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Winter Storm Warning

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Albuquerque NM
312 PM MST Mon Feb 27 2017

NMZ503-510-280600-
/O.CON.KABQ.WS.W.0007.170228T0100Z-170301T0300Z/
Far Northwest Highlands-San Juan Mountains-
312 PM MST Mon Feb 27 2017

...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 6 PM THIS EVENING
TO 8 PM MST TUESDAY...

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...8 to 14 inches above 7500 feet and 5 to 10
  inches below 7500 feet. Locally higher amounts up to near 18
  inches possible along the highest west facing mountain slopes
  near Chama.

* TIMING...Intensify tonight and last into Tuesday before
  diminishing early Tuesday evening.

* WINDS...West to southwest 20 to 30 mph with gusts up to to 40
  mph tonight becoming westerly 15 to 25 mph on Tuesday.

* SNOW LEVELS...Snow levels will quickly lower and allow across
  all areas by midnight.

* LOCAL IMPACTS...Significant reductions in visibility due to
  heavy snowfall and blowing snow will create hazardous
  conditions. Travel will be difficult at times due to snowpacked
  and icy roads.

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.

&&

$$



Hazardous Weather Outlook

Hazardous Weather Outlook
National Weather Service Albuquerque NM
435 AM MST Mon Feb 27 2017

NMZ501>540-281200-
Northwest Plateau-Chuska Mountains-Far Northwest Highlands-
Northwest Highlands-West Central Plateau-West Central Mountains-
West Central Highlands-Southwest Mountains-
San Francisco River Valley-San Juan Mountains-Jemez Mountains-
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-Upper Rio Grande Valley-
Lower Chama River Valley-Santa Fe Metro Area-
Middle Rio Grande Valley/Albuquerque Metro Area-
Lower Rio Grande Valley-Sandia/Manzano Mountains-Estancia Valley-
Central Highlands-South Central Highlands-Upper Tularosa Valley-
South Central Mountains-Raton Ridge/Johnson Mesa-
Far Northeast Highlands-Northeast Highlands-Union County-
Harding County-Eastern San Miguel County-Guadalupe County-
Quay County-Curry County-Roosevelt County-De Baca County-
Chaves County Plains-Eastern Lincoln County-Southwest Chaves County-
435 AM MST Mon Feb 27 2017

This hazardous weather outlook is for portions of north and central
New Mexico.

.DAY ONE...Today and Tonight

A potent upper level trough will pass through the state today
increasing winds across central and eastern areas while developing snow
showers tonight across the northern and western mountains. 6 to 12
inch snowfall will favor elevations near and above 7500 feet.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Tuesday through Sunday

Moderate snow showers will prevail Tuesday along and west of the
central mountain chain while strong to damaging winds occur across
portions of central and eastern New Mexico.


.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

Spotter activation is not anticipated.

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