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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.

NMZ527-528-530>532-301900-
/O.CON.KABQ.WW.Y.0004.000000T0000Z-150201T0000Z/
RATON RIDGE/JOHNSON MESA-FAR NORTHEAST HIGHLANDS-UNION COUNTY-
HARDING COUNTY-EASTERN SAN MIGUEL COUNTY-
447 AM MST FRI JAN 30 2015

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 5 PM MST
SATURDAY...

A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SNOW REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 5 PM MST
SATURDAY.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...EXPECT SNOW ACCUMULATIONS BETWEEN 1 AND 3
  INCHES WITH LOCALLY AROUND 4 INCHES.

* TIMING...SNOW WILL BEGIN BY MID DAY AND CONTINUE THROUGH
  SATURDAY.

* WINDS...NO SIGNIFICANT WINDS ARE EXPECTED.

* SNOW LEVELS...SNOW LEVELS WILL FLUCTUATE BETWEEN THE SURFACE AND
  JUST ABOVE THE SURFACE DEPENDING ON THE TIME OF DAY.
  THEREFORE...RAIN MAY MIX WITH SNOW...ESPECIALLY ALONG THE TEXAS
  BORDER.

* LOCAL IMPACTS...SOME SNOW MAY ACCUMULATE ON ROADWAYS...
  ESPECIALLY AT NIGHT AND THROUGH THE MORNING HOURS. WINTER
  DRIVING CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED AT TIMES.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SNOW MEANS THAT PERIODS OF SNOW
WILL PRIMARILY CAUSE TRAVEL DIFFICULTIES. BE PREPARED FOR SNOW
COVERED ROADS AND LIMITED VISIBILITIES.

&&

$$

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.

NMZ503-507-516-518-519-301900-
/O.CON.KABQ.WW.Y.0004.000000T0000Z-150201T0000Z/
FAR NORTHWEST HIGHLANDS-WEST CENTRAL HIGHLANDS-
UPPER RIO GRANDE VALLEY-SANTA FE METRO AREA-
ALBUQUERQUE METRO AREA-
447 AM MST FRI JAN 30 2015

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 5 PM MST
SATURDAY...

A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SNOW REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 5 PM
MST SATURDAY.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...EXPECT SNOW ACCUMULATIONS BETWEEN 2 TO 5
  INCHES WITH LOCALLY UP TO 6 INCHES ACROSS THE HIGHEST
  ELEVATIONS. THE LOWER ELEVATIONS OF THE RIO GRANDE VALLEY WILL
  SEE ANYWHERE BETWEEN A HALF INCH AND 2 INCHES.

* TIMING...SNOW...OCCASIONALLY MIXED WITH RAIN AT THE LOWEST
  ELEVATIONS...WILL CONTINUE THROUGH SATURDAY.

* WINDS...EAST TO SOUTHEAST 20 TO 30 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 40
  MPH ARE EXPECT BELOW THE CENTRAL MOUNTAIN CANYONS THIS MORNING.
  WIND SPEEDS WILL RELAX THEREAFTER.

* SNOW LEVELS...SNOW LEVELS WILL FLUCTUATE BETWEEN THE SURFACE
  AND JUST ABOVE THE SURFACE DEPENDING ON THE TIME OF DAY DURING
  THE EVENT. THEREFORE...RAIN WILL MIX WITH SNOW AT TIMES...
  ESPECIALLY WITHIN THE RIO GRANDE VALLEY.

* LOCAL IMPACTS...WET SNOW WILL ACCUMULATE ON SOME ROADS MAINLY
  LATER AT NIGHT AND THROUGH THE MORNING HOURS...MAKING TRAVEL
  HAZARDOUS. WINTER DRIVING CONDITIONS ARE POSSIBLE.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SNOW MEANS THAT PERIODS OF SNOW
WILL PRIMARILY CAUSE TRAVEL DIFFICULTIES. BE PREPARED FOR SNOW
COVERED ROADS AND LIMITED VISIBILITIES.

&&

$$

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.

NMZ540-301900-
/O.CON.KABQ.WW.Y.0004.000000T0000Z-150201T0000Z/
SOUTHWEST CHAVES COUNTY-
447 AM MST FRI JAN 30 2015

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 5 PM MST
SATURDAY...

A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SNOW REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 5 PM
MST SATURDAY.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...EXPECT SNOW ACCUMULATIONS BETWEEN 2 TO 4
  INCHES WITH LOCALLY UP TO 6 INCHES NEAR THE LINCOLN COUNTY
  LINE.

* TIMING...SNOW WILL CONTINUE THROUGH SATURDAY.

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

* SNOW LEVELS...SNOW LEVELS WILL FLUCTUATE BETWEEN THE SURFACE
  AND JUST ABOVE THE SURFACE DEPENDING ON THE TIME OF DAY.
  THEREFORE... RAIN MAY MIX WITH SNOW...ESPECIALLY ACROSS THE
  EASTERN PORTIONS OF THE AREA.

* LOCAL IMPACTS...SOME WET SNOW MAY ACCUMULATE ON ROADWAYS...
  MAINLY LATER AT NIGHT AND THROUGH THE MORNING HOURS. WINTER
  DRIVING CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED AT TIMES.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SNOW MEANS THAT PERIODS OF SNOW
WILL PRIMARILY CAUSE TRAVEL DIFFICULTIES. BE PREPARED FOR SNOW
COVERED ROADS AND LIMITED VISIBILITIES.

&&

$$

34

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE AMARILLO TX
505 AM CST FRI JAN 30 2015

OKZ001-TXZ001-006-011-012-016-017-302200-
/O.CON.KAMA.WW.Y.0003.150130T2100Z-150201T0000Z/
CIMARRON-DALLAM-HARTLEY-OLDHAM-POTTER-DEAF SMITH-RANDALL-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...BOISE CITY...KEYES...DALHART...
HARTLEY...CHANNING...VEGA...AMARILLO...HEREFORD...CANYON
505 AM CST FRI JAN 30 2015

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 3 PM THIS
AFTERNOON TO 6 PM CST SATURDAY...

A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR A WINTRY MIX REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 3
PM THIS AFTERNOON TO 6 PM CST SATURDAY.

* EVENT...A MIX OF RAIN...SLEET AND SNOW WILL IMPACT THE WESTERN
  OKLAHOMA PANHANDLE AND THE WESTERN AND PARTS OF THE SOUTH CENTRAL
  TEXAS PANHANDLE THIS AFTERNOON THROUGH SATURDAY AFTERNOON. TOTAL
  SNOWFALL ACCUMULATIONS OF 1 TO 3 INCHES ARE EXPECTED WITH LOCALLY
  HIGHER AMOUNTS POSSIBLE NEAR THE NEW MEXICO STATE LINE.

* TIMING...A RAIN SNOW MIX WILL START THIS AFTERNOON ACROSS THE FAR
  WESTERN PANHANDLES. DURING THE OVERNIGHT HOURS AS TEMPERATURES
  COOL...THIS MIX WILL MOVE EASTWARD WITH THE POSSIBILITY OF SLEET
  MIXING IN.

* IMPACTS...TRAVEL COULD BECOME HAZARDOUS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY MEANS THAT PERIODS OF SNOW...SLEET...OR
FREEZING RAIN WILL CAUSE TRAVEL DIFFICULTIES. BE PREPARED FOR
SLIPPERY ROADS AND LIMITED VISIBILITIES...AND USE CAUTION WHILE
DRIVING.

&&

$$

GOEHRING

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PUEBLO CO
343 AM MST FRI JAN 30 2015

COZ067-068-074-075-301900-
/O.CON.KPUB.WW.Y.0008.150130T1500Z-150201T0300Z/
UPPER RIO GRANDE VALLEY/EASTERN SAN JUAN MOUNTAINS BELOW 10000 FT-
EASTERN SAN JUAN MOUNTAINS ABOVE 10000 FT-
SOUTHERN SANGRE DE CRISTO MOUNTAINS BETWEEN 7500 AND 11000 FT-
SOUTHERN SANGRE DE CRISTO MOUNTAINS ABOVE 11000 FT-
INCLUDING...SOUTH FORK...CREEDE...CUMBRES PASS...
WOLF CREEK PASS...CUCHARA...STONEWALL...WESTON...SPANISH PEAKS
343 AM MST FRI JAN 30 2015

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 8 AM THIS
MORNING TO 8 PM MST SATURDAY...

* LOCATION...THE EASTERN SAN JUANS ABOVE 10000 FEET...THE
  SPANISH PEAKS REGION AND THE SOUTHERN SANGRE DE CRISTO
  MOUNTAINS.

* CAUSE AND TIMING...A STORM SYSTEM MOVING THROUGH THE DESERT
  SOUTHWEST WILL BRING ABUNDANT MOISTURE NORTHWARD INTO SOUTHERN
  COLORADO FRIDAY AND SATURDAY...LEADING TO THE POTENTIAL FOR
  MODERATE TO OCCASIONALLY HEAVY SNOWFALL.

* SNOW ACCUMULATION...6 TO 10 INCHES WITH LOCALLY HIGHER AMOUNTS.

* IMPACT...ROADS WILL BECOME ICY AND SNOW COVERED...MAKING FOR
  HAZARDOUS TRAVEL CONDITIONS. HEAVY WET SNOW WILL RESULT IN
  INCREASED AVALANCHE THREAT.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

WINTER STORMS MAY HAVE STRONG WINDS AND REDUCED VISIBILITY DUE TO
HEAVY SNOWFALL AND BLOWING SNOW. SNOW ACCUMULATIONS OF OVER
8 INCHES IN THE MOUNTAINS MAY OCCUR. IF YOU ARE PLANNING TO
TRAVEL IN THE WATCH AREA DURING THE TIME OF THE WATCH...LISTEN TO
THE LATEST WEATHER FORECAST AND CONSIDER TRAVELING AT ANOTHER
TIME OR BY ANOTHER ROUTE. IF YOU MUST TRAVEL IN OR THROUGH THE
WATCH AREA DURING THE TIME OF THE WATCH...TAKE ALONG A WINTER
SURVIVAL KIT.

&&

$$

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MIDLAND/ODESSA TX
400 AM CST FRI JAN 30 2015

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FOR THE GUADALUPE MOUNTAINS
THROUGH 5 PM MST TODAY FOR SLEET AND SNOW...

.A LARGE SWATH OF PRECIPITATION WILL OVERSPREAD THE AREA TODAY
AND AS TEMPERATURES REMAIN NEAR FREEZING...SLEET AND SNOW WILL
DEVELOP. SLEET AND SNOW ACCUMULATIONS OF 1 TO 4 INCHES ARE
POSSIBLE THROUGH 5 PM MST TODAY.

NMZ027-TXZ258-302100-
/O.CON.KMAF.WW.Y.0015.000000T0000Z-150131T0000Z/
GUADALUPE MOUNTAINS OF EDDY COUNTY-GUADALUPE MOUNTAINS-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...QUEEN...GUADALUPE MOUNTAINS NP...
PINE SPRINGS
300 AM MST FRI JAN 30 2015

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 5 PM MST THIS
AFTERNOON...

* EVENT...SLEET AND SNOW.

* TIMING...TODAY.

* IMPACTS...SLICK ROADS AND TRAILS EXPECTED TO RESULT FROM SLEET
  AND SNOW ACCUMULATION. HIGH WINDS ACCOMPANYING THE WINTRY
  PRECIPITATION COULD RESULT IN REDUCTIONS IN VISIBILITY.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...1 TO 4 INCHES OF SNOW AND SLEET ARE
  POSSIBLE.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY MEANS THAT PERIODS OF SNOW...SLEET...OR
FREEZING RAIN WILL CAUSE TRAVEL DIFFICULTIES. BE PREPARED FOR
SLIPPERY ROADS AND LIMITED VISIBILITIES...AND USE CAUTION WHILE
DRIVING.

&&

$$

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE...CORRECTED
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GRAND JUNCTION CO
132 AM MST FRI JAN 30 2015

CORRECTED TO REMOVE REDUNDANT WORDING IN THE TIMING SECTIONS

COZ019-UTZ028-301645-
/O.COR.KGJT.WW.Y.0006.150130T0832Z-150201T0300Z/
SOUTHWEST SAN JUAN MOUNTAINS-LA SAL AND ABAJO MOUNTAINS-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...SILVERTON...RICO...HESPERUS
132 AM MST FRI JAN 30 2015

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 PM MST
SATURDAY...

* TIMING...SNOW WILL CONTINUE TO INCREASE THIS MORNING AND THEN
  CONTINUE THROUGH SATURDAY EVENING. THE HEAVIEST SNOW WILL OCCUR
  TONIGHT.

* SNOW ACCUMULATION...6 TO 10 INCHES. AROUND A FOOT AT LOCATIONS
  ABOVE 10000 FEET.

* WINDS...SOUTH 5 TO 10 MPH.

* IMPACTS...ROADS WILL BE SLUSHY AND SNOW PACKED...ESPECIALLY
  HIGHWAYS 550 AND 145 THROUGH THE SAN JUAN MOUNTAINS AND UTAH
  HIGHWAY 191 FROM BLANDING THROUGH MONTICELLO. HEAVY SNOW MAY
  RESTRICT VISIBILITY AT TIMES.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY MEANS THAT PERIODS OF SNOW AND/OR
BLOWING SNOW WILL CAUSE TRAVEL DIFFICULTIES. BE PREPARED FOR
SLIPPERY ROADS AND LIMITED VISIBILITIES...AND USE CAUTION WHILE
DRIVING.

&&

$$

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MORRISTOWN TN
1214 AM EST FRI JAN 30 2015

...ACCUMULATING SNOWFALL EXPECTED ACROSS THE HIGHER ELEVATIONS OF
TENNESSEE THROUGH FRIDAY MORNING...

.A COLD FRONT WILL MOVE SOUTHEAST OF THE SOUTHERN APPALACHIANS
OVERNIGHT. RAIN SHOWERS WILL CHANGE TO SNOW SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT
AND CONTINUE FRIDAY MORNING ACROSS THE MOUNTAINS OF EAST CENTRAL
AND NORTHEAST TENNESSEE. LIGHT SNOW ACCUMULATION CAN BE EXPECTED
...WITH BREEZY NORTHWEST WINDS AND SUB FREEZING TEMPERATURES ACROSS
THE HIGHER ELEVATIONS.

TNZ018-041-043-045-047-072-074-301700-
/O.CON.KMRX.WW.Y.0004.000000T0000Z-150130T1700Z/
JOHNSON-COCKE SMOKY MOUNTAINS-SOUTHEAST GREENE-UNICOI-
SOUTHEAST CARTER-BLOUNT SMOKY MOUNTAINS-SEVIER SMOKY MOUNTAINS-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...MOUNTAIN CITY...COSBY...CEDAR CREEK...
ERWIN...ROAN MOUNTAIN...CADES COVE...GATLINBURG
1214 AM EST FRI JAN 30 2015

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL NOON EST
TODAY...

* EVENT...SNOW ACCUMULATIONS OF ONE TO THREE INCHES.

* TIMING...RAIN WILL CHANGE TO SNOW AFTER MIDNIGHT AND CONTINUE
  FRIDAY MORNING.

* IMPACTS...TRAVEL MAY BECOME HAZARDOUS...MAINLY ABOVE 3000 FEET.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SNOW MEANS THAT PERIODS OF SNOW ARE
EXPECTED OR OCCURRING...BUT ACCUMULATIONS ARE EXPECTED TO BE
LIGHT. DRIVING AND WALKING MAY BE DIFFICULT ON UNTREATED ROADWAYS
AND SIDEWALKS. BE PREPARED FOR SNOW COVERED ROADS AND LIMITED
VISIBILITIES. IF YOU MUST TRAVEL...SLOW DOWN AND ALLOW EXTRA TIME
TO REACH YOUR DESTINATION.

&&

$$

TG

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