Lincoln County, New Mexico
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Winter Storm Warning
NMZ526-210300-
/O.CON.KABQ.WS.W.0004.170121T0000Z-170122T0300Z/
SOUTH CENTRAL MOUNTAINS-
1158 AM MST FRI JAN 20 2017

...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 5 PM THIS
AFTERNOON TO 8 PM MST SATURDAY...

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS... SIX INCHES TO ONE FOOT AT ELEVATIONS
ABOVE 8000 FEET WITH LOCALLY GREATER AMOUNTS OVER THE PEAKS AND
ALONG WEST FACING SLOPES.

* TIMING...WHILE PERIODS OF LIGHT TO BRIEFLY MODERATE SNOW ARE
EXPECTED TODAY...THE MORE PERSISTENT AND HEAVIER SNOW WILL BEGIN
THIS EVENING AND PERSIST THROUGH SATURDAY. SNOW WILL TAPER OFF
SATURDAY EVENING.

* WINDS...WESTERLY 25 TO 35 MPH WITH OCCASIONAL GUSTS TO 50 MPH
TODAY. WINDS STRENGTHENING SATURDAY FROM 35 TO 45 MPH WITH
OCCASIONAL GUSTS TO 60 MPH.

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

* LOCAL IMPACTS...HIGH TERRAIN ROADS ARE EXPECTED TO BECOME SNOW
PACKED AND ICY WITH REDUCED VISIBILITY IN SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW.
AREAS OF BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW ARE EXPECTED WITH SIGNIFICANT
VISIBILITY RESTRICTION AT TIMES. TRAVEL WILL BECOME DIFFICULT OR
IMPOSSIBLE AT HIGH ELEVATIONS ABOVE 8000 FEET. VERY STRONG WINDS
MAY DAMAGE ROOF TOPS...UTILITY LINES...AND OTHER STRUCTURES.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER STORM WARNING FOR HEAVY SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW MEANS
SEVERE WINTER WEATHER CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED OR OCCURRING.
SIGNIFICANT AMOUNTS OF SNOW ARE FORECAST THAT WILL MAKE TRAVEL
DANGEROUS. STRONG WINDS ARE LIKELY. 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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