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Winter Weather Advisory

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.

NMZ517-519-270300-
/O.UPG.KABQ.WS.A.0008.150227T0100Z-150228T0000Z/
/O.NEW.KABQ.WW.Y.0010.150227T0100Z-150228T0000Z/
LOWER CHAMA RIVER VALLEY-ALBUQUERQUE METRO AREA-
1153 AM MST THU FEB 26 2015

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 6 PM THIS EVENING TO
5 PM MST FRIDAY...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN ALBUQUERQUE HAS ISSUED A WINTER
WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SNOW...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 6 PM THIS
EVENING TO 5 PM MST FRIDAY. THE WINTER STORM WATCH IS NO LONGER IN
EFFECT.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...ACCUMULATIONS OF GENERALLY 1 TO 3 INCHES
  ARE EXPECTED WITH SOME LOCALLY HIGHER AMOUNTS OF 4 INCHES.

* TIMING...SNOW WILL BEGIN THIS EVENING...BECOMING LESS PERIODIC
  INTO MID DAY FRIDAY.

* WINDS...EAST AND SOUTHEAST WINDS WILL REACH 15 TO 30 MPH BELOW
  CANYONS OPENING INTO THE MIDDLE RIO GRANDE VALLEY. GUSTS TO 40
  MPH WILL BE POSSIBLE IN THE MIDDLE RIO GRANDE VALLEY INCLUDING
  ALBUQUERQUE. ELSEWHERE...EAST AND SOUTHEAST WINDS SHOULD
  GENERALLY VARY FROM 10 TO 15 MPH.

* SNOW LEVELS...TEMPERATURES WILL TURN COLD ENOUGH FOR SNOW BY
  MID TO LATE EVENING.

* LOCAL IMPACTS...DETERIORATING ROAD CONDITIONS AND REDUCED
  VISIBILITIES WILL MAKE FOR HAZARDOUS TRAVEL WITH PERIODS OF SNOW.

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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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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