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URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE EL PASO TX/SANTA TERESA NM
914 PM MST THU JAN 29 2015

...WINTER STORM TO BRING HEAVY MOUNTAIN SNOW TO SOUTHWEST AND
SOUTH CENTRAL NEW MEXICO LATE TONIGHT THROUGH SATURDAY EVENING...

.A POWERFUL AND SLOW MOVING WINTER STORM SYSTEM WILL DELIVER
SIGNIFICANT SNOWFALL TO HIGHER ELEVATIONS IN THE GILA REGION AND
SACRAMENTO MOUNTAINS THROUGH SATURDAY NIGHT.  6 TO 10 INCHES OR
MORE OF SNOWFALL IS EXPECTED ACROSS HIGHEST ELEVATIONS IN THE GILA
REGION...WHILE THE HIGHER ELEVATIONS IN THE SACRAMENTO MOUNTAINS
AND ADJACENT EAST SLOPES COULD SEE 10 TO 16 INCHES OR MORE THROUGH
EARLY SATURDAY EVENING. MOST LOCATIONS UNDER 7000 FEET IN THE GILA
REGION WILL ONLY SEE 1 TO 3 INCHES OF SNOWFALL. THE WESTERN SLOPES
OF THE SACRAMENTO MOUNTAINS WILL SEE CLOSER TO 4 TO 8 INCHES.

NMZ414>416-301400-
/O.CON.KEPZ.WS.W.0003.150130T0700Z-150201T0700Z/
WEST SLOPES SACRAMENTO MOUNTAINS BELOW 7500 FEET-
SACRAMENTO MOUNTAINS ABOVE 7500 FEET-
EAST SLOPES SACRAMENTO MOUNTAINS BELOW 7500 FEET-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...MESCALERO...MOUNTAIN PARK...TIMBERON...
CLOUDCROFT...SUNSPOT...APACHE SUMMIT...MAYHILL...SACRAMENTO...
PINON
914 PM MST THU JAN 29 2015

...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL MIDNIGHT MST
SATURDAY NIGHT...

A WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL MIDNIGHT MST
SATURDAY NIGHT.

* SNOW ACCUMULATION: 10 TO 16 INCHES OR MORE OVER ELEVATIONS
  ABOVE 7000 FEET AND ALONG EASTERN SLOPES. 4 TO 8 INCHES ARE
  EXPECTED OVER LOWER WESTERN AND SOUTHERN SLOPES.

* TIMING: SNOW IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN EARLY THIS MORNING AND END AS
  LATE AS OVERNIGHT SATURDAY.

* IMPACT: HEAVY WET SNOW WILL ACCUMULATE AT HIGHER ELEVATIONS...
  MAKING TRAVEL DIFFICULT OVER MOUNTAIN PASSES. HEAVY SNOWS
  COULD COMPROMISE THE STRUCTURAL INTEGRITY OF SOME ROOFTOPS.
  DANGEROUSLY REDUCED VISIBILITIES ARE ALSO POSSIBLE IN HEAVY
  SNOW. AS SNOW LEVELS FALL...ROADS AT HIGH ELEVATIONS WILL
  BECOME ICY AND SNOW PACKED.

* WINDS: EAST 10 TO 20 MPH.

* SNOW LEVELS: MODERATE TO HEAVY SNOW SHOWERS WILL INITIALLY BEGIN
  ABOVE 7000 FEET...FALLING AS LOW AS 6000 FEET AT TIMES. SNOW
  LEVELS WILL REMAIN LOWER OVER THE EASTERN SLOPES THAN WESTERN
  SLOPES THROUGH MOST OF THE EVENT.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER STORM WARNING MEANS SIGNIFICANT AMOUNTS OF SNOW...
SLEET...AND ICE ARE EXPECTED OR OCCURRING. STRONG WINDS ARE ALSO
POSSIBLE.  THIS WILL MAKE TRAVEL VERY HAZARDOUS OR IMPOSSIBLE.

&&

$$

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE EL PASO TX/SANTA TERESA NM
914 PM MST THU JAN 29 2015

...WINTER STORM TO BRING HEAVY MOUNTAIN SNOW TO SOUTHWEST AND
SOUTH CENTRAL NEW MEXICO LATE TONIGHT THROUGH SATURDAY EVENING...

.A POWERFUL AND SLOW MOVING WINTER STORM SYSTEM WILL DELIVER
SIGNIFICANT SNOWFALL TO HIGHER ELEVATIONS IN THE GILA REGION AND
SACRAMENTO MOUNTAINS THROUGH SATURDAY NIGHT.  6 TO 10 INCHES OR
MORE OF SNOWFALL IS EXPECTED ACROSS HIGHEST ELEVATIONS IN THE GILA
REGION...WHILE THE HIGHER ELEVATIONS IN THE SACRAMENTO MOUNTAINS
AND ADJACENT EAST SLOPES COULD SEE 10 TO 16 INCHES OR MORE THROUGH
EARLY SATURDAY EVENING. MOST LOCATIONS UNDER 7000 FEET IN THE GILA
REGION WILL ONLY SEE 1 TO 3 INCHES OF SNOWFALL. THE WESTERN SLOPES
OF THE SACRAMENTO MOUNTAINS WILL SEE CLOSER TO 4 TO 8 INCHES.

NMZ402-301400-
/O.CON.KEPZ.WS.W.0003.150130T0700Z-150201T0700Z/
SOUTHERN GILA HIGHLANDS/BLACK RANGE-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...SILVER CITY...LAKE ROBERTS...KINGSTON...
FORT BAYARD
914 PM MST THU JAN 29 2015

...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL MIDNIGHT MST
SATURDAY NIGHT...

A WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL MIDNIGHT MST
SATURDAY NIGHT.

* SNOW ACCUMULATION: 6 TO 10 INCHES ABOVE 7000 FEET.
  ACCUMULATIONS BELOW 7000 FEET WILL BE IN THE 1 TO 3 INCH
  RANGE.

* TIMING: SNOW IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN EARLY THIS MORNING AND END AS
  LATE AS OVERNIGHT SATURDAY.

* IMPACT: HEAVY WET SNOW WILL ACCUMULATE AT HIGHER ELEVATIONS...
  MAKING TRAVEL DIFFICULT OVER MOUNTAIN PASSES. HEAVY SNOWS
  COULD COMPROMISE THE STRUCTURAL INTEGRITY OF SOME ROOFTOPS.
  DANGEROUSLY REDUCED VISIBILITIES ALSO POSSIBLE IN HEAVY SNOW.
  AS SNOW LEVELS FALL...ROADS AT HIGH ELEVATIONS WILL BECOME ICY
  AND SNOW PACKED.

* WINDS: EAST TO SOUTHEAST 10 TO 20 MPH.

* SNOW LEVELS: MODERATE TO HEAVY SNOW SHOWERS WILL INITIALLY BEGIN
  ABOVE 8000 FEET...FALLING NEAR 6000 FEET AT TIMES THROUGH THE
  EVENT.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER STORM WARNING MEANS SIGNIFICANT AMOUNTS OF SNOW...
SLEET...AND ICE ARE EXPECTED OR OCCURRING. STRONG WINDS ARE ALSO
POSSIBLE.  THIS WILL MAKE TRAVEL VERY HAZARDOUS OR IMPOSSIBLE.

&&

$$

LUNDEEN

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TUCSON AZ
950 PM MST THU JAN 29 2015

AZZ510-511-301200-
/O.CON.KTWC.WS.W.0001.150130T1200Z-150131T1900Z/
WHITE MOUNTAINS OF GRAHAM AND GREENLEE COUNTIES-
GALIURO AND PINALENO MOUNTAINS-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...HANNAGAN MEADOW...MOUNT GRAHAM
950 PM MST THU JAN 29 2015

...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 5 AM FRIDAY TO
NOON MST SATURDAY ABOVE 7000 FEET...

A WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 5 AM FRIDAY TO NOON
MST SATURDAY.

* IMPACTS...HEAVY SNOW WILL RESULT IN DANGEROUS DRIVING
  CONDITIONS OVER HIGHER TERRAIN. IN ADDITION...ROAD CLOSURES TO
  MOUNTAIN TOP LOCATIONS WILL LIKELY OCCUR.

* TIMING...SNOWFALL WILL DEVELOP EARLY FRIDAY MORNING AND
  CONTINUE INTO SATURDAY MORNING. SNOWFALL WILL LIKELY BE
  HEAVY AT TIMES.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...SNOW ACCUMULATIONS ARE FORECAST TO RANGE
  FROM 20 TO 26 INCHES ACROSS THE WHITE MOUNTAINS OF NORTHERN
  GREENLEE COUNTY...WHICH INCLUDES HANNAGAN MEADOW. SNOW
  ACCUMULATIONS WILL RANGE FROM 18 TO 24 INCHES ACROSS THE
  PINALENO MOUNTAINS OF SOUTH CENTRAL GRAHAM COUNTY...
  INCLUDING MT. GRAHAM.

* SNOW LEVELS...SNOW LEVELS FRIDAY MORNING WILL BE AROUND 8500
  TO9000 FEET. SNOW LEVELS WILL THEN LOWER TO AROUND 8000
  FRIDAY EVENING...AND CONTINUE TO LOWER TO BETWEEN 7000 AND
  7500 FEET BY MIDDAY SATURDAY. THE MOST SIGNIFICANT SNOW WILL
  BE ABOVE 8000 FEET.

* FOR A DETAILED VIEW OF THE HAZARD AREA...VISIT
  WEATHER.GOV/TUCSON AND CLICK ON THE DETAILED HAZARDS TAB

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER STORM WARNING MEANS HEAVY SNOW ACCUMULATIONS ARE
EXPECTED. GUSTY WINDS AND BLOWING SNOW ARE ALSO POSSIBLE. THIS
WILL MAKE TRAVEL VERY DIFFICULT OR IMPOSSIBLE...ESPECIALLY IN THE
MOUNTAINS.

LISTEN TO NOAA WEATHER RADIO...COMMERCIAL TELEVISION OR RADIO
STATIONS...OR YOUR CABLE TELEVISION SERVICE PROVIDER FOR UPDATES
ON THIS WINTER STORM.

&&

$$

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ALBUQUERQUE NM
355 PM MST THU JAN 29 2015

...HEAVY SNOW EVENT STILL EXPECTED FOR NORTHERN AND CENTRAL NEW
MEXICO TONIGHT THROUGH SATURDAY...

.A SLOW MOVING PACIFIC STORM SYSTEM WITH MOIST/SUBTROPICAL AIR
AHEAD OF IT WILL CLASH WITH A COOLER AIRMASS OVER NORTHERN AND
CENTRAL NEW MEXICO TO CREATE A MIX OF RAIN/SNOW AND EVEN THE
POSSIBILITY OF SLEET. SNOW ACCUMULATION LEVELS WILL CHANGE AS THE
EVENT UNFOLDS. LOOK FOR QUITE A SNOW GRADIENT BETWEEN THE LOWER
AND UPPER ELEVATIONS OF EACH FORECAST ZONE.

NMZ524-525-539-300700-
/O.UPG.KABQ.WS.A.0004.150130T1500Z-150201T0000Z/
/O.NEW.KABQ.WS.W.0004.150130T0000Z-150201T0000Z/
SOUTH CENTRAL HIGHLANDS-UPPER TULAROSA VALLEY-
EASTERN LINCOLN COUNTY-
355 PM MST THU JAN 29 2015

...WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 5 PM MST SATURDAY...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN ALBUQUERQUE HAS ISSUED A WINTER
STORM WARNING FOR HEAVY SNOW...WHICH IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 5 PM MST
SATURDAY. THE WINTER STORM WATCH IS NO LONGER IN EFFECT.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...EXPECT SNOW ACCUMULATIONS OF 4 TO 6 INCHES
  WITH LOCALLY UP TO 8 INCHES.

* TIMING...SNOW WILL START THIS EVENING AND CONTINUE THROUGH
  SATURDAY BEFORE TAPERING OFF SATURDAY NIGHT.

* WINDS...NO SIGNIFICANT WINDS ARE EXPECTED WITH THIS STORM
  SYSTEM.

* SNOW LEVELS...SNOW LEVELS WILL FLUCTUATE BUT EXPECTING SNOW
  ABOVE 4700 FEET WITH LEVELS GRADUALLY RISING FRIDAY NIGHT INTO
  SATURDAY.

* LOCAL IMPACTS...HEAVY WET SNOW IS EXPECTED TO ACCUMULATE ON
  ROADWAYS... ESPECIALLY IF SNOW RATES ARE HIGH. WINTER DRIVING
  CONDITIONS ARE POSSIBLE.

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.

&&

$$

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ALBUQUERQUE NM
355 PM MST THU JAN 29 2015

...HEAVY SNOW EVENT STILL EXPECTED FOR NORTHERN AND CENTRAL NEW
MEXICO TONIGHT THROUGH SATURDAY...

.A SLOW MOVING PACIFIC STORM SYSTEM WITH MOIST/SUBTROPICAL AIR
AHEAD OF IT WILL CLASH WITH A COOLER AIRMASS OVER NORTHERN AND
CENTRAL NEW MEXICO TO CREATE A MIX OF RAIN/SNOW AND EVEN THE
POSSIBILITY OF SLEET. SNOW ACCUMULATION LEVELS WILL CHANGE AS THE
EVENT UNFOLDS. LOOK FOR QUITE A SNOW GRADIENT BETWEEN THE LOWER
AND UPPER ELEVATIONS OF EACH FORECAST ZONE.

NMZ502-506-508-526-300700-
/O.UPG.KABQ.WS.A.0004.150130T0700Z-150201T0000Z/
/O.NEW.KABQ.WS.W.0004.150130T0000Z-150201T0000Z/
CHUSKA MOUNTAINS-WEST CENTRAL MOUNTAINS-SOUTHWEST MOUNTAINS-
SOUTH CENTRAL MOUNTAINS-
355 PM MST THU JAN 29 2015

...WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 5 PM MST SATURDAY...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN ALBUQUERQUE HAS ISSUED A WINTER
STORM WARNING FOR HEAVY SNOW...WHICH IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 5 PM MST
SATURDAY. THE WINTER STORM WATCH IS NO LONGER IN EFFECT.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...EXPECT SNOW ACCUMULATIONS BETWEEN 4 TO 8
  INCHES BELOW 7500 FEET AND 8 TO 14 INCHES ABOVE 7500 FEET.
  LOCALLY BETWEEN 16 TO 20 INCHES POSSIBLE ACROSS THE HIGHEST
  ELEVATIONS.

* TIMING...SNOW WILL START TONIGHT AND CONTINUE THROUGH SATURDAY.

* WINDS...NO SIGNIFICANT WINDS ARE EXPECTED WITH THIS SYSTEM.

* SNOW LEVELS...SNOW ACCUMULATION LEVELS WILL FLUCTUATE DURING THE
  EVENT BUT EXPECT SNOWFALL DURING THE MAJORITY OF THE TIME.

* LOCAL IMPACTS...HEAVY WET SNOW WILL ACCUMULATE AT HIGHER
  ELEVATIONS...MAKING TRAVEL DIFFICULT OR IMPOSSIBLE OVER SOME
  MOUNTAIN PASSES AND OTHER HIGH ELEVATION ROADS...INCLUDING ALONG
  INTERSTATE 40 AT THE CONTINENTAL DIVIDE. THE HEAVY WET SNOW COULD
  COMPROMISE THE STRUCTURAL INTEGRITY OF SOME ROOF TOPS.

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.

&&

$$

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FLAGSTAFF AZ
257 PM MST THU JAN 29 2015

AZZ017-301200-
/O.CON.KFGZ.WS.W.0001.150130T1200Z-150201T0000Z/
WHITE MOUNTAINS-
257 PM MST THU JAN 29 2015

...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 5 AM FRIDAY TO
5 PM MST SATURDAY ABOVE 8500 FEET...

* TIMING AND SNOW LEVELS...SNOWFALL SHOULD DEVELOP EARLY FRIDAY
  MORNING IN THE WHITE MOUNTAINS AREA ABOVE 9000 FEET. SNOW
  LEVELS ARE EXPECTED TO LOWER TO 8500 FEET BY SUNSET FRIDAY AND
  DROP TO 7500 FEET BY SATURDAY MORNING. SNOWFALL SHOULD BE
  HEAVY AT TIMES ABOVE 8500 FEET AFTER 12 PM FRIDAY THROUGH
  SATURDAY MORNING BEFORE TAPERING OFF SATURDAY AFTERNOON.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...10 TO 18 INCHES OF SNOW ARE FORECAST
  BETWEEN 8500 FEET AND 9500 FEET WITH 18 TO 30 INCHES OF SNOW
  ABOVE 9500 FEET.

* OTHER IMPACTS...ROADWAYS ABOVE 8500 FEET INCLUDING HIGHWAYS
  191...260..261...AND 273 WILL BE AFFECTED BY HEAVY SNOW.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

THIS WINTER STORM WARNING MEANS SEVERE WINTER WEATHER CONDITIONS
ARE EXPECTED DUE TO SIGNIFICANT AMOUNTS OF SNOW. DRIVING WILL BE
DANGEROUS DURING THIS STORM. IF POSSIBLE...POSTPONE TRAVELING IN
THE WARNING AREA UNTIL THIS STORM PASSES. IF YOU MUST TRAVEL TAKE
EMERGENCY SUPPLIES. TELL OTHERS YOUR TRAVEL ROUTE. FOR THE LATEST
ROAD CONDITIONS AND/OR CLOSURES...CALL THE ADOT FREEWAY
MANAGEMENT SYSTEM AT 1 888 411 7623 OR VISIT THEIR WEB SITE AT
WWW.AZ511.COM. ADDITIONAL WEATHER INFORMATION IS ON THE WEB AT
WWW.WEATHER.GOV.FLAGSTAFF.

&&

$$

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