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URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ALBUQUERQUE NM
351 AM MDT SUN MAY 1 2016

NMZ513>515-011900-
/O.CON.KABQ.WS.W.0008.000000T0000Z-160502T0000Z/
NORTHERN SANGRE DE CRISTOS ABOVE 9500 FEET/RED RIVER-
SOUTHERN SANGRE DE CRISTOS ABOVE 9500 FEET-
EAST SLOPES SANGRE DE CRISTO MOUNTAINS-
351 AM MDT SUN MAY 1 2016

...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM MDT THIS
EVENING...

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...5 TO 9 INCHES WITH LOCALLY HIGHER AMOUNTS
  AROUND 12 INCHES ON HIGHER PEAKS AND EAST FACING SLOPES.

* TIMING...SNOW WILL CONTINUE THROUGH THE MORNING HOURS. SNOW
  WILL MODERATE AND BECOME MORE INTERMITTENT BY LATE THIS 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 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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