Rio Arriba County, New Mexico
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Winter Storm Warning
NMZ512>515-527-291800-
/O.CON.KABQ.WS.W.0008.000000T0000Z-170330T0000Z/
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-Raton Ridge/Johnson Mesa-
322 AM MDT Wed Mar 29 2017

...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM MDT THIS
EVENING...

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...Generally 5 to 10 inches. Up to 12 inches
near Raton Pass and up to 20 inches over the higher peaks of
the Sangre De Cristo Mountains.

* TIMING...Snow will continue to increase in coverage and
intensity this morning as it expands across the area. Snow will
gradually diminish this afternoon into the early evening hours.

* WINDS...Northerly winds will increase early this morning. The
strongest winds will be across the Raton Ridge where sustained
speeds of 25 to 35 mph with gusts to 45 mph will be common.

* SNOW LEVELS...Temperatures will be cold enough for snow at all
location.

* LOCAL IMPACTS...Heavy snow will cause snow packed and icy
conditions near Raton Pass along I-25, along Highway 64/87 and
on most roads on the Sangre De Cristo Mountains. Visibilities
will be lowered in periods of heavy snow, with some potential
for whiteout conditions given some blowing 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.

&&

$$

Winter Weather Advisory
NMZ510-511-291800-
/O.CON.KABQ.WW.Y.0010.000000T0000Z-170329T1800Z/
San Juan Mountains-Jemez Mountains-
322 AM MDT Wed Mar 29 2017

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL NOON MDT
TODAY...

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...Generally 4 to 6 inches with amounts up
to 12 inches possible across the higher peaks.

* TIMING...Snow will continue through this morning before
gradually diminishing around mid day or early afternoon.

* WINDS...Northerly winds with sustained speeds of 10 to 20 mph
with occasional gusts near 30 mph.

* SNOW LEVELS...Lowering to near 7000 feet this morning.

* LOCAL IMPACTS...Snow packed and icy roads along with limited
visibility in snow will create hazardous travel conditions.

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.

&&

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