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

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URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ALBUQUERQUE NM
423 AM MDT FRI MAY 15 2015

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

.A STRONG STORM SYSTEM IN THE VICINITY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA WILL
SLOWLY TRACK TOWARD THE SOUTHERN ROCKIES INCLUDING NORTHERN NEW
MEXICO TONIGHT...PASSING OVER THE REGION ON SATURDAY. SNOW
ACCUMULATION LEVELS INITIALLY NEAR AND ABOVE 9500 FEET WILL LOWER
TO AROUND 8000 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.

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SAN JUAN MOUNTAINS-
423 AM MDT FRI MAY 15 2015

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 9 PM THIS EVENING TO
5 PM MDT SATURDAY...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN ALBUQUERQUE HAS ISSUED A WINTER
WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SNOW...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 9 PM THIS EVENING
TO 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 BEGINNING TODAY...WITH MORE IMPACTFUL
  SNOWFALL DEVELOPING TONIGHT AND CONTINUING INTO SATURDAY
  MORNING.

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

* SNOW LEVELS...SNOW ACCUMULATION LEVELS INITIALLY NEAR AND ABOVE
  9500 FEET WILL LOWER TO AROUND 8000 FEET LATER TONIGHT.
  TEMPERATURES WILL BE COLD ENOUGH FOR SNOW AT MOST LOCATIONS BY
  DAYBREAK SATURDAY.

* LOCAL IMPACTS...EXPECT WINTER DRIVING CONDITIONS IN THE HIGH
  COUNTRY...WITH THE GREATEST IMPACTS NEAR AND ABOVE 9000 FEET.
  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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