Colfax County, New Mexico
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Freezing Fog Advisory
NMZ515-521>524-526>529-531>533-539-021600-
/O.CON.KABQ.ZF.Y.0006.000000T0000Z-150302T1600Z/
EAST SLOPES SANGRE DE CRISTO MOUNTAINS-SANDIA/MANZANO MOUNTAINS-
ESTANCIA VALLEY-CENTRAL HIGHLANDS-SOUTH CENTRAL HIGHLANDS-
SOUTH CENTRAL MOUNTAINS-RATON RIDGE/JOHNSON MESA-
FAR NORTHEAST HIGHLANDS-NORTHEAST HIGHLANDS-HARDING COUNTY-
EASTERN SAN MIGUEL COUNTY-GUADALUPE COUNTY-EASTERN LINCOLN COUNTY-
415 AM MST MON MAR 2 2015

...FREEZING FOG ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 AM MST THIS
MORNING...

* LOCATION...EAST SLOPES OF THE SANDIA...MANZANO AND SANGRE DE
CRISTO MOUNTAINS INCLUDING THE ADJACENT HIGHLANDS AND RATON
MESA.

* TIMING...FREEZING FOG OVER MUCH OF THE EASTERN SLOPES AND
ADJACENT HIGH PLAINS WILL CONTINUE THROUGH EARLY MORNING BEFORE
SLOWLY TAPERING OFF.

* VISIBILITY...ONE QUARTER MILE OR LESS.

* LOCAL IMPACTS...DIFFICULT AND POTENTIALLY DANGEROUS DRIVING
CONDITIONS WILL MATERIALIZE DUE TO SIGNIFICANT LIMITATIONS TO
VISIBILITY AND ICE DEVELOPING ON ROADS. THIS INCLUDES INTERSTATE
25 FROM NEAR GLORIETA PASS THROUGH RATON PASS AND INTERSTATE 40
FROM NEAR TIJERAS TO NEAR SANTA ROSA.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A FREEZING FOG ADVISORY MEANS VISIBILITY WILL FREQUENTLY BE
REDUCED TO LESS THAN ONE QUARTER MILE. FREEZING FOG CREATES VERY
HAZARDOUS DRIVING CONDITIONS. PEOPLE ARE ADVISED TO AVOID TRAVEL
IF POSSIBLE...BUT IF TRAVEL IS NECESSARY...SLOW DOWN...USE YOUR
LOW BEAM HEADLIGHTS...AND LEAVE PLENTY OF DISTANCE AHEAD OF YOU.
BE ESPECIALLY CAUTIOUS FOR BLACK ICE ON BRIDGES AND OVERPASSES.

&&

$$




Winter Storm Watch
NMZ511>515-021900-
/O.CON.KABQ.WS.A.0010.150303T0000Z-150304T0000Z/
JEMEZ MOUNTAINS-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-
434 AM MST MON MAR 2 2015

...WINTER STORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM THIS AFTERNOON
THROUGH TUESDAY AFTERNOON...

A WINTER STORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM THIS AFTERNOON
THROUGH TUESDAY AFTERNOON.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...POTENTIAL FOR HEAVY SNOW ACCUMULATIONS OF
GREATER THAN 8 INCHES...FAVORING WEST FACING SLOPES.

* TIMING...SNOW WILL BECOME MORE WIDESPREAD AND HEAVIER THIS
EVENING AND OVERNIGHT BEFORE TAPERING OFF TUESDAY AFTERNOON.

* WINDS...SOUTHWEST TO WEST WINDS 20 TO 30 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 40
MPH OVER RIDGETOPS AND OPEN TERRAIN.

* SNOW LEVELS...TEMPERATURES WILL BECOME COLD ENOUGH FOR SNOW AT
ALL LOCATIONS BY EARLY MONDAY EVENING.

* LOCAL IMPACTS...DIFFICULT TRAVEL CONDITIONS DUE TO SNOW PACKED
AND ICY ROADWAYS ARE EXPECTED AT TIMES IN THE HIGH COUNTRY
ALONG WITH REDUCED VISIBILITY IN LOCALLY HEAVY SNOW AND
BLOWING SNOW.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

REMEMBER...A WINTER STORM WATCH MEANS CONDITIONS ARE FAVORABLE
FOR A HAZARDOUS WINTER WEATHER EVENT IN AND CLOSE TO THE WATCH
AREA. MONITOR THE LATEST FORECASTS AT WEATHER.GOV/ABQ...LISTEN TO
NOAA WEATHER RADIO OR YOUR FAVORITE MEDIA OUTLET.

&&

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