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Winter Weather Returns for Portions of Northern New Mexico

on January 30, 2014 - 7:04am

NWS News:

The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory through Satuday morning.

A DEEP FETCH OF PACIFIC MOISTURE WILL STREAM EAST ACROSS THE SOUTHERN ROCKIES TODAY AND CONTINUE THROUGH AT LEAST FRIDAY. LIGHT RAIN AND HIGH TERRAIN SNOW WILL DEVELOP OVER RIO ARRIBA COUNTY TODAY THEN CHANGE OVER TO SNOW TONIGHT.

THE MAIN PERIOD FOR POTENTIALLY HEAVY SNOW ACCUMULATIONS AND HAZARDOUS TRAVEL WILL COME LATE TONIGHT THROUGH FRIDAY NIGHT. THE HEAVIEST SNOWFALL ACCUMULATIONS ARE EXPECTED ABOVE 7500 FEET AND ALONG WEST FACING SLOPES. GUSTY WINDS WILL ACCOMPANY THIS SNOWFALL CREATING AREAS OF REDUCED VISIBILITIES IN BLOWING SNOW.

JEMEZ MOUNTAINS-WEST SLOPES SANGRE DE CRISTO MOUNTAINS-NORTHERN SANGRE DE CRISTO MOUNTAINS ABOVE 9500 FEET/RED RIVER-SOUTHERN SANGRE DE CRISTO MOUNTAINS ABOVE 9,500 FEET-EAST SLOPES SANGRE DE CRISTO MOUNTAINS ... 4:27 AM MST THU JAN. 30, 2014.

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 11 PM TODAY TO 4 AM MST SATURDAY...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN ALBUQUERQUE HAS ISSUED A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 11 PM THIS EVENING TO 4 AM MST SATURDAY.

  • SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...3 TO 7 INCHES...WITH LOCALLY HIGHER AMOUNTS ON HIGHER RIDGES AND PEAKS.
  • TIMING...LATE THIS EVENING THROUGH EARLY SATURDAY MORNING.
  • WINDS...WEST SOUTHWEST 25 TO 35 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 50 MPH.
  •  SNOW LEVELS...7,500 FEET THROUGH LATE THIS EVENING FALLING TO ALL AREAS OVERNIGHT THROUGH FRIDAY.
  •  LOCAL IMPACTS...HAZARDOUS TRAVEL CONDITIONS ARE POSSIBLE WITH SNOW PACKED AND ICY ROADWAYS...INCLUDING HIGHWAYS 64...38...AND 518. THE COMBINATION OF FALLING AND BLOWING SNOW MAY CREATE LOCALLY REDUCED VISIBILITIES.

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

 


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