Santa Fe County, NM
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Weather Alerts: Santa Fe County, NM
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Winter Storm Watch
NMZ502-506-508-521-526-292300-
/O.CON.KABQ.WS.A.0004.150130T0700Z-150201T0000Z/
CHUSKA MOUNTAINS-WEST CENTRAL MOUNTAINS-SOUTHWEST MOUNTAINS-
SANDIA/MANZANO MOUNTAINS-SOUTH CENTRAL MOUNTAINS-
508 AM MST THU JAN 29 2015

...WINTER STORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM LATE TONIGHT THROUGH
SATURDAY AFTERNOON...

A WINTER STORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM LATE TONIGHT THROUGH
SATURDAY AFTERNOON.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...SIGNIFICANT SNOW ACCUMULATIONS OF 8 INCHES
OR MORE ARE POSSIBLE...PRIMARILY AT ELEVATIONS ABOVE 7000 FEET.
SOME HIGHER PEAKS ABOVE 10000 FEET MAY SEE UPWARDS OF ONE TO TWO
FEET OF FRESH SNOW ACCUMULATION.

* TIMING...SNOW START WILL TONIGHT AND CONTINUE THROUGH SATURDAY.
SNOW INTENSITY WILL DECREASE WITH REDUCED COVERAGE LATE
SATURDAY.

* WINDS...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 25 MPH FRIDAY ALONG THE
EAST SLOPES OF THE SANDIA AND MANZANO MOUNTAINS AND ALONG THE
THE CONTINENTAL DIVIDE...OTHERWISE LIGHT WINDS ARE EXPECTED.

* SNOW LEVELS...SNOW LEVELS WILL FLUCTUATE...RISING BETWEEN 7500
AND 9000 FEET DURING THE AFTERNOONS...AND FALLING BACK BETWEEN
5000 AND 6000 FEET DURING THE LATE NIGHTS AND EARLY MORNINGS.
THE SIGNIFICANT ACCUMULATIONS WILL GENERALLY BE CONFINED TO
ELEVATIONS ABOVE 7000 FEET.

* LOCAL IMPACTS...HEAVY WET SNOW WILL ACCUMULATE AT HIGHER
ELEVATIONS...MAKING TRAVEL DIFFICULT OR IMPOSSIBLE OVER SOME
MOUNTAIN PASSES AND OTHER HIGH ELEVATION ROADS...INCLUDING ALONG
INTERSTATE 40 ACROSS THE CONTINENTAL DIVIDE. THE HEAVY WET SNOW
COULD COMPROMISE THE STRUCTURAL INTEGRITY OF SOME ROOF TOPS.

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.

&&

$$

Winter Storm Watch
NMZ507-510>518-522>525-527-292300-
/O.CON.KABQ.WS.A.0004.150130T1500Z-150201T0000Z/
WEST CENTRAL HIGHLANDS-SAN JUAN MOUNTAINS-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-UPPER RIO GRANDE VALLEY-
LOWER CHAMA RIVER VALLEY-SANTA FE METRO AREA-ESTANCIA VALLEY-
CENTRAL HIGHLANDS-SOUTH CENTRAL HIGHLANDS-UPPER TULAROSA VALLEY-
RATON RIDGE/JOHNSON MESA-
508 AM MST THU JAN 29 2015

...WINTER STORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM FRIDAY MORNING
THROUGH SATURDAY AFTERNOON...

A WINTER STORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM FRIDAY MORNING
THROUGH SATURDAY AFTERNOON.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...SIGNIFICANT SNOW ACCUMULATIONS OF 8 INCHES
OR MORE ARE POSSIBLE ACROSS THE NORTHERN MOUNTAINS. SOME HIGHER
PEAKS ABOVE 10000 FEET MAY SEE UPWARDS OF ONE FOOT OF FRESH SNOW
ACCUMULATION. AMOUNTS OF 4 INCHES OR MORE ARE POSSIBLE AT LOWER
ELEVATIONS...ESPECIALLY THE ESTANCIA VALLEY AND CENTRAL
HIGHLANDS.

* TIMING...SNOW WILL START EARLY FRIDAY MORNING AND CONTINUE
THROUGH MUCH OF THE DAY ON SATURDAY BEFORE GRADUALLY TAPERING
OFF SATURDAY NIGHT.

* WINDS...EAST TO SOUTHEAST 15 TO 25 MPH FRIDAY INTO THE SANTA FE METRO
AS WELL AS PORTIONS OF THE JEMEZ OTHERWISE LIGHT WINDS ARE
EXPECTED.

* SNOW LEVELS...SNOW LEVELS WILL FLUCTUATE...RISING TO NEAR 6500
FEET DURING THE AFTERNOONS...AND FALLING BACK TO NEAR 5000 FEET
DURING THE LATE NIGHTS AND EARLY MORNINGS.

* LOCAL IMPACTS...HEAVY WET SNOW MAY ACCUMULATE ON ROADWAYS...
ESPECIALLY AT HIGHER ELEVATIONS...MAKING TRAVEL DIFFICULT OR
IMPOSSIBLE OVER SOME MOUNTAIN PASSES AND OTHER HIGH ELEVATION
ROADS. THE HEAVY WET SNOW COULD COMPROMISE THE STRUCTURAL
INTEGRITY OF SOME ROOF TOPS.

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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