Winter Weather Warnings / Watches / Advisories
Issued by NWS Albuquerque, NM

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URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Albuquerque NM
224 PM MST Sat Dec 14 2019

...ACCUMULATING SNOW AND STRONG WIND IN THE NORTHERN MOUNTAINS
THIS WEEKEND...

.Periods of light snow will continue in the northern mountains
this afternoon and evening, then snow will increase in coverage
and intensity as a storm system approaches tonight into Sunday.
By late Sunday several inches of snow accumulation are expected in
the Sangre de Cristo Mountains and the Chuska Mountains, with
over 1 foot across the high ridgeline of the Tusas Mountains.
Accumulating snow will then taper off Sunday evening. Strong
southwest and west winds will also develop, especially late
tonight into Sunday when gusts may reach 50 mph above 8500 feet.
Mountain tops of the southern Sangre de Cristo Mountains will
experience wind gusts close to 60 mph. The wind will blow and
drift the snow, creating periods of near whiteout conditions and
very cold wind chill temperatures.

NMZ210-150600-
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Tusas Mountains Including Chama-
224 PM MST Sat Dec 14 2019

...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 6 PM THIS EVENING
TO 8 PM MST SUNDAY...

* WHAT...Heavy snow expected. Total snow accumulations of 8 to 14
  inches above 8500 feet, 4 to 8 inches at lower elevations around
  Chama, and 1 to 2 inches along the Highway 285 corridor. West to
  southwest winds gusting as high as 40 mph mainly above 8500
  feet. Snow drifts may reach 3 feet deep over the high terrain.

* WHERE...Tusas Mountains Including Chama.

* WHEN...From 6 PM this evening to 8 PM MST Sunday.

* IMPACTS...Travel could be very difficult.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

If you must travel, keep an extra flashlight, food, and water in
your vehicle in case of an emergency.

The latest road conditions for New Mexico can be obtained by
calling 5 1 1, 1-800-432-4269, or visiting nmroads.com.

&&

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NMZ202-213-214-150600-
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Chuska Mountains-Northern Sangre de Cristo Mountains-
Southern Sangre de Cristo Mountains-
224 PM MST Sat Dec 14 2019

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 6 PM THIS
EVENING TO 8 PM MST SUNDAY...

* WHAT...Snow expected. Total snow accumulations of 3 to 6
  inches, except around 10 inches over mountain peaks. West to
  southwest winds gusting as high as 50 mph, except locally
  around 60 mph on the high peaks of the southern Sangre de
  Cristo Mountains.

* WHERE...Northern and Southern Sangre de Cristo Mountains.

* WHEN...From 6 PM this evening to 8 PM MST Sunday.

* IMPACTS...Plan on slippery road conditions. Gusty winds could
  bring down tree branches.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

Slow down and use caution while traveling.

The latest road conditions for New Mexico can be obtained by
calling 5 1 1, 1-800-432-4269, or visiting nmroads.com.

&&

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