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

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URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ALBUQUERQUE NM
1048 PM MDT SAT APR 30 2016

...SPRING STORM TONIGHT AND SUNDAY...

.A FEW TO SEVERAL INCHES OF SNOW ACCUMULATION ARE EXPECTED ACROSS
PORTIONS OF NORTHERN AND WESTERN NEW MEXICO TONIGHT THROUGH SUNDAY
AS AN UPPER LEVEL LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM APPROACHES THE STATE. SNOW
LEVELS ARE BEGINNING TO LOWER...AND WILL VARY BETWEEN 6500 AND
7500 FEET BY DAWN SUNDAY. EASTERLY UPSLOPE FLOW WILL FAVOR THE
EAST SLOPES AND HIGHER PEAKS OF THE SANGRE DE CRISTO MOUNTAINS FOR
THE GREATEST SNOW AMOUNTS...WHICH COULD REACH AROUND A FOOT TO 15
INCHES ON HIGH PEAKS ABOVE 10000 FEET. IN ADDITION...STRONG
SOUTHEAST WINDS WILL BLOW ACROSS THE JEMEZ AND WEST CENTRAL
MOUNTAINS WITH GUSTS UP TO 50 MPH CAUSING BLOWING SNOW WITH
FURTHER REDUCTIONS TO VISIBILITY. FOR THE LATEST NEW MEXICO ROAD
CONDITIONS GO TO NMROADS.COM OR DIAL 5 1 1.

NMZ513>515-011130-
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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-
1048 PM MDT SAT APR 30 2016

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

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...6 TO 12 INCHES WITH LOCALLY HIGHER
  AMOUNTS AROUND 15 INCHES ON HIGHER PEAKS AND EAST FACING
  SLOPES.

* TIMING...SNOW WILL CONTINUE TO INCREASE IN COVERAGE AND
  INTENSITY THROUGH THE EARLY MORNING HOURS. SNOW WILL MODERATE
  AND BECOME MORE INTERMITTENT BY LATE SUNDAY MORNING AND INTO
  THE AFTERNOON.

* WINDS...GENERALLY OUT OF THE EAST AT 15 TO 25 MPH WITH SOME
  PERIODIC GUSTS TO 35 MPH.

* SNOW LEVELS...DROPPING TO 6500 TO 7500 FEET EARLY THIS MORNING.

* 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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CHUSKA MOUNTAINS-SAN JUAN MOUNTAINS-
WEST SLOPES SANGRE DE CRISTO MOUNTAINS-UPPER RIO GRANDE VALLEY-
RATON RIDGE/JOHNSON MESA-FAR NORTHEAST HIGHLANDS-
NORTHEAST HIGHLANDS-
1048 PM MDT SAT APR 30 2016

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

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...2 TO 4 INCHES FOR ELEVATIONS BELOW 7500
  FEET WITH 4 TO 8 INCHES ABOVE. LOCALLY HIGHER AMOUNTS ARE
  POSSIBLE ON HIGH ELEVATION EAST FACING SLOPES.

* TIMING...RAIN WILL CONTINUE TO TRANSITION TO ALL SNOW BY EARLY
  MORNING WHILE INCREASING IN COVERAGE AND INTENSITY. PERIODS OF
  HEAVY SNOW ARE EXPECTED OVERNIGHT... BEFORE SNOWFALL MODERATES
  AND BECOMES MORE INTERMITTENT SUNDAY AFTERNOON.

* WINDS...VARYING FROM THE NORTHEAST AND SOUTHEAST 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...DROPPING TO 6500 TO 7500 FEET BY DAWN SUNDAY.

* 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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WEST CENTRAL MOUNTAINS-JEMEZ MOUNTAINS-
1048 PM MDT SAT APR 30 2016

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

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...2 TO 5 INCHES AT ELEVATIONS ABOVE 7500
  FEET. LOCALLY HIGHER AMOUNTS WILL BE POSSIBLE ON HIGH ELEVATION
  EAST FACING SLOPES.

* TIMING...RAIN WILL CONTINUE TO TRANSITION 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...DROPPING TO 6500 TO 7500 FEET BY DAWN SUNDAY.

* LOCAL IMPACTS...PERIODS OF REDUCED VISIBILITY AND SNOWY TRAVEL
  CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED LATE TONIGHT AND SUNDAY MORNING OVER
  HIGH TERRAIN AREAS WITH SIGNIFICANT BLOWING OF 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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