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

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URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Albuquerque NM
336 AM MDT Tue Apr 25 2017

...POTENT SPRING STORM SYSTEM TO IMPACT NORTHEAST PORTIONS OF NEW
MEXICO TONIGHT INTO WEDNESDAY MORNING...

.The combination of an unusually cold Pacific low aloft and a
cold front near the surface could provide hefty snowfall rates
late this evening into Wednesday morning across the Raton Ridge
and Johnson Mesa area. Interstate 25 is likely to be impacted
north of Raton. Gusty winds will also initially correspond with
the heavier precipitation and most likely produce hazardous
conditions. A flash freeze scenario will also be possible as
temperatures rapidly cool behind the frontal passage.

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Raton Ridge/Johnson Mesa-
336 AM MDT Tue Apr 25 2017

...WINTER STORM WATCH IN EFFECT FROM THIS EVENING THROUGH
WEDNESDAY MORNING...

The National Weather Service in Albuquerque has issued a Winter
Storm Watch, which is in effect from this evening through
Wednesday morning.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...Amounts as high as 7 inches will be
  possible.

* TIMING...Late this evening through Wednesday morning with the
  heaviest snowfall between midnight to 6 am MDT Wednesday.

* WINDS...Initially northerly 20 to 25 mph becoming 10 to 15 mph
  by 6 am MDT Wednesday.

* SNOW LEVELS...Temperatures will drop during the evening and be
  cold enough for snow at all locations by 9 pm MDT.

* LOCAL IMPACTS...Interstate 25 north of Raton is likely to be
  impacted by snow, blowing snow and reduced visibilities. A flash
  freeze situation will be possible late tonight as the wet and
  slushy roadways experience rapid cooling.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

Remember, a Winter Storm Watch means conditions are favorable for
a hazardous winter weather event in and close to the watch area.
Monitor the latest forecasts at weather.gov/abq, listen
to NOAA weather radio or your favorite media outlet.

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