Winter Weather Warnings / Watches / Advisories
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URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ALBUQUERQUE NM
437 PM MDT SAT APR 30 2016

...SPRING STORM TONIGHT AND SUNDAY...

.A FEW TO SEVERAL INCHES OF SNOW ACCUMULATION IS EXPECTED ACROSS
PORTIONS OF NORTHERN AND WESTERN NEW MEXICO TONIGHT THROUGH
SUNDAY AS AN UPPER LEVEL LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM CROSSES FROM THE WEST
SOUTHWEST. THE SNOW LEVEL WILL START ABOVE 8500 FEET...BUT A
POWERFUL BACK DOOR COLD FRONT WILL CROSS FROM THE EAST THIS
EVENING LOWERING THE SNOW LEVEL TO VALLEY BOTTOMS. EASTERLY
UPSLOPE FLOW WILL FAVOR THE EAST SLOPES AND HIGHER PEAKS OF THE
SANGRE DE CRISTO MOUNTAINS FOR THE GREATEST SNOW AMOUNTS...WHICH
SHOULD REACH AROUND 15 INCHES. IN ADDITION...STRONG SOUTHEAST
WINDS WILL BLOW ACROSS THE JEMEZ AND WEST CENTRAL MOUNTAINS WITH
GUSTS UP TO 50 MPH CAUSING WHITEOUT CONDITIONS AT TIMES AND
DRIFTING SNOW. FOR THE LATEST NEW MEXICO ROAD CONDITIONS GO TO
NMROADS.COM...OR DIAL 1.800.432.4269.

NMZ513>515-010600-
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NORTHERN SANGRE DE CRISTOS ABOVE 9500 FEET/RED RIVER-
SOUTHERN SANGRE DE CRISTOS ABOVE 9500 FEET-
EAST SLOPES SANGRE DE CRISTO MOUNTAINS-
437 PM MDT SAT APR 30 2016

...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM MDT SUNDAY...

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...8 TO 12 INCHES WITH LOCALLY HIGHER AMOUNTS
  AROUND 15 INCHES ON HIGHER PEAKS AND EAST FACING SLOPES.

* TIMING...SNOW WILL INCREASE IN COVERAGE AND INTENSITY THIS
  EVENING. PERIODS OF HEAVY SNOW WILL CONTINUE THROUGH THE LATE
  NIGHT HOURS...BEFORE MODERATING ON SUNDAY MORNING AND PERSISTING
  THROUGH SUNDAY AFTERNOON.

* WINDS...GENERALLY OUT OF THE EAST AT 15 TO 25 MPH.

* SNOW LEVELS...STARTING ABOVE 8500 FEET...THEN DROPPING TO
  VALLEY BOTTOMS THIS EVENING.

* LOCAL IMPACTS...ROADS WILL BECOME SNOW PACKED AND ICY. SOME
  BLOWING AND DRIFTING OF SNOW IS EXPECTED. THE VISIBILITY WILL
  DROP BELOW A QUARTER MILE AT TIMES TONIGHT DURING PERIODS 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.

&&

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WEST CENTRAL MOUNTAINS-JEMEZ MOUNTAINS-
437 PM MDT SAT APR 30 2016

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM MDT SUNDAY...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN ALBUQUERQUE HAS ISSUED A WINTER
WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW...WHICH IS IN EFFECT
UNTIL 6 PM MDT SUNDAY.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...2 TO 5 INCHES IN THE WEST CENTRAL MOUNTAINS
  AND 4 TO 8 INCHES ON MOUNT TAYLOR AND THE JEMEZ MOUNTAINS. LOCALLY
  HIGHER AMOUNTS ON EAST FACING SLOPES.

* TIMING...RAIN AND SNOW DURING THE EARLY EVENING WILL CHANGE OVER
  TO ALL SNOW TONIGHT AND BECOME HEAVY AT TIMES THROUGH SUNDAY
  MORNING. SNOWFALL WILL DECREASE IN COVERAGE AND INTENSITY SUNDAY
  AFTERNOON.

* WINDS...BECOMING SOUTHEAST AT 20 TO 35 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 50
  MPH AFTER MIDNIGHT. REMAINING STRONG SUNDAY MORNING...THEN
  GRADUALLY WEAKENING SUNDAY AFTERNOON.

* SNOW LEVELS...STARTING ABOVE 8500 FEET DURING THE EARLY
  EVENING...THEN DROPPING TO VALLEY BOTTOMS BY LATE TONIGHT.

* LOCAL IMPACTS...PERIODS OF WHITE OUT CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED
  LATE TONIGHT AND SUNDAY MORNING WITH SIGNIFICANT BLOWING AND
  DRIFTING OF SNOW. SNOW DRIFTS UP TO 1 FOOT ARE POSSIBLE IN THE
  WEST CENTRAL MOUNTAINS...AND UP TO 2 FEET IN THE JEMEZ
  MOUNTAINS. ROADS WILL BECOME SNOW PACKED AND ICY.

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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NMZ502-516-528-529-010600-
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CHUSKA MOUNTAINS-UPPER RIO GRANDE VALLEY-FAR NORTHEAST HIGHLANDS-
NORTHEAST HIGHLANDS-
437 PM MDT SAT APR 30 2016

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM MDT SUNDAY...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN ALBUQUERQUE HAS ISSUED A WINTER
WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SNOW...WHICH IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM MDT
SUNDAY.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...2 TO 5 INCHES...EXCEPT 4 TO 8 INCHES IN THE
  CHUSKA MOUNTAINS. LOCALLY HIGHER AMOUNTS ON EAST FACING SLOPES
  OF ELEVATED TERRAIN.

* TIMING...RAIN AND SNOW EARLY THIS EVENING WILL CHANGE OVER TO
  ALL SNOW BY LATE THIS EVENING. PERIODS OF MODERATE TO HEAVY SNOW
  ARE EXPECTED LATE TONIGHT INTO SUNDAY MORNING...BEFORE THE SNOW
 DECREASES IN COVERAGE AND INTENSITY SUNDAY AFTERNOON.

* WINDS...NORTHEAST AND EAST AT 15 TO 25 MPH WITH HIGHER GUSTS IN
  THE NORTHEAST AND FAR NORTHEAST HIGHLANDS...AND AROUND TAOS.
  SOUTHEAST WINDS ARE EXPECTED ACROSS THE CHUSKA MOUNTAINS AND IN
  TAOS.

* SNOW LEVELS...STARTING ABOVE 8500 FEET DURING THE EARLY
  EVENING...WILL DROP TO VALLEY BOTTOMS BY LATE TONIGHT. THE SNOW
  LEVEL WILL THEN LIFT TO NEAR 7000 FEET ACROSS NORTHEAST AREAS
  SUNDAY AFTERNOON...AND TO NEAR 8500 FEET ACROSS THE CHUSKA
  MOUNTAINS.

* LOCAL IMPACTS...ROADS WILL BECOME SNOW PACKED AND ICY. SOME
  BLOWING AND DRIFTING OF SNOW IS EXPECTED. THE VISIBILITY WILL
  DROP BELOW A HALF MILE AT TIMES TONIGHT DURING PERIODS OF
  HEAVY SNOW.

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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NMZ510-512-527-010600-
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SAN JUAN MOUNTAINS-WEST SLOPES SANGRE DE CRISTO MOUNTAINS-
RATON RIDGE/JOHNSON MESA-
437 PM MDT SAT APR 30 2016

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM MDT
SUNDAY...

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...4 TO 8 INCHES WITH LOCALLY HIGHER AMOUNTS
  ON EAST FACING SLOPES.

* TIMING...RAIN AND SNOW EARLY THIS EVENING WILL CHANGE OVER TO
  ALL SNOW BY LATE EVENING WHILE INCREASING IN COVERAGE AND
  INTENSITY. PERIODS OF HEAVY SNOW ARE EXPECTED
  OVERNIGHT...BEFORE SNOWFALL MODERATES AND PERSISTS THROUGH
  SUNDAY AFTERNOON.

* WINDS...GENERALLY OUT OF THE EAST AT 15 TO 25 MPH. STRENGTHENING
  AND SHIFTING OUT OF THE NORTH OVER RATON RIDGE LATE TONIGHT AND
  SUNDAY MORNING WITH SPEEDS FROM 20 TO 30 MPH AND HIGHER GUSTS.

* SNOW LEVELS...STARTING ABOVE 8500 FEET EARLY THIS EVENING...THEN
  DROPPING TO VALLEY BOTTOMS BY LATE EVENING.

* LOCAL IMPACTS...ROADS WILL BECOME SNOW PACKED AND ICY. SOME
  BLOWING AND DRIFTING OF SNOW IS EXPECTED. THE VISIBILITY WILL
  DROP BELOW A HALF MILE AT TIMES TONIGHT DURING PERIODS OF
  HEAVY SNOW.

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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