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344 AM MDT Tue Mar 28 2017
...WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT FROM NOON TODAY TO 6 PM MDT
The National Weather Service in Albuquerque has issued a Winter
Storm Warning for heavy snow, which is in effect from noon today
to 6 PM MDT Wednesday. The Winter Storm Watch is no longer in
* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...Generally 5 to 10 inches. Up to 12 inches
near Raton Pass and up to 20 inches over the higher peaks of the
Sangre De Cristo Mountains.
* TIMING...Snow will increase in coverage and intensity this
evening through Wednesday morning as it expands across the Raton
Ridge. Snow will taper late Wednesday afternoon.
* WINDS...Northerly winds will increase early Wednesday. The
strongest winds will be across the Raton Ridge where sustained
speeds of 25 to 35 mph with gusts to 45 mph will be common.
* SNOW LEVELS...Snow levels will be around 8000 feet on today,
decreasing to between 5500 and 6500 feet tonight.
* LOCAL IMPACTS...Heavy snow will cause snow packed and icy
conditions near Raton Pass along I-25, along Highway 64/87 and
on most roads on the Sangre De Cristo Mountains. Visibilities
will be lowered in periods of heavy snow, with some potential
for whiteout conditions given some blowing snow.
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.