Winter Weather Warnings / Watches / Advisories
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URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ALBUQUERQUE NM
747 PM MDT THU MAR 19 2015

...HEAVY HIGH ELEVATION SNOWFALL EXPECTED TONIGHT INTO FRIDAY
MORNING...

.A SLOW MOVING LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM SOUTHWEST OF NEW MEXICO WILL
CONTINUE TRANSPORT SUBTROPICAL MOISTURE INTO A RATHER BROAD UPPER
LEVEL EXTENDING NORTHEAST FROM THAT LOW ACROSS NORTHWEST NEW
MEXICO INTO COLORADO. THIS WILL COMBINE WITH A WESTBOUND BACK
DOOR COLD FRONT TO GENERATE SIGNIFICANT ACCUMULATION SNOW ACROSS
THE NORTHERN NEW MEXICO HIGH COUNTRY. SNOW LEVELS WILL LOWER TO
BETWEEN 7200 AND 8000 FEET OVERNIGHT ACROSS THIS AREA AS THE POST
FRONTAL AIR MASS DEEPENS A BIT. THE HEAVIEST SNOWFALL WILL FAVOR
AREAS ABOVE 8500 FEET. AS MUCH AS 10 OR 12 INCHES OF SNOW WILL BE
POSSIBLE FOR LOCATIONS ABOVE 9500 FEET. SNOW WILL DIMINISH BY MID
TO LATE MORNING FRIDAY.

NMZ510-512>515-201130-
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SAN JUAN MOUNTAINS-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-
747 PM MDT THU MAR 19 2015

...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL NOON MDT FRIDAY...

A WINTER STORM WARNING FOR HEAVY SNOW REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL
NOON MDT FRIDAY.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...5 TO 9 INCHES ABOVE 8500 FEET...LOCALLY UP
  TO ONE FOOT ABOVE 9500 FEET.

* TIMING...SNOW WILL FALL NEAR AND ABOVE ROUGHLY 8000 FEET ACROSS
  MUCH OF THE SANGRE DE CRISTO MOUNTAINS THIS EVENING AND BE AT
  THE SURFACE ACROSS MOST OF THIS AREA LATE TONIGHT...WHILE RAIN
  CHANGES TO SNOW ABOVE ROUGHLY 8000 FEET ACROSS THE TUSAS
  MOUNTAINS THIS EVENING. THE HEAVIEST ACCUMULATIONS ARE EXPECTED
  THROUGH THE OVERNIGHT PERIOD.

* WINDS...VARYING FROM NORTHEAST THROUGH SOUTHEAST AT 5 TO 15
  MPH... LOCALLY HIGHER THROUGH PASSES AND CANYONS.

* SNOW LEVELS...DROPPING TO BETWEEN 7200 AND 8000 FEET TONIGHT.

* LOCAL IMPACTS...HIGH ELEVATION ROADS WILL BECOME SNOW PACKED
  AND ICY. VISIBILITY MAY DROP WELL BELOW A HALF MILE DURING
  PERIODS OF HEAVIER SNOWFALL.

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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NMZ511-201130-
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JEMEZ MOUNTAINS-
747 PM MDT THU MAR 19 2015

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL NOON MDT
FRIDAY...

A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SNOW REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL NOON
MDT FRIDAY.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...3 TO 7 INCHES.

* TIMING...RAIN WILL CHANGE TO SNOW ACROSS THE JEMEZ MOUNTAINS
  THIS EVENING. THE HEAVIEST ACCUMULATIONS ARE EXPECTED THIS
  EVENING AND OVERNIGHT BEFORE DIMINISHING FRIDAY MORNING.

* WINDS...BECOMING SOUTHEAST 10 TO 15 MPH WITH THE ARRIVAL OF A
  BACK DOOR COLD FRONT EARLY THIS EVENING.

* SNOW LEVELS...FALLING TO 8500 FEET THIS EVENING AND 8000 FEET
  OVERNIGHT...LIFTING TO NEAR 8500 FEET LATE FRIDAY MORNING.

* LOCAL IMPACTS...HIGH ELEVATION ROADS WILL BECOME SNOW PACKED
  AND ICY. VISIBILITY MAY FALL BELOW ONE HALF MILE DURING
  PERIODS OF HEAVIER SNOWFALL.

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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