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Groundhog was right, more winter weather on the way

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By The Staff

The National Weather Service issued the following advisory Wednesday morning:

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

A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SNOW REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL NOON MST THURSDAY.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS... 1 TO 3 INCHES OF SNOW IS EXPECTED BELOW 7500 FEET... WITH 3 TO 5 INCHES LIKELY ABOVE 7500 FEET.

* TIMING... SNOW WILL DEVELOP BY THIS AFTERNOON ABOVE 7000 FEET ACROSS THE CENTRAL AND NORTHERN MOUNTAINS. BELOW 7000 FEET... RAIN WILL GRADUALLY CHANGE OVER TO SNOW BY THIS EVENING.

* WINDS... WIDESPREAD SIGNIFICANT WINDS ARE NOT EXPECTED.

* SNOW LEVELS... SNOW LEVELS WILL HOVER AROUND 7000 FEET TODAY BEFORE FALLING TO THE VALLEY FLOOR THIS EVENING.

* LOCAL IMPACTS... ROADWAYS MAY BECOME SLICK AND HAZARDOUS... ESPECIALLY AFTER SUNSET WHEN TEMPERATURES DROP BELOW FREEZING. VISIBILITIES MAY ALSO BE REDUCED TO LESS THAN ONE MILE AT TIMES IN SNOW AND FOG.

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 VISIBILITIES. 

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WINTER WEATHER TO MOVE NORTHEAST ACROSS NEW MEXICO TODAY AND TONIGHT...

WIDESPREAD SNOW ACCUMULATIONS OF 2 TO 4 INCHES ARE EXPECTED ACROSS CENTRAL AND NORTHEAST NEW MEXICO... WITH LOCALLY HIGHER AMOUNTS LIKELY ACROSS THE MOUNTAINS AS PRECIPITATION GRADUALLY MOVES NORTH TODAY. SNOW IS LIKELY ACROSS THE HIGHER ELEVATIONS DURING THE DAY... WHILE A MIX OF RAIN AND SNOW IS EXPECTED AT LOWER ELEVATIONS. SNOW WILL INCREASE IN COVERAGE LATE THIS AFTERNOON AND TONIGHT AS SNOW LEVELS GRADUALLY LOWER. A HEAVY... WET SNOW IS EXPECTED WITH THIS SYSTEM... WHICH MAY ONLY EXACERBATE PROBLEMS IN AREAS THAT HAVE RECENTLY RECEIVED SNOW. THE SYSTEM RESPONSIBLE FOR THE PRECIPITATION TODAY... WILL MOVE EAST OUT OF THE STATE BY MIDDAY THURSDAY.