RIO ARRIBA County, New Mexico
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Winter Storm Warning
NMZ510-021900-
/O.CON.KABQ.WS.W.0008.000000T0000Z-150304T0000Z/
SAN JUAN MOUNTAINS-
434 AM MST MON MAR 2 2015

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

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

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...AN ADDITIONAL 6 TO 12 INCHES POSSIBLE ABOVE
8500 FEET THROUGH TUESDAY.

* TIMING...HEAVIER SNOW WILL BECOME MORE WIDESPREAD LATE THIS
AFTERNOON INTO TUESDAY WITH LOWERING SNOW LEVELS.

* WINDS...WEST AND SOUTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 30 MPH OVER THE HIGH
TERRAIN AND RIDGETOPS TODAY. WINDS WILL INCREASE EVEN MORE
TONIGHT.

* SNOW LEVELS...TEMPERATURES WILL BE COLD ENOUGH FOR SNOW AT
LOCATIONS NEAR AND ABOVE 9000 FEET...THEN LOWER TO BE COLD
ENOUGH FOR SNOW AT ALL LOCATIONS BY EARLY MONDAY EVENING.

* LOCAL IMPACTS...TREACHEROUS TRAVEL CONDITIONS DUE TO SNOW PACKED
AND ICY ROADWAYS ARE LIKELY ALONG WITH REDUCED VISIBILITY IN
LOCALLY HEAVY SNOW BY THIS EVENING. STRUCTURAL INTEGRITY ISSUES
MAY ARISE DUE TO THE WEIGHT OF HEAVY 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.

FOR THE LATEST ROAD CONDITIONS...DIAL 511 OR 1.800.432.4269...OR
VISIT NMROADS.COM.

&&

$$

Winter Storm Watch
NMZ511>515-021900-
/O.CON.KABQ.WS.A.0010.150303T0000Z-150304T0000Z/
JEMEZ MOUNTAINS-WEST SLOPES SANGRE DE CRISTO MOUNTAINS-
NORTHERN SANGRE DE CRISTO MOUNTAINS ABOVE 9500 FEET/RED RIVER-
SOUTHERN SANGRE DE CRISTO MOUNTAINS ABOVE 9500 FEET-
EAST SLOPES SANGRE DE CRISTO MOUNTAINS-
434 AM MST MON MAR 2 2015

...WINTER STORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM THIS AFTERNOON
THROUGH TUESDAY AFTERNOON...

A WINTER STORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM THIS AFTERNOON
THROUGH TUESDAY AFTERNOON.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...POTENTIAL FOR HEAVY SNOW ACCUMULATIONS OF
GREATER THAN 8 INCHES...FAVORING WEST FACING SLOPES.

* TIMING...SNOW WILL BECOME MORE WIDESPREAD AND HEAVIER THIS
EVENING AND OVERNIGHT BEFORE TAPERING OFF TUESDAY AFTERNOON.

* WINDS...SOUTHWEST TO WEST WINDS 20 TO 30 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 40
MPH OVER RIDGETOPS AND OPEN TERRAIN.

* SNOW LEVELS...TEMPERATURES WILL BECOME COLD ENOUGH FOR SNOW AT
ALL LOCATIONS BY EARLY MONDAY EVENING.

* LOCAL IMPACTS...DIFFICULT TRAVEL CONDITIONS DUE TO SNOW PACKED
AND ICY ROADWAYS ARE EXPECTED AT TIMES IN THE HIGH COUNTRY
ALONG WITH REDUCED VISIBILITY IN LOCALLY HEAVY SNOW AND
BLOWING 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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