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

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URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ALBUQUERQUE NM
916 PM MDT FRI MAY 15 2015

...LATE SEASON SNOW TO RETURN TO PARTS OF NORTHERN NEW MEXICO...

.A VIGOROUS LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM WILL CONTINUE TO SPREAD
PRECIPITATION INTO NEW MEXICO TONIGHT...WITH SNOW ACCUMULATIONS
EXPECTED ABOVE 8000 TO 9000 FEET IN THE NORTH CENTRAL TO
NORTHWESTERN SECTIONS OF THE STATE. SNOW ACCUMULATION LEVELS
INITIALLY NEAR AND ABOVE 9500 FEET WILL LOWER TO AROUND 7500 FEET
LATER TONIGHT INTO SATURDAY MORNING. ANYONE PLANNING TRAVEL OR
OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES IN THE HIGH COUNTRY SHOULD BE PREPARED FOR
PERIODS OF SNOW AND COLDER TEMPERATURES TONIGHT INTO SATURDAY.

NMZ510-161200-
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SAN JUAN MOUNTAINS-
916 PM MDT FRI MAY 15 2015

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 5 PM MDT
SATURDAY...

A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SNOW REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 5 PM
MDT SATURDAY.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...3 TO 6 INCHES ARE GENERALLY EXPECTED WITH
  LOCALLY HIGHER AMOUNTS ABOVE 9000 FEET NEAR THE COLORADO LINE.

* TIMING...PERIODS OF SNOW WILL FALL OVER THE HIGHEST TERRAIN OF
  NORTHWEST NEW MEXICO THIS EVENING...WITH MORE IMPACTFUL SNOWFALL
  DEVELOPING AFTER MIDNIGHT AND CONTINUING INTO SATURDAY MORNING.

* WINDS...SOUTHWEST 15 TO 30 MPH WITH OCCASIONAL GUSTS UP TO 40
  MPH.

* SNOW LEVELS...SNOW ACCUMULATION LEVELS INITIALLY NEAR AND ABOVE
  9500 FEET WILL LOWER TO AROUND 7500 FEET LATER TONIGHT.

* LOCAL IMPACTS...EXPECT WINTER DRIVING CONDITIONS IN THE HIGH
  COUNTRY...WITH THE GREATEST IMPACTS NEAR AND ABOVE 9000
  FEET...INCLUDING PORTIONS OF U.S. HIGHWAY 64. LATE SEASON SNOW
  COMBINED WITH UNSEASONABLY COOL TEMPERATURES AND WIND SHOULD BE
  EXPECTED FOR PLANNED OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES.

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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