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HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ALBUQUERQUE NM
530 AM MST MON DEC 22 2014

NMZ501>540-231300-
NORTHWEST PLATEAU-CHUSKA MOUNTAINS-FAR NORTHWEST HIGHLANDS-
NORTHWEST HIGHLANDS-WEST CENTRAL PLATEAU-WEST CENTRAL MOUNTAINS-
WEST CENTRAL HIGHLANDS-SOUTHWEST MOUNTAINS-
SAN FRANCISCO RIVER VALLEY-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-UPPER RIO GRANDE VALLEY-
LOWER CHAMA RIVER VALLEY-SANTA FE METRO AREA-ALBUQUERQUE METRO AREA-
LOWER RIO GRANDE VALLEY-SANDIA/MANZANO MOUNTAINS-ESTANCIA VALLEY-
CENTRAL HIGHLANDS-SOUTH CENTRAL HIGHLANDS-UPPER TULAROSA VALLEY-
SOUTH CENTRAL MOUNTAINS-RATON RIDGE/JOHNSON MESA-
FAR NORTHEAST HIGHLANDS-NORTHEAST HIGHLANDS-UNION COUNTY-
HARDING COUNTY-EASTERN SAN MIGUEL COUNTY-GUADALUPE COUNTY-
QUAY COUNTY-CURRY COUNTY-ROOSEVELT COUNTY-DE BACA COUNTY-
CHAVES COUNTY PLAINS-EASTERN LINCOLN COUNTY-SOUTHWEST CHAVES COUNTY-
530 AM MST MON DEC 22 2014

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR PORTIONS OF NORTH AND CENTRAL
NEW MEXICO.

.DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT

STRONG NORTHWEST WINDS OF 30 TO 40 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 65 MPH
WILL IMPACT THE AREA FROM THE SANDIA AND MANZANO MOUNTAINS EAST
ACROSS THE CENTRAL HIGHLANDS TODAY. WINDY CONDITIONS WILL ALSO
IMPACT MUCH OF THE REMAINDER OF CENTRAL AND WESTERN NEW MEXICO
WITH GUSTS UP TO 50 MPH. SNOW WILL INCREASE IN COVERAGE FOR THE
NORTHERN HIGH TERRAIN TODAY THEN SPREAD DOWN THE PLAINS TONIGHT.
THE COMBINATION OF SNOW...BLOWING SNOW...AND FRIGID TEMPERATURES
WILL CREATE HAZARDOUS TRAVEL CONDITIONS.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...TUESDAY THROUGH SUNDAY

SNOW WILL TAPER OFF OVER THE EAST SLOPES AND SOUTHEAST PLAINS
TUESDAY MORNING. NORTH WINDS WILL THEN INCREASE AGAIN OVER THE
NORTHEAST AND EAST CENTRAL PLAINS WITH GUSTS UP TO 50 MPH. MUCH
COLDER AIR AND BLOWING SNOW WILL ALLOW HAZARDOUS TRAVEL CONDITIONS
TO PERSIST THROUGH TUESDAY.

WEATHER CAN CHANGE VERY RAPIDLY. ALWAYS USE THE LATEST FORECASTS...
WATCHES AND WARNINGS FOR PLANNING PURPOSES.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

CONTACT THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE AT 1.888.386.7637 TO REPORT
WIND SPEEDS GREATER THAN 50 MPH...WIND DAMAGE...AND HEAVY SNOWFALL
AMOUNTS.

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GUYER







Winter Weather Advisory

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.

NMZ516-230500-
/O.EXA.KABQ.WW.Y.0020.000000T0000Z-141223T1200Z/
UPPER RIO GRANDE VALLEY-
343 PM MST MON DEC 22 2014

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 5 AM MST TUESDAY...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN ALBUQUERQUE HAS ISSUED A WINTER
WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SNOW...WHICH IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 5 AM MST
TUESDAY.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...1 TO 3 INCHES.

* TIMING...SNOW WILL INCREASE IN COVERAGE AND INTENSITY THIS
  EVENING AND CONTINUE OVERNIGHT BEFORE TAPERING OFF EARLY
  TUESDAY.

* WINDS...NORTH 10 TO 15 MPH.

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

* LOCAL IMPACTS...SNOW WILL LIKELY REDUCE VISIBILITIES AND MAKE
  TRAVEL HAZARDOUS. SLICK AND ICY ROADS ARE LIKELY AS TEMPERATURES
  FALL OVERNIGHT.

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.

&&

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