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

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URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ALBUQUERQUE NM
944 PM MDT WED APR 16 2014

...QUICK SHOT OF ACCUMULATING SNOW TONIGHT IN THE SANGRE DE
CRISTO MOUNTAINS AND RATON PASS...

.A FEW TO SEVERAL INCHES OF SNOW ARE EXPECTED IN THE SANGRE DE
CRISTO MOUNTAINS NEAR THE COLORADO BORDER TONIGHT. THIS INCLUDES
INTERSTATE 25 OVER THE RATON PASS...WHERE THE SNOWFALL WILL BE
HEAVY AT TIMES LATE THIS EVENING INTO THE OVERNIGHT HOURS. SNOW
WILL DECREASE IN INTENSITY AROUND SUNRISE THURSDAY MORNING...AND
WILL FULLY DIMINISH BY MID DAY AS THE UPPER TROUGH EXITS EASTWARD.

NMZ513-515-527-171200-
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NORTHERN SANGRE DE CRISTO MOUNTAINS ABOVE 9500 FEET/RED RIVER-
EAST SLOPES SANGRE DE CRISTO MOUNTAINS-RATON RIDGE/JOHNSON MESA-
944 PM MDT WED APR 16 2014

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 AM MDT
THURSDAY...

A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SNOW REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 AM
MDT THURSDAY.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...3 TO 6 INCHES OVER THE HIGHER TERRAIN OF
  COLFAX COUNTY.

* TIMING...A MIX OF RAIN AND SNOW WILL CHANGE OVER TO ALL SNOW BY
  MIDNIGHT. SNOW WILL BE HEAVY AT TIMES INTO THE LATE NIGHT HOURS.
  THEN SNOW COVERAGE AND INTENSITY SHOULD DECREASE BY SUNRISE
  THURSDAY MORNING.

* WINDS...EAST AND NORTHEAST AT 10 TO 20 MPH. SHIFTING OUT OF
  THE NORTH TOWARD SUNRISE.

* SNOW LEVELS...RANGING BETWEEN 7500 TO 8500 BEFORE
  MIDNIGHT...THEN BOTTOMING OUT NEAR 6000 FEET AROUND SUNRISE
  THURSDAY.

* LOCAL IMPACTS...HIGH TERRAIN ROADS WILL BECOME SNOW PACKED AND
  ICY...INCLUDING PARTS OF INTERSTATE 25 NEAR THE RATON PASS.
  VISIBILITY WILL BE REDUCED TO LESS THAN A MILE AT TIMES IN 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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