Winter Weather Warnings / Watches / Advisories
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URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ALBUQUERQUE NM
1142 PM MDT THU APR 28 2016

...WINTERLIKE WEATHER WILL RETURN TO THE HIGH TERRAIN OF NORTHERN
NEW MEXICO...

.A LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM WILL TRACK FROM THE FOUR CORNERS REGION
TOWARD EASTERN COLORADO OVER THE NEXT 24 HOURS. THIS SYSTEM WILL
HAVE SUFFICIENT MOISTURE ASSOCIATED WITH IT...WHILE A SURFACE COLD
FRONT CONTINUES TO BUMP UP AGAINST THE EASTERN FACES OF THE SANGRE
DE CRISTO MOUNTAINS. THIS WILL LEAD TO HIGH ELEVATION SNOW
ACCUMULATIONS...PARTICULARLY IN THE NORTHERN SANGRE DE CRISTOS
ABOVE 9000 FEET. SNOW LEVELS WILL RISE DURING THE DAYTIME
FRIDAY...CONFINING IMPACTS TO ELEVATIONS HIGHER THAN 9000 FEET.

NMZ510-512>515-527-291300-
/O.CON.KABQ.WW.Y.0016.160429T0600Z-160430T0600Z/
SAN JUAN MOUNTAINS-WEST SLOPES SANGRE DE CRISTO MOUNTAINS-
NORTHERN SANGRE DE CRISTOS ABOVE 9500 FEET/RED RIVER-
SOUTHERN SANGRE DE CRISTOS ABOVE 9500 FEET-
EAST SLOPES SANGRE DE CRISTO MOUNTAINS-RATON RIDGE/JOHNSON MESA-
1142 PM MDT THU APR 28 2016

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL MIDNIGHT MDT
FRIDAY NIGHT...

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...1 TO 2 INCHES BELOW 9000 FEET AND 2 TO 8
  INCHES ABOVE 9000 FEET. LOCALLY UP TO ONE FOOT POSSIBLE ON THE
  HIGH PEAKS OF THE SANGRE DE CRISTO MOUNTAINS NEAR THE COLORADO
  BORDER.

* TIMING...INTO THE EARLY MORNING HOURS RAIN WILL CHANGE TO SNOW
  OVER THE HIGHER ELEVATIONS OF THE SAN JUAN AND SANGRE DE CRISTO
  MOUNTAINS AND ADJACENT EAST SLOPES. SNOW LEVELS WILL RISE DURING
  THE DAY FRIDAY...WITH ANY DAYTIME ACCUMULATIONS BEING CONFINED
  ABOVE 9000 FEET. SNOW WILL LESSEN IN THE LATE EVENING FRIDAY.

* WINDS...WINDS WILL BE GUSTY AT TIMES FROM THE EAST IN THE SANGRE
  DE CRISTO MOUNTAINS THROUGH LATE FRIDAY MORNING. WINDS WILL
  DECREASE AND SHIFT DIRECTION THEREAFTER.

* SNOW LEVELS...ACCUMULATING SNOW WILL GENERALLY STAY AT OR ABOVE
  9000 FEET WITH MINOR ACCUMULATIONS OF 1 TO 2 INCHES POSSIBLE
  THROUGH FRIDAY MORNING IN ELEVATIONS BETWEEN 7500 AND 9000 FEET.

* LOCAL IMPACTS...VISIBILITIES WILL DROP BELOW 3 MILES AND ROADS
  WILL BECOME SNOW COVERED AND SLICK...ESPECIALLY ABOVE 9000
  FEET.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SNOW MEANS THAT PERIODS OF SNOW
WILL CAUSE PRIMARILY TRAVEL DIFFICULTIES. BE PREPARED FOR SNOW
COVERED ROADS AND LIMITED VISIBILITIES.

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