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'Significant' Winter Storm In Progress

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The National Weather Service issued the following Special Weather Warning:

A WINTER STORM WARNING FOR HEAVY SNOW REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 11 AM MST FRIDAY.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS... STORM TOTAL 10 TO 18 INCHES WITH LOCALLY HIGHER AMOUNTS UP TO 2 FEET OVER WEST FACING SLOPES... ESPECIALLY THE JEMEZ MOUNTAINS.

* TIMING... SNOW WILL CONTINUE THROUGH FRIDAY MORNING BEFORE DISSIPATING. THE GREATEST ACCUMULATIONS ARE EXPECTED THIS EVENING THROUGH EARLY FRIDAY MORNING.

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

* SNOW LEVELS... TEMPERATURES WILL BE COLD ENOUGH FOR SNOW AT ALL ELEVATIONS.

* LOCAL IMPACTS... VISIBILITIES WILL DROP BELOW ONE QUARTER MILE AT TIMES IN SNOW. ROADS WILL BECOME SNOW PACKED AND ICY. ALLOW EXTRA TIME TO REACH YOUR DESTINATION.

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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... SIGNIFICANT WINTER STORM IN PROGRESS...

DEEP MOISTURE WILL CONTINUE SLIDING ACROSS THE LAND OF ENCHANTMENT FROM THE WEST. VALLEY RAIN WILL CHANGE OVER TO SNOW AND OR A MIXTURE OF RAIN AND SNOW THIS EVENING. HEAVY MOUNTAIN SNOW WILL CONTINUE TO FALL ACROSS MUCH OF THE STATE... ESPECIALLY ALONG SOUTH AND WEST FACING SLOPES. THE HEAVIEST SNOWS ARE EXPECTED ACROSS THE NORTHERN AND CENTRAL MOUNTAINS AS WELL AS THEIR ADJACENT EAST HIGHLANDS. EXTREMELY HAZARDOUS TRAVEL CONDITIONS WILL DEVELOP AS THE NIGHT PROGRESSES... PARTICULARLY THE I-40 CORRIDOR OF EASTERN NEW MEXICO... AS WELL AS THE I-25 CORRIDOR FROM ALBUQUERQUE TO THE COLORADO BORDER. SNOW WILL TAPER OFF FROM WEST TO EAST LATE FRIDAY MORNING.