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

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URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ALBUQUERQUE NM
850 PM MST SAT FEB 28 2015

...RECORD BREAKING HEAVY SNOW EVENT FOR PARTS OF THE AREA...

.SNOW WILL CONTINUE OVER PORTIONS OF NORTHWEST AND NORTH CENTRAL
NEW MEXICO THROUGH TONIGHT. MAJOR SNOW ACCUMULATIONS WILL ADD UP
THROUGH THE WEEKEND FOR THE NORTHERN HIGH TERRAIN...ON THE ORDER
OF SEVERAL ADDITIONAL FEET. A WARMING TREND WILL TURN SNOW TO
RAIN FOR AREAS BELOW 7500 FEET TONIGHT AND SUNDAY. ANOTHER STORM
WILL SLIDE IN MONDAY AND TUESDAY AND DELIVER EVEN MORE SNOW FOR
THE REGION. A BITTER COLD AIRMASS WILL ARRIVE WEDNESDAY BEFORE A
MUCH NEEDED WARMING AND DRYING TREND BEGINS.

NMZ512>515-527-011200-
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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-
850 PM MST SAT FEB 28 2015

...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 4 PM MST SUNDAY...

A WINTER STORM WARNING FOR HEAVY SNOW REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 4
PM MST SUNDAY.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...ADDITIONAL 15 TO 30 INCHES IS EXPECTED
  ABOVE 8500 FEET TONIGHT THROUGH SUNDAY...WITH 4 TO 10 INCHES
  BELOW 8000 FEET. HEAVIER SNOW AMOUNTS THIS WEEKEND WILL FAVOR
  WEST AND SOUTHWEST FACING SLOPES ABOVE 8500 FEET.

* TIMING...PERIODS OF HEAVY SNOW WILL CONTINUE THROUGH AT LEAST
  SUNDAY WITH SNOW SHOWERS EXPECTED TO PERSIST INTO MONDAY AND
  TUESDAY.

* WINDS...SIGNIFICANT WINDS ARE NOT EXPECTED.

* SNOW LEVELS...TEMPERATURES WILL BE COLD ENOUGH FOR SNOW AT ALL
  LOCATIONS UNTIL LATE TONIGHT THROUGH SUNDAY WHEN THE SNOW
  LEVEL WILL LIFT TO AROUND 8000 FEET.

* LOCAL IMPACTS...TREACHEROUS TRAVEL CONDITIONS DUE TO SNOW
  PACKED AND ICY ROADWAYS ARE EXPECTED ALONG WITH REDUCED
  VISIBILITY IN LOCALLY HEAVY SNOW. ROAD CLOSURES WILL BE
  POSSIBLE. STRUCTURAL INTEGRITY ISSUES MAY ARISE DUE TO THE
  WEIGHT OF HEAVY 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.

&&

$$

NMZ510-511-011200-
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SAN JUAN MOUNTAINS-JEMEZ MOUNTAINS-
850 PM MST SAT FEB 28 2015

...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 4 PM MST SUNDAY...

A WINTER STORM WARNING FOR HEAVY SNOW REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 4
PM MST SUNDAY.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...AN ADDITIONAL 15 TO 30 INCHES IS EXPECTED
  ABOVE 8500 FEET...WITH 8 TO 15 INCHES BELOW 8000 FEET. HEAVIER
  SNOW AMOUNTS THIS WEEKEND WILL FAVOR WEST AND SOUTHWEST FACING
  SLOPES ABOVE 8500 FEET.

* TIMING...PERIODS OF HEAVY SNOW WILL CONTINUE THROUGH AT LEAST
  SUNDAY WITH SNOW SHOWERS EXPECTED TO PERSIST INTO MONDAY AND
  TUESDAY.

* WINDS...SIGNIFICANT WINDS ARE NOT EXPECTED.

* SNOW LEVELS...TEMPERATURES WILL BE COLD ENOUGH FOR SNOW AT ALL
  LOCATIONS UNTIL LATER TONIGHT THROUGH SUNDAY WHEN THE SNOW
  LEVEL WILL LIFT TO AROUND 8000 FEET.

* LOCAL IMPACTS...TREACHEROUS TRAVEL CONDITIONS DUE TO SNOW
  PACKED AND ICY ROADWAYS ARE LIKELY ALONG WITH REDUCED
  VISIBILITY IN LOCALLY HEAVY SNOW. ROAD CLOSURES WILL BE
  POSSIBLE. STRUCTURAL INTEGRITY ISSUES MAY ARISE DUE TO THE
  WEIGHT OF HEAVY 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.

&&

$$

NMZ502>504-506-507-516>518-011200-
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CHUSKA MOUNTAINS-FAR NORTHWEST HIGHLANDS-NORTHWEST HIGHLANDS-
WEST CENTRAL MOUNTAINS-WEST CENTRAL HIGHLANDS-
UPPER RIO GRANDE VALLEY-LOWER CHAMA RIVER VALLEY-
SANTA FE METRO AREA-
850 PM MST SAT FEB 28 2015

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 5 AM MST
SUNDAY...

A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SNOW REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 5 AM
MST SUNDAY.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...ADDITIONAL ACCUMULATIONS OF 1 TO 3 INCHES.

* TIMING...PERIODIC LIGHT SNOW WILL CONTINUE THROUGH THIS
  AFTERNOON AND EVENING BEFORE TAPERING OFF. SNOW MAY BECOME
  MIXED WITH RAIN LOCALLY THIS AFTERNOON.

* WINDS...SIGNIFICANT WINDS ARE NOT EXPECTED.

* SNOW LEVELS...TEMPERATURES WILL BE COLD ENOUGH FOR SNOW AT ALL
  LOCATIONS EARLY THIS AFTERNOON AND TONIGHT. SNOW LEVELS MAY
  RISE SOMEWHAT LATE THIS AFTERNOON...LEADING TO A MIX OF RAIN
  AND SNOW.

* LOCAL IMPACTS...HAZARDOUS TRAVEL CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED DUE
  TO SNOW COVERED AND ICY ROADS AND REDUCED VISIBILITY IN
  FALLING 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 VISIBILITY.

&&

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