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URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ALBUQUERQUE NM
437 PM MDT SAT APR 30 2016

...SPRING STORM TONIGHT AND SUNDAY...

.A FEW TO SEVERAL INCHES OF SNOW ACCUMULATION IS EXPECTED ACROSS
PORTIONS OF NORTHERN AND WESTERN NEW MEXICO TONIGHT THROUGH
SUNDAY AS AN UPPER LEVEL LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM CROSSES FROM THE WEST
SOUTHWEST. THE SNOW LEVEL WILL START ABOVE 8500 FEET...BUT A
POWERFUL BACK DOOR COLD FRONT WILL CROSS FROM THE EAST THIS
EVENING LOWERING THE SNOW LEVEL TO VALLEY BOTTOMS. EASTERLY
UPSLOPE FLOW WILL FAVOR THE EAST SLOPES AND HIGHER PEAKS OF THE
SANGRE DE CRISTO MOUNTAINS FOR THE GREATEST SNOW AMOUNTS...WHICH
SHOULD REACH AROUND 15 INCHES. IN ADDITION...STRONG SOUTHEAST
WINDS WILL BLOW ACROSS THE JEMEZ AND WEST CENTRAL MOUNTAINS WITH
GUSTS UP TO 50 MPH CAUSING WHITEOUT CONDITIONS AT TIMES AND
DRIFTING SNOW. FOR THE LATEST NEW MEXICO ROAD CONDITIONS GO TO
NMROADS.COM...OR DIAL 1.800.432.4269.

NMZ502-516-528-529-010600-
/O.EXA.KABQ.WW.Y.0017.000000T0000Z-160502T0000Z/
CHUSKA MOUNTAINS-UPPER RIO GRANDE VALLEY-FAR NORTHEAST HIGHLANDS-
NORTHEAST HIGHLANDS-
437 PM MDT SAT APR 30 2016

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM MDT SUNDAY...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN ALBUQUERQUE HAS ISSUED A WINTER
WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SNOW...WHICH IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM MDT
SUNDAY.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...2 TO 5 INCHES...EXCEPT 4 TO 8 INCHES IN THE
  CHUSKA MOUNTAINS. LOCALLY HIGHER AMOUNTS ON EAST FACING SLOPES
  OF ELEVATED TERRAIN.

* TIMING...RAIN AND SNOW EARLY THIS EVENING WILL CHANGE OVER TO
  ALL SNOW BY LATE THIS EVENING. PERIODS OF MODERATE TO HEAVY SNOW
  ARE EXPECTED LATE TONIGHT INTO SUNDAY MORNING...BEFORE THE SNOW
 DECREASES IN COVERAGE AND INTENSITY SUNDAY AFTERNOON.

* WINDS...NORTHEAST AND EAST AT 15 TO 25 MPH WITH HIGHER GUSTS IN
  THE NORTHEAST AND FAR NORTHEAST HIGHLANDS...AND AROUND TAOS.
  SOUTHEAST WINDS ARE EXPECTED ACROSS THE CHUSKA MOUNTAINS AND IN
  TAOS.

* SNOW LEVELS...STARTING ABOVE 8500 FEET DURING THE EARLY
  EVENING...WILL DROP TO VALLEY BOTTOMS BY LATE TONIGHT. THE SNOW
  LEVEL WILL THEN LIFT TO NEAR 7000 FEET ACROSS NORTHEAST AREAS
  SUNDAY AFTERNOON...AND TO NEAR 8500 FEET ACROSS THE CHUSKA
  MOUNTAINS.

* LOCAL IMPACTS...ROADS WILL BECOME SNOW PACKED AND ICY. SOME
  BLOWING AND DRIFTING OF SNOW IS EXPECTED. THE VISIBILITY WILL
  DROP BELOW A HALF MILE AT TIMES TONIGHT DURING PERIODS OF
  HEAVY SNOW.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SNOW MEANS THAT PERIODS OF SNOW
WILL CAUSE PRIMARILY TRAVEL DIFFICULTIES. BE PREPARED FOR SNOW
COVERED ROADS AND LIMITED VISIBILITIES.

&&

$$

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ALBUQUERQUE NM
437 PM MDT SAT APR 30 2016

...SPRING STORM TONIGHT AND SUNDAY...

.A FEW TO SEVERAL INCHES OF SNOW ACCUMULATION IS EXPECTED ACROSS
PORTIONS OF NORTHERN AND WESTERN NEW MEXICO TONIGHT THROUGH
SUNDAY AS AN UPPER LEVEL LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM CROSSES FROM THE WEST
SOUTHWEST. THE SNOW LEVEL WILL START ABOVE 8500 FEET...BUT A
POWERFUL BACK DOOR COLD FRONT WILL CROSS FROM THE EAST THIS
EVENING LOWERING THE SNOW LEVEL TO VALLEY BOTTOMS. EASTERLY
UPSLOPE FLOW WILL FAVOR THE EAST SLOPES AND HIGHER PEAKS OF THE
SANGRE DE CRISTO MOUNTAINS FOR THE GREATEST SNOW AMOUNTS...WHICH
SHOULD REACH AROUND 15 INCHES. IN ADDITION...STRONG SOUTHEAST
WINDS WILL BLOW ACROSS THE JEMEZ AND WEST CENTRAL MOUNTAINS WITH
GUSTS UP TO 50 MPH CAUSING WHITEOUT CONDITIONS AT TIMES AND
DRIFTING SNOW. FOR THE LATEST NEW MEXICO ROAD CONDITIONS GO TO
NMROADS.COM...OR DIAL 1.800.432.4269.

NMZ506-511-010600-
/O.EXB.KABQ.WW.Y.0017.160501T0000Z-160502T0000Z/
WEST CENTRAL MOUNTAINS-JEMEZ MOUNTAINS-
437 PM MDT SAT APR 30 2016

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM MDT SUNDAY...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN ALBUQUERQUE HAS ISSUED A WINTER
WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW...WHICH IS IN EFFECT
UNTIL 6 PM MDT SUNDAY.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...2 TO 5 INCHES IN THE WEST CENTRAL MOUNTAINS
  AND 4 TO 8 INCHES ON MOUNT TAYLOR AND THE JEMEZ MOUNTAINS. LOCALLY
  HIGHER AMOUNTS ON EAST FACING SLOPES.

* TIMING...RAIN AND SNOW DURING THE EARLY EVENING WILL CHANGE OVER
  TO ALL SNOW TONIGHT AND BECOME HEAVY AT TIMES THROUGH SUNDAY
  MORNING. SNOWFALL WILL DECREASE IN COVERAGE AND INTENSITY SUNDAY
  AFTERNOON.

* WINDS...BECOMING SOUTHEAST AT 20 TO 35 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 50
  MPH AFTER MIDNIGHT. REMAINING STRONG SUNDAY MORNING...THEN
  GRADUALLY WEAKENING SUNDAY AFTERNOON.

* SNOW LEVELS...STARTING ABOVE 8500 FEET DURING THE EARLY
  EVENING...THEN DROPPING TO VALLEY BOTTOMS BY LATE TONIGHT.

* LOCAL IMPACTS...PERIODS OF WHITE OUT CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED
  LATE TONIGHT AND SUNDAY MORNING WITH SIGNIFICANT BLOWING AND
  DRIFTING OF SNOW. SNOW DRIFTS UP TO 1 FOOT ARE POSSIBLE IN THE
  WEST CENTRAL MOUNTAINS...AND UP TO 2 FEET IN THE JEMEZ
  MOUNTAINS. ROADS WILL BECOME SNOW PACKED AND ICY.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SNOW MEANS THAT PERIODS OF SNOW
WILL CAUSE PRIMARILY TRAVEL DIFFICULTIES. BE PREPARED FOR SNOW
COVERED ROADS AND LIMITED VISIBILITIES.

&&

$$


Hazardous Weather Outlook


HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SALT LAKE CITY UT
616 AM MDT SAT APR 30 2016

UTZ001>016-019>021-517-518-WYZ021-011300-
CACHE VALLEY/UTAH PORTION-NORTHERN WASATCH FRONT-
SALT LAKE AND TOOELE VALLEYS-SOUTHERN WASATCH FRONT-
GREAT SALT LAKE DESERT AND MOUNTAINS-WASATCH MOUNTAIN VALLEYS-
WASATCH MOUNTAINS I-80 NORTH-WASATCH MOUNTAINS SOUTH OF I-80-
WESTERN UINTA MOUNTAINS-WASATCH PLATEAU/BOOK CLIFFS-
WESTERN UINTA BASIN-CASTLE COUNTRY-SAN RAFAEL SWELL-
SANPETE/SEVIER VALLEYS-WEST CENTRAL UTAH-SOUTHWEST UTAH-
UTAHS DIXIE AND ZION NATIONAL PARK-SOUTH CENTRAL UTAH-
GLEN CANYON RECREATION AREA/LAKE POWELL-CENTRAL MOUNTAINS-
SOUTHERN MOUNTAINS-SOUTHWEST WYOMING-
616 AM MDT SAT APR 30 2016

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR PORTIONS OF CENTRAL UTAH...
NORTHERN UTAH...SOUTHERN UTAH AND SOUTHWEST WYOMING.

.DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT

ISOLATED TO SCATTERED VALLEY RAIN AND HIGH MOUNTAIN SNOW SHOWERS
WILL CONTINUE ACROSS MUCH OF THE OUTLOOK AREA TODAY...WITH MINOR
ACCUMULATIONS OF SNOW ABOVE 7500 FEET. MORE WIDESPREAD
PRECIPITATION IS EXPECTED ACROSS FAR SOUTHERN UTAH.

STRONG EASTERLY DOWNSLOPE WINDS ARE POSSIBLE TONIGHT THROUGH
SUNDAY ALONG THE WASATCH FRONT AND CACHE VALLEY WITH IMPACTS TO
INCLUDE THE I-15 CORRIDOR FROM SALT LAKE CITY NORTH THROUGH
BRIGHAM CITY.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...SUNDAY THROUGH FRIDAY

EASTERLY DOWNSLOPE WINDS ARE EXPECTED TO CONTINUE ALONG THE
WASATCH FRONT INTO SUNDAY NIGHT BEFORE GRADUALLY TAPERING OFF.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

WEATHER SPOTTERS ARE ENCOURAGED TO REPORT SIGNIFICANT WEATHER
CONDITIONS ACCORDING TO STANDARD OPERATING PROCEDURES.

$$

FOR MORE INFORMATION FROM NOAA/S NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE VISIT...
HTTP://WEATHER.GOV/SALTLAKECITY/ (ALL LOWER CASE)

FOR INFORMATION ON POTENTIAL ROAD TRAVEL IMPACTS VISIT...
HTTP://WWW.UDOTTRAFFIC.UTAH.GOV/ROADWEATHERFORECAST.ASPX

HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GRAND JUNCTION CO
542 AM MDT SAT APR 30 2016

COZ001>014-017>023-UTZ022>025-027>029-011200-
LOWER YAMPA RIVER BASIN-CENTRAL YAMPA RIVER BASIN-
ROAN AND TAVAPUTS PLATEAUS-ELKHEAD AND PARK MOUNTAINS-
UPPER YAMPA RIVER BASIN-GRAND VALLEY-DEBEQUE TO SILT CORRIDOR-
CENTRAL COLORADO RIVER BASIN-GRAND AND BATTLEMENT MESAS-
GORE AND ELK MOUNTAINS/CENTRAL MOUNTAIN VALLEYS-
CENTRAL GUNNISON AND UNCOMPAHGRE RIVER BASIN-
WEST ELK AND SAWATCH MOUNTAINS-FLAT TOPS-
UPPER GUNNISON RIVER VALLEY-UNCOMPAHGRE PLATEAU AND DALLAS DIVIDE-
NORTHWEST SAN JUAN MOUNTAINS-SOUTHWEST SAN JUAN MOUNTAINS-
PARADOX VALLEY/LOWER DOLORES RIVER-
FOUR CORNERS/UPPER DOLORES RIVER-ANIMAS RIVER BASIN-
SAN JUAN RIVER BASIN-SOUTHEAST UTAH-EASTERN UINTA MOUNTAINS-
EASTERN UINTA BASIN-TAVAPUTS PLATEAU-ARCHES/GRAND FLAT-
LA SAL AND ABAJO MOUNTAINS-CANYONLANDS/NATURAL BRIDGES-
542 AM MDT SAT APR 30 2016

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR EASTERN UTAH AND WESTERN
COLORADO.

.DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT

ANOTHER DAY OF SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS AS ONE SYSTEM
STOPS AFFECTING THE REGION AND ANOTHER APPROACHES FROM THE WEST.
COVERAGE SHOULD BE LESS THAN SEEN YESTERDAY. HIGHER TERRAIN WILL
BE FAVORED THIS AFTERNOON AND EVENING THOUGH A FEW SHOWERS WILL
LIKELY DRIFT INTO SOME VALLEYS.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...SUNDAY THROUGH FRIDAY

UNSETTLED WEATHER WILL CONTINUE THROUGH TUESDAY AS ANOTHER LOW
PRESSURE SYSTEM MOVES ACROSS OUR REGION THOUGH SOUTHERN AREAS LOOK
FAVORED WITH THIS SYSTEM. DRIER CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED WEDNESDAY
AND THURSDAY WITH RAINFALL RETURNING FRIDAY AND BEYOND.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

SPOTTER ACTIVATION WILL NOT BE NEEDED.

$$

HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ALBUQUERQUE NM
523 AM MDT SAT APR 30 2016

NMZ501>540-011130-
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 CRISTOS ABOVE 9500 FEET/RED RIVER-
SOUTHERN SANGRE DE CRISTOS ABOVE 9500 FEET-
EAST SLOPES SANGRE DE CRISTO MOUNTAINS-UPPER RIO GRANDE VALLEY-
LOWER CHAMA RIVER VALLEY-SANTA FE METRO AREA-
MIDDLE RIO GRANDE VALLEY/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-
523 AM MDT SAT APR 30 2016

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

.DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT

A BACKDOOR COLD FRONT SURGING THROUGH THE CENTRAL MOUNTAIN CHAIN
TONIGHT WILL LIKELY GENERATE VERY STRONG TO PERHAPS DAMAGING EAST
WINDS INTO THE MIDDLE RIO GRANDE VALLEY...STRONGEST BELOW CANYONS
IN THE CENTRAL MOUNTAIN CHAIN. SOME OF THE STRONGEST WINDS WILL
LIKELY IMPACT PORTIONS OF THE ALBUQUERQUE METRO AREA WITH GUSTS
THAT MAY EXCEED 55 OR 60 MPH.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...SUNDAY THROUGH FRIDAY

STRONG EAST WINDS WILL CONTINUE THROUGH SUNDAY MORNING ACROSS MUCH
OF CENTRAL AND WESTERN NEW MEXICO. SIGNIFICANT SNOW ACCUMULATIONS
ARE POSSIBLE ACROSS THE NORTHERN MOUNTAINS SUNDAY INTO MONDAY.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

SPOTTER ACTIVATION IS NOT ANTICIPATED.

$$

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