD FRONT PASSES
  THROUGH. IT WILL BE COLD ENOUGH FOR SNOW AT ALL ELEVATIONS BY
  LATE MORNING.

* LOCAL IMPACTS...LOCALLY REDUCED VISIBILITIES IN SNOW AND BLOWING
  SNOW WILL MAKE TRAVEL DIFFICULT. ROADS WILL BECOME SNOW PACKED
  AND ICY. WIND CHILLS WILL RANGE FROM THE TEENS TO LOWER 20S BY
  THIS AFTERNOON.

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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