Winter Weather Warnings / Watches / Advisories
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URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ALBUQUERQUE NM
356 PM MDT WED APR 16 2014

...QUICK SHOT OF ACCUMULATING SNOW TONIGHT IN THE SANGRE DE CRISTO
MOUNTAINS NEAR THE COLORADO BORDER...

.A FAST MOVING UPPER LEVEL TROUGH AND BACK DOOR COLD FRONT WILL
PRODUCE EASTERLY UPSLOPE FLOW AND A FEW TO SEVERAL INCHES OF SNOW
IN THE SANGRE DE CRISTO MOUNTAINS NEAR THE COLORADO BORDER
TONIGHT. THIS INCLUDES INTERSTATE 25 OVER 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...THEN GRADUALLY DIMINISH BY MID DAY AS THE UPPER
TROUGH EXITS EASTWARD.

NMZ513-527-170400-
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NORTHERN SANGRE DE CRISTO MOUNTAINS ABOVE 9500 FEET/RED RIVER-
RATON RIDGE/JOHNSON MESA-
356 PM MDT WED APR 16 2014

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 9 PM THIS EVENING TO
6 AM MDT THURSDAY...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN ALBUQUERQUE HAS ISSUED A WINTER
WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SNOW...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 9 PM THIS EVENING
TO 6 AM MDT THURSDAY. THE WINTER STORM WATCH IS NO LONGER IN
EFFECT.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...3 TO 6 INCHES ACROSS THE SANGRE DE CRISTO
  MOUNTAINS NEAR THE COLORADO BORDER...INCLUDING INTERSTATE 25
  OVER RATON PASS. LOCALLY HIGHER AMOUNTS WILL BE POSSIBLE ON
  HIGHER PEAKS AND EAST FACING SLOPES.

* TIMING...RAIN SHOWERS AROUND SUNSET WILL CHANGE OVER TO SNOW BY
  LATE EVENING. SNOW WILL BE HEAVY AT TIMES FROM LATE EVENING 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...LOWERING FROM AROUND 9000 FEET AT SUNSET TO 7000
  FEET BY MIDNIGHT BEFORE BOTTOMING OUT NEAR 6000 FEET AROUND
  SUNRISE THURSDAY.

* LOCAL IMPACTS...ROADS WILL BECOME SNOW PACKED AND ICY.

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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EAST SLOPES SANGRE DE CRISTO MOUNTAINS-
356 PM MDT WED APR 16 2014

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 9 PM THIS EVENING TO
6 AM MDT THURSDAY...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN ALBUQUERQUE HAS ISSUED A WINTER
WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SNOW...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 9 PM THIS EVENING
TO 6 AM MDT THURSDAY.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...3 TO 6 INCHES IN AND NEAR COLFAX COUNTY.

* TIMING...RAIN SHOWERS AROUND SUNSET WILL CHANGE OVER TO SNOW BY
  LATE EVENING. SNOW WILL BE HEAVY AT TIMES FROM LATE EVENING 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...LOWERING FROM AROUND 9000 FEET AT SUNSET TO 7000
  FEET BY MIDNIGHT BEFORE BOTTOMING OUT NEAR 6000 FEET AROUND
  SUNRISE THURSDAY.

* LOCAL IMPACTS...ROADS WILL BECOME SNOW PACKED AND ICY.

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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