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

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URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Albuquerque NM
344 AM MDT Tue Mar 28 2017

...WINTER STORM TO IMPACT THE NORTHERN MOUNTAINS...UPPER RIO
GRANDE VALLEY...RATON RIDGE AND SURROUNDING HIGHLANDS TODAY
THROUGH WEDNESDAY...

.Another storm system will cross New Mexico today, spreading
showers across much of the area. Precipitation is expected to
focus over the Northern Mountains and much of northeast New
Mexico this evening through Wednesday and become steadier and
heavier. Snow levels near 8000 feet today will fall to between
5500 and 6500 feet tonight across northeast New Mexico.
Significant storm total snow amounts are forecast to impact the
higher elevations of the Sangre De Cristo Mountains, Raton Pass
and nearby higher elevation locations. Snow will diminish by late
Wednesday.

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West Slopes Sangre de Cristo Mountains-
Northern Sangre de Cristos above 9500 feet/Red River-
Southern Sangre de Cristos above 9500 feet-
East Slopes Sangre de Cristo Mountains-Raton Ridge/Johnson Mesa-
344 AM MDT Tue Mar 28 2017

...WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT FROM NOON TODAY TO 6 PM MDT
WEDNESDAY...

The National Weather Service in Albuquerque has issued a Winter
Storm Warning for heavy snow, which is in effect from noon today
to 6 PM MDT Wednesday. The Winter Storm Watch is no longer in
effect.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...Generally 5 to 10 inches. Up to 12 inches
  near Raton Pass and up to 20 inches over the higher peaks of the
  Sangre De Cristo Mountains.

* TIMING...Snow will increase in coverage and intensity this
  evening through Wednesday morning as it expands across the Raton
  Ridge. Snow will taper late Wednesday afternoon.

* WINDS...Northerly winds will increase early Wednesday. The
  strongest winds will be across the Raton Ridge where sustained
  speeds of 25 to 35 mph with gusts to 45 mph will be common.

* SNOW LEVELS...Snow levels will be around 8000 feet on today,
  decreasing to between 5500 and 6500 feet tonight.

* LOCAL IMPACTS...Heavy snow will cause snow packed and icy
  conditions near Raton Pass along I-25, along Highway 64/87 and
  on most roads on the Sangre De Cristo Mountains. Visibilities
  will be lowered in periods of heavy snow, with some potential
  for whiteout conditions given some blowing 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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San Juan Mountains-Jemez Mountains-
344 AM MDT Tue Mar 28 2017

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM NOON TODAY TO NOON MDT
WEDNESDAY...

The National Weather Service in Albuquerque has issued a Winter
Weather Advisory for snow, which is in effect from noon today to
noon MDT Wednesday.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...Generally 4 to 6 inches with amounts up to
  12 inches possible across the higher peaks.

* TIMING...Snow will increase in coverage and intensity later
  today into this evening then continue through Wednesday morning
  before gradually diminishing.

* WINDS...Northerly winds will increase later today into tonight
  with sustained speeds of 15 to 25 mph with occasional gusts to
  near 35 mph.

* SNOW LEVELS...Around 8000 feet today, lowering to near 7000 feet
  overnight.

* LOCAL IMPACTS...Snow packed and icy roads along with limited
  visibility in snow will create hazardous travel conditions.

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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Upper Rio Grande Valley-Far Northeast Highlands-
Northeast Highlands-
344 AM MDT Tue Mar 28 2017

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 6 PM THIS EVENING TO
6 PM MDT WEDNESDAY...

The National Weather Service in Albuquerque has issued a Winter
Weather Advisory for snow, which is in effect from 6 PM this
evening to 6 PM MDT Wednesday.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...Generally 2 to 4 inches.

* TIMING...Snow will develop overnight and gradually increase in
  intensity into Wednesday morning. Improvement is expected
  Wednesday afternoon.

* WINDS...Increasing northerly winds will peak Wednesday morning
  between 15 and 25 mph with occasional gusts to 35 mph. The Far
  Northeast Highlands will see stronger winds with gusts to near
  40 mph likely Wednesday morning.

* SNOW LEVELS...Around 7500 feet this evening, lowering to between
  5500 and 6500 feet overnight.

* LOCAL IMPACTS...Snow packed and icy roads along with limited
  visibility in snow will create hazardous travel conditions. More
  specifically, Interstate 25 between Las Vegas and Raton and
  Highway 285 from the Colorado border to south of Tres Piedras
  will be impacted.

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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