Jemez Mountains Severe Watches & Warnings NOAA Weather Radio

Watches & Warnings

Winter Weather Advisory
Issued: 3:58 AM MST Jan. 20, 2018 – National Weather Service

... Winter Weather Advisory in effect from 8 PM this evening to
4 PM MST Sunday...

* what... snow and blowing snow expected. Plan on slippery Road
conditions. In addition, areas of poor visibility are
expected. Tree branches could fall as well. Total snow
accumulations of 1 to 3 inches, with localized amounts up to 8
inches, are 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... from 8 PM this evening to 4 PM MST Sunday.

* Additional details... while snow amounts in lower elevations will
be quite light, the rapid onset of freezing temperatures will
cause travel conditions to abruptly deteriorate. Winds gusting
as high as 45 to 55 mph will cause areas of blowing and drifting
snow, especially in higher terrain.

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.

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