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URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ALBUQUERQUE NM
338 AM MST THU DEC 25 2014

...CHRISTMAS SNOW EXPANDING ACROSS NEW MEXICO TONIGHT AND
CONTINUING THROUGH FRIDAY...

.A POWERFUL WINTER STORM OVER THE GREAT BASIN AND INTERMOUNTAIN
REGION WILL MOVE ACROSS THE HEART OF NEW MEXICO THROUGH CHRISTMAS
NIGHT...AND CONTINUE THROUGH FRIDAY EVENING...AS THE STORM MAKES
SLOW PROGRESS SOUTH AND EAST ACROSS THE STATE. HEAVIEST SNOWFALL WILL
SET UP OVER THE NORTHERN MOUNTAINS TONIGHT AND FRIDAY...WITH
SNOWFALL TAPERING OFF FRIDAY NIGHT.

NMZ510-512>515-251900-
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SAN JUAN MOUNTAINS-WEST SLOPES SANGRE DE CRISTO MOUNTAINS-
NORTHERN SANGRE DE CRISTO MOUNTAINS ABOVE 9500 FEET/RED RIVER-
SOUTHERN SANGRE DE CRISTO MOUNTAINS ABOVE 9500 FEET-
EAST SLOPES SANGRE DE CRISTO MOUNTAINS-
338 AM MST THU DEC 25 2014

...WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT FROM NOON TODAY TO 11 PM MST
FRIDAY...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN ALBUQUERQUE HAS ISSUED A WINTER
STORM WARNING FOR HEAVY SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW...WHICH IS IN EFFECT
FROM NOON TODAY TO 11 PM MST FRIDAY. THE WINTER STORM WATCH IS NO
LONGER IN EFFECT.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...THROUGH FRIDAY NIGHT...EXPECT 8 TO 10
  INCHES ACROSS THE SAN JUAN AND TUSAS MOUNTAINS...AND THE SUMMITS
  AND HIGHER SLOPES OF THE SANGRE DE CRISTO MOUNTAINS...WITH 2 TO
  4 INCHES ADDITIONAL SNOW LOCALLY NEAR THE COLORADO BORDER.

* TIMING...SNOW BEGINNING EARLY THIS AFTERNOON OVER THE SAN JUAN
  AND TUSAS MOUNTAINS WILL EXPAND RAPIDLY ACROSS THE JEMEZ AND
  SANGRE DE CRISTO MOUNTAINS OVERNIGHT. WIDESPREAD SNOW COVERAGE
  WILL CONTINUE THROUGH THE DAY AND INTO THE EVENING ON FRIDAY
  BEFORE TAPERING OFF LATE FRIDAY NIGHT.

* WINDS...WEST TO SOUTHWEST WINDS TO 20 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 30 MPH
  THIS EVENING WILL DECREASE SLOWLY BUT REMAIN GUSTY THROUGH THE
  DAY ON FRIDAY.

* SNOW LEVELS...TEMPERATURES WILL BE COLD ENOUGH FOR SNOW AT ALL
  LOCATIONS.

* LOCAL IMPACTS...SNOW COVERED ROADS MAY BECOME LOCALLY IMPASSABLE
  ACROSS RIO ARRIBA COUNTY OVERNIGHT. ROADS ACROSS THE SANGRE DE
  CRISTO MOUNTAINS WILL BECOME SNOW COVERED AND LOCALLY IMPASSABLE
  BY FRIDAY MORNING. ROAD CONDITIONS WILL REMAIN POOR THROUGH THE
  DAY ON FRIDAY BEFORE SNOW ENDS FRIDAY NIGHT. EXPECT WINTER
  DRIVING CONDITIONS ON HIGHWAYS 64 AND 84 THROUGH FRIDAY EVENING.
  EXPECT LOCALLY POOR VISIBILITIES IN BLOWING SNOW.


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.

&&

$$

NMZ503-504-511-516-517-251900-
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FAR NORTHWEST HIGHLANDS-NORTHWEST HIGHLANDS-JEMEZ MOUNTAINS-
UPPER RIO GRANDE VALLEY-LOWER CHAMA RIVER VALLEY-
338 AM MST THU DEC 25 2014

...WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT FROM NOON TODAY TO 11 PM MST
FRIDAY...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN ALBUQUERQUE HAS ISSUED A WINTER
STORM WARNING FOR HEAVY SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW...WHICH IS IN EFFECT
FROM NOON TODAY TO 11 PM MST FRIDAY.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...THROUGH FRIDAY EVENING...8 TO 10 INCHES
  OVER THE JEMEZ MOUNTAINS...WITH 4 TO 6 INCHES OVER THE UPPER RIO
  GRANDE VALLEY AND LOWER CHAMA RIVER VALLEY...AND OVER THE
  NORTHWEST HIGHLANDS REGION.

* TIMING...SNOW BEGINNING THIS AFTERNOON WILL EXPAND IN COVERAGE
  AND STRENGTHEN OVERNIGHT TONIGHT. SNOW WILL CONTINUE THROUGH THE
  DAY ON FRIDAY AND WELL INTO FRIDAY EVENING BEFORE TAPERING OFF
  GRADUALLY LATE FRIDAY NIGHT.

* WINDS...BRISK SOUTHWEST WINDS TO 20 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 30 MPH
  THROUGH THIS AFTERNOON...DECREASING SPEED TONIGHT.

* SNOW LEVELS...TEMPERATURES WILL BE COLD ENOUGH FOR SNOW AT ALL
  LOCATIONS.

* LOCAL IMPACTS...SNOW COVERED ROADS MAY BECOME LOCALLY IMPASSABLE
  ACROSS RIO ARRIBA COUNTY...LOS ALAMOS...AND NORTHERN SANDOVAL
  COUNTY OVERNIGHT. ROADS ACROSS TAOS COUNTY AND THE ADJACENT
  SANGRE DE CRISTO MOUNTAINS WILL BECOME SNOW COVERED AND LOCALLY
  IMPASSABLE BY FRIDAY MORNING. ROAD CONDITIONS WILL REMAIN POOR
  THROUGH THE DAY ON FRIDAY BEFORE SNOW ENDS FRIDAY NIGHT. EXPECT
  WINTER DRIVING CONDITIONS ON HIGHWAYS 64 AND 84...AND HIGHWAYS
  550 AND 285 FROM THIS AFTERNOON THROUGH FRIDAY EVENING. EXPECT
  LOCALLY POOR VISIBILITIES IN BLOWING SNOW.

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.

&&

$$

SHY








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