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URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PUEBLO CO
542 AM MDT MON APR 27 2015

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NORTHERN SANGRE DE CRISTO MOUNTAINS BETWEEN 8500 AND 11000 FT-
NORTHERN SANGRE DE CRISTO MOUNTAINS ABOVE 11000 FEET-
SOUTHERN SANGRE DE CRISTO MOUNTAINS BETWEEN 7500 AND 11000 FT-
SOUTHERN SANGRE DE CRISTO MOUNTAINS ABOVE 11000 FT-
WET MOUNTAINS BETWEEN 6300 AND 10000 FT-
WET MOUNTAINS ABOVE 10000 FT-PIKES PEAK ABOVE 11000 FT-
INCLUDING...LA VETA PASS...PONCHA PASS...BLANCA PEAK...CUCHARA...
STONEWALL...WESTON...SPANISH PEAKS...RYE...GREENHORN MTN...
PIKES PEAK
542 AM MDT MON APR 27 2015

...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL NOON MDT TODAY...

* LOCATION...THE SANGRE DE CRISTO AND WET MOUNTAINS.

* CAUSE AND TIMING...A STRONG SPRING STORM WILL CONTINUE TO
  AFFECT THE REGION THROUGH THIS MORNING.

* SNOW ACCUMULATION...8 TO 16 INCHES OF SNOW. THE HEAVIEST SNOW
  WILL OCCUR ON THE EAST FACING SLOPES ABOVE 7000 FEET.

* WIND...NORTHEAST 15 TO 25 MPH.

* IMPACT...TRAVEL WILL BE HAZARDOUS DUE TO HEAVY SNOW...POOR
  VISIBILITIES AND SLUSHY...SNOW COVERED ROADS. SOME TREE DAMAGE
  AND POWER OUTAGES WILL BE POSSIBLE DUE TO THE INTENSE SNOWFALL
  RATES...ESPECIALLY ON NEWLY LEAFED OUT TREES ACROSS THE LOWER
  ELEVATIONS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

AVOID TRAVEL IN THE WARNING AREA. IF YOU ARE PLANNING TO TRAVEL
IN THE WARNING AREA DURING THE TIME OF THE WARNING...LISTEN TO
THE LATEST WEATHER FORECAST AND CONSIDER TRAVELING AT ANOTHER
TIME OR BY ANOTHER ROUTE. IF YOU MUST TRAVEL IN THE WARNING AREA
DURING THE TIME OF THE WARNING...TAKE ALONG A WINTER SURVIVAL
KIT. IF YOU BECOME STRANDED IN A RURAL AREA...STAY WITH YOUR
VEHICLE UNTIL HELP ARRIVES. TO KEEP WARM IN YOUR VEHICLE...RUN
YOUR ENGINE 10 MINUTES EACH HOUR...AND MAKE SURE THE EXHAUST PIPE
IS CLEAR OF SNOW TO AVOID CARBON MONOXIDE POISONING.

&&

$$

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ALBUQUERQUE NM
527 AM MDT MON APR 27 2015

...HEAVY SNOW ACCUMULATION EXPECTED OVER THE SANGRE DE CRISTO
MOUNTAINS AS WELL AS FOR RATON RIDGE AND JOHNSON MESA TODAY...

.A STRONG AND UNSEASONABLY COLD UPPER LEVEL LOW WILL CONTINUE TO BRING
MODERATE TO HEAVY SNOW TO THE HIGHER ELEVATIONS OF NORTHEAST NEW
MEXICO TODAY. THE HEAVIEST SNOW IS EXPECTED TO FALL THIS
MORNING...TAPERING OFF TO SNOW SHOWERS DURING THE AFTERNOON.

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/O.CON.KABQ.WS.W.0010.000000T0000Z-150428T0000Z/
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-RATON RIDGE/JOHNSON MESA-
527 AM MDT MON APR 27 2015

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

A WINTER STORM WARNING FOR HEAVY SNOW REMAINS IN
EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM MDT THIS EVENING.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...TOTAL SNOW ACCUMULATIONS OF 5 TO 10
  INCHES...LOCALLY UP TO 15 INCHES. HIGHEST AMOUNTS ARE EXPECTED
  ALONG THE EAST SLOPES OF THE SANGRE DE CRISTO MOUNTAINS.

* TIMING...WIDESPREAD MODERATE TO HEAVY SNOW WILL CONTINUE
  PRIMARILY THROUGH THE MORNING HOURS...TAPERING OFF TO SNOW
  SHOWERS DURING THE AFTERNOON.

* WINDS...NORTHEAST AT 15 TO 25 MPH.

* SNOW LEVELS...DROPPING TO BETWEEN 6000 AND 6500 FEET THIS
  MORNING WITH ACCUMULATING SNOW LEVELS FALLING TO NEAR OR JUST
  BELOW 7000 FEET.

* LOCAL IMPACTS...ROADS ABOVE 7500 FEET INCLUDING RATON AND
  BOBCAT PASSES WILL LIKELY BECOME SNOW PACKED AND ICY. THE
  VISIBILITY WILL FALL BELOW A HALF MILE 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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