RIO ARRIBA County, New Mexico
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Winter Storm Warning
NMZ513>515-527-530-230500-
/O.CON.KABQ.WS.W.0008.000000T0000Z-141223T1200Z/
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-
UNION COUNTY-
343 PM MST MON DEC 22 2014

...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 5 AM MST
TUESDAY...

A WINTER STORM WARNING FOR HEAVY SNOW REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 5 AM
MST TUESDAY.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...5 TO 10 INCHES ACROSS THE SANGRE DE CRISTO
MOUNTAINS AND THE RATON RIDGE...AND 3 TO 5 INCHES ACROSS WESTERN
UNION COUNTY.

* TIMING...SNOW WILL CONTINUE THROUGH THIS EVENING BEFORE TAPERING
OFF EARLY TUESDAY.

* WINDS...NORTH 10 TO 20 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 30 MPH.

* SNOW LEVELS...TEMPERATURES ARE COLD ENOUGH FOR SNOW AT ALL
LOCATIONS.

* LOCAL IMPACTS...HEAVY SNOW WILL REDUCE VISIBILITIES AND CREATE
DANGEROUS DRIVING CONDITIONS. SLICK AND ICY ROADS ARE LIKELY
ALONG U.S. HIGHWAY 64 BETWEEN DES MOINES AND CLAYTON...AS WELL
AS BETWEEN EAGLE NEST AND CIMARRON.

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>512-230500-
/O.CON.KABQ.WW.Y.0020.000000T0000Z-141223T1200Z/
SAN JUAN MOUNTAINS-JEMEZ MOUNTAINS-
WEST SLOPES SANGRE DE CRISTO MOUNTAINS-
343 PM MST MON DEC 22 2014

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 5 AM MST
TUESDAY...

A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW REMAINS IN
EFFECT UNTIL 5 AM MST TUESDAY.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...2 TO 5 INCHES WITH LOCALLY HIGHER AMOUNTS
UP TO 7 INCHES ON HIGHER PEAKS AND RIDGES.

* TIMING...SNOW WILL CONTINUE THIS EVENING BEFORE TAPERING OFF
OVERNIGHT.

* WINDS...NORTHWEST 25 TO 35 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 50 MPH THROUGH
THIS EVENING THEN TAPERING OFF OVERNIGHT.

* SNOW LEVELS...SNOW LEVELS WILL FALL TO THE SURFACE BY THIS
EVENING.

* LOCAL IMPACTS...THE COMBINATION OF SNOW...BLOWING SNOW...AND
COLD TEMPERATURES WILL REDUCE VISIBILITY AND CREATE SNOW
PACKED AND ICY ROADS. TRAVEL WILL LIKELY BE IMPACTED...
ESPECIALLY ON HIGHER ELEVATION ROADS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW MEANS THAT
VISIBILITIES WILL BE RESTRICTED DUE TO A COMBINATION OF FALLING
AND BLOWING SNOW.

&&

$$

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