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

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URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ALBUQUERQUE NM
357 PM MST TUE JAN 20 2015

...WIDESPREAD SNOW WITH MAJOR IMPACTS WEDNESDAY THROUGH THURSDAY...

.SNOW WILL DEVELOP TONIGHT OVER THE NORTHERN MOUNTAINS AND NORTHEAST
AND SPREAD SOUTH WEDNESDAY AND WEDNESDAY NIGHT AND CONTINUE THROUGH
THE DAY THURSDAY. SNOW FROM THE CENTRAL MOUNTAIN PEAKS TO THE TEXAS
BORDER WILL BE HEAVY AT TIMES. SNOW WILL DIMINISH FROM NORTHWEST TO
SOUTHEAST LATER THURSDAY THROUGH THURSDAY NIGHT. STRONG EAST CANYON
WINDS INTO PORTIONS OF THE RIO GRANDE VALLEY WEDNESDAY NIGHT INTO
THURSDAY WILL CREATE BLOWING SNOW AND MAKE PLACEMENT OF ACCUMULATING
SNOW VERY DIFFICULT.

NMZ512>515-527>532-210500-
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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-UNION COUNTY-
HARDING COUNTY-EASTERN SAN MIGUEL COUNTY-
357 PM MST TUE JAN 20 2015

...WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT FROM MIDNIGHT TONIGHT TO 5 PM
MST THURSDAY...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN ALBUQUERQUE HAS ISSUED A WINTER
STORM WARNING FOR HEAVY SNOW...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM MIDNIGHT
TONIGHT TO 5 PM MST THURSDAY. THE WINTER STORM WATCH IS NO LONGER
IN EFFECT.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...6 TO 12 INCHES WITH LOCALLY UP TO 18 INCHES.

* TIMING...SNOW WILL BEGIN LATE TONIGHT AND WEDNESDAY MORNING
  ACROSS THE SANGRE DE CRISTO MOUNTAINS AND NORTHEAST NEW MEXICO.
  SNOW WILL BECOME HEAVY WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON AND CONTINUE HEAVY AT
  TIMES WEDNESDAY NIGHT BEFORE DIMINISHING FROM NORTH TO SOUTH ON
  THURSDAY.

* WINDS...EAST TO NORTHEAST AROUND 10 TO 15 MPH.

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

* LOCAL IMPACTS...HEAVY SNOW WILL RESULT IN TREACHEROUS WINTER
  DRIVING CONDITIONS WITH SNOW PACKED AND ICY ROADWAYS. SOME
  ROADWAYS WILL BECOME IMPASSIBLE AND WILL BE CLOSED. THE
  VISIBILITIES WILL ALSO BE SIGNIFICANTLY REDUCED IN FALLING
  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.

FOR THE LATEST ROAD CONDITIONS...DIAL 511 OR 1.800.432.4269...OR
VISIT NMROADS.COM.

&&

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NMZ510-511-516>518-521>523-533>537-210500-
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SAN JUAN MOUNTAINS-JEMEZ MOUNTAINS-UPPER RIO GRANDE VALLEY-
LOWER CHAMA RIVER VALLEY-SANTA FE METRO AREA-
SANDIA/MANZANO MOUNTAINS-ESTANCIA VALLEY-CENTRAL HIGHLANDS-
GUADALUPE COUNTY-QUAY COUNTY-CURRY COUNTY-ROOSEVELT COUNTY-
DE BACA COUNTY-
357 PM MST TUE JAN 20 2015

...WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 6 AM WEDNESDAY TO 5 PM MST
THURSDAY...

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

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...3 TO 6 INCHES IN THE VALLEYS...6 TO 10 OVER
  THE MOUNTAINS AND EASTERN PLAINS...WITH LOCALLY AROUND 12 INCHES.

* TIMING...SNOW WILL BEGIN WEDNESDAY MORNING AND INCREASE IN
  COVERAGE AND INTENSITY WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON. SNOW WILL BE HEAVY
  AT TIMES WEDNESDAY NIGHT AND THURSDAY MORNING BEFORE DIMINISHING
  THURSDAY AFTERNOON.

* WINDS...EAST TO NORTHEAST 10 TO 20 PH EXCEPT LOCALLY 20 TO 30
  MPH...RESULTING IN SOME BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW.

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

* LOCAL IMPACTS...SIGNIFICANT SNOWS WILL RESULT IN TREACHEROUS
  WINTER DRIVING CONDITIONS WITH SNOW PACKED AND ICY ROADWAYS.
  SOME ROADWAYS WILL BECOME IMPASSIBLE AND BE CLOSED. THE
  VISIBILITIES WILL BE ALSO SIGNIFICANTLY REDUCED IN FALLING AND
  BLOWING 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.

FOR THE LATEST ROAD CONDITIONS...DIAL 511 OR 1.800.432.4269...OR
VISIT NMROADS.COM.

&&

$$

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NORTHWEST PLATEAU-CHUSKA MOUNTAINS-FAR NORTHWEST HIGHLANDS-
NORTHWEST HIGHLANDS-
357 PM MST TUE JAN 20 2015

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 6 AM WEDNESDAY TO 5 PM
MST THURSDAY...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN ALBUQUERQUE HAS ISSUED A WINTER
WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SNOW...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 6 AM
WEDNESDAY TO 5 PM MST THURSDAY.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...1 TO 3 INCHES BELOW 7500 FEET AND 3 TO 6
  INCHES ABOVE 7500 FEET.

* TIMING...SNOW WILL BEGIN THURSDAY MORNING AND BE MIXED WITH RAIN
  DURING THE DAY. THE SNOW WILL INCREASE IN COVERAGE AND INTENSITY
  LATE WEDNESDAY. SNOW WILL CONTINUE MUCH OF THE TIME WEDNESDAY
  NIGHT BEFORE DIMINISHING THURSDAY.

* WINDS...NORTHWEST AT 10 TO 20 MPH OVER THE NORTHWEST PLATEAU.

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

* LOCAL IMPACTS...THE SNOW WILL RESULT IN SNOW PACKED AND ICY
  ROADS WITH DIFFICULT DRIVING CONDITIONS. VISIBILITIES WILL BE
  REDUCED IN SNOW AND SOME BLOWING 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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NMZ506>508-524-526-538>540-210500-
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WEST CENTRAL MOUNTAINS-WEST CENTRAL HIGHLANDS-SOUTHWEST MOUNTAINS-
SOUTH CENTRAL HIGHLANDS-SOUTH CENTRAL MOUNTAINS-
CHAVES COUNTY PLAINS-EASTERN LINCOLN COUNTY-
SOUTHWEST CHAVES COUNTY-
357 PM MST TUE JAN 20 2015

...WINTER STORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM WEDNESDAY MORNING
THROUGH THURSDAY AFTERNOON...

A WINTER STORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM WEDNESDAY MORNING
THROUGH THURSDAY AFTERNOON.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...4 INCHES OR MORE ACROSS LOWER ELEVATIONS
  AND 8 INCHES OR MORE ACROSS HIGHER ELEVATIONS.

* TIMING...SNOW WILL BEGIN WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON...INCREASE IN
  COVERAGE AND INTENSITY WEDNESDAY EVENING...THEN CONTINUE HEAVY
  AT TIMES LATE WEDNESDAY NIGHT INTO THURSDAY.

* WINDS...NORTHEAST 10 TO 20 MPH EXCEPT LOCALLY 20 TO 30 MPH
  RESULTING IN BLOWING SNOW.

* SNOW LEVELS...TEMPERATURES WILL BE COLD ENOUGH FOR SNOW AT ALL
  LOCATIONS BY EARLY WEDNESDAY NIGHT.

* LOCAL IMPACTS...SIGNIFICANT SNOWS MAY RESULT IN TREACHEROUS
  WINTER DRIVING CONDITIONS WITH SNOW PACKED AND ICY ROADWAYS.
  SOME ROADWAYS MAY BECOME IMPASSIBLE. VISIBILITIES MAY BE ALSO
  SIGNIFICANTLY REDUCED IN FALLING SNOW.

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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