New Mexico Weather Alerts, Southern Colorado Weather Alerts

Winter Storm Warning

The following areas are affected:

  • Jemez Mountains
  • San Juan Mountains

Winter Storm Warning Remains In Effect Until 4 Pm Mst Sunday
A Winter Storm Warning For Heavy Snow Remains In Effect Until 4
Pm Mst Sunday.
- Snow Accumulations An Additional 15 To 30 Inches Is Expected
Above 8500 Feet With 8 To 15 Inches Below 8000 Feet. Heavier
Snow Amounts This Weekend Will Favor West And Southwest Facing
Slopes Above 8500 Feet.
- Timing Periods Of Heavy Snow Will Continue Through At Least
Sunday With Snow Showers Expected To Persist Into Monday And
Tuesday.
- Winds Significant Winds Are Not Expected.
- Snow Levels Temperatures Will Be Cold Enough For Snow At All
Locations Until Later Tonight Through Sunday When The Snow
Level Will Lift To Around 8000 Feet.
- Local Impacts Treacherous Travel Conditions Due To Snow
Packed And Icy Roadways Are Likely Along With Reduced
Visibility In Locally Heavy Snow. Road Closures Will Be
Possible. Structural Integrity Issues May Arise Due To The
Weight Of Heavy Snow.
Precautionary/preparedness Actions
A Winter Storm Warning For Heavy Snow Means Severe Winter Weather
Conditions Are Expected Or Occurring. Significant Amounts Of Snow
Are Forecast That Will Make Travel Dangerous. Only Travel In An
Emergency. If You Must Travel Keep An Extra Flashlight Food
And Water In Your Vehicle In Case Of An Emergency.

Winter Storm Warning

The following area is affected:

  • Southern Sangre De Cristo Mountains Above 11000 Ft

Winter Storm Warning Remains In Effect Until 5 Pm Mst Monday
- Location The Sangre De Cristo Mountains Above 11000 Feet.
- Cause And Timing A Moist Pacific Jet Stream Will Bring
Periods Of Heavy Snow And Strong Winds To The Region Through
Monday.
- Total Snow Accumulation 1 To 2 Feet.
- Wind West To Southwest 15 To 25 Increasing To 20 To 35 And
Gusting To Over 50 Mph Sunday Night And Monday.
- Impact Travel Will Be Hazardous Due To Heavy Blowing And
Drifting Snow Near Zero Visibilities And Icy Snow Covered
Roads.
Precautionary/preparedness Actions
Winter Storms May Have Strong Winds And Reduced Visibility Due To
Heavy Snowfall And Blowing Snow. Snow Accumulations Of Over
8 Inches In The Mountains May Occur. If You Are Planning To
Travel In The Watch Area During The Time Of The Watch Listen To
The Latest Weather Forecast And Consider Traveling At Another
Time Or By Another Route. If You Must Travel In Or Through The
Watch Area During The Time Of The Watch Take Along A Winter
Survival Kit.

Winter Storm Warning

The following area is affected:

  • Southwest San Juan Mountains

Winter Storm Warning Remains In Effect Until 8 Pm Mst Monday
- Locations Include The Cities Of Ouray Telluride Lake
City Silverton Rico Hesperus.
- Timing Periods Of Snow Through Monday Evening. Snow Will Be
Heavy At Times Especially This Evening And Then Late Sunday.
- Snow Accumulation 2 To 4 Feet With The Highest Amounts
Expected From Silverton Southeast To The New Mexico Border.
- Winds Southwest 10 To 25 Mph With Higher Gusts At Times. Areas
Of Blowing Snow At Times. Above Timberline Gusts Between 30 To
50 Mph Will Be Common Tonight And Sunday Morning.
- Visibility Restricted At Times In Snow And Blowing Snow. Near
Whiteout Conditions At Times Over The Mountain Passes.
- Impacts Travel Is Expected To Become Difficult Or Impossible
This Weekend Through Wednesday.
Precautionary/preparedness Actions
A Winter Storm Warning Means Significant Amounts Of Snow Are
Expected Or Occurring. Strong Winds And Blowing Snow Are Also
Possible. This Will Make Travel Very Hazardous Or Impossible.

Winter Storm Warning

The following areas are affected:

  • West Slopes Sangre de Cristo Mountains
  • Northern Sangre de Cristos above 9500 feet/Red River
  • Southern Sangre de Cristos above 9500 feet
  • East Slopes Sangre de Cristo Mountains
  • Raton Ridge/Johnson Mesa

Winter Storm Warning Remains In Effect Until 4 Pm Mst Sunday
A Winter Storm Warning For Heavy Snow Remains In Effect Until 4
Pm Mst Sunday.
- Snow Accumulations Additional 15 To 30 Inches Is Expected
Above 8500 Feet Tonight Through Sunday With 4 To 10 Inches
Below 8000 Feet. Heavier Snow Amounts This Weekend Will Favor
West And Southwest Facing Slopes Above 8500 Feet.
- Timing Periods Of Heavy Snow Will Continue Through At Least
Sunday With Snow Showers Expected To Persist Into Monday And
Tuesday.
- Winds Significant Winds Are Not Expected.
- Snow Levels Temperatures Will Be Cold Enough For Snow At All
Locations Until Late Tonight Through Sunday When The Snow
Level Will Lift To Around 8000 Feet.
- Local Impacts Treacherous Travel Conditions Due To Snow
Packed And Icy Roadways Are Expected Along With Reduced
Visibility In Locally Heavy Snow. Road Closures Will Be
Possible. Structural Integrity Issues May Arise Due To The
Weight Of Heavy Snow.
Precautionary/preparedness Actions
A Winter Storm Warning For Heavy Snow Means Severe Winter Weather
Conditions Are Expected Or Occurring. Significant Amounts Of Snow
Are Forecast That Will Make Travel Dangerous. Only Travel In An
Emergency. If You Must Travel Keep An Extra Flashlight Food
And Water In Your Vehicle In Case Of An Emergency.

Winter Weather Advisory

The following areas are affected:

  • West Central Mountains
  • West Central Highlands
  • Upper Rio Grande Valley
  • Lower Chama River Valley
  • Santa Fe Metro Area
  • Chuska Mountains
  • Far Northwest Highlands
  • Northwest Highlands

Winter Weather Advisory Remains In Effect Until 5 Am Mst
Sunday
A Winter Weather Advisory For Snow Remains In Effect Until 5 Am
Mst Sunday.
- Snow Accumulations Additional Accumulations Of 1 To 3 Inches.
- Timing Periodic Light Snow Will Continue Through This
Afternoon And Evening Before Tapering Off. Snow May Become
Mixed With Rain Locally This Afternoon.
- Winds Significant Winds Are Not Expected.
- Snow Levels Temperatures Will Be Cold Enough For Snow At All
Locations Early This Afternoon And Tonight. Snow Levels May
Rise Somewhat Late This Afternoon Leading To A Mix Of Rain
And Snow.
- Local Impacts Hazardous Travel Conditions Are Expected Due
To Snow Covered And Icy Roads And Reduced Visibility In
Falling Snow.
Precautionary/preparedness Actions
A Winter Weather Advisory For Snow Means That Periods Of Snow
Will Primarily Cause Travel Difficulties. Be Prepared For Snow
Covered Roads And Limited Visibility.

Winter Weather Advisory

The following areas are affected:

  • Northern Lea County
  • Central Lea County
  • Southern Lea County
  • Gaines
  • Andrews

Winter Weather Advisory Now In Effect Until 4 Am Cst /3 Am
Mst/ Sunday
- Event Areas Of Freezing Drizzle And Freezing Fog.
- Timing Until 3 Am Mst/4 Am Cst Today.
- Impacts Light Ice Will Result In Slick And Hazardous
Roadways Particularly Bridges And Overpasses And Sidewalks
Reductions In Visibility Due To Freezing Fog Is Also Expected.
- Ice Accumulations Less Than A Tenth Of An Inch.
Precautionary/preparedness Actions
A Winter Weather Advisory Means That Periods Of Light Snow And
Freezing Drizzle Will Cause Travel Difficulties. Be Prepared For
Slippery Roads And Limited Visibilities And Use Caution While
Driving.

Winter Weather Advisory

The following area is affected:

  • Southern Sangre De Cristo Mountains Between 7500 and 11000 Ft

Winter Weather Advisory Remains In Effect Until 5 Pm Mst
Monday
- Location The Southern Sangre De Cristo Mountains Between
7500 And 11000 Feet Including Cuchara Stonewall And
Weston.
- Cause And Timing A Moist Pacific Jet Stream Will Bring
Periods Of Heavy Snow To The Region Through Monday.
- Total Snow Accumulation 8 To 14 Inches.
- Wind West To Southwest 15 To 35 Mph.
- Impact Travel Will Be Hazardous Due To Periods Of Heavy
Blowing Snow Poor Visibilities And Icy Snow Covered Roads.
Precautionary/preparedness Actions
If You Are Planning To Travel In The Advisory Area During The
Time Of The Advisory Listen To The Latest Weather Forecast And
Consider Traveling At Another Time Or By Another Route.

Avalanche Watch

The following areas are affected:

  • Southwest San Juan Mountains
  • Southern Sangre De Cristo Mountains Between 7500 and 11000 Ft
  • Southern Sangre De Cristo Mountains Above 11000 Ft

Avalanche Watch
Colorado Avalanche Information Center
Relayed By National Weather Service Denver/boulder Co
1039 Am Mst Sat Feb 28 2015
The Following Message Is Transmitted At The Request Of The
Colorado Avalanche Information Center.
Avalanche Watch For The North And South San Juan Mountains And
Sangre De Cristo Range
The Colorado Avalanche Information Center Has Issued An Avalanche
Watch For The Southern Mountains Of Colorado. A Strong Winter Storm
Will Impact The Area Through Monday. Avalanche Danger Will Increase
Rapidly As Snow Accumulates And Drifts. Backcountry Avalanche
Conditions Could Become Very Dangerous By Sunday Afternoon. Travel
In Or Below Avalanche Terrain Is Not Recommended.
For Additional Avalanche Information Visit The Colorado Avalanche
Information Center's Web Page At Colorado.gov/avalanche
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