New Mexico Weather Alerts, Southern Colorado Weather Alerts

Wind Advisory

The following areas are affected:

  • Dona Ana
  • Otero
  • Sierra

SIERRA COUNTY LAKES-CENTRAL TULAROSA BASIN-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...TRUTH OR CONSEQUENCES...DERRY...
SPACEPORT...ALAMOGORDO...TULAROSA...WHITE SANDS MONUMENT
1052 AM MST FRI JAN 20 2017

...WIND ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM SATURDAY TO 5 AM MST
SUNDAY...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN EL PASO HAS ISSUED A WIND
ADVISORY...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM SATURDAY TO 5 AM MST
SUNDAY.

* TIMING...THE STRONGEST WINDS WILL ARRIVE SATURDAY AFTERNOON
AND CONTINUE THROUGH EARLY SUNDAY MORNING.

* WINDS...STRONG WINDS ON SATURDAY OF 25 TO 35 MPH WITH GUSTS TO
50 OR HIGHER WILL BE POSSIBLE.

* IMPACTS...THE STRONG WINDS COULD LEAD TO ISOLATED POWER OUTAGES.
THE WINDS WILL ALSO MAKE DRIVING HAZARDOUS, ESPECIALLY ON
NORTH-SOUTH RUNNING ROADS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WIND ADVISORY MEANS THAT WINDS OF 35 MPH ARE EXPECTED. WINDS
THIS STRONG CAN MAKE DRIVING DIFFICULT...ESPECIALLY FOR HIGH
PROFILE VEHICLES. USE EXTRA CAUTION.

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High Wind Warning

The following areas are affected:

  • Grant
  • Dona Ana
  • Luna
  • Otero
  • Hidalgo

SOUTHWEST DESERT/LOWER GILA RIVER VALLEY-LOWLANDS OF THE BOOTHEEL-
UPLANDS OF THE BOOTHEEL-SOUTHWEST DESERT/MIMBRES BASIN-
NORTHERN DONA ANA COUNTY-SOUTHERN DONA ANA COUNTY/MESILLA VALLEY-
SOUTHERN TULAROSA BASIN-OTERO MESA-WESTERN EL PASO COUNTY-
EASTERN/CENTRAL EL PASO COUNTY-
NORTHERN HUDSPETH HIGHLANDS/HUECO MOUNTAINS-SALT BASIN-
SOUTHERN HUDSPETH HIGHLANDS-
RIO GRANDE VALLEY OF EASTERN EL PASO/WESTERN HUDSPETH COUNTIES-
RIO GRANDE VALLEY OF EASTERN HUDSPETH COUNTY-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...LORDSBURG...RED ROCK...VIRDEN...
ANTELOPE WELLS...ANIMAS...HACHITA...CLOVERDALE...DEMING...
COLUMBUS...GARFIELD...HATCH...RADIUM SPRINGS...LAS CRUCES...
VADO...SUNLAND PARK...CHAPARRAL...OROGRANDE...
WHITE SANDS RANGE HEADQUARTERS...CROW FLATS...DOWNTOWN EL PASO...
WEST EL PASO...UPPER VALLEY...EAST AND NORTHEAST EL PASO...
SOCORRO...FORT BLISS...HUECO TANKS...LOMA LINDA...CORNUDAS...
DELL CITY...SALT FLAT...SIERRA BLANCA...FABENS...FORT HANCOCK...
TORNILLO...INDIAN HOT SPRINGS
1052 AM MST FRI JAN 20 2017

...HIGH WIND WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM SATURDAY TO 5 AM MST
SUNDAY...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN EL PASO HAS ISSUED A HIGH WIND
WARNING...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM SATURDAY TO 5 AM MST
SUNDAY. THE HIGH WIND WATCH IS NO LONGER IN EFFECT.

* TIMING...THE STRONGEST WINDS WILL ARRIVE SATURDAY AFTERNOON
AND CONTINUE THROUGH EARLY SUNDAY MORNING.

* WINDS...STRONG WINDS ON SATURDAY OF 35 TO 45 MPH WITH GUSTS TO
60 OR HIGHER WILL BE POSSIBLE.

* IMPACTS...THE VERY STRONG WINDS MAY LEAD TO ISOLATED PROPERTY
DAMAGE AND TO SCATTERED POWER OUTAGES. THE WINDS WILL ALSO
MAKE DRIVING HAZARDOUS AND WE COULD SEE A FEW LARGE COMMERCIAL
VEHICLES BEING BLOWN OFF THE ROAD.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A HIGH WIND WARNING MEANS A HAZARDOUS HIGH WIND EVENT IS EXPECTED
OR OCCURRING. SUSTAINED WIND SPEEDS OF AT LEAST 40 MPH OR GUSTS
OF 58 MPH OR MORE CAN LEAD TO PROPERTY DAMAGE.

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Wind Advisory

The following area is affected:

  • Lea

NORTHERN LEA COUNTY-CENTRAL LEA COUNTY-SOUTHERN LEA COUNTY-GAINES-
DAWSON-ANDREWS-LOVING-WINKLER-WARD-PECOS-PRESIDIO VALLEY-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF TATUM, HOBBS, LOVINGTON, EUNICE, JAL,
SEMINOLE, LAMESA, ANDREWS, MENTONE, KERMIT, MONAHANS,
FORT STOCKTON, AND PRESIDIO
302 PM CST FRI JAN 20 2017 /202 PM MST FRI JAN 20 2017/

...WIND ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 6 AM CST /5 AM MST/ TO 6 PM CST
/5 PM MST/ SATURDAY...

* TIMING...FROM 6 AM CST /5 AM MST/ TO 6 PM CST /5 PM MST/
SATURDAY.

* WINDS...WEST 30 TO 40 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 55 MPH.

* IMPACTS...SECURE LAWN FURNITURE...GARBAGE CANS OR OTHER OBJECTS
WHICH COULD BE BLOWN ABOUT BY THE WIND.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WIND ADVISORY MEANS THAT WINDS OF 30 MPH ARE EXPECTED. WINDS
THIS STRONG CAN MAKE DRIVING DIFFICULT...ESPECIALLY FOR HIGH
PROFILE VEHICLES. USE EXTRA CAUTION.

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High Wind Warning

The following area is affected:

  • Eddy

EDDY COUNTY PLAINS-VAN HORN AND HIGHWAY 54 CORRIDOR-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF ARTESIA, CARLSBAD, CARLSBAD CAVERNS NP,
AND VAN HORN
302 PM CST FRI JAN 20 2017 /202 PM MST FRI JAN 20 2017/

...WIND ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 PM CST /7 PM MST/ THIS
EVENING...
...HIGH WIND WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 6 AM CST /5 AM MST/ TO 6 PM
CST /5 PM MST/ SATURDAY...

* TIMING...ADVISORY...UNTIL 8 PM CST /7 PM MST/ THIS EVENING.
WARNING...FROM 6 AM CST /5 AM MST/ TO 6 PM CST /5 PM MST/
SATURDAY.

* WINDS...ADVISORY...WEST 30 TO 40 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 55 MPH.
WARNING...SOUTHWEST TO WEST 30 TO 45 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 60 MPH.

* IMPACTS...MOTORISTS SHOULD EXERCISE CAUTION WHILE DRIVING IN THE
WIND ADVISORY AREA. BE ALERT TO SUDDEN GUSTS OF WIND WHICH MAY
CAUSE YOU TO LOSE CONTROL OF YOUR VEHICLE.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WIND ADVISORY MEANS THAT WINDS OF 30 MPH ARE EXPECTED. WINDS
THIS STRONG CAN MAKE DRIVING DIFFICULT...ESPECIALLY FOR HIGH
PROFILE VEHICLES. USE EXTRA CAUTION.

&&

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Winter Weather Advisory

The following areas are affected:

  • Bernalillo
  • Sandoval
  • Santa Fe
  • San Miguel
  • Valencia
  • McKinley
  • Rio Arriba
  • Cibola
  • Taos
  • Socorro
  • Torrance

WEST CENTRAL HIGHLANDS-SAN FRANCISCO RIVER VALLEY-
LOWER CHAMA RIVER VALLEY-SANTA FE METRO AREA-
SANDIA/MANZANO MOUNTAINS-ESTANCIA VALLEY-CENTRAL HIGHLANDS-
1158 AM MST FRI JAN 20 2017

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 5 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO
11 AM MST SATURDAY...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN ALBUQUERQUE HAS ISSUED A WINTER
WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SNOW...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 5 PM THIS
AFTERNOON TO 11 AM MST SATURDAY.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...GENERALLY ONE TO THREE INCHES BELOW 7500
FEET WITH HIGHER AMOUNTS OF TWO TO FOUR INCHES POSSIBLE ABOVE
7500 FEET.

* TIMING...WHILE PERIODS OF LIGHT TO BRIEFLY MODERATE SNOW ARE
EXPECTED TODAY...THE MORE PERSISTENT AND HEAVIER SNOW WILL BEGIN
BY TONIGHT AND PERSIST THROUGH SATURDAY MORNING. SNOW WILL
BECOME MORE INTERMITTENT AND SHOWERY BY LATE SATURDAY MORNING.

* WINDS...WEST 20 TO 30 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 40 MPH TODAY WITH
HIGHER SPEEDS OF 25 TO 35 MPH AND GUSTS TO 50 MPH OVER THE
CENTRAL HIGHLANDS NEAR CLINES CORNERS. WINDS WILL DECREASE SOME
OVERNIGHT...BUT WILL RE-STRENGTHEN ON SATURDAY.

* SNOW LEVELS...TEMPERATURES WILL BECOME COLD ENOUGH FOR SNOW AT
ALL LOCATIONS AFTER DARK THIS EVENING. SNOW LEVELS WILL RISE TO
5500 TO 6500 FEET LATE SATURDAY MORNING.

* LOCAL IMPACTS...ROADS MAY BECOME SNOWPACKED AND ICY...AND TRAVEL
MAY BE IMPACTED ON INTERSTATE 40 WEST OF LAGUNA AND ALSO BETWEEN
ALBUQUERQUE AND CLINES CORNERS.

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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Winter Storm Warning

The following area is affected:

  • Otero

WEST SLOPES SACRAMENTO MOUNTAINS BELOW 7500 FEET-
SACRAMENTO MOUNTAINS ABOVE 7500 FEET-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...MESCALERO...TIMBERON...MOUNTAIN PARK...
CLOUDCROFT...SUNSPOT...APACHE SUMMIT
1049 AM MST FRI JAN 20 2017

...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 5 PM THIS
AFTERNOON TO 5 AM MST SUNDAY...

* EVENT...SNOWFALL...HEAVY AT TIMES WILL OCCUR THIS EVENING
THROUGH SATURDAY ABOVE 6000 FEET. SNOWFALL TOTALS OF 7 TO 14
INCHES WILL OCCUR ABOVE 6000 FEET. STRONG WINDS SATURDAY
AFTERNOON MAY CAUSE WIDESPREAD POWER OUTAGES AND NEAR BLIZZARD
CONDITIONS.

* TIMING...LIGHT SNOW WILL BE POSSIBLE THIS AFTERNOON THEN HEAVY
SNOWS WILL ARRIVE THIS EVENING AND CONTINUE OFF AND ON THROUGH
SATURDAY EVENING.

* MAIN IMPACT...ROAD CLOSURES WILL BE POSSIBLE AND DANGEROUS
DRIVING CONDITIONS LIKELY ON MOUNTAIN ROADS ABOVE 6000 FEET.

* OTHER IMPACTS...VERY STRONG AND GUSTY WINDS THIS EVENING AND
SATURDAY WILL PRODUCE BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW CAUSING POOR
VISIBILITIES UNDER A QUARTER MILE IN SOME AREAS. SOME LOCATIONS
WILL SEE NEAR BLIZZARD CONDITIONS SATURDAY AFTERNOON AND EARLY
EVENING. IN ADDITION ON SATURDAY THESE VERY STRONG WINDS COULD
LEAD TO WIDE SPREAD POWER OUTAGES AND SIGNIFICANT TREE FALLS.

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.

&&

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Winter Weather Advisory

The following area is affected:

  • Otero

EAST SLOPES SACRAMENTO MOUNTAINS BELOW 7500 FEET-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...MAYHILL...PINON...SACRAMENTO
1049 AM MST FRI JAN 20 2017

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 5 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO
5 AM MST SUNDAY...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN EL PASO HAS ISSUED A WINTER
WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW...WHICH IS IN EFFECT
FROM 5 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO 5 AM MST SUNDAY.

* EVENT...SNOWFALL AMOUNTS OF 2 TO 4 INCHES WILL BE POSSIBLE ABOVE
5,000 FEET. STRONG WINDS SATURDAY AFTERNOON WILL CAUSE NEAR
BLIZZARD CONDITIONS.

* TIMING...PRECIPITATION WILL INITIALLY START OUT AS RAIN ON
FRIDAY EVENING, BUT CHANGE OVER TO SNOW SATURDAY MORNING.

* MAIN IMPACT...ROADS WILL BE SNOW PACKED AND ICY AND DIFFICULT TO
DRIVE ON. THERE COULD POSSIBLY BE ROAD CLOSURE LATE SATURDAY
MORNING.

* OTHER IMPACTS...STRONG AND GUSTY WINDS SATURDAY AFTERNOON WILL
PRODUCE BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW CAUSING POOR VISIBILITIES
UNDER A QUARTER MILE IN SOME AREAS. SOME LOCATIONS WILL SEE NEAR
BLIZZARD CONDITIONS SATURDAY AFTERNOON AND EARLY EVENING.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW MEANS THAT
VISIBILITIES WILL BE LIMITED DUE TO A COMBINATION OF FALLING AND
BLOWING SNOW. USE CAUTION WHEN TRAVELING... ESPECIALLY IN OPEN
AREAS.

&&

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Winter Storm Warning

The following area is affected:

  • Lincoln

SOUTH CENTRAL MOUNTAINS-
1158 AM MST FRI JAN 20 2017

...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 5 PM THIS
AFTERNOON TO 8 PM MST SATURDAY...

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS... SIX INCHES TO ONE FOOT AT ELEVATIONS
ABOVE 8000 FEET WITH LOCALLY GREATER AMOUNTS OVER THE PEAKS AND
ALONG WEST FACING SLOPES.

* TIMING...WHILE PERIODS OF LIGHT TO BRIEFLY MODERATE SNOW ARE
EXPECTED TODAY...THE MORE PERSISTENT AND HEAVIER SNOW WILL BEGIN
THIS EVENING AND PERSIST THROUGH SATURDAY. SNOW WILL TAPER OFF
SATURDAY EVENING.

* WINDS...WESTERLY 25 TO 35 MPH WITH OCCASIONAL GUSTS TO 50 MPH
TODAY. WINDS STRENGTHENING SATURDAY FROM 35 TO 45 MPH WITH
OCCASIONAL GUSTS TO 60 MPH.

* SNOW LEVELS...TEMPERATURES WILL BECOME COLD ENOUGH FOR SNOW AT
ALL LOCATIONS.

* LOCAL IMPACTS...HIGH TERRAIN ROADS ARE EXPECTED TO BECOME SNOW
PACKED AND ICY WITH REDUCED VISIBILITY IN SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW.
AREAS OF BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW ARE EXPECTED WITH SIGNIFICANT
VISIBILITY RESTRICTION AT TIMES. TRAVEL WILL BECOME DIFFICULT OR
IMPOSSIBLE AT HIGH ELEVATIONS ABOVE 8000 FEET. VERY STRONG WINDS
MAY DAMAGE ROOF TOPS...UTILITY LINES...AND OTHER STRUCTURES.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER STORM WARNING FOR HEAVY SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW MEANS
SEVERE WINTER WEATHER CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED OR OCCURRING.
SIGNIFICANT AMOUNTS OF SNOW ARE FORECAST THAT WILL MAKE TRAVEL
DANGEROUS. STRONG WINDS ARE LIKELY. ONLY TRAVEL IN AN EMERGENCY.
IF YOU MUST TRAVEL...KEEP AN EXTRA FLASHLIGHT... FOOD... AND
WATER IN YOUR VEHICLE IN CASE OF AN EMERGENCY.

&&

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Winter Storm Warning

The following areas are affected:

  • La Plata
  • Montezuma

FOUR CORNERS/UPPER DOLORES RIVER-ANIMAS RIVER BASIN-
SAN JUAN RIVER BASIN-
331 PM MST FRI JAN 20 2017

...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 5 PM MST
SATURDAY...

* LOCATIONS INCLUDE THE CITIES OF...CORTEZ...DOVE CREEK...
MANCOS...DURANGO...BAYFIELD...IGNACIO...PAGOSA SPRINGS.

* TIMING...SNOW WILL BE EXPANDING IN COVERAGE AND INTENSITY DURING
THE OVERNIGHT HOURS AND CONTINUE THROUGH SATURDAY AFTERNOON.

* SNOW ACCUMULATION...6 TO 12 INCHES OF STORM TOTAL SNOW AMOUNTS
ARE EXPECTED BY SATURDAY EVENING. LOCALLY HIGHER AMOUNTS ARE
POSSIBLE ON THE HIGHER RIDGES AND NEAR THE FOOTHILLS.

* WINDS...SOUTHWEST 5 TO 15 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 25 MPH.

* IMPACTS...ROADWAYS WILL BECOME SNOW PACKED OVERNIGHT WITH
WINTER DRIVING CONDITIONS CONTINUING THROUGH THE WEEKEND.
VISIBILITIES WILL BE REDUCED TO UNDER A HALF MILE AT TIMES.

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.

&&

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Winter Storm Warning

The following areas are affected:

  • La Plata
  • Montezuma

SOUTHWEST SAN JUAN MOUNTAINS-
331 PM MST FRI JAN 20 2017

...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 PM MST
SATURDAY...

* LOCATIONS INCLUDE THE CITIES OF...SILVERTON...RICO...HESPERUS.

* TIMING...OCCASIONAL SNOW SHOWERS...HEAVY AT TIMES...WILL EXPAND
IN COVERAGE OVERNIGHT AND CONTINUE THROUGH SATURDAY AFTERNOON.

* SNOW ACCUMULATION...12 TO 20 INCHES WITH LOCALLY HIGHER AMOUNTS
ON SOUTHWEST FACING SLOPES.

* WINDS...SOUTHWEST 10 TO 20 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 35 MPH.

* IMPACTS...MOUNTAIN ROADWAYS WILL BECOME SNOW PACKED OVERNIGHT
WITH WINTER DRIVING CONDITIONS CONTINUING THROUGH THE WEEKEND.
VISIBILITIES WILL BE REDUCED TO UNDER A HALF MILE AT TIMES.

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.

&&

$$

High Wind Warning

The following area is affected:

  • Eddy

GUADALUPE MOUNTAINS OF EDDY COUNTY-DAVIS/APACHE MOUNTAINS AREA-
GUADALUPE MOUNTAINS-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF QUEEN, ALPINE, FORT DAVIS,
GUADALUPE MOUNTAINS NP, AND PINE SPRINGS
302 PM CST FRI JAN 20 2017 /202 PM MST FRI JAN 20 2017/

...HIGH WIND WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 AM CST /5 AM MST/
SUNDAY...

* TIMING...UNTIL 6 AM CST /5 AM MST/ SUNDAY.

* WINDS...TONIGHT...GUADALUPE MOUNTAINS...WEST 35 TO 45 MPH WITH
GUSTS TO AROUND 60 MPH. DAVIS AND APACHE MOUNTAINS...SOUTHWEST
35 TO 45 MPH AT THE HIGHER ELEVATIONS. SATURDAY...GUADALUPE
MOUNTAINS...WEST 35 TO 50 MPH. GUSTS UP TO 60 MPH INCREASING TO
70 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON. DAVIS AND APACHE MOUNTAINS...WEST 30
TO 40 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 60 MPH. SATURDAY
NIGHT...GUADALUPE MOUNTAINS...WEST 30 TO 50 MPH WITH GUSTS TO
AROUND 70 MPH. DAVIS AND APACHE MOUNTAINS...WEST 25 TO 45 MPH
WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 60 MPH.

* IMPACTS...MOTORISTS SHOULD EXERCISE EXTREME CAUTION WHILE
DRIVING IN THE HIGH WIND WARNING AREA. BE ALERT TO SUDDEN
GUSTS OF WIND THAT MAY CAUSE YOU TO LOSE CONTROL OF YOUR
VEHICLE. PLANES FLYING OVER THE GUADALUPE MOUNTAINS WILL
LIKELY EXPERIENCE SEVERE TURBULENCE.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A HIGH WIND WARNING MEANS A HAZARDOUS HIGH WIND EVENT IS EXPECTED
OR OCCURRING. SUSTAINED WIND SPEEDS OF AT LEAST 40 MPH OR GUSTS
OF 58 MPH OR MORE CAN LEAD TO PROPERTY DAMAGE.

&&

$$

Winter Storm Warning

The following areas are affected:

  • Sandoval
  • Santa Fe
  • San Juan
  • San Miguel
  • McKinley
  • Los Alamos
  • Rio Arriba
  • Cibola
  • Taos
  • Socorro
  • Colfax
  • Mora

CHUSKA MOUNTAINS-WEST CENTRAL MOUNTAINS-SOUTHWEST MOUNTAINS-
SAN JUAN MOUNTAINS-JEMEZ MOUNTAINS-
WEST SLOPES SANGRE DE CRISTO MOUNTAINS-
NORTHERN SANGRE DE CRISTOS ABOVE 9500 FEET/RED RIVER-
SOUTHERN SANGRE DE CRISTOS ABOVE 9500 FEET-
UPPER RIO GRANDE VALLEY-
1158 AM MST FRI JAN 20 2017

...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 PM MST
SATURDAY...

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...THREE TO SIX INCHES IN THE UPPER RIO GRANDE
VALLEY. SIX INCHES TO ONE FOOT AT ELEVATIONS ABOVE 8000 FEET
WITH LOCALLY GREATER AMOUNTS OVER THE PEAKS AND ALONG WEST
FACING SLOPES OF THE SOUTHWESTERN PEAKS WITHIN THE GILA
WILDERNESS.

* TIMING...WHILE PERIODS OF LIGHT TO BRIEFLY MODERATE SNOW ARE
EXPECTED TODAY...THE MORE PERSISTENT AND HEAVIER SNOW WILL
BEGIN BY TONIGHT AND PERSIST THROUGH SATURDAY. SNOW WILL TAPER
OFF SATURDAY EVENING.

* WINDS...WEST 20 TO 35 MPH WITH GUSTS FROM 30 TO 50 MPH TODAY AND
STRENGTHENING SATURDAY AT 25 TO 40 MPH WITH OCCASIONAL GUSTS
FROM 35 TO 55 MPH. THESE STRONGER WINDS WILL BE MOST LIKELY
OVER EXPOSED AREAS AND RIDGETOPS.

* SNOW LEVELS...TEMPERATURES WILL BECOME COLD ENOUGH FOR SNOW AT
ALL LOCATIONS.

* LOCAL IMPACTS...HIGH TERRAIN ROADS WILL BECOME SNOW PACKED AND
ICY WITH REDUCED VISIBILITY IN SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW. AREAS OF
BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW ARE EXPECTED WITH SIGNIFICANT
VISIBILITY RESTRICTION AT TIMES. TRAVEL WILL BECOME DIFFICULT
OR IMPOSSIBLE AT HIGH ELEVATIONS ABOVE 8000 FEET.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER STORM WARNING FOR HEAVY SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW MEANS
SEVERE WINTER WEATHER CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED OR OCCURRING.
SIGNIFICANT AMOUNTS OF SNOW ARE FORECAST THAT WILL MAKE TRAVEL
DANGEROUS. STRONG WINDS ARE LIKELY. 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:

  • Sandoval
  • San Juan
  • McKinley
  • Rio Arriba
  • Cibola

NORTHWEST PLATEAU-FAR NORTHWEST HIGHLANDS-NORTHWEST HIGHLANDS-
WEST CENTRAL PLATEAU-
1158 AM MST FRI JAN 20 2017

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 PM MST
SATURDAY...

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...ONE TO FOUR INCHES WITH LOCALLY GREATER
AMOUNTS OF FOUR TO EIGHT INCHES ON HIGHER WEST FACING SLOPES.

* TIMING...WHILE PERIODS OF LIGHT TO BRIEFLY MODERATE SNOW ARE
EXPECTED TODAY...THE MORE PERSISTENT AND HEAVIER SNOW WILL
BEGIN BY TONIGHT AND PERSIST THROUGH SATURDAY. SNOW WILL TAPER
OFF SATURDAY EVENING.

* WINDS...WEST 20 TO 30 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 45 MPH TODAY.
WINDS STRENGTHENING SATURDAY AT 25 TO 35 MPH WITH GUSTS TO
AROUND 50 MPH.

* SNOW LEVELS...TEMPERATURES WILL BECOME COLD ENOUGH FOR SNOW AT
ALL LOCATIONS.

* LOCAL IMPACTS...ROADS MAY BECOME SNOWPACKED AND ICY. TRAVEL MAY
BE IMPACTED ON HIGHWAYS SUCH AS INTERSTATE 40 FROM THE ARIZONA
BORDER THROUGH THE GRANTS AREA AS WELL AS HIGHWAY 550 FROM
FARMINGTON THROUGH THE CUBA AREA.

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.

&&

$$

Winter Storm Warning

The following areas are affected:

  • Grant
  • Sierra

SOUTHERN GILA HIGHLANDS/BLACK RANGE-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...SILVER CITY...LAKE ROBERTS...KINGSTON...
FORT BAYARD
1049 AM MST FRI JAN 20 2017

...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 11 PM MST
SATURDAY...

* EVENT...SNOWFALL...HEAVY AT TIMES WILL OCCUR THIS AFTERNOON
THROUGH SATURDAY ABOVE 6000 FEET. SNOWFALL TOTALS OF 7 TO 14
INCHES CAN BE EXPECTED ABOVE 6000 FEET WITH LESSER AMOUNTS BELOW
THAT LEVEL. STRONG WINDS SATURDAY AFTERNOON WILL CAUSE NEAR
BLIZZARD CONDITIONS.

* TIMING...LIGHT SNOW MAY OCCUR THIS EARLY AFTERNOON AND THEN
HEAVIER SNOWS WILL DEVELOP THIS EVENING AND CONTINUE OFF AND ON
THROUGH SATURDAY.

* MAIN IMPACT...ROAD CLOSURES WILL BE POSSIBLE AND DANGEROUS
DRIVING CONDITIONS LIKELY ON MOUNTAIN ROADS ABOVE 6000 FEET.

* OTHER IMPACTS...STRONG AND GUSTY WINDS ON THIS EVENING AND
SATURDAY WILL PRODUCE BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW CAUSING POOR
VISIBILITIES UNDER A QUARTER MILE IN SOME AREAS. SOME LOCATIONS
WILL SEE NEAR BLIZZARD CONDITIONS SATURDAY AFTERNOON AND EARLY
EVENING.

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:

  • Grant
  • Luna
  • Sierra

UPPER GILA RIVER VALLEY-SOUTHERN GILA FOOTHILLS/MIMBRES VALLEY-
EASTERN BLACK RANGE FOOTHILLS-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...CLIFF...BUCKHORN...GILA HOT SPRINGS...
MULE CREEK...MIMBRES...HURLEY...FAYWOOD...GRANT COUNTY AIRPORT...
HILLSBORO...WINSTON
1049 AM MST FRI JAN 20 2017

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 11 PM MST SATURDAY...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN EL PASO HAS ISSUED A WINTER
WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW...WHICH IS IN EFFECT
UNTIL 11 PM MST SATURDAY.

* EVENT...SNOWFALL AMOUNTS OF 2 TO 4 INCHES WILL BE POSSIBLE ABOVE
5,000 FEET. STRONG WINDS SATURDAY AFTERNOON WILL CAUSE NEAR
BLIZZARD CONDITIONS.

* TIMING...PRECIPITATION WILL INITIALLY START OUT AS RAIN ON
FRIDAY EVENING, BUT CHANGE OVER TO SNOW SATURDAY MORNING.

* MAIN IMPACT...ROADS WILL BE SNOW PACKED AND ICY AND DIFFICULT TO
DRIVE ON. THERE COULD POSSIBLY BE ROAD CLOSURE LATE SATURDAY
MORNING.

* OTHER IMPACTS...STRONG AND GUSTY WINDS SATURDAY AFTERNOON WILL
PRODUCE BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW CAUSING POOR VISIBILITIES
UNDER A QUARTER MILE IN SOME AREAS. SOME LOCATIONS WILL SEE NEAR
BLIZZARD CONDITIONS SATURDAY AFTERNOON AND EARLY EVENING.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW MEANS THAT
VISIBILITIES WILL BE LIMITED DUE TO A COMBINATION OF FALLING AND
BLOWING SNOW. USE CAUTION WHEN TRAVELING... ESPECIALLY IN OPEN
AREAS.

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