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

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URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ALBUQUERQUE NM
1049 PM MST WED JAN 21 2015

...MAJOR WINTER STORM TO CONTINUE TO IMPACT MUCH OF CENTRAL TO
EASTERN NEW MEXICO THROUGH THURSDAY...

.ONE UPPER LEVEL DISTURBANCE IS CURRENTLY SHIFTING INTO EASTERN
NEW MEXICO WITH A SECOND ON FALLING IN BEHIND. MEANWHILE A COLD
AIR MASS HAS SPILLED INTO NEW MEXICO...AND THIS HAS SET THE STAGE
FOR WIDESPREAD MODERATE TO HEAVY SNOWFALL OVER MUCH OF CENTRAL AND
EASTERN PARTS OF THE STATE. THROUGH TONIGHT SNOW WILL BE MOST
INTENSE OVER EAST CENTRAL NEW MEXICO WITH THIS FOCUS SHIFTING
SOUTHWARD INTO THURSDAY. SURROUNDING AREAS WILL CONTINUE TO SEE
PERIODS OF LIGHT TO MODERATE SNOW. ROADS WILL CONTINUE TO BE SNOW
PACKED IN MANY AREAS WITH LOW VISIBILITY IN SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW
PERSISTING AS WELL. THE SNOW WILL SHIFT SOUTHWARD AND TAPER OFF
THROUGH THE DAYTIME THURSDAY.

NMZ524-526-538>540-221400-
/O.CON.KABQ.WS.W.0003.000000T0000Z-150123T0000Z/
SOUTH CENTRAL HIGHLANDS-SOUTH CENTRAL MOUNTAINS-
CHAVES COUNTY PLAINS-EASTERN LINCOLN COUNTY-
SOUTHWEST CHAVES COUNTY-
1049 PM 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...4 TO 8 INCHES WITH HIGHER AMOUNTS NEAR
  ONE FOOT POSSIBLE ACROSS THE PEAKS OF THE SOUTH CENTRAL
  MOUNTAINS.

* TIMING...SNOW HAS BEEN PERIODICALLY IMPACTING THE SACRAMENTO AND
  CAPITAN MOUNTAINS...AND WILL BECOME HEAVIER AND MORE STEADY INTO
  THE EARLY MORNING HOURS. IN THE LOWER ELEVATION PLAINS...RAIN
  AND SNOW SHOWERS WILL TRANSITION TO STEADY SNOW BY THE EARLY
  MORNING HOURS. PERIODS OF HEAVY SNOW WILL CONTINUE THROUGH
  THURSDAY EARLY AFTERNOON BEFORE GRADUALLY DIMINISHING LATE
  THURSDAY AFTERNOON INTO THURSDAY EVENING.

* 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 INITIALLY...THEN LOWERING TO
  INCLUDE ALL LOCATIONS BY 3 AM MST.

* 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...OCCASIONAL BLOWING
  SNOW AND FOG OR FREEZING FOG.

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>532-221400-
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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-
1049 PM 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...TOTALS OF 6 TO 10 INCHES WITH LOCALLY UP TO
  14 INCHES.

* TIMING...SNOW...HEAVY AT TIMES...WILL CONTINUE ACROSS THE
  SANGRE DE CRISTO MOUNTAINS AND NORTHEAST NEW MEXICO THROUGH
  THE NIGHT 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...TEMPERATURES WILL BE COLD ENOUGH FOR SNOW AT ALL
  LOCATIONS.

* LOCAL IMPACTS...HEAVY SNOW WILL RESULT IN TREACHEROUS WINTER
  DRIVING CONDITIONS WITH SNOW PACKED AND ICY ROADWAYS. SOME
  ROADWAYS WILL BECOME IMPASSIBLE AND BE CLOSED. THE
  VISIBILITIES WILL ALSO BE SIGNIFICANTLY REDUCED IN FALLING
  SNOW...OCCASIONAL BLOWING SNOW AND FOG OR FREEZING FOG.

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>537-221400-
/O.CON.KABQ.WS.W.0003.000000T0000Z-150123T0000Z/
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-
1049 PM 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 10 TO 14 INCHES WILL BE POSSIBLE IN
  PORTIONS OF EAST CENTRAL NEW MEXICO.

* TIMING...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 REMAIN COLD ENOUGH FOR SNOW AT
  ALL LOCATIONS.

* 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...AS WELL AS FOG OR FREEZING FOG.

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.

&&

$$

NMZ503-504-506>508-519-520-525-221400-
/O.CON.KABQ.WW.Y.0003.000000T0000Z-150123T0000Z/
FAR NORTHWEST HIGHLANDS-NORTHWEST HIGHLANDS-
WEST CENTRAL MOUNTAINS-WEST CENTRAL HIGHLANDS-SOUTHWEST MOUNTAINS-
ALBUQUERQUE METRO AREA-LOWER RIO GRANDE VALLEY-
UPPER TULAROSA VALLEY-
1049 PM 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 AT ELEVATIONS LOWER THAN 7000
  FEET...WITH AMOUNTS OF GENERALLY 3 TO 6 INCHES EXPECTED ABOVE.
  SOME LOCALIZED PEAKS ABOVE 9000 FEET WILL OBSERVE HIGHER AMOUNTS
  OF 6 TO 8 INCHES.

* TIMING...PERIODS OF SNOW WILL CONTINUE ACROSS PORTIONS OF
  CENTRAL TO WESTERN NEW MEXICO THROUGH THE OVERNIGHT HOURS. SNOW
  IS EXPECTED TO GRADUALLY BECOME MORE SHOWERY AND SPOTTY BY THE
  LATE MORNING...FULLY TAPERING OFF FROM NORTH TO SOUTH THURSDAY
  AFTERNOON.

* WINDS...EAST 10 TO 20 MPH...EXCEPT 30 TO 40 MPH BELOW CANYONS.
  GUSTS UP TO 45 OR 50 MPH LIKELY BELOW CANYONS.

* SNOW LEVELS...TEMPERATURES WILL REMAIN COLD ENOUGH FOR SNOW AT
  ALL LOCATIONS.

* LOCAL IMPACTS....THE SNOW WILL RESULT IN SNOW PACKED AND ICY
  ROADS WITH DIFFICULT DRIVING CONDITIONS. VISIBILITIES WILL BE
  GREATLY REDUCED IN SNOW AND 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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