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Winter Storm Warning

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ALBUQUERQUE NM
1153 AM MST THU FEB 26 2015

...WINTRY WEATHER TO INTENSIFY THIS EVENING AND INTO EARLY
FRIDAY...

.AFTER A BRIEF LULL OR RESPITE IN SNOW THIS AFTERNOON...WINTRY
WEATHER IS EXPECTED TO INTENSIFY AND SPREAD INTO MORE OF
NORTHEASTERN...NORTH CENTRAL...AND CENTRAL NEW MEXICO TONIGHT INTO
EARLY FRIDAY. COLD AIR IS ALREADY IN PLACE OVER THE EASTERN HALF
OF NEW MEXICO...AND WILL CONTINUE SEEPING WESTWARD INTO FRIDAY
WHILE ANOTHER UPPER LEVEL DISTURBANCE TRACKS ALONG THE NEW MEXICO-
COLORADO BORDER. SEVERAL INCHES OF ADDITIONAL ACCUMULATION ARE
EXPECTED OVER THE NORTHERN AND CENTRAL MOUNTAINS AND HIGHLANDS
TONIGHT INTO FRIDAY WITH A LESSER AMOUNTS IN PARTS OF THE LOWER
CHAMA AND MIDDLE RIO GRANDE VALLEYS. IT SHOULD ALSO BE NOTED THAT
AN ADDITIONAL SERIES OF STORM SYSTEMS ARE EXPECTED THIS WEEKEND
INTO THE FIRST HALF OF NEXT WEEK WITH POTENTIAL FOR HEFTY SNOW
TOTALS IN THE HIGH NORTHERN MOUNTAINS...ESPECIALLY CLOSE TO THE
COLORADO BORDER.

NMZ516-270300-
/O.UPG.KABQ.WW.Y.0009.000000T0000Z-150226T1900Z/
/O.EXB.KABQ.WS.W.0007.000000T0000Z-150227T1900Z/
UPPER RIO GRANDE VALLEY-
1153 AM MST THU FEB 26 2015

...WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL NOON MST FRIDAY...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN ALBUQUERQUE HAS ISSUED A WINTER
STORM WARNING FOR HEAVY SNOW...WHICH IS IN EFFECT UNTIL NOON MST
FRIDAY. THE WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IS NO LONGER IN EFFECT.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...ADDITIONAL ACCUMULATIONS UP TO 2 TO 4
  INCHES ARE EXPECTED TONIGHT INTO FRIDAY MORNING.

* TIMING...AFTER A PERIOD OF LITTLE OR NO SNOW ACCUMULATION THIS
  AFTERNOON...SNOW WILL INTENSIFY AND BECOME HEAVY AT TIMES
  TONIGHT INTO FRIDAY.

* WINDS...SIGNIFICANT WINDS ARE NOT EXPECTED AT THIS TIME.

* SNOW LEVELS...TEMPERATURES WILL REMAIN COLD ENOUGH FOR SNOW AT
  ALL LOCATIONS THROUGH FRIDAY.

* LOCAL IMPACTS...HAZARDOUS TRAVEL CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED DUE
  TO SNOW COVERED AND ICY ROADS AND REDUCED VISIBILITIES IN
  FALLING SNOW. THE POTENTIAL EXISTS FOR ROAD CLOSURES DUE TO
  HEAVY SNOW TONIGHT EAST OF THE CENTRAL MOUNTAIN CHAIN AND
  ESPECIALLY ACROSS EAST CENTRAL AREAS.

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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Hazardous Weather Outlook

HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ALBUQUERQUE NM
607 AM MST THU FEB 26 2015

NMZ501>540-271300-
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-
607 AM MST THU FEB 26 2015

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

.DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT

ACCUMULATING SNOW WILL GRADUALLY DIMINISH ACROSS NORTHEAST AND
EAST CENTRAL AREAS THIS MORNING. THEN...ANOTHER STORM IN A PARADE
OF WINTER STORMS WILL BRING SIGNIFICANT ADDITIONAL SNOW
ACCUMULATION TO CENTRAL AND EASTERN AREAS TONIGHT INTO FRIDAY.
PERIODS OF HEAVY SNOWFALL AT RATES NEAR 1 INCH PER HOUR ARE
EXPECTED TONIGHT ALONG AND JUST EAST OF THE SANDIA AND SOUTHERN
SANGRE DE CRISTO MOUNTAINS.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...FRIDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY

A PERIOD OF NEARLY CONTINUOUS SNOW IS EXPECTED ACROSS THE NORTHERN
AND WESTERN HIGH TERRAIN FRIDAY NIGHT THROUGH THE FIRST HALF OF
THE COMING WEEK. THE SNOW THAT ACCUMULATES ACROSS THE NORTHERN AND
WESTERN HIGH TERRAIN DURING THIS PERIOD WILL BE MEASURED IN FEET
WITH THE POTENTIAL FOR STRUCTURAL DAMAGE IN THE MOUNTAINS NEAR THE
COLORADO BORDER. THE SNOW LEVEL SHOULD LIFT ABOVE 7000 FEET ACROSS MUCH
OF THIS AREA BY SATURDAY AFTERNOON...THEN ABOVE 7500 FEET BY
SUNDAY AFTERNOON...BEFORE FALLING TO VALLEY BOTTOMS EARLY NEXT
WEEK. ALTHOUGH LOWER ELEVATIONS OF THE NORTHWEST SHOULD ACCUMULATE
GENERALLY 1 TO 3 INCHES OF RAIN...THE RAIN SHOULD FALL GRADUALLY
ENOUGH TO PRODUCE ONLY MINOR FLOODING HAZARDS.

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

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

SPOTTERS ARE ENCOURAGED TO REPORT SNOWFALL AMOUNTS THROUGH THE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ALBUQUERQUE WEB SITE AT WEATHER.GOV/ABQ
OR BY CALLING 1.888.386.7637.

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