McKinley County, New Mexico
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Wind Advisory
NMZ506-508-220300-
/O.CON.KABQ.WI.Y.0006.170122T0300Z-170122T1200Z/
WEST CENTRAL MOUNTAINS-SOUTHWEST MOUNTAINS-
1139 AM MST SAT JAN 21 2017

...WIND ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 8 PM THIS EVENING TO 5 AM
MST SUNDAY...

* LOCATION...THIS INCLUDES THE WEST CENTRAL AND SOUTHWEST
MOUNTAINS.

* WINDS...WEST TO NORTHWEST 25 TO 35 MPH WITH GUSTS NEAR 50 MPH.

* TIMING...WINDS WILL INCREASE THROUGHOUT THE DAY...BUT WILL PEAK
LATE THIS AFTERNOON AND INTO THE EVENING BEFORE DIMINISHING
TOWARD SUNRISE SUNDAY.

* VISIBILITY...MAY BE LOCALLY REDUCED IN AREAS OF BLOWING SNOW.

* LOCAL IMPACTS...STRONG CROSS WINDS ARE EXPECTED ALONG NORTH TO
SOUTH ORIENTED ROADWAYS. DIFFICULT DRIVING CONDITIONS ARE
EXPECTED FOR HIGH PROFILE VEHICLES.

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.

&&

$$
Wind Advisory
NMZ507-519-520-522-525-534>536-220300-
/O.CON.KABQ.WI.Y.0006.000000T0000Z-170122T1200Z/
WEST CENTRAL HIGHLANDS-
MIDDLE RIO GRANDE VALLEY/ALBUQUERQUE METRO AREA-
LOWER RIO GRANDE VALLEY-ESTANCIA VALLEY-UPPER TULAROSA VALLEY-
QUAY COUNTY-CURRY COUNTY-ROOSEVELT COUNTY-
1139 AM MST SAT JAN 21 2017

...WIND ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 5 AM MST SUNDAY...

* LOCATION...THIS INCLUDES THE MIDDLE AND LOWER RIO GRANDE....
ESTANCIA AND UPPER TULAROSA VALLEYS AS WELL AS QUAY...CURRY
AND ROOSEVELT COUNTIES AND THE WEST CENTRAL HIGHLANDS.

* WINDS...WEST TO NORTHWEST 25 TO 35 MPH WITH GUSTS NEAR 50 MPH.

* TIMING...WINDS WILL CONTINUE TO INCREASE THROUGH THE
AFTERNOON...PEAK LATE THIS AFTERNOON AND EARLY THIS
EVENING...AND WILL SLOWLY DIMINISH AFTER MIDNIGHT.

* VISIBILITY...MAY BE LOCALLY REDUCED IN AREAS OF BLOWING DUST.

* LOCAL IMPACTS...STRONG CROSS WINDS ARE EXPECTED ON NORTH TO
SOUTH ORIENTED ROADWAYS INCLUDING INTERSTATE 25 BETWEEN
ALBUQUERQUE AND SOCORRO. DIFFICULT DRIVING CONDITIONS ARE
EXPECTED FOR HIGH PROFILE VEHICLES.

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
NMZ502-506-508-510>514-516-220200-
/O.CON.KABQ.WS.W.0004.000000T0000Z-170122T0300Z/
CHUSKA MOUNTAINS-WEST CENTRAL MOUNTAINS-SOUTHWEST MOUNTAINS-
SAN JUAN MOUNTAINS-JEMEZ MOUNTAINS-
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-
1057 AM MST SAT JAN 21 2017

...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 PM MST THIS
EVENING...

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...2 TO 4 ADDITIONAL INCHES IN THE UPPER RIO
GRANDE VALLEY. 4 TO 6 ADDITIONAL INCHES AT ELEVATIONS ABOVE
8000 FEET WITH LOCALLY GREATER AMOUNTS OVER THE PEAKS AND ALONG
WEST FACING SLOPES OF THE SOUTHWEST MOUNTAINS.

* TIMING...SNOW WILL PERSIST THIS AFTERNOON BEFORE TAPERING OFF
EARLY THIS EVENING.

* WINDS...WEST WINDS STRENGTHENING TO 25 TO 40 MPH WITH
OCCASIONAL GUSTS FROM 35 TO 55 MPH. THE STRONGER WINDS WILL
OCCUR OVER RIDGETOPS AND EXPOSED AREAS.

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

* LOCAL IMPACTS...ROADS WILL BECOME SNOW PACKED AND ICY WITH
REDUCED VISIBILITY IN SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW. AREAS OF BLOWING
AND DRIFTING SNOW ARE EXPECTED WITH SIGNIFICANT VISIBILITY
RESTRICTION AT TIMES. TRAVEL WILL BECOME DIFFICULT OR
IMPOSSIBLE AT HIGH ELEVATIONS ABOVE 8000 FEET.

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
NMZ501-503>505-220200-
/O.CON.KABQ.WW.Y.0004.000000T0000Z-170122T0300Z/
NORTHWEST PLATEAU-FAR NORTHWEST HIGHLANDS-NORTHWEST HIGHLANDS-
WEST CENTRAL PLATEAU-
1057 AM MST SAT JAN 21 2017

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 PM MST THIS
EVENING...

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...1 TO 4 INCHES WITH LOCALLY GREATER
AMOUNTS OF 4 TO 8 INCHES ON HIGHER WEST FACING SLOPES.

* TIMING...SNOW WILL CONTINUE THROUGH MID-AFTERNOON BEFORE
BECOMING MORE INTERMITTENT BY EARLY EVENING.

* WINDS...WEST WINDS STRENGTHENING TO 20 TO 30 MPH WITH GUSTS TO
AROUND 40 MPH.

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

* LOCAL IMPACTS...ROADS MAY BECOME SNOWPACKED AND ICY.

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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