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Winter Weather Advisory Through Monday Morning

on February 22, 2015 - 2:06pm
NWS image. ScreenShot/LADP NWS News:

The National Weather Service in Albuquerque has issued a Winter Weather Advisory through 11 a.m. Monday for the surrounding areas.

Winter Weather Advisory:

A MAJOR COLD FRONT WILL CONTINUE TO PUSH INTO TO WESTERN NEW MEXICO THIS AFTERNOON. AT THE SAME TIME...WEST WINDS ALOFT WILL BRING PERIODS OF MOISTURE AND ATMOSPHERIC LIFT TO THE REGION. THE COMBINATION OF THESE FEATURES WILL PRODUCE SIGNIFICANT ACCUMULATING SNOW OVER NORTH CENTRAL AND NORTHEAST NEW MEXICO THIS AFTERNOON THROUGH MONDAY MORNING...WITH LIGHTER AMOUNTS FARTHER SOUTH AND WEST. SNOW MAY CONTINUE FOR NORTHWEST NEW MEXICO INTO MONDAY AND MONDAY NIGHT.

AFFECTED AREAS INCLUDE JEMEZ MOUNTAINS-FAR NORTHWEST HIGHLANDS-LOWER CHAMA RIVER VALLEY-SANTA FE METRO AREA-SANDIA/MANZANO MOUNTAINS-ESTANCIA VALLEY-CENTRAL HIGHLANDS-SOUTH CENTRAL HIGHLANDS AND SOUTH CENTRAL MOUNTAINS.

  • SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...2 TO 4 INCHES AT THE LOWER ELEVATIONS INCLUDING ESPANOLA...THE SANTA FE METRO...ESTANCIA VALLEY AND CENTRAL AND SOUTH CENTRAL HIGHLANDS. 4 TO 6 INCHES IN THE JEMEZ MOUNTAINS...SANDIA/MANZANO AND SOUTH-CENTRAL. SNOW MAY CONTINUE OR BECOME HEAVIER WITH ADDITIONAL ACCUMULATIONS OVER THE JEMEZ MOUNTAINS...LOWER CHAMA RIVER VALLEY AND FAR NORTHWEST HIGHLANDS MONDAY AFTERNOON AND MONDAY NIGHT.
  • TIMING...SNOW WILL CONTINUE THROUGH TONIGHT BEFORE DECREASING IN COVERAGE AND INTENSITY LATE MONDAY MORNING WITH ADDITIONAL ACCUMULATIONS OVER THE JEMEZ MOUNTAINS...FAR NORTHWEST HIGHLANDS AND LOWER CHAMA RIVER VALLEY MONDAY AFTERNOON AND MONDAY NIGHT.
  • WINDS... SOUTHEAST 15 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 35 MPH IN THE EASTERN JEMEZ MOUNTAINS AND SANTA FE METRO. OTHERWISE NORTHEAST TO EAST 10 TO 20 MPH WITH OCCASIONAL GUSTS TO AROUND 30 MPH. WINDS SHOULD DIMINISH LATE TONIGHT.
  • SNOW LEVELS...TEMPERATURES WILL BE COLD ENOUGH FOR SNOW AT ALL LOCATIONS EAST OF THE RIO GRANDE. ELSEWHERE...SNOW LEVELS WILL VARY...BUT WILL BE COLD ENOUGH FOR SNOW AT ALL ELEVATIONS TONIGHT AND EARLY MONDAY.
  • LOCAL IMPACTS...PERIODS OF HEAVY SNOWFALL WILL RESULT IN VERY LOW VISIBILITY. ROADS MAY BECOME SNOWPACKED AND ICY.

A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW MEANS THAT VISIBILITIES WILL BE RESTRICTED DUE TO A COMBINATION OF FALLING AND BLOWING SNOW.

FOR THE LATEST NEW MEXICO ROAD CONDITIONS CALL 511 OR VISIT NMROADS.COM.


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