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

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URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ALBUQUERQUE NM
310 PM MST WED DEC 24 2014

...ANOTHER ROUND OF SNOW FOR NORTHERN NEW MEXICO...

.A SLOW MOVING STORM SYSTEM WILL SLIDE ACROSS NORTHERN NEW MEXICO
LATE ON CHRISTMAS DAY THROUGH FRIDAY NIGHT. THE STORM SYSTEM HAS
THE POTENTIAL TO BRING SIGNIFICANT SNOW ACCUMULATIONS TO THE
NORTHERN MOUNTAINS. IT WILL FIRST IMPACT THE SAN JUAN MOUNTAINS
LATE THURSDAY INTO FRIDAY...AND THEN THE SANGRE DE CRISTO
MOUNTAINS FRIDAY INTO FRIDAY NIGHT AS A BACK DOOR COLD FRONT
NUDGES UP TO THE EAST SLOPES.

NMZ510-512>515-251200-
/O.NEW.KABQ.WS.A.0009.141225T1900Z-141227T0600Z/
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-
310 PM MST WED DEC 24 2014

...WINTER STORM WATCH IN EFFECT FROM THURSDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH
FRIDAY EVENING...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN ALBUQUERQUE HAS ISSUED A WINTER
STORM WATCH...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM THURSDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH
FRIDAY EVENING.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...8 OR MORE INCHES OF SNOW IS POSSIBLE.

* TIMING...SNOW WILL BEGIN AS EARLY AS THURSDAY AFTERNOON ACROSS
  THE SAN JUAN MOUNTAINS...SPREADING TO THE SANGRE DE CRISTO
  MOUNTAINS EARLY FRIDAY.

* WINDS...WESTERLY 15 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 35 MPH ON THURSDAY
  ACROSS THE SANGRE DE CRISTO MOUNTAINS.

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

* LOCAL IMPACTS...PERIODS OF HEAVY SNOW WILL REDUCE VISIBILITIES
  AND CREATE DANGEROUS DRIVING CONDITIONS. ROADS MAY BECOME SLICK
  AND ICY...ESPECIALLY ACROSS THE HIGHER ELEVATIONS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

REMEMBER...A WINTER STORM WATCH MEANS CONDITIONS ARE FAVORABLE
FOR A HAZARDOUS WINTER WEATHER EVENT IN AND CLOSE TO THE WATCH
AREA. MONITOR THE LATEST FORECASTS AT WEATHER.GOV/ABQ...LISTEN
TO NOAA WEATHER RADIO OR YOUR FAVORITE MEDIA OUTLET.

&&

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