Rio Arriba County, New Mexico
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Winter Weather Advisory
NMZ510-512>515-527-291300-
/O.CON.KABQ.WW.Y.0016.160429T0600Z-160430T0600Z/
SAN JUAN MOUNTAINS-WEST SLOPES SANGRE DE CRISTO MOUNTAINS-
NORTHERN SANGRE DE CRISTOS ABOVE 9500 FEET/RED RIVER-
SOUTHERN SANGRE DE CRISTOS ABOVE 9500 FEET-
EAST SLOPES SANGRE DE CRISTO MOUNTAINS-RATON RIDGE/JOHNSON MESA-
1142 PM MDT THU APR 28 2016

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL MIDNIGHT MDT
FRIDAY NIGHT...

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...1 TO 2 INCHES BELOW 9000 FEET AND 2 TO 8
INCHES ABOVE 9000 FEET. LOCALLY UP TO ONE FOOT POSSIBLE ON THE
HIGH PEAKS OF THE SANGRE DE CRISTO MOUNTAINS NEAR THE COLORADO
BORDER.

* TIMING...INTO THE EARLY MORNING HOURS RAIN WILL CHANGE TO SNOW
OVER THE HIGHER ELEVATIONS OF THE SAN JUAN AND SANGRE DE CRISTO
MOUNTAINS AND ADJACENT EAST SLOPES. SNOW LEVELS WILL RISE DURING
THE DAY FRIDAY...WITH ANY DAYTIME ACCUMULATIONS BEING CONFINED
ABOVE 9000 FEET. SNOW WILL LESSEN IN THE LATE EVENING FRIDAY.

* WINDS...WINDS WILL BE GUSTY AT TIMES FROM THE EAST IN THE SANGRE
DE CRISTO MOUNTAINS THROUGH LATE FRIDAY MORNING. WINDS WILL
DECREASE AND SHIFT DIRECTION THEREAFTER.

* SNOW LEVELS...ACCUMULATING SNOW WILL GENERALLY STAY AT OR ABOVE
9000 FEET WITH MINOR ACCUMULATIONS OF 1 TO 2 INCHES POSSIBLE
THROUGH FRIDAY MORNING IN ELEVATIONS BETWEEN 7500 AND 9000 FEET.

* LOCAL IMPACTS...VISIBILITIES WILL DROP BELOW 3 MILES AND ROADS
WILL BECOME SNOW COVERED AND SLICK...ESPECIALLY ABOVE 9000
FEET.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

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

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