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URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ALBUQUERQUE NM
343 PM MST MON DEC 22 2014

...POTENT WINTER STORM SYSTEM TO BRING ACCUMULATING SNOW TO MUCH
OF NORTHERN AND EASTERN NEW MEXICO...

.SNOW WILL CONTINUE ACROSS NORTH AND NORTHEAST NEW MEXICO THIS
EVENING BEFORE EXPANDING SOUTHWARD ACROSS THE EASTERN PLAINS
OVERNIGHT. AREAS OF BLOWING SNOW ARE POSSIBLE. THE HEAVIEST
ACCUMULATIONS WILL OCCUR WITHIN THE SANGRE DE CRISTO MOUNTAINS AND
ALONG THE RATON RIDGE. SNOW WILL TAPER OFF FROM NORTHWEST TO
SOUTHEAST AND EXIT THE EASTERN PLAINS ON TUESDAY MORNING. THE
COMBINATION OF SNOW AND BITTERLY COLD TEMPERATURES MOVING INTO THE
AREA WILL CREATE HAZARDOUS TRAVEL CONDITIONS THROUGH TUESDAY
MORNING.

NMZ513>515-527-530-230500-
/O.CON.KABQ.WS.W.0008.000000T0000Z-141223T1200Z/
NORTHERN SANGRE DE CRISTO MOUNTAINS ABOVE 9500 FEET/RED RIVER-
SOUTHERN SANGRE DE CRISTO MOUNTAINS ABOVE 9500 FEET-
EAST SLOPES SANGRE DE CRISTO MOUNTAINS-RATON RIDGE/JOHNSON MESA-
UNION COUNTY-
343 PM MST MON DEC 22 2014

...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 5 AM MST
TUESDAY...

A WINTER STORM WARNING FOR HEAVY SNOW REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 5 AM
MST TUESDAY.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...5 TO 10 INCHES ACROSS THE SANGRE DE CRISTO
  MOUNTAINS AND THE RATON RIDGE...AND 3 TO 5 INCHES ACROSS WESTERN
  UNION COUNTY.

* TIMING...SNOW WILL CONTINUE THROUGH THIS EVENING BEFORE TAPERING
  OFF EARLY TUESDAY.

* WINDS...NORTH 10 TO 20 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 30 MPH.

* SNOW LEVELS...TEMPERATURES ARE COLD ENOUGH FOR SNOW AT ALL
  LOCATIONS.

* LOCAL IMPACTS...HEAVY SNOW WILL REDUCE VISIBILITIES AND CREATE
  DANGEROUS DRIVING CONDITIONS. SLICK AND ICY ROADS ARE LIKELY
  ALONG U.S. HIGHWAY 64 BETWEEN DES MOINES AND CLAYTON...AS WELL
  AS BETWEEN EAGLE NEST AND CIMARRON.

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
343 PM MST MON DEC 22 2014

...POTENT WINTER STORM SYSTEM TO BRING ACCUMULATING SNOW TO MUCH
OF NORTHERN AND EASTERN NEW MEXICO...

.SNOW WILL CONTINUE ACROSS NORTH AND NORTHEAST NEW MEXICO THIS
EVENING BEFORE EXPANDING SOUTHWARD ACROSS THE EASTERN PLAINS
OVERNIGHT. AREAS OF BLOWING SNOW ARE POSSIBLE. THE HEAVIEST
ACCUMULATIONS WILL OCCUR WITHIN THE SANGRE DE CRISTO MOUNTAINS AND
ALONG THE RATON RIDGE. SNOW WILL TAPER OFF FROM NORTHWEST TO
SOUTHEAST AND EXIT THE EASTERN PLAINS ON TUESDAY MORNING. THE
COMBINATION OF SNOW AND BITTERLY COLD TEMPERATURES MOVING INTO THE
AREA WILL CREATE HAZARDOUS TRAVEL CONDITIONS THROUGH TUESDAY
MORNING.

NMZ523-529-230500-
/O.CON.KABQ.WS.W.0008.141223T0000Z-141223T1500Z/
CENTRAL HIGHLANDS-NORTHEAST HIGHLANDS-
343 PM MST MON DEC 22 2014

...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 AM MST
TUESDAY...

A WINTER STORM WARNING FOR HEAVY SNOW REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 AM
MST TUESDAY.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...2 TO 4 INCHES.

* TIMING...SNOW WILL DEVELOP THIS EVENING AND BECOME LOCALLY
  HEAVY OVERNIGHT BEFORE TAPERING OFF TUESDAY MORNING.

* WINDS...GENERALLY TAPERING OFF BEFORE SNOW COMMENCES.

* SNOW LEVELS...TEMPERATURES WILL BECOME COLD ENOUGH FOR SNOW AT
  ALL LOCATIONS THIS EVENING.

* LOCAL IMPACTS...THE COMBINATION OF SNOW...BLOWING SNOW...AND
  FRIGID TEMPERATURES WILL REDUCE VISIBILITIES AND CREATE VERY
  HAZARDOUS TRAVEL CONDITIONS...INCLUDING INTERSTATE 25 AROUND
  LAS VEGAS AND INTERSTATE 40 AROUND CLINES CORNERS.

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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