RIO ARRIBA County, New Mexico
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Weather Alerts: RIO ARRIBA County, New Mexico
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Winter Storm Warning
NMZ510-511-280300-
/O.CON.KABQ.WS.W.0008.000000T0000Z-150301T2300Z/
SAN JUAN MOUNTAINS-JEMEZ MOUNTAINS-
1159 AM MST FRI FEB 27 2015

...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 4 PM MST SUNDAY...

A WINTER STORM WARNING FOR HEAVY SNOW REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 4 PM
MST SUNDAY.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...ADDITIONAL ACCUMULATIONS OF 3 TO 6 INCHES
THROUGH LATE TODAY. TONIGHT THROUGH SUNDAY AN ADDITIONAL 10 TO
30 INCHES IS EXPECTED ABOVE 8500 FEET...WITH 4 TO 10 INCHES
BELOW 8000 FEET. HEAVIER SNOW AMOUNTS THIS WEEKEND WILL FAVOR
WEST AND SOUTHWEST FACING SLOPES ABOVE 8500 FEET.

* TIMING...WHILE SNOW HAS CURRENTLY DECREASED IN COVERAGE AND
INTENSITY...ADDITIONAL BATCHES OF NEW SNOW ARE EXPECTED TO
INCREASE OVER THE AREA THIS EVENING AND OVERNIGHT. PERIODS OF
HEAVY SNOW WILL THEN CONTINUE THROUGH SUNDAY.

* WINDS...SIGNIFICANT WINDS ARE NOT EXPECTED.

* SNOW LEVELS...TEMPERATURES WILL BE COLD ENOUGH FOR SNOW AT ALL
LOCATIONS UNTIL SATURDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH SUNDAY WHEN THE
SNOW LEVEL WILL LIFT TO AROUND 8000 FEET.

* LOCAL IMPACTS...HAZARDOUS TRAVEL CONDITIONS DUE TO SNOW PACKED
AND ICY ROADWAYS ARE EXPECTED ALONG WITH REDUCED VISIBILITIES
IN LOCALLY HEAVY SNOW. ROAD CLOSURES WILL BE POSSIBLE.

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 Storm Warning
NMZ512>515-527-280300-
/O.CON.KABQ.WS.W.0007.000000T0000Z-150301T2300Z/
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-RATON RIDGE/JOHNSON MESA-
1159 AM MST FRI FEB 27 2015

...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 4 PM MST SUNDAY...

A WINTER STORM WARNING FOR HEAVY SNOW REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 4 PM
MST SUNDAY.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...ADDITIONAL ACCUMULATIONS OF 3 TO 6 INCHES
THROUGH TODAY. TONIGHT THROUGH SUNDAY AN ADDITIONAL 10 TO 20
INCHES IS EXPECTED ABOVE 8500 FEET...WITH 4 TO 10 INCHES BELOW
8000 FEET. HEAVIER SNOW AMOUNTS THIS WEEKEND WILL FAVOR WEST AND
SOUTHWEST FACING SLOPES ABOVE 8500 FEET.

* TIMING...WHILE SNOW HAS CURRENTLY DECREASED IN COVERAGE AND
INTENSITY...ADDITIONAL BATCHES OF NEW SNOW ARE EXPECTED TO
INCREASE OVER THE AREA THIS EVENING AND OVERNIGHT. PERIODS OF
HEAVY SNOW WILL THEN CONTINUE THROUGH SUNDAY.

* WINDS...SIGNIFICANT WINDS ARE NOT EXPECTED.

* SNOW LEVELS...TEMPERATURES WILL BE COLD ENOUGH FOR SNOW AT ALL
LOCATIONS UNTIL SATURDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH SUNDAY WHEN THE
SNOW LEVEL WILL LIFT TO AROUND 8000 FEET.

* LOCAL IMPACTS...HAZARDOUS TRAVEL CONDITIONS DUE TO SNOW PACKED
AND ICY ROADWAYS ARE EXPECTED ALONG WITH REDUCED VISIBILITIES
IN LOCALLY HEAVY SNOW. ROAD CLOSURES WILL BE POSSIBLE.

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 Storm Warning
NMZ504-280300-
/O.CAN.KABQ.WW.Y.0009.000000T0000Z-150227T1900Z/
/O.EXB.KABQ.WS.W.0008.150227T1900Z-150228T1500Z/
NORTHWEST HIGHLANDS-
1159 AM MST FRI FEB 27 2015

...WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 AM MST SATURDAY...
...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IS CANCELLED...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN ALBUQUERQUE HAS ISSUED A WINTER
STORM WARNING FOR HEAVY SNOW...WHICH IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 AM MST
SATURDAY. THE WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY HAS BEEN CANCELLED.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...ADDITIONAL ACCUMULATIONS OF 4 TO 8 INCHES
LATE TODAY INTO TONIGHT.

* TIMING...WHILE SNOW HAS TEMPORARILY DECREASED IN COVERAGE AND
INTENSITY...ADDITIONAL BATCHES OF SNOW WILL DEVELOP AND INCREASE
OVER THE AREA THROUGH THE LATE AFTERNOON. PERIODIC SNOW WILL
CONTINUE THROUGH THE LATE MORNING SATURDAY.

* WINDS...SIGNIFICANT WINDS ARE NOT EXPECTED.

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

* LOCAL IMPACTS...HAZARDOUS TRAVEL CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED DUE
TO SNOW COVERED AND ICY ROADS AND REDUCED VISIBILITIES IN
FALLING 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 Storm Warning
NMZ502-503-280300-
/O.EXB.KABQ.WS.W.0008.150227T1900Z-150228T1500Z/
CHUSKA MOUNTAINS-FAR NORTHWEST HIGHLANDS-
1159 AM MST FRI FEB 27 2015

...WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 AM MST SATURDAY...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN ALBUQUERQUE HAS ISSUED A WINTER
STORM WARNING FOR HEAVY SNOW...WHICH IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 AM MST
SATURDAY.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...ADDITIONAL ACCUMULATIONS OF 4 TO 8 INCHES
LATE TODAY INTO TONIGHT. LOCALIZED AMOUNTS OF 10 INCHES MAY BE
POSSIBLE ON THE HIGHEST MOUNTAIN PEAKS...ESPECIALLY NEAR THE
COLORADO BORDER.

* TIMING...WHILE SNOW HAS TEMPORARILY DECREASED IN COVERAGE AND
INTENSITY...ADDITIONAL BATCHES OF SNOW WILL DEVELOP AND INCREASE
OVER THE AREA THROUGH THE LATE AFTERNOON. PERIODIC SNOW WILL
CONTINUE THROUGH THE LATE MORNING SATURDAY.

* WINDS...SIGNIFICANT WINDS ARE NOT EXPECTED.

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

* LOCAL IMPACTS...HAZARDOUS TRAVEL CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED DUE
TO SNOW COVERED AND ICY ROADS AND REDUCED VISIBILITIES IN
FALLING 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
NMZ517-280300-
/O.EXT.KABQ.WW.Y.0010.000000T0000Z-150228T1500Z/
LOWER CHAMA RIVER VALLEY-
1159 AM MST FRI FEB 27 2015

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 AM MST
SATURDAY...

THE WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SNOW IS NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 AM
MST SATURDAY.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...ADDITIONAL ACCUMULATIONS OF 1 TO 4 INCHES
THIS EVENING INTO TONIGHT.

* TIMING...WHILE SNOW HAS TEMPORARILY DECREASED IN COVERAGE AND
INTENSITY...ADDITIONAL BATCHES OF SNOW WILL DEVELOP AND INCREASE
OVER THE AREA THIS EVENING AND OVERNIGHT. PERIODIC SNOW WILL
CONTINUE THROUGH THE LATE MORNING SATURDAY.

* WINDS...SIGNIFICANT WINDS ARE NOT EXPECTED.

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

* LOCAL IMPACTS...HAZARDOUS TRAVEL CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED DUE
TO SNOW COVERED AND ICY ROADS AND REDUCED VISIBILITIES IN
FALLING SNOW.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SNOW MEANS THAT PERIODS OF SNOW
WILL PRIMARILY CAUSE TRAVEL DIFFICULTIES. BE PREPARED FOR SNOW
COVERED ROADS AND LIMITED VISIBILITIES.

&&

$$

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