Winter Weather Warnings / Watches / Advisories
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URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ALBUQUERQUE NM
1153 AM MST THU FEB 26 2015

...WINTRY WEATHER TO INTENSIFY THIS EVENING AND INTO EARLY
FRIDAY...

.AFTER A BRIEF LULL OR RESPITE IN SNOW THIS AFTERNOON...WINTRY
WEATHER IS EXPECTED TO INTENSIFY AND SPREAD INTO MORE OF
NORTHEASTERN...NORTH CENTRAL...AND CENTRAL NEW MEXICO TONIGHT INTO
EARLY FRIDAY. COLD AIR IS ALREADY IN PLACE OVER THE EASTERN HALF
OF NEW MEXICO...AND WILL CONTINUE SEEPING WESTWARD INTO FRIDAY
WHILE ANOTHER UPPER LEVEL DISTURBANCE TRACKS ALONG THE NEW MEXICO-
COLORADO BORDER. SEVERAL INCHES OF ADDITIONAL ACCUMULATION ARE
EXPECTED OVER THE NORTHERN AND CENTRAL MOUNTAINS AND HIGHLANDS
TONIGHT INTO FRIDAY WITH A LESSER AMOUNTS IN PARTS OF THE LOWER
CHAMA AND MIDDLE RIO GRANDE VALLEYS. IT SHOULD ALSO BE NOTED THAT
AN ADDITIONAL SERIES OF STORM SYSTEMS ARE EXPECTED THIS WEEKEND
INTO THE FIRST HALF OF NEXT WEEK WITH POTENTIAL FOR HEFTY SNOW
TOTALS IN THE HIGH NORTHERN MOUNTAINS...ESPECIALLY CLOSE TO THE
COLORADO BORDER.

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SAN JUAN MOUNTAINS-JEMEZ MOUNTAINS-
1153 AM MST THU FEB 26 2015

...WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 6 PM THIS EVENING TO 5 PM
MST FRIDAY...
...WINTER STORM WATCH IN EFFECT FROM LATE FRIDAY NIGHT THROUGH
SUNDAY AFTERNOON...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN ALBUQUERQUE HAS ISSUED A WINTER
STORM WARNING FOR HEAVY SNOW...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 6 PM THIS
EVENING TO 5 PM MST FRIDAY. A SEPARATE WINTER STORM WATCH HAS ALSO
BEEN ISSUED. THIS WINTER STORM WATCH IS IN EFFECT FROM LATE FRIDAY
NIGHT THROUGH SUNDAY AFTERNOON.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...THROUGH FRIDAY ACCUMULATIONS OF 3 TO 6
  INCHES WILL BE POSSIBLE BELOW 7500 FEET WITH HIGHER AMOUNTS OF 6
  TO 12 INCHES POSSIBLE ABOVE. THERE IS POTENTIAL FOR CONTINUED
  HEAVY SNOWFALL THIS WEEKEND WITH SEVERAL MORE INCHES OF
  ACCUMULATION AND UPWARDS OF 2 FEET ON THE HIGHEST PEAKS NEAR THE
  COLORADO BORDER BY LATE SUNDAY.

* TIMING...SNOW WILL INTENSIFY TONIGHT BECOMING HEAVY AT TIMES.
  SNOWFALL WILL THEN DECREASE IN INTENSITY ON FRIDAY...BUT ANOTHER
  STORM SYSTEM SHOULD BRING ADDITIONAL AND HEAVIER ACCUMULATIONS
  INTO THE WEEKEND.

* WINDS...SIGNIFICANT WINDS ARE NOT EXPECTED AT THIS TIME.

* SNOW LEVELS...TEMPERATURES WILL TURN COLD ENOUGH FOR SNOW AT ALL
  LOCATIONS TONIGHT...REMAINING THAT WAY THROUGH FRIDAY. SNOW
  LEVELS WILL RAISE TO NEAR 7500 TO 8500 FEET DURING THE DAYTIME
  SATURDAY AND SUNDAY.

* LOCAL IMPACTS...DETERIORATING ROAD CONDITIONS AND REDUCED
  VISIBILITIES WILL MAKE FOR HAZARDOUS TRAVEL WITH PERIODS OF
  HEAVY SNOW. THERE IS POTENTIAL FOR STRUCTURAL DAMAGE TO HOMES
  AND BUILDINGS BY THIS WEEKEND DUE TO HEAVY WET SNOW ACCUMULATION
  ON ROOFTOPS.

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.

&&

$$

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SANTA FE METRO AREA-SANDIA/MANZANO MOUNTAINS-ESTANCIA VALLEY-
CENTRAL HIGHLANDS-
1153 AM MST THU FEB 26 2015

...WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 6 PM THIS EVENING TO 5 PM
MST FRIDAY...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN ALBUQUERQUE HAS ISSUED A WINTER
STORM WARNING FOR HEAVY SNOW...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 6 PM THIS
EVENING TO 5 PM MST FRIDAY. THE WINTER STORM WATCH IS NO LONGER IN
EFFECT.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...ACCUMULATIONS OF 3 TO 6 INCHES WILL BE
  POSSIBLE BELOW 7500 FEET WITH HIGHER AMOUNTS OF 6 TO 10 INCHES
  POSSIBLE ABOVE.

* TIMING...SNOW WILL INTENSIFY TONIGHT BECOMING HEAVY AT TIMES.
  SNOWFALL WILL THEN DECREASE IN COVERAGE AND INTENSITY LATE
  FRIDAY.

* WINDS...EAST AND SOUTHEAST WINDS WILL REACH 15 TO 25 MPH BELOW
  CANYONS OPENING INTO THE SANTA FE METRO AREA. GUSTS TO 35 MPH
  WILL BE POSSIBLE. ELSEWHERE...EAST AND SOUTHEAST WINDS SHOULD
  GENERALLY VARY FROM 10 TO 15 MPH.

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

* LOCAL IMPACTS...DETERIORATING ROAD CONDITIONS AND REDUCED
  VISIBILITIES WILL MAKE FOR HAZARDOUS TRAVEL WITH 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.

&&

$$

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UPPER RIO GRANDE VALLEY-
1153 AM MST THU FEB 26 2015

...WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL NOON MST FRIDAY...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN ALBUQUERQUE HAS ISSUED A WINTER
STORM WARNING FOR HEAVY SNOW...WHICH IS IN EFFECT UNTIL NOON MST
FRIDAY. THE WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IS NO LONGER IN EFFECT.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...ADDITIONAL ACCUMULATIONS UP TO 2 TO 4
  INCHES ARE EXPECTED TONIGHT INTO FRIDAY MORNING.

* TIMING...AFTER A PERIOD OF LITTLE OR NO SNOW ACCUMULATION THIS
  AFTERNOON...SNOW WILL INTENSIFY AND BECOME HEAVY AT TIMES
  TONIGHT INTO FRIDAY.

* WINDS...SIGNIFICANT WINDS ARE NOT EXPECTED AT THIS TIME.

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

* LOCAL IMPACTS...HAZARDOUS TRAVEL CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED DUE
  TO SNOW COVERED AND ICY ROADS AND REDUCED VISIBILITIES IN
  FALLING SNOW. THE POTENTIAL EXISTS FOR ROAD CLOSURES DUE TO
  HEAVY SNOW TONIGHT EAST OF THE CENTRAL MOUNTAIN CHAIN AND
  ESPECIALLY ACROSS EAST CENTRAL AREAS.

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.

&&

$$

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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-HARDING COUNTY-
EASTERN SAN MIGUEL COUNTY-
1153 AM MST THU FEB 26 2015

...WINTER STORM WARNING NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL NOON MST FRIDAY...

THE WINTER STORM WARNING FOR HEAVY SNOW IS NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL
NOON MST FRIDAY.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...ADDITIONAL ACCUMULATIONS UP TO 6 TO 10
  INCHES WILL BE POSSIBLE TONIGHT INTO FRIDAY IN THE HIGHER
  ELEVATIONS ABOVE 7500 FEET. LOWER ELEVATION AREAS COULD SEE AN
  ADDITIONAL 2 TO 6 INCHES OF ACCUMULATION.

* TIMING...SNOW WILL GRADUALLY DECREASE IN COVERAGE AND
  INTENSITY THIS MORNING. AFTER A PERIOD OF LITTLE OR NO SNOW
  ACCUMULATION THIS AFTERNOON...SNOW WILL INTENSIFY AND BECOME
  HEAVY AT TIMES TONIGHT. SNOWFALL WILL THEN WEAKEN BUT SHOULD
  CONTINUE TO ACCUMULATE THROUGH FRIDAY...ESPECIALLY ABOVE 7500
  FEET.

* WINDS...SIGNIFICANT WINDS ARE NOT EXPECTED.

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

* LOCAL IMPACTS...HAZARDOUS TRAVEL CONDITIONS DUE TO SNOW PACKED
  AND ICY ROADWAYS ARE EXPECTED ALONG WITH REDUCED VISIBILITIES
  IN LOCALLY HEAVY SNOW. SNOW MAY FALL HEAVILY ENOUGH TONIGHT
  FOR ROAD CLOSURES.

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.

&&

$$

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ROOSEVELT COUNTY-DE BACA COUNTY-EASTERN LINCOLN COUNTY-
1153 AM MST THU FEB 26 2015

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 6 PM THIS EVENING TO
NOON MST FRIDAY...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN ALBUQUERQUE HAS ISSUED A WINTER
WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SNOW...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 6 PM THIS
EVENING TO NOON MST FRIDAY. THE WINTER STORM WATCH IS NO LONGER IN
EFFECT.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...ADDITIONAL SNOW ACCUMULATIONS OF 1 TO 4
  INCHES WILL BE POSSIBLE.

* TIMING...SNOW WILL INTENSIFY TONIGHT AND FRIDAY. SNOWFALL WILL
  THEN DECREASE IN INTENSITY FRIDAY AFTERNOON.

* WINDS...SIGNIFICANT WINDS ARE NOT EXPECTED.

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

* LOCAL IMPACTS...DETERIORATING ROAD CONDITIONS AND REDUCED
  VISIBILITIES WILL MAKE FOR HAZARDOUS TRAVEL WITH 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.

&&

$$

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SOUTH CENTRAL HIGHLANDS-
1153 AM MST THU FEB 26 2015

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 6 PM THIS EVENING TO
NOON MST FRIDAY...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN ALBUQUERQUE HAS ISSUED A WINTER
WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SNOW...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 6 PM THIS
EVENING TO NOON MST FRIDAY. THE WINTER STORM WATCH IS NO LONGER IN
EFFECT.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...ADDITIONAL SNOW ACCUMULATIONS OF 1 TO 4
  INCHES WILL BE POSSIBLE.

* TIMING...SNOW WILL INTENSIFY TONIGHT INTO FRIDAY. SNOW WILL
  DECREASE IN COVERAGE AND INTENSITY FRIDAY AFTERNOON.

* WINDS...SIGNIFICANT WINDS ARE NOT EXPECTED AT THIS TIME.

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

* LOCAL IMPACTS...DETERIORATING ROAD CONDITIONS AND REDUCED
  VISIBILITIES WILL MAKE FOR HAZARDOUS TRAVEL WITH PERIODS OF
  HEAVY 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.

&&

$$

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LOWER CHAMA RIVER VALLEY-ALBUQUERQUE METRO AREA-
1153 AM MST THU FEB 26 2015

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 6 PM THIS EVENING TO
5 PM MST FRIDAY...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN ALBUQUERQUE HAS ISSUED A WINTER
WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SNOW...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 6 PM THIS
EVENING TO 5 PM MST FRIDAY. THE WINTER STORM WATCH IS NO LONGER IN
EFFECT.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...ACCUMULATIONS OF GENERALLY 1 TO 3 INCHES
  ARE EXPECTED WITH SOME LOCALLY HIGHER AMOUNTS OF 4 INCHES.

* TIMING...SNOW WILL BEGIN THIS EVENING...BECOMING LESS PERIODIC
  INTO MID DAY FRIDAY.

* WINDS...EAST AND SOUTHEAST WINDS WILL REACH 15 TO 30 MPH BELOW
  CANYONS OPENING INTO THE MIDDLE RIO GRANDE VALLEY. GUSTS TO 40
  MPH WILL BE POSSIBLE IN THE MIDDLE RIO GRANDE VALLEY INCLUDING
  ALBUQUERQUE. ELSEWHERE...EAST AND SOUTHEAST WINDS SHOULD
  GENERALLY VARY FROM 10 TO 15 MPH.

* SNOW LEVELS...TEMPERATURES WILL TURN COLD ENOUGH FOR SNOW BY
  MID TO LATE EVENING.

* LOCAL IMPACTS...DETERIORATING ROAD CONDITIONS AND REDUCED
  VISIBILITIES WILL MAKE FOR HAZARDOUS TRAVEL WITH PERIODS OF 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.

&&

$$

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SOUTH CENTRAL MOUNTAINS-
1153 AM MST THU FEB 26 2015

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 6 PM THIS EVENING TO
NOON MST FRIDAY...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN ALBUQUERQUE HAS ISSUED A WINTER
WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SNOW...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 6 PM THIS
EVENING TO NOON MST FRIDAY.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...ACCUMULATIONS OF GENERALLY 2 TO 5 INCHES
  ARE EXPECTED WITH THE HIGHEST AMOUNTS FALLING ON THE HIGHER
  PEAKS OF THE CAPITAN AND SACRAMENTO MOUNTAINS.

* TIMING...PERIODS OF SNOW WILL DEVELOP TONIGHT...BECOMING LESS
  THROUGH THE AFTERNOON FRIDAY.

* WINDS...SIGNIFICANT WINDS ARE NOT EXPECTED AT THIS TIME.

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

* LOCAL IMPACTS...DETERIORATING ROAD CONDITIONS AND REDUCED
  VISIBILITIES WILL MAKE FOR HAZARDOUS TRAVEL WITH PERIODS OF
  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.

&&

$$

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UNION COUNTY-GUADALUPE COUNTY-QUAY COUNTY-CURRY COUNTY-
1153 AM MST THU FEB 26 2015

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL NOON MST FRIDAY...

THE WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SNOW IS NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL NOON
MST FRIDAY.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...ADDITIONAL ACCUMULATIONS OF 1 TO 3 INCHES
  WILL BE POSSIBLE TONIGHT INTO FRIDAY MORNING.

* TIMING...AFTER A PERIOD OF LITTLE OR NO SNOW ACCUMULATION THIS
  AFTERNOON...SNOW WILL BECOME MORE PERIODIC TONIGHT. SNOWFALL
  WILL THEN DECREASE AGAIN FRIDAY AFTERNOON.

* WINDS...SIGNIFICANT WINDS ARE NOT EXPECTED.

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

* LOCAL IMPACTS...HAZARDOUS TRAVEL CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED DUE
  TO SNOW COVERED AND ICY ROADS AND REDUCED VISIBILITIES IN
  FALLING SNOW. THE POTENTIAL EXISTS FOR ROAD CLOSURES DUE TO
  HEAVY SNOW TONIGHT EAST OF THE CENTRAL MOUNTAIN CHAIN AND
  ESPECIALLY ACROSS EAST CENTRAL AREAS.

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.

&&

$$

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