Weather Service Report


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URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ALBUQUERQUE NM
423 AM MST SAT DEC 3 2016

...WINTRY PRECIPITATION TO CONTINUE TODAY AND TONIGHT FOR
PORTIONS OF THE SOUTH AND EAST...

NMZ526-539-540-031900-
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SOUTH CENTRAL MOUNTAINS-EASTERN LINCOLN COUNTY-
SOUTHWEST CHAVES COUNTY-
423 AM MST SAT DEC 3 2016

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 AM MST
SUNDAY...

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...FOUR TO EIGHT INCHES OVER THE SOUTH 
  CENTRAL MOUNTAINS WITH LOCALLY GREATER AMOUNTS POSSIBLE OVER 
  THE PEAKS. TWO TO FOUR INCHES OVER EASTERN LINCOLN AND 
  SOUTHWEST CHAVES COUNTIES. 

* TIMING...SNOW WILL CONTINUE INTERMITTENTLY...OCCASIONALLY
  MODERATE TO HEAVY...TODAY AND THIS EVENING BEFORE TAPERING OFF
  EARLY SUNDAY.

* WINDS...NORTHEAST TO EAST 10 TO 20 MPH...GUSTS TO 30 MPH.

* SNOW LEVELS...SNOW LEVELS MAY RISE TO AROUND 6500 FEET THIS
  AFTERNOON...BUT WILL LOWER AGAIN TONIGHT.

* LOCAL IMPACTS...SNOW WILL REDUCE VISIBILITY AND ACCUMULATE ON 
  ROADS...CREATING TREACHEROUS CONDITIONS FOR TRAVELERS THROUGH 
  SOUTH CENTRAL NEW MEXICO INCLUDING HIGHWAY 70 FROM RUIDOSO TO 
  THE CHAVES COUNTY LINE. 

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SNOW MEANS THAT PERIODS OF SNOW
WILL CAUSE PRIMARILY TRAVEL DIFFICULTIES. BE PREPARED FOR SNOW
COVERED ROADS AND LIMITED VISIBILITIES.

&&

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GUADALUPE COUNTY-QUAY COUNTY-CURRY COUNTY-ROOSEVELT COUNTY-
DE BACA COUNTY-
423 AM MST SAT DEC 3 2016

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 AM MST
SUNDAY...

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...ONE TO FOUR INCHES OF SNOW WITH SMALL 
  AMOUNTS OF SLEET AND A THIN LAYER OF FREEZING DRIZZLE ALL 
  POSSIBLE. 

* TIMING...A MIX OF RAIN...SNOW...SLEET...AND FREEZING DRIZZLE
  POSSIBLE THIS MORNING. PRECIPITATION MAY OCCASIONALLY TURN TO
  RAIN THIS AFTERNOON BEFORE TRANSITIONING BACK TO SNOW OR A
  WINTRY MIX THIS EVENING. PRECIPITATION IS EXPECTED TO TAPER OFF
  EARLY SUNDAY MORNING. 

* WINDS...GENERALLY NORTHEAST TO EAST 10 TO 20 MPH.

* SNOW LEVELS...SNOW OR A WINTRY MIX THIS MORNING MAY TURN TO RAIN
  THIS AFTERNOON...BUT WILL LIKELY RETURN TONIGHT.

* LOCAL IMPACTS...SNOW AND POSSIBLY ICE MAY ACCUMULATE ON 
  ROADS...RESULTING IN HAZARDOUS DRIVING CONDITIONS. 
  VISIBILITIES WILL ALSO BE REDUCED IN PRECIPITATION. 

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY MEANS THAT PERIODS OF SNOW...SLEET...
OR FREEZING RAIN WILL CAUSE TRAVEL DIFFICULTIES. BE PREPARED FOR
HAZARDOUS ROAD CONDITIONS AND REDUCED VISIBILITIES.

&&

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SOUTH CENTRAL HIGHLANDS-UPPER TULAROSA VALLEY-
423 AM MST SAT DEC 3 2016

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL NOON MST
TODAY...

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...ONE TO THREE INCHES.

* TIMING...SNOW IS EXPECTED TO CONTINUE THIS MORNING THEN BECOME
  INTERMITTENT AND LIGHTER BY MIDDAY WITH LESSENING POTENTIAL FOR
  ACCUMULATIONS.

* WINDS...GENERALLY NORTHEAST TO EAST 10 TO 20 MPH. GUSTS TO
  AROUND 30 MPH BELOW CANYONS.

* SNOW LEVELS...IT WILL BE COLD ENOUGH FOR SNOW AT ALL ELEVATIONS. 

* LOCAL IMPACTS...SNOW WILL REDUCE VISIBILITY AND ACCUMULATE ON 
  ROADS...CREATING HAZARDOUS DRIVING CONDITIONS. 

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SNOW MEANS THAT PERIODS OF SNOW
WILL CAUSE PRIMARILY TRAVEL DIFFICULTIES. BE PREPARED FOR SNOW
COVERED ROADS AND LIMITED VISIBILITIES.

&&

$$

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SOUTHWEST MOUNTAINS-LOWER RIO GRANDE VALLEY-
423 AM MST SAT DEC 3 2016

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL NOON MST
TODAY...

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...ONE TO TWO INCHES SURROUNDING THE RIO
  GRANDE VALLEY WITH HIGHER AMOUNTS OF 2 TO 6 INCHES OVER THE
  HIGHER ELEVATIONS OF THE SOUTHWESTERN MOUNTAINS.

* TIMING...SNOW WILL CONTINUE THIS MORNING THEN TAPER OFF LATE
  THIS MORNING.

* WINDS...GENERALLY NORTH TO NORTHEAST 10 TO 20 MPH WITH OCCASIONAL
  HIGHER GUSTS TO AROUND 30 MPH.

* SNOW LEVELS...IT WILL BE COLD ENOUGH FOR SNOW AT ALL ELEVATIONS. 

* LOCAL IMPACTS...SNOW MAY ACCUMULATE ON ROADS...RESULTING IN 
  HAZARDOUS DRIVING CONDITIONS. VISIBILITIES WILL ALSO BE 
  REDUCED IN PERIODS OF SNOW. 

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SNOW MEANS THAT PERIODS OF SNOW
WILL CAUSE PRIMARILY TRAVEL DIFFICULTIES. BE PREPARED FOR SNOW
COVERED ROADS AND LIMITED VISIBILITIES.

&&

$$

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