Rio Arriba County, New Mexico
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Weather Alerts: Rio Arriba County, New Mexico
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Winter Storm Warning
NMZ502-510-511-231200-
/O.CON.KABQ.WS.W.0005.170123T0600Z-170124T1200Z/
CHUSKA MOUNTAINS-SAN JUAN MOUNTAINS-JEMEZ MOUNTAINS-
953 PM MST SUN JAN 22 2017

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

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...3 TO 6 INCHES AT ELEVATIONS NEAR OR BELOW
7500 FEET WITH 6 TO 12 INCHES POSSIBLE OVER THE HIGHER
TERRAIN.

* TIMING...SNOW WILL INCREASE IN COVERAGE TONIGHT AND CONTINUE AT
TIMES THROUGH MONDAY MORNING...BEFORE INCREASING IN COVERAGE AND
INTENSITY MONDAY AFTERNOON AND EVENING. SNOW SHOULD BEGIN TO
TAPER OFF EARLY TUESDAY MORNING.

* WINDS...WEST 15 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS NEAR 35 MPH. STRONGER
SUSTAINED WINDS OF 25 TO 35 MPH WITH GUSTS NEAR 50 MPH POSSIBLE
OVER RIDGETOPS MONDAY.

* SNOW LEVELS...TEMPERATURES WILL BE COLD ENOUGH FOR SNOW AT ALL
LOCATIONS TONIGHT AND EARLY MONDAY. THE SNOW LEVEL MAY RISE TO
NEAR 7500 FEET BY MONDAY AFTERNOON...BUT IS EXPECTED TO LOWER
QUICKLY TO VALLEY BOTTOMS WITH A COLD FRONT EARLY MONDAY
EVENING.

* LOCAL IMPACTS...ROADS MAY BECOME SNOWPACKED AND ICY. AREAS OF
REDUCED VISIBILITY IN BLOWING SNOW WILL ADD TO THE HAZARDOUS
TRAVEL CONDITIONS.

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
NMZ503-504-506-231200-
/O.CON.KABQ.WW.Y.0005.170123T0600Z-170124T1200Z/
FAR NORTHWEST HIGHLANDS-NORTHWEST HIGHLANDS-
WEST CENTRAL MOUNTAINS-
953 PM MST SUN JAN 22 2017

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

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...2 TO 5 INCHES AT ELEVATIONS NEAR OR BELOW
7500 FEET WITH 5 TO 9 INCHES POSSIBLE OVER THE HIGHER TERRAIN.

* TIMING...SNOW WILL INCREASE IN COVERAGE TONIGHT AND CONTINUE AT
TIMES INTO MONDAY MORNING. SNOW MAY MIX WITH RAIN BELOW 7500
FEET MONDAY AFTERNOON AS PRECIPITATION BECOMES MORE
WIDESPREAD...BUT PRECIPITATION WILL BECOME ALL SNOW AND INCREASE
FURTHER IN COVERAGE AND INTENSITY AS A COLD FRONT CROSSES
MONDAY EVENING. SNOW SHOULD TAPER OFF EARLY TUESDAY MORNING.

* WINDS...WEST 15 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS NEAR 35 MPH. STRONGER
SUSTAINED WINDS OF 25 TO 35 MPH WITH GUSTS NEAR 50 MPH POSSIBLE
OVER RIDGETOPS MONDAY.

* SNOW LEVELS...TEMPERATURES WILL BE COLD ENOUGH FOR SNOW AT ALL
LOCATIONS TONIGHT AND EARLY MONDAY. THE SNOW LEVEL MAY RISE NEAR
7500 FEET BY MONDAY AFTERNOON...BUT IT WILL LOWER QUICKLY WITH
THE PASSAGE OF A COLD FRONT EARLY MONDAY EVENING.

* LOCAL IMPACTS...ROADS MAY BECOME SNOWPACKED AND ICY...SUCH AS
HIGHWAY 550 FROM THE FARMINGTON AREA TO CUBA AND I-40 OVER THE
CONTINENTAL DIVIDE. AREAS OF REDUCED VISIBILITIES IN BLOWING
SNOW WILL ADD TO THE HAZARDOUS TRAVEL CONDITIONS.

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.

&&

$$

Winter Weather Advisory
NMZ512>514-516-231200-
/O.CON.KABQ.WW.Y.0005.170123T1200Z-170124T1200Z/
WEST SLOPES SANGRE DE CRISTO MOUNTAINS-
NORTHERN SANGRE DE CRISTOS ABOVE 9500 FEET/RED RIVER-
SOUTHERN SANGRE DE CRISTOS ABOVE 9500 FEET-
UPPER RIO GRANDE VALLEY-
953 PM MST SUN JAN 22 2017

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 5 AM MONDAY TO
5 AM MST TUESDAY...

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS..2 TO 4 INCHES AT ELEVATIONS NEAR OR BELOW
7500 FEET WITH 5 TO 9 INCHES POSSIBLE OVER THE HIGHER TERRAIN.

* TIMING...SNOW WILL OCCUR AT TIMES TONIGHT INTO MONDAY
MORNING...BEFORE INTENSIFYING MONDAY AFTERNOON AND EVENING. SNOW
SHOULD BEGIN TO TAPER OFF EARLY TUESDAY MORNING.

* WINDS...WEST SUSTAINED AT 15 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS NEAR 35 MPH.
STRONGER SUSTAINED WINDS OF 25 TO 35 MPH WITH GUSTS NEAR 50 MPH
POSSIBLE OVER RIDGETOPS AND EXPOSED AREAS MONDAY.

* SNOW LEVELS...TEMPERATURES WILL BE COLD ENOUGH FOR SNOW AT ALL
LOCATIONS TONIGHT AND EARLY MONDAY. THE SNOW LEVEL MAY RISE NEAR
7500 FEET BY MONDAY AFTERNOON BUT IS EXPECTED TO LOWER AGAIN
MONDAY EVENING.

* LOCAL IMPACTS...ROADS MAY BECOME SNOWPACKED AND ICY...SUCH AS
STATE HIGHWAY 38 FROM RED RIVER TO EAGLE NEST AND HIGHWAY 64
FROM TAOS TO ANGEL FIRE. AREAS OF REDUCED VISIBILITIES IN
BLOWING SNOW WILL ADD TO THE HAZARDOUS TRAVEL CONDITIONS.

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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