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

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URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ALBUQUERQUE NM
956 AM MDT SAT MAY 16 2015

...LATE SEASON SNOW CONTINUING OVER NORTHERN NEW MEXICO...

.AN UNSEASONABLY COLD LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM WILL CONTINUE
GENERATING PRECIPITATION ACROSS NEW MEXICO TODAY...WITH SNOW
ACCUMULATIONS EXPECTED NEAR AND ESPECIALLY ABOVE THE 8000 TO 9000
FOOT RANGE IN THE NORTH CENTRAL TO NORTHWESTERN SECTIONS OF THE
STATE. ANYONE PLANNING TRAVEL OR OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES IN THE HIGH
COUNTRY SHOULD BE PREPARED FOR PERIODS OF SNOW AND COLDER
TEMPERATURES TONIGHT INTO SATURDAY.

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JEMEZ MOUNTAINS-
NORTHERN SANGRE DE CRISTO MOUNTAINS ABOVE 9500 FEET/RED RIVER-
SOUTHERN SANGRE DE CRISTO MOUNTAINS ABOVE 9500 FEET-
956 AM MDT SAT MAY 16 2015

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM MDT THIS
EVENING...

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

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...AN ADDITIONAL 3 TO 6 INCHES ARE GENERALLY
  EXPECTED.

* TIMING...PERIODS OF SNOW WILL INCREASE IN FREQUENCY AND COVERAGE
  THIS MORNING AND BEGIN TO DIMINISH LATE IN THE AFTERNOON.

* WINDS...SOUTHWEST 15 TO 25 MPH WITH OCCASIONAL GUSTS UP TO 35
  MPH OVER RIDGETOPS AND EXPOSED AREAS.

* SNOW LEVELS...SNOW ACCUMULATION LEVELS INITIALLY NEAR THE 7500
  TO 8000 FOOT LEVEL WILL RISE TO BETWEEN 8000 AND 9000 FEET BY
  MIDDAY.

* LOCAL IMPACTS...EXPECT WINTER DRIVING CONDITIONS IN THE HIGH
  COUNTRY...WITH THE GREATEST IMPACTS NEAR AND ABOVE 9000 FEET. LATE
  SEASON SNOW COMBINED WITH UNSEASONABLY COOL TEMPERATURES AND
  WIND SHOULD BE EXPECTED FOR PLANNED OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES.

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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SAN JUAN MOUNTAINS-
956 AM MDT SAT MAY 16 2015

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM MDT THIS
EVENING...

THE WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SNOW IS NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM MDT
THIS EVENING.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...ADDITIONAL 1 TO 3 INCHES ARE GENERALLY
  EXPECTED WITH LOCALLY UP TO 5 INCHES ABOVE 9000 FEET.

* TIMING...PERIODS OF SNOW WILL INCREASE IN FREQUENCY AND
  COVERAGE THIS MORNING AND BEGIN TO DIMINISH LATER THIS
  AFTERNOON.

* WINDS...SOUTHWEST 15 TO 25 MPH WITH OCCASIONAL GUSTS UP TO 35
  MPH OVER RIDGETOPS AND EXPOSED AREAS.

* SNOW LEVELS...SNOW ACCUMULATION LEVELS INITIALLY NEAR THE 7500
  TO 8000 FOOT LEVEL WILL RISE TO BETWEEN 8000 AND 9000 FEET BY
  MIDDAY.

* LOCAL IMPACTS...EXPECT WINTER DRIVING CONDITIONS IN THE HIGH
  COUNTRY...WITH THE GREATEST IMPACTS NEAR AND ABOVE 9000 FEET...
  INCLUDING PORTIONS OF U.S. HIGHWAY 64. LATE SEASON SNOW
  COMBINED WITH UNSEASONABLY COOL TEMPERATURES AND WIND SHOULD BE
  EXPECTED FOR PLANNED OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES.

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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