Winter Weather Warnings / Watches / Advisories
Issued by NWS Albuquerque, NM

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URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ALBUQUERQUE NM
352 PM MDT SAT APR 25 2015

...HEAVY SNOW ACCUMULATION LOOKS INCREASINGLY LIKELY FOR THE
SANGRE DE CRISTO MOUNTAINS AND REMAINS POSSIBLE ALSO FOR VICINITY
OF THE RATON RIDGE AND JOHNSON MESA SUNDAY NIGHT INTO MONDAY...

.A STRONG AND UNSEASONABLY COLD UPPER LEVEL LOW WILL BRING THE
POTENTIAL OF HEAVY SNOW TO THE HIGHER ELEVATIONS OF NORTHEAST NEW
MEXICO SUNDAY NIGHT AND MONDAY. AS THE SYSTEM MOVES INTO EAST-
CENTRAL NEW MEXICO SUNDAY NIGHT...JUST ENOUGH COLD AIR WILL POOL
IN NORTHEAST NEW MEXICO LATE SUNDAY NIGHT AND MONDAY MORNING TO
ALLOW SNOW MAINLY ABOVE 7000 FEET.

NMZ513-515-527-261100-
/O.CON.KABQ.WS.A.0012.150427T0000Z-150428T0000Z/
NORTHERN SANGRE DE CRISTO MOUNTAINS ABOVE 9500 FEET/RED RIVER-
EAST SLOPES SANGRE DE CRISTO MOUNTAINS-RATON RIDGE/JOHNSON MESA-
352 PM MDT SAT APR 25 2015

...WINTER STORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM SUNDAY EVENING
THROUGH MONDAY AFTERNOON...

A WINTER STORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM SUNDAY EVENING
THROUGH MONDAY AFTERNOON.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...SEVERAL INCHES TO LOCALLY JUST OVER A FOOT.

* TIMING...RAIN AND VERY HIGH ELEVATION SNOW SUNDAY WILL
  GRADUALLY CHANGE OVER TO SNOW SUNDAY NIGHT.

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

* 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 WILL LIKELY BECOME SNOW
  PACKED AND ICY. THE VISIBILITY WILL DROP WELL BELOW A HALF MILE
  DURING PERIODS OF HEAVY SNOW.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

REMEMBER...A WINTER STORM WATCH MEANS CONDITIONS ARE FAVORABLE
FOR A HAZARDOUS WINTER WEATHER EVENT IN AND CLOSE TO THE WATCH
AREA. MONITOR THE LATEST FORECASTS AT WEATHER.GOV/ABQ...LISTEN TO
NOAA WEATHER RADIO OR YOUR FAVORITE MEDIA OUTLET.

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