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URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ALBUQUERQUE NM
917 AM MST MON DEC 22 2014

...POTENT WINTER STORM SYSTEM TO BRING ACCUMULATING SNOW TO MUCH
OF NORTHERN AND EASTERN NEW MEXICO...

.A POTENT UPPER LEVEL JET STREAM AND AN ASSOCIATED MOIST WEATHER
DISTURBANCE ALOFT WILL BRING INCREASED PERIODS OF SNOW TO THE
NORTHERN MOUNTAINS OF NEW MEXICO AND THE EASTERN PLAINS TODAY AND
TONIGHT. SNOWFALL WILL BECOME MOST PERSISTENT AND OCCASIONALLY
HEAVY OVER THE HIGH TERRAIN AND FAR NORTHEAST NEW MEXICO THROUGH
THIS AFTERNOON THEN OVER PORTIONS OF EASTERN NEW MEXICO TONIGHT.
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.

NMZ530-222300-
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UNION COUNTY-
917 AM MST MON DEC 22 2014

...WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 5 AM MST TUESDAY...

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

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...3 TO 5 INCHES. THE GREATEST AMOUNTS ARE
  EXPECTED ACROSS NORTHWEST UNION COUNTY.

* TIMING...SNOW WILL INCREASE IN COVERAGE AND INTENSITY TODAY
  AND CONTINUE THROUGH THIS EVENING BEFORE TAPERING OFF LATE
  TONIGHT.

* WINDS...NORTH 10 TO 20 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 30 MPH.

* SNOW LEVELS...TEMPERATURES WILL BECOME COLD ENOUGH FOR SNOW AT
  ALL LOCATIONS THROUGH TODAY.

* LOCAL IMPACTS...HEAVY SNOW WILL REDUCE VISIBILITIES AND CREATE
  DANGEROUS DRIVING CONDITIONS. SLICK AND ICY ROADS ARE LIKELY
  ALONG U.S. HIGHWAYS 64 AND 87 BETWEEN DES MOINES AND CLAYTON.

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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