Northern Sangre de Cristos above 9500 feet/Red River Severe Watches & Warnings NOAA Weather Radio

Watches & Warnings

Winter Weather Advisory
Issued: 2:17 PM MST Feb. 19, 2018 – National Weather Service

... Winter Weather Advisory remains in effect from 11 PM this
evening to 8 am MST Tuesday...

* what... snow and blowing snow expected. Total snow accumulations
of 3 to 6 inches are expected.

* Where... west slopes Sangre de Cristo Mountains, northern
Sangre de Cristos above 9500 feet including Red River and
southern Sangre de Cristos above 9500 feet.

* When... from 11 PM this evening to 8 am MST Tuesday.

* Additional details... plan on slippery and icy Road conditions.
In addition, areas of poor visibility are likely. Damage to
trees and power lines is likely. 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.




High Wind Warning
Issued: 11:48 AM MST Feb. 19, 2018 – National Weather Service

... High Wind Warning remains in effect until 11 PM MST this
evening...

* location... chuska and west central mountains, Sangre de Cristo
Mountains, and west slopes of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains.

* Winds... southwest 35 to 50 mph with gusts to 65 mph.

* Timing... winds will persist through the afternoon, then
gradually decrease this evening.

* Visibility... locally reduced from blowing snow, with near
white-out conditions possible late this evening.

* Local impacts... drivers of vans, campers, trailers, and other
high profile vehicles should exercise extreme caution. Sudden
cross winds are possible, including along I-40 from the AZ
border through the Continental Divide, U.S. 64 from Taos to
Angel Fire, and State Road 38 from Red River to Questa. High
winds could down tree branches, as well as produce blowing and
drifting snow to near white out conditions.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

Remember, a High Wind Warning means damaging winds are imminent
or highly likely. Sustained wind speeds of at least 40 mph or
gusts of 58 mph or more can lead to property damage.





Special Statement
Issued: 2:34 PM MST Feb. 19, 2018 – National Weather Service

The combination of moderate instability and strong winds are
producing gusty showers, with embedded thunder and lightning over
small areas of northern and central New Mexico. These showers
though will be capable of producing wind gusts of 45 to 55 mph as
well as pea size hail. Rain amounts will be mostly below a tenth
of an inch. Showers will persist through the remainder of the
afternoon.


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