RIO ARRIBA County, New Mexico
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Wind Advisory
NMZ501-503-504-506>508-518>520-525-526-529-537-540-230000-
/O.CON.KABQ.WI.Y.0045.000000T0000Z-141223T0000Z/
NORTHWEST PLATEAU-FAR NORTHWEST HIGHLANDS-NORTHWEST HIGHLANDS-
WEST CENTRAL MOUNTAINS-WEST CENTRAL HIGHLANDS-SOUTHWEST MOUNTAINS-
SANTA FE METRO AREA-ALBUQUERQUE METRO AREA-
LOWER RIO GRANDE VALLEY-UPPER TULAROSA VALLEY-
SOUTH CENTRAL MOUNTAINS-NORTHEAST HIGHLANDS-DE BACA COUNTY-
SOUTHWEST CHAVES COUNTY-
915 AM MST MON DEC 22 2014

...WIND ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 5 PM MST THIS
AFTERNOON...

* LOCATION...MUCH OF CENTRAL AND WESTERN NEW MEXICO...INCLUDING
THE ALBUQUERQUE AND SANTA FE METRO AREAS AND LOWER RIO GRANDE
VALLEY...AS WELL AS THE NORTHEAST HIGHLANDS...SOUTH CENTRAL
MOUNTAINS...SOUTHWEST CHAVES AND DE BACA COUNTIES.

* WINDS...NORTHWEST 25 TO 40 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 55 MPH.

* TIMING...WINDS WILL INCREASE THIS MORNING...PEAK DURING THE MID
TO LATE AFTERNOON...THEN SLOWLY TAPER OFF THIS EVENING.

* VISIBILITY...NO WIDESPREAD REDUCTIONS ARE EXPECTED.

* LOCAL IMPACTS...STRONG CROSS WINDS WILL BE A NUISANCE FOR HIGH
PROFILE AND LARGE VEHICLES. CHRISTMAS DECORATIONS AND OTHER
LIGHT WEIGHT OBJECTS WILL BE BLOWN AROUND.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

MOTORISTS SHOULD EXERCISE CAUTION WHILE TRAVELLING. SUDDEN GUSTS
OF WIND MAY CAUSE YOU TO LOSE CONTROL OF YOUR VEHICLE. EXTRA
ATTENTION SHOULD BE GIVEN TO CROSS WINDS.

&&

$$




Winter Storm Warning
NMZ513>515-222300-
/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-
917 AM MST MON DEC 22 2014

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

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

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...6 TO 10 INCHES WITH LOCALLY HIGHER
AMOUNTS ON HIGHER PEAKS AND RIDGES.

* TIMING...SNOW WILL INCREASE IN COVERAGE AND INTENSITY TODAY
AND CONTINUE THROUGH THIS EVENING BEFORE TAPERING OFF LATE
TONIGHT.

* WINDS...WEST TO NORTHWEST 25 TO 40 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 55 MPH
THROUGH THIS EVENING THEN TAPERING OFF OVERNIGHT.

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

* LOCAL IMPACTS...THE COMBINATION OF SNOW...BLOWING SNOW...AND
FRIGID TEMPERATURES WILL REDUCE VISIBILITIES AND CREATE VERY
HAZARDOUS TRAVEL ACROSS THE HIGH TERRAIN.

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.

&&

$$

Winter Weather Advisory
NMZ510>512-222300-
/O.CON.KABQ.WW.Y.0020.000000T0000Z-141223T1200Z/
SAN JUAN MOUNTAINS-JEMEZ MOUNTAINS-
WEST SLOPES SANGRE DE CRISTO MOUNTAINS-
917 AM 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 INCREASE IN COVERAGE AND INTENSITY THROUGH
TODAY AND CONTINUE THIS EVENING BEFORE TAPERING OFF OVERNIGHT.

* WINDS...NORTHWEST 25 TO 40 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 55 MPH THROUGH
THIS EVENING THEN TAPERING OFF OVERNIGHT.

* SNOW LEVELS...SNOW LEVELS WILL FALL TO ALL LOCATIONS THROUGH
TODAY.

* 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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