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URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE EL PASO TX/SANTA TERESA NM
649 AM MST FRI JAN 30 2015

...WINTER STORM TO BRING HEAVY MOUNTAIN SNOW TO SOUTHWEST AND
SOUTH CENTRAL NEW MEXICO TODAY 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 TODAY 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>416-302315-
/O.CON.KEPZ.WS.W.0003.000000T0000Z-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
649 AM MST FRI JAN 30 2015

...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 CONTINUE TODAY 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
649 AM MST FRI JAN 30 2015

...WINTER STORM TO BRING HEAVY MOUNTAIN SNOW TO SOUTHWEST AND
SOUTH CENTRAL NEW MEXICO TODAY 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 TODAY 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.

NMZ402-302315-
/O.CON.KEPZ.WS.W.0003.000000T0000Z-150201T0700Z/
SOUTHERN GILA HIGHLANDS/BLACK RANGE-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...SILVER CITY...LAKE ROBERTS...KINGSTON...
FORT BAYARD
649 AM MST FRI JAN 30 2015

...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 CONTINUE TODAY 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.

&&

$$

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ALBUQUERQUE NM
447 AM MST FRI JAN 30 2015

...HEAVY SNOW EVENT CONTINUES FOR NORTHERN AND CENTRAL NEW MEXICO
THROUGH SATURDAY...

.A SLOW MOVING PACIFIC STORM SYSTEM WITH MOIST SUBTROPICAL AIR
AHEAD OF IT WILL INTERACT WITH A COOLER LOW LEVEL AIR MASS TO
PRODUCE WIDESPREAD PRECIPITATION ACROSS THE LAND OF ENCHANTMENT.
SIGNIFICANT SNOW AMOUNTS ARE EXPECTED FOR THE MOUNTAINS...WITH
MORE THAN A FOOT OF SNOW POSSIBLE ABOVE 9000 FEET. A MIX OF RAIN
AND SNOW IS EXPECTED AT LOWER ELEVATIONS DUE TO A THIN WARM LAYER
NEAR THE SURFACE. BRIEF BOUTS OF SLEET ARE ALSO POSSIBLE ACROSS
THE EASTERN PLAINS. PRECIPITATION WILL CONTINUE THROUGH SATURDAY
BEFORE SLOWLY DIMINISHING.

NMZ504-510>515-517-521>523-529-533-301900-
/O.CON.KABQ.WS.W.0004.000000T0000Z-150201T0000Z/
NORTHWEST HIGHLANDS-SAN JUAN MOUNTAINS-JEMEZ 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-LOWER CHAMA RIVER VALLEY-
SANDIA/MANZANO MOUNTAINS-ESTANCIA VALLEY-CENTRAL HIGHLANDS-
NORTHEAST HIGHLANDS-GUADALUPE COUNTY-
447 AM MST FRI JAN 30 2015

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

A WINTER STORM WARNING FOR HEAVY SNOW REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 5
PM MST SATURDAY.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...EXPECT SNOWFALL ACCUMULATIONS BETWEEN 3 TO
  6 INCHES BELOW 7500 FEET AND 6 TO 10 INCHES ABOVE 7500 FEET. THE
  HIGHEST ELEVATIONS WILL SEE ACCUMULATIONS BETWEEN 12 AND 16
  INCHES. GUADALUPE COUNTY WILL SEE A WIDE RANGE IN SNOW TOTALS
  WITH 1 TO 5 INCHES POSSIBLE FROM EAST TO WEST.

* TIMING...SNOW WILL INCREASE IN INTENSITY TODAY AND CONTINUE
  THROUGH MUCH OF THE DAY ON SATURDAY.

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

* SNOW LEVELS...SNOW LEVELS WILL FLUCTUATE BETWEEN 5000 AND 6500
  FEET DEPENDING ON THE TIME OF DAY. MOUNTAIN LOCALES CAN EXPECT
  MOSTLY SNOW.

* LOCAL IMPACTS...HEAVY WET SNOW WILL ACCUMULATE ON ROADWAYS...
  ESPECIALLY IF SNOW RATES ARE HIGH. WINTER DRIVING CONDITIONS
  ARE EXPECTED AT TIMES...ESPECIALLY ABOVE 7500 FEET.

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
447 AM MST FRI JAN 30 2015

...HEAVY SNOW EVENT CONTINUES FOR NORTHERN AND CENTRAL NEW MEXICO
THROUGH SATURDAY...

.A SLOW MOVING PACIFIC STORM SYSTEM WITH MOIST SUBTROPICAL AIR
AHEAD OF IT WILL INTERACT WITH A COOLER LOW LEVEL AIR MASS TO
PRODUCE WIDESPREAD PRECIPITATION ACROSS THE LAND OF ENCHANTMENT.
SIGNIFICANT SNOW AMOUNTS ARE EXPECTED FOR THE MOUNTAINS...WITH
MORE THAN A FOOT OF SNOW POSSIBLE ABOVE 9000 FEET. A MIX OF RAIN
AND SNOW IS EXPECTED AT LOWER ELEVATIONS DUE TO A THIN WARM LAYER
NEAR THE SURFACE. BRIEF BOUTS OF SLEET ARE ALSO POSSIBLE ACROSS
THE EASTERN PLAINS. PRECIPITATION WILL CONTINUE THROUGH SATURDAY
BEFORE SLOWLY DIMINISHING.

NMZ502-506-508-524>526-539-301900-
/O.CON.KABQ.WS.W.0004.000000T0000Z-150201T0000Z/
CHUSKA MOUNTAINS-WEST CENTRAL MOUNTAINS-SOUTHWEST MOUNTAINS-
SOUTH CENTRAL HIGHLANDS-UPPER TULAROSA VALLEY-
SOUTH CENTRAL MOUNTAINS-EASTERN LINCOLN COUNTY-
447 AM MST FRI JAN 30 2015

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

A WINTER STORM WARNING FOR HEAVY SNOW REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 5
PM MST SATURDAY.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...EXPECT SNOW ACCUMULATIONS OF 3 TO 6 INCHES
  BELOW 7500 FEET...WITH LESSER ACCUMULATIONS ACROSS THE UPPER
  TULAROSA VALLEY...AND 8 TO 14 INCHES ABOVE 7500 FEET. LOCALLY
  BETWEEN 15 AND 20 INCHES POSSIBLE ACROSS THE HIGHEST ELEVATIONS.

* TIMING...SNOW WILL CONTINUE THROUGH SATURDAY WITH FEW BREAKS
  BEFORE TAPERING OFF SATURDAY NIGHT.

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

* SNOW LEVELS...SNOW LEVELS WILL MAINLY VARY BETWEEN 6000 AND 7500
  FEET.

* LOCAL IMPACTS...HEAVY WET SNOW IS EXPECTED TO ACCUMULATE ON
  ROADWAYS...ESPECIALLY IF SNOW RATES ARE HIGH. WINTER DRIVING
  CONDITIONS ARE LIKELY. HEAVY SNOW MAY COMPROMISE THE
  STRUCTURAL INTEGRITY OF SOME ROOF TOPS WHERE ACCUMULATIONS ARE
  HIGHEST.

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 TUCSON AZ
248 AM MST FRI JAN 30 2015

AZZ510-511-302000-
/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
248 AM MST FRI JAN 30 2015

...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL NOON MST
SATURDAY ABOVE 7000 FEET...

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

* SNOW LEVELS...SNOW LEVELS FRIDAY MORNING WILL BE AROUND 8500
  TO 9000 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 FLAGSTAFF AZ
234 AM MST FRI JAN 30 2015

AZZ017-301845-
/O.CON.KFGZ.WS.W.0001.150130T1200Z-150201T0000Z/
WHITE MOUNTAINS-
234 AM MST FRI JAN 30 2015

...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 5 PM MST SATURDAY
ABOVE 8500 FEET...

* TIMING AND SNOW LEVELS...SNOWFALL SHOULD INCREASE THIS 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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