365  
WWUS45 KABQ 210450  
WSWABQ  
 
URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ALBUQUERQUE NM  
950 PM MST SAT JAN 20 2018  
 
...WINTRY WEATHER FOR MUCH OF WESTERN TO CENTRAL NEW MEXICO  
TONIGHT INTO SUNDAY...  
 
.AS A TROUGH OF LOW PRESSURE AND STRONG PACIFIC COLD FRONT  
PUSH EASTWARD INTO NEW MEXICO, RAIN AND HIGH TERRAIN SNOW WILL  
CONTINUE TO SPREAD ACROSS WESTERN AND CENTRAL AREAS OF THE STATE.  
WHILE MANY LOWER ELEVATION AREAS WILL OBSERVE LIGHT SNOWFALL  
AMOUNTS, THE RAPID ONSET OF FREEZING TEMPERATURES WILL CAUSE  
TRAVEL CONDITIONS TO QUICKLY DETERIORATE DUE TO THE ABRUPTLY  
CHANGING CONDITIONS WITH SLICK AND ICY ROADS. MORE SIGNIFICANT  
SNOW ACCUMULATIONS ARE FORECAST FOR THE HIGHER ELEVATION  
MOUNTAINS, ESPECIALLY IN NORTHERN NEW MEXICO THROUGH SUNDAY.  
STRONG TO SEVERE WINDS WILL ALSO ACCOMPANY THE PRECIPITATION,  
PRODUCING NEAR WHITE-OUT CONDITIONS AT TIMES, MAINLY IN THE  
MOUNTAINS, ALONG WITH FRIGID TEMPERATURES AND BITTERLY COLD WIND  
CHILLS.  
 
NMZ510-513-514-211200-  
/O.CON.KABQ.WS.W.0002.000000T0000Z-180122T0300Z/  
SAN JUAN MOUNTAINS-  
NORTHERN SANGRE DE CRISTOS ABOVE 9500 FEET/RED RIVER-  
SOUTHERN SANGRE DE CRISTOS ABOVE 9500 FEET-  
950 PM MST SAT JAN 20 2018  
   
..WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 PM MST SUNDAY
 
 
* WHAT...HEAVY SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW OCCURRING. PLAN ON DIFFICULT  
TRAVEL CONDITIONS. TREE BRANCHES COULD FALL AS WELL DUE TO  
STRONG WIND GUSTS OCCASIONALLY REACHING 50 MPH. ADDITIONAL SNOW  
ACCUMULATIONS OF 3 TO 5 INCHES, WITH LOCALIZED AMOUNTS UP TO 10  
INCHES, ARE EXPECTED.  
 
* WHERE...SAN JUAN MOUNTAINS, NORTHERN SANGRE DE CRISTOS ABOVE  
9500 FEET INCLUDING RED RIVER AND SOUTHERN SANGRE DE CRISTOS  
ABOVE 9500 FEET.  
 
* WHEN...UNTIL 8 PM MST SUNDAY.  
 
* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...WINDS GUSTING AS HIGH AS 50 MPH WILL CAUSE  
AREAS OF BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW.  
 
PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...  
 
A WINTER STORM WARNING FOR SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW MEANS SEVERE  
WINTER WEATHER CONDITIONS ARE OCCURRING. IF YOU MUST TRAVEL, KEEP  
AN EXTRA FLASHLIGHT, FOOD AND WATER IN YOUR VEHICLE IN CASE OF AN  
EMERGENCY. THE LATEST ROAD CONDITIONS FOR THE STATE YOU ARE  
CALLING FROM CAN BE OBTAINED BY CALLING 5 1 1.  
 

 
 
NMZ511-512-515>522-211200-  
/O.CON.KABQ.WW.Y.0004.000000T0000Z-180121T2300Z/  
JEMEZ MOUNTAINS-WEST SLOPES SANGRE DE CRISTO MOUNTAINS-  
EAST SLOPES SANGRE DE CRISTO MOUNTAINS-UPPER RIO GRANDE VALLEY-  
LOWER CHAMA RIVER VALLEY-SANTA FE METRO AREA-  
MIDDLE RIO GRANDE VALLEY/ALBUQUERQUE METRO AREA-  
LOWER RIO GRANDE VALLEY-SANDIA/MANZANO MOUNTAINS-ESTANCIA VALLEY-  
950 PM MST SAT JAN 20 2018  
 
...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 4 PM MST  
SUNDAY...  
 
* WHAT...SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW OCCURRING. PLAN ON ABRUPTLY  
CHANGING WEATHER CONDITIONS WITH LOWER ELEVATIONS OBSERVING A  
RAPID CHANGE-OVER FROM RAIN TO SNOW, LEADING TO SLICK ROAD  
CONDITIONS. IN ADDITION, POOR VISIBILITY IS EXPECTED,  
ESPECIALLY IN AREAS OF BLOWING SNOW. ADDITIONAL SNOW  
ACCUMULATIONS OF 1 TO 3 INCHES, WITH LOCALIZED AMOUNTS UP TO 10  
INCHES IN THE HIGHER ELEVATIONS EXPECTED.  
 
* WHERE...JEMEZ MOUNTAINS, WEST SLOPES SANGRE DE CRISTO  
MOUNTAINS, EAST SLOPES SANGRE DE CRISTO MOUNTAINS, UPPER RIO  
GRANDE VALLEY, LOWER CHAMA RIVER VALLEY, SANTA FE METRO AREA,  
MIDDLE RIO GRANDE VALLEY INCLUDING THE ALBUQUERQUE METRO AREA,  
LOWER RIO GRANDE VALLEY, SANDIA AND MANZANO MOUNTAINS AND  
ESTANCIA VALLEY.  
 
* WHEN...UNTIL 4 PM MST SUNDAY.  
 
* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...WINDS GUSTING AS HIGH AS 55 MPH WILL  
CAUSE AREAS OF BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW.  
 
PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...  
 
A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW MEANS PERIODS  
OF SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW WILL CAUSE PRIMARILY TRAVEL  
DIFFICULTIES. BE PREPARED FOR SNOW COVERED ROADS AND LIMITED  
VISIBILITIES, AND USE CAUTION WHILE DRIVING. THE LATEST ROAD  
CONDITIONS FOR THE STATE YOU ARE CALLING FROM CAN BE OBTAINED BY  
CALLING 5 1 1.  
 

 
 
NMZ527-211200-  
/O.CON.KABQ.WW.Y.0004.180121T1500Z-180122T0300Z/  
RATON RIDGE/JOHNSON MESA-  
950 PM MST SAT JAN 20 2018  
 
...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 8 AM TO 8 PM  
MST SUNDAY...  
 
* WHAT...SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW EXPECTED. PLAN ON ABRUPTLY CHANGING  
WEATHER CONDITIONS PERIODICALLY THROUGH THE DAY SUNDAY, LEADING  
TO SLICK ROAD CONDITIONS. IN ADDITION, POOR VISIBILITY IS  
EXPECTED, ESPECIALLY IN AREAS OF BLOWING SNOW. TOTAL SNOW  
ACCUMULATIONS OF 1 TO 3 INCHES, WITH LOCALIZED AMOUNTS UP TO 5  
INCHES, ARE EXPECTED.  
 
* WHERE...RATON RIDGE AND JOHNSON MESA.  
 
* WHEN...FROM 8 AM TO 8 PM MST SUNDAY.  
 
* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...WINDS GUSTING AS HIGH AS 50 MPH WILL  
CAUSE AREAS OF BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW.  
 
PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...  
 
A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW MEANS PERIODS  
OF SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW WILL CAUSE PRIMARILY TRAVEL  
DIFFICULTIES. BE PREPARED FOR SNOW COVERED ROADS AND LIMITED  
VISIBILITIES, AND USE CAUTION WHILE DRIVING. THE LATEST ROAD  
CONDITIONS FOR THE STATE YOU ARE CALLING FROM CAN BE OBTAINED BY  
CALLING 5 1 1.  
 

 
 
NMZ501>509-211200-  
/O.CON.KABQ.WW.Y.0004.000000T0000Z-180121T1900Z/  
NORTHWEST PLATEAU-CHUSKA MOUNTAINS-FAR NORTHWEST HIGHLANDS-  
NORTHWEST HIGHLANDS-WEST CENTRAL PLATEAU-WEST CENTRAL MOUNTAINS-  
WEST CENTRAL HIGHLANDS-SOUTHWEST MOUNTAINS-  
SAN FRANCISCO RIVER VALLEY-  
950 PM MST SAT JAN 20 2018  
 
...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL NOON MST  
SUNDAY...  
 
* WHAT...SNOW OCCURRING. PLAN ON ABRUPTLY CHANGING WEATHER  
CONDITIONS WITH MANY LOWER ELEVATIONS HAVING OBSERVED A RAPID  
CHANGE-OVER FROM RAIN TO SNOW, LEADING TO SLICK ROAD CONDITIONS.  
ADDITIONAL SNOW ACCUMULATIONS OF 1 TO 3 INCHES, WITH LOCALIZED  
AMOUNTS UP TO 7 INCHES IN HIGHER ELEVATIONS, ARE EXPECTED.  
 
* WHERE...NORTHWEST PLATEAU, CHUSKA MOUNTAINS, FAR NORTHWEST  
HIGHLANDS, NORTHWEST HIGHLANDS, WEST CENTRAL PLATEAU, WEST  
CENTRAL MOUNTAINS, WEST CENTRAL HIGHLANDS, SOUTHWEST MOUNTAINS  
AND SAN FRANCISCO RIVER VALLEY.  
 
* WHEN...UNTIL NOON MST SUNDAY.  
 
* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...IN ADDITION TO SLICK ROADS, BE PREPARED  
FOR REDUCED VISIBILITIES AT TIMES.  
 
PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...  
 
A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SNOW MEANS PERIODS OF SNOW WILL  
CAUSE PRIMARILY TRAVEL DIFFICULTIES. BE PREPARED FOR SNOW COVERED  
ROADS AND LIMITED VISIBILITIES, AND USE CAUTION WHILE DRIVING.  
THE LATEST ROAD CONDITIONS FOR THE STATE YOU ARE CALLING FROM CAN  
BE OBTAINED BY CALLING 5 1 1.  
 

 
 
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