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More winter weather headed for Los Alamos

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By The Staff

The National Weather Service issued the following advisory late Tuesday afternoon:

WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM MIDNIGHT TONIGHT TO 6 PM MDT WEDNESDAY...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN ALBUQUERQUE HAS ISSUED A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SNOW... WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM MIDNIGHT TONIGHT TO 6 PM MDT WEDNESDAY.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS... EXPECT 4 TO 8 INCHES OF SNOW THROUGH WEDNESDAY NIGHT... WITH LOCALLY HIGHER AMOUNTS POSSIBLE OVER SUMMITS AND HIGHER SLOPES.

* TIMING... RAIN SHOWERS DEVELOPING OVERNIGHT WILL CHANGE OVER TO SNOW AFTER MIDNIGHT... WITH SNOW CONTINUING THROUGH WEDNESDAY INTO WEDNESDAY NIGHT. SNOW WILL TAPER OFF LATE WEDNESDAY NIGHT AND END BY THURSDAY MORNING.

* WINDS... NORTH WINDS TO 20 MPH WILL DEVELOP OVERNIGHT WITH GUSTS TO 30 MPH POSSIBLE LOCALLY. WIND SPEEDS WILL REMAIN 15 TO 25 MPH THROUGH THE DAY ON WEDNESDAY BEFORE TAPERING OFF LATE WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON.

* SNOW LEVELS... SNOW LEVELS NEAR 7500 FEET WILL FALL TO THE SURFACE OVERNIGHT... AND REMAIN AT THE SURFACE THROUGH WEDNESDAY NIGHT.

* LOCAL IMPACTS... EXPECT SNOW ACCUMULATION TO IMPEDE TRAVEL ON SNOW PACKED AND SLICK ROADS. THIS INCLUDES HIGHWAYS 64 AND 84... PORTIONS OF HIGHWAY 550 NEAR THE JEMEZ MOUNTAINS... AND STATE ROAD 4 FROM SAN YSIDRO TO LOS ALAMOS. VISIBILITIES WILL BE REDUCED LOCALLY IN BLOWING SNOW AND PATCHY 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.

FOR THE LATEST ROAD CONDITIONS... DIAL 511 OR 1.800.432.4269...

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WINTRY WEATHER ACROSS NEW MEXICO TONIGHT THROUGH WEDNESDAY NIGHT...

AN INTENSIFYING WINTER STORM SYSTEM OVER SOUTHEAST UTAH WILL CROSS INTO NORTHERN NEW MEXICO AFTER MIDNIGHT TONIGHT AND MOVE TO THE NORTHERN TEXAS PANHANDLE BY WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON. A COLD FRONT DIVING SOUTHWARD OVERNIGHT WILL CHANGE RAIN SHOWERS OVER TO SNOW DURING THE DAY ON WEDNESDAY... WITH SNOWY CONDITIONS CONTINUING INTO WEDNESDAY NIGHT. EXPECT SIGNIFICANT SNOWFALL OVER THE SAN JUAN... JEMEZ... AND SANGRE DE CRISTO MOUNTAINS... AND OVER THE NORTHEAST PLAINS AS THE STORM EJECTS EASTWARD LATE WEDNESDAY. GUSTY WINDS WILL PRODUCE AREAS OF BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW WITH LOCALLY POOR VISIBILITIES. SNOW WILL TAPER OFF OVER THE NORTHEAST PLAINS BY EARLY THURSDAY MORNING TO EASE THESE HAZARDOUS WINTER WEATHER CONDITIONS.