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URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ALBUQUERQUE NM
1157 AM MDT SUN APR 26 2015

...HEAVY SNOW ACCUMULATION EXPECTED OVER THE PEAKS AND EAST
SLOPES OF THE SANGRE DE CRISTO MOUNTAINS AS WELL AS FOR ALL OR
AT LEAST PORTIONS OF THE RATON RIDGE AND JOHNSON MESA TONIGHT
INTO MONDAY...

.A STRONG AND UNSEASONABLY COLD UPPER LEVEL LOW WILL BRING HEAVY
SNOW TO THE HIGHER ELEVATIONS OF NORTHEAST NEW MEXICO TONIGHT AND
MONDAY. AS THE SYSTEM MOVES INTO EAST CENTRAL NEW MEXICO THIS
EVENING...COLD ENOUGH AIR WILL MOVE IN FROM EASTERN COLORADO AND
INTO NORTHEAST NEW MEXICO LATER TONIGHT AND MONDAY MORNING TO
ALLOW SNOW MAINLY ABOVE 7000 FEET.

NMZ513>515-527-270400-
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NORTHERN SANGRE DE CRISTO MOUNTAINS ABOVE 9500 FEET/RED RIVER-
SOUTHERN SANGRE DE CRISTO MOUNTAINS ABOVE 9500 FEET-
EAST SLOPES SANGRE DE CRISTO MOUNTAINS-RATON RIDGE/JOHNSON MESA-
1157 AM MDT SUN APR 26 2015

...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 6 PM THIS EVENING
TO 6 PM MDT MONDAY...

A WINTER STORM WARNING FOR HEAVY SNOW REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 6 PM
THIS EVENING TO 6 PM MDT MONDAY.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...5 TO 10 INCHES AND LOCALLY UP TO 15 INCHES.

* TIMING...RAIN AND HIGH ELEVATION SNOW TODAY WILL CHANGE OVER TO
  SNOW ACROSS MOST IF NOT ALL OF THE AREA TONIGHT.

* WINDS...BECOMING NORTHEAST AT 15 TO 25 MPH.

* SNOW LEVELS...DROPPING TO BETWEEN 6500 AND 7000 FEET BY MONDAY
  MORNING WITH ACCUMULATING SNOW LEVELS FALLING TO NEAR OR JUST
  BELOW 7500 FEET.

* LOCAL IMPACTS...ROADS ABOVE 7500 FEET INCLUDING RATON AND
  BOBCAT PASSES WILL LIKELY BECOME SNOW PACKED AND ICY. THE
  VISIBILITY WILL FALL BELOW A HALF MILE DURING PERIODS OF HEAVY
  SNOW.

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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