Winter Weather Warnings / Watches / Advisories
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URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ALBUQUERQUE NM
355 PM MST THU JAN 29 2015

...HEAVY SNOW EVENT STILL EXPECTED FOR NORTHERN AND CENTRAL NEW
MEXICO TONIGHT THROUGH SATURDAY...

.A SLOW MOVING PACIFIC STORM SYSTEM WITH MOIST/SUBTROPICAL AIR
AHEAD OF IT WILL CLASH WITH A COOLER AIRMASS OVER NORTHERN AND
CENTRAL NEW MEXICO TO CREATE A MIX OF RAIN/SNOW AND EVEN THE
POSSIBILITY OF SLEET. SNOW ACCUMULATION LEVELS WILL CHANGE AS THE
EVENT UNFOLDS. LOOK FOR QUITE A SNOW GRADIENT BETWEEN THE LOWER
AND UPPER ELEVATIONS OF EACH FORECAST ZONE.

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LOWER CHAMA RIVER VALLEY-QUAY COUNTY-CURRY COUNTY-
ROOSEVELT COUNTY-DE BACA COUNTY-
355 PM MST THU JAN 29 2015

...WINTER STORM WATCH IS CANCELLED...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN ALBUQUERQUE HAS CANCELLED THE
WINTER STORM WATCH.

THERE IS NOT HIGH ENOUGH CONFIDENCE TO WARRANT SIGNIFICANT SNOW OR
FREEZING PRECIPITATION ACCUMULATION AT THIS TIME FOR THE EAST
CENTRAL AND SOUTHEAST PLAINS. THUS THE WATCH HAS BEEN CANCELLED.
PEOPLE WILL WANT TO MONITOR THE FORECAST FOR THIS AREA VERY
CLOSELY AS THE EVENT UNFOLDS. CHANGES ARE VERY POSSIBLE.

$$

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SOUTH CENTRAL HIGHLANDS-UPPER TULAROSA VALLEY-
EASTERN LINCOLN COUNTY-
355 PM MST THU JAN 29 2015

...WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 5 PM MST SATURDAY...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN ALBUQUERQUE HAS ISSUED A WINTER
STORM WARNING FOR HEAVY SNOW...WHICH IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 5 PM MST
SATURDAY. THE WINTER STORM WATCH IS NO LONGER IN EFFECT.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...EXPECT SNOW ACCUMULATIONS OF 4 TO 6 INCHES
  WITH LOCALLY UP TO 8 INCHES.

* TIMING...SNOW WILL START THIS EVENING AND CONTINUE THROUGH
  SATURDAY BEFORE TAPERING OFF SATURDAY NIGHT.

* WINDS...NO SIGNIFICANT WINDS ARE EXPECTED WITH THIS STORM
  SYSTEM.

* SNOW LEVELS...SNOW LEVELS WILL FLUCTUATE BUT EXPECTING SNOW
  ABOVE 4700 FEET WITH LEVELS GRADUALLY RISING FRIDAY NIGHT INTO
  SATURDAY.

* LOCAL IMPACTS...HEAVY WET SNOW IS EXPECTED TO ACCUMULATE ON
  ROADWAYS... ESPECIALLY IF SNOW RATES ARE HIGH. WINTER DRIVING
  CONDITIONS ARE POSSIBLE.

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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CHUSKA MOUNTAINS-WEST CENTRAL MOUNTAINS-SOUTHWEST MOUNTAINS-
SOUTH CENTRAL MOUNTAINS-
355 PM MST THU JAN 29 2015

...WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 5 PM MST SATURDAY...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN ALBUQUERQUE HAS ISSUED A WINTER
STORM WARNING FOR HEAVY SNOW...WHICH IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 5 PM MST
SATURDAY. THE WINTER STORM WATCH IS NO LONGER IN EFFECT.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...EXPECT SNOW ACCUMULATIONS BETWEEN 4 TO 8
  INCHES BELOW 7500 FEET AND 8 TO 14 INCHES ABOVE 7500 FEET.
  LOCALLY BETWEEN 16 TO 20 INCHES POSSIBLE ACROSS THE HIGHEST
  ELEVATIONS.

* TIMING...SNOW WILL START TONIGHT AND CONTINUE THROUGH SATURDAY.

* WINDS...NO SIGNIFICANT WINDS ARE EXPECTED WITH THIS SYSTEM.

* SNOW LEVELS...SNOW ACCUMULATION LEVELS WILL FLUCTUATE DURING THE
  EVENT BUT EXPECT SNOWFALL DURING THE MAJORITY OF THE TIME.

* LOCAL IMPACTS...HEAVY WET SNOW WILL ACCUMULATE AT HIGHER
  ELEVATIONS...MAKING TRAVEL DIFFICULT OR IMPOSSIBLE OVER SOME
  MOUNTAIN PASSES AND OTHER HIGH ELEVATION ROADS...INCLUDING ALONG
  INTERSTATE 40 AT THE CONTINENTAL DIVIDE. THE HEAVY WET SNOW COULD
  COMPROMISE THE STRUCTURAL INTEGRITY OF SOME ROOF TOPS.

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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SAN JUAN MOUNTAINS-JEMEZ 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-ESTANCIA VALLEY-
CENTRAL HIGHLANDS-NORTHEAST HIGHLANDS-GUADALUPE COUNTY-
355 PM MST THU JAN 29 2015

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

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 SATURDAY. THE WINTER STORM WATCH IS NO LONGER
IN EFFECT.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...EXPECT SNOWFALL ACCUMULATIONS BETWEEN 4 TO
  6 INCHES BELOW 7500 FEET AND 6 TO 10 INCHES ABOVE 7500 FEET. THE
  HIGHER ELEVATIONS WILL SEE ACCUMULATIONS BETWEEN 13 TO 16
  INCHES. GUADALUPE COUNTY WILL SEE A WIDE RANGE IN SNOW TOTALS
  WITH 1 TO 2 INCHES POSSIBLE ACROSS THE EAST AND 5 TO 6 INCHES
  POSSIBLE ACROSS THE WEST.

* TIMING...SNOW WILL START FRIDAY MORNING AND CONTINUE THROUGH
  MUCH OF THE DAY ON SATURDAY.

* WINDS...NO SIGNIFICANT WINDS ARE EXPECTED WITH THIS STORM
  SYSTEM.

* SNOW LEVELS...SNOW LEVELS WILL FLUCTUATE BETWEEN THE SURFACE AND
  JUST ABOVE THE SURFACE DEPENDING ON THE TIME OF DAY.
  THEREFORE... RAIN MAY MIX WITH SNOW...ESPECIALLY ACROSS
  GUADALUPE COUNTY.

* LOCAL IMPACTS...HEAVY WET SNOW WILL ACCUMULATE ON ROADWAYS...
  ESPECIALLY IF SNOW RATES ARE HIGH. WINTER DRIVING CONDITIONS ARE
  EXPECTED AT TIMES...ESPECIALLY ABOVE 7500 FEET.

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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NORTHWEST HIGHLANDS-SANDIA/MANZANO MOUNTAINS-
355 PM MST THU JAN 29 2015

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

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 SATURDAY. THE WINTER STORM WATCH IS NO LONGER
IN EFFECT.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...SNOW ACCUMULATIONS BETWEEN 4 TO 6 INCHES
  EXPECTED BELOW 7500 FEET AND 6 TO 10 INCHES ABOVE 7500 FEET. THE
  HIGHER ELEVATIONS ALONG THE SANDIA/MANZANO MOUNTAINS WILL SEE
  ACCUMULATIONS AS HIGH AS 17 INCHES.

* TIMING...SNOW START WILL FRIDAY MORNING AND CONTINUE THROUGH
  SATURDAY.

* WINDS...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 25 MPH FRIDAY MORNING ALONG
  THE EAST SLOPES OF THE SANDIA AND MANZANO MOUNTAINS AND ALONG
  THE THE CONTINENTAL DIVIDE...OTHERWISE LIGHT WINDS ARE EXPECTED.

* SNOW LEVELS...SNOW ACCUMULATION LEVELS WILL FLUCTUATE DURING THE
  EVENT BUT EXPECT SNOWFALL DURING THE ENTIRE EVENT.

* LOCAL IMPACTS...HEAVY WET SNOW WILL ACCUMULATE AT HIGHER
  ELEVATIONS...ESPECIALLY ABOVE 7500 FEET MAKING TRAVEL DIFFICULT
  OR IMPOSSIBLE AT THOSE ELEVATIONS.

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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RATON RIDGE/JOHNSON MESA-FAR NORTHEAST HIGHLANDS-UNION COUNTY-
HARDING COUNTY-EASTERN SAN MIGUEL COUNTY-
355 PM MST THU JAN 29 2015

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM MIDNIGHT TONIGHT TO
5 PM MST SATURDAY...

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

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...EXPECT SNOW ACCUMULATIONS BETWEEN 1 TO 3
  INCHES WITH LOCALLY UP TO 4 INCHES.

* TIMING...SNOW WILL START FRIDAY MORNING AND CONTINUE THROUGH
  SATURDAY.

* WINDS...NO SIGNIFICANT WINDS ARE EXPECTED WITH THIS STORM
  SYSTEM.

* SNOW LEVELS...SNOW LEVELS WILL FLUCTUATE BETWEEN THE SURFACE
  AND JUST ABOVE THE SURFACE DEPENDING ON THE TIME OF DAY.
  THEREFORE... RAIN MAY MIX WITH SNOW...ESPECIALLY ALONG THE
  TEXAS BORDER.

* LOCAL IMPACTS...HEAVY WET SNOW MAY ACCUMULATE ON ROADWAYS...
  ESPECIALLY IF SNOW RATES ARE HIGH. WINTER DRIVING CONDITIONS ARE
  EXPECTED AT TIMES.

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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SOUTHWEST CHAVES COUNTY-
355 PM MST THU JAN 29 2015

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 5 PM MST SATURDAY...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN ALBUQUERQUE HAS ISSUED A WINTER
WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SNOW...WHICH IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 5 PM MST
SATURDAY. THE WINTER STORM WATCH IS NO LONGER IN EFFECT.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...EXPECT SNOW ACCUMULATIONS BETWEEN 2 TO 4
  INCHES WITH LOCALLY UP TO 5 INCHES NEAR THE LINCOLN COUNTY LINE.

* TIMING...SNOW WILL START TONIGHT AND CONTINUE THROUGH SATURDAY.

* WINDS...NO SIGNIFICANT WINDS ARE EXPECTED WITH THIS STORM
  SYSTEM.

* SNOW LEVELS...SNOW LEVELS WILL FLUCTUATE BETWEEN THE SURFACE AND
  JUST ABOVE THE SURFACE DEPENDING ON THE TIME OF DAY.
  THEREFORE... RAIN MAY MIX WITH SNOW...ESPECIALLY ALONG THE
  EASTERN PORTIONS OF THE ZONE.

* LOCAL IMPACTS...HEAVY WET SNOW MAY ACCUMULATE ON ROADWAYS...
  ESPECIALLY IF SNOW RATES ARE HIGH. WINTER DRIVING CONDITIONS ARE
  EXPECTED AT TIMES.

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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WEST CENTRAL HIGHLANDS-UPPER RIO GRANDE VALLEY-
SANTA FE METRO AREA-ALBUQUERQUE METRO AREA-
355 PM MST THU JAN 29 2015

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM MIDNIGHT TONIGHT TO
5 PM MST SATURDAY...

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

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...EXPECT SNOW ACCUMULATIONS BETWEEN 2 TO 4
  INCHES WITH LOCALLY UP TO 5 INCHES ACROSS THE HIGHEST
  ELEVATIONS. THE LOWER ELEVATIONS OF THE RIO GRANDE VALLEY WILL
  SEE MINIMAL SNOW ACCUMULATION AMOUNTS.

* TIMING...SNOW WILL START FRIDAY MORNING AND CONTINUE THROUGH
  MUCH OF THE DAY ON SATURDAY.

* WINDS...EAST TO SOUTHEAST 20 TO 30 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 45
  MPH BELOW THE CENTRAL MOUNTAIN CANYONS FRIDAY MORNING OTHERWISE
  LIGHTER WINDS ARE EXPECTED WITH THIS STORM SYSTEM.

* SNOW LEVELS...SNOW LEVELS WILL FLUCTUATE BETWEEN THE SURFACE AND
  JUST ABOVE THE SURFACE DEPENDING ON THE TIME OF DAY DURING THE
  EVENT. THEREFORE... RAIN WILL MIX WITH SNOW...ESPECIALLY WITHIN
  THE RIO GRANDE VALLEY.

* LOCAL IMPACTS...HEAVY WET SNOW WILL ACCUMULATE ON SOME ROADS...
  MAKING TRAVEL DIFFICULT. WINTER DRIVING CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED
  ALONG WITHIN THE FOOTHILL AREA OF ALBUQUERQUE AND SANTA FE AS
  WELL AS RURAL PORTIONS OF INTERSTATE 40 WEST OF ALBUQUERQUE.

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.

&&

$$

NMZ503-300700-
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FAR NORTHWEST HIGHLANDS-
355 PM MST THU JAN 29 2015

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM MIDNIGHT TONIGHT TO
5 PM MST SATURDAY...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN ALBUQUERQUE HAS ISSUED A WINTER
WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SNOW...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM MIDNIGHT TONIGHT
TO 5 PM MST SATURDAY.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...EXPECT SNOW ACCUMULATIONS BETWEEN 2 TO 4
  INCHES WITH LOCALLY UP TO 6 INCHES.

* TIMING...FRIDAY MORNING THROUGH SATURDAY.

* WINDS...NO SIGNIFICANT WINDS ARE EXPECTED WITH THIS EVENT.

* SNOW LEVELS...SNOW LEVELS WILL FLUCTUATE BETWEEN THE SURFACE AND
  JUST ABOVE THE SURFACE DEPENDING ON THE TIME OF DAY DURING THE
  EVENT. THEREFORE... RAIN WILL MIX WITH SNOW...ESPECIALLY TOWARDS
  THE SAN JUAN VALLEY OR LOWER ELEVATIONS OF THE ZONE.

* LOCAL IMPACTS...HEAVY WET SNOW WILL ACCUMULATE ON SOME ROADS...
  MAKING TRAVEL DIFFICULT. WINTER DRIVING CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED
  NEAR THE COLORADO BORDER AND ALONG HIGHWAY 64 SOUTHWEST OF
  DULCE.

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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