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

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URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ALBUQUERQUE NM
1057 AM MST SAT JAN 21 2017

NMZ507-509-517-518-521>524-211900-
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WEST CENTRAL HIGHLANDS-SAN FRANCISCO RIVER VALLEY-
LOWER CHAMA RIVER VALLEY-SANTA FE METRO AREA-
SANDIA/MANZANO MOUNTAINS-ESTANCIA VALLEY-CENTRAL HIGHLANDS-
SOUTH CENTRAL HIGHLANDS-
1057 AM MST SAT JAN 21 2017

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY WILL EXPIRE AT 11 AM MST THIS
MORNING...

THE WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY WILL EXPIRE AT 11 AM MST THIS
MORNING.

SNOW SHOWERS WILL CONTINUE THROUGH THE AFTERNOON...BUT SNOW
ACCUMULATIONS WILL BE LIGHT.

$$

NMZ502-506-508-510>514-516-220200-
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CHUSKA MOUNTAINS-WEST CENTRAL MOUNTAINS-SOUTHWEST MOUNTAINS-
SAN JUAN MOUNTAINS-JEMEZ MOUNTAINS-
WEST SLOPES SANGRE DE CRISTO MOUNTAINS-
NORTHERN SANGRE DE CRISTOS ABOVE 9500 FEET/RED RIVER-
SOUTHERN SANGRE DE CRISTOS ABOVE 9500 FEET-
UPPER RIO GRANDE VALLEY-
1057 AM MST SAT JAN 21 2017

...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 PM MST THIS
EVENING...

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...2 TO 4 ADDITIONAL INCHES IN THE UPPER RIO
  GRANDE VALLEY. 4 TO 6 ADDITIONAL INCHES AT ELEVATIONS ABOVE
  8000 FEET WITH LOCALLY GREATER AMOUNTS OVER THE PEAKS AND ALONG
  WEST FACING SLOPES OF THE SOUTHWEST MOUNTAINS.

* TIMING...SNOW WILL PERSIST THIS AFTERNOON BEFORE TAPERING OFF
  EARLY THIS EVENING.

* WINDS...WEST WINDS STRENGTHENING TO 25 TO 40 MPH WITH
  OCCASIONAL GUSTS FROM 35 TO 55 MPH. THE STRONGER WINDS WILL
  OCCUR OVER RIDGETOPS AND EXPOSED AREAS.

* SNOW LEVELS...COLD ENOUGH FOR SNOW AT ALL LOCATIONS.

* LOCAL IMPACTS...ROADS WILL BECOME SNOW PACKED AND ICY WITH
  REDUCED VISIBILITY IN SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW. AREAS OF BLOWING
  AND DRIFTING SNOW ARE EXPECTED WITH SIGNIFICANT VISIBILITY
  RESTRICTION AT TIMES. TRAVEL WILL BECOME DIFFICULT OR
  IMPOSSIBLE AT HIGH ELEVATIONS ABOVE 8000 FEET.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER STORM WARNING FOR HEAVY SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW MEANS
SEVERE WINTER WEATHER CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED OR OCCURRING.
SIGNIFICANT AMOUNTS OF SNOW ARE FORECAST THAT WILL MAKE TRAVEL
DANGEROUS. STRONG WINDS ARE LIKELY. 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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SOUTH CENTRAL MOUNTAINS-
1057 AM MST SAT JAN 21 2017

...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 PM MST THIS
EVENING...

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...3 TO 6 ADDITIONAL INCHES ABOVE 8000 FEET
  WITH LOCALLY GREATER AMOUNTS OVER THE PEAKS AND ALONG WEST
  FACING SLOPES. EXPECT 1 TO 3 ADDITIONAL INCHES BELOW 8000 FEET.

* TIMING...SNOW WILL PERSIST TODAY BEFORE DIMINISHING IN
  COVERAGE AND INTENSITY LATE THIS AFTERNOON THROUGH EARLY
  EVENING.

* WINDS...WEST WINDS STRENGTHENING FROM 35 TO 45 MPH WITH
  OCCASIONAL GUSTS TO 60 MPH.

* SNOW LEVELS...COLD ENOUGH FOR SNOW AT ALL LOCATIONS.

* LOCAL IMPACTS...MOUNTAIN ROADS ARE EXPECTED TO BECOME SNOW
  PACKED AND ICY WITH REDUCED VISIBILITY IN SNOW AND BLOWING
  SNOW. AREAS OF BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW ARE EXPECTED WITH
  SIGNIFICANT VISIBILITY RESTRICTION AT TIMES. TRAVEL WILL
  BECOME DIFFICULT OR IMPOSSIBLE AT HIGH ELEVATIONS ABOVE 8000
  FEET. VERY STRONG WINDS MAY DAMAGE ROOF TOPS...UTILITY POLES
  AND OTHER STRUCTURES.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER STORM WARNING FOR HEAVY SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW MEANS
SEVERE WINTER WEATHER CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED OR OCCURRING.
SIGNIFICANT AMOUNTS OF SNOW ARE FORECAST THAT WILL MAKE TRAVEL
DANGEROUS. STRONG WINDS ARE LIKELY. ONLY TRAVEL IN AN EMERGENCY.
IF YOU MUST TRAVEL...KEEP AN EXTRA FLASHLIGHT... FOOD... AND
WATER IN YOUR VEHICLE IN CASE OF AN EMERGENCY.

&&

$$

NMZ501-503>505-220200-
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NORTHWEST PLATEAU-FAR NORTHWEST HIGHLANDS-NORTHWEST HIGHLANDS-
WEST CENTRAL PLATEAU-
1057 AM MST SAT JAN 21 2017

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 PM MST THIS
EVENING...

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...1 TO 4 INCHES WITH LOCALLY GREATER
  AMOUNTS OF 4 TO 8 INCHES ON HIGHER WEST FACING SLOPES.

* TIMING...SNOW WILL CONTINUE THROUGH MID-AFTERNOON BEFORE
  BECOMING MORE INTERMITTENT BY EARLY EVENING.

* WINDS...WEST WINDS STRENGTHENING TO 20 TO 30 MPH WITH GUSTS TO
  AROUND 40 MPH.

* SNOW LEVELS...COLD ENOUGH FOR SNOW AT ALL LOCATIONS.

* LOCAL IMPACTS...ROADS MAY BECOME SNOWPACKED AND ICY.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW MEANS THAT
VISIBILITIES WILL BE RESTRICTED DUE TO A COMBINATION OF FALLING
AND BLOWING SNOW.

&&

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