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WEATHER UPDATE: Expect more snow today

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Snowfall to taper off Wednesday afternoon

By The Staff

Here's the latest update from the National Weather Service issued Wednesday morning:

WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 5 PM MST THIS AFTERNOON...

A WINTER STORM WARNING FOR HEAVY SNOW REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 5 PM MST THIS AFTERNOON.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS... ADDITIONAL SNOW ACCUMULATIONS OF 1 TO 3 INCHES... BRINGING TOTAL SNOW ACCUMULATIONS TO 3 TO 6 INCHES BELOW 7500 FEET... AND 6 TO 10 INCHES ABOVE 7500 FEET. THE HEAVIEST ACCUMULATIONS ARE EXPECTED ACROSS THE SOUTHWEST FACING SLOPES OF THE SAN JUAN AND JEMEZ MOUNTAINS.

* TIMING... SNOW WILL CONTINUE THROUGH THE MORNING... BEFORE GRADUALLY DECREASING THIS AFTERNOON. SNOW MAY BE HEAVY AT TIMES THIS MORNING.

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

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

* LOCAL IMPACTS... HAZARDOUS DRIVING CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED ACROSS THE NORTHWEST MOUNTAINS AND ADJACENT HIGHLANDS. VISIBILITIES MAY BE REDUCED AT TIMES. ROADWAYS MAY BECOME SNOW PACKED AND ICY FOR HOLIDAY TRAVELERS.

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.

 

More Information WINTER STORM TO CONTINUE TO IMPACT NEW MEXICO INTO THURSDAY...

SNOW WILL INCREASE IN COVERAGE AND INTENSITY TODAY ACROSS NORTHEAST NEW MEXICO BEHIND A BACK DOOR COLD FRONT. WIDESPREAD SNOWFALL AMOUNTS OF 2 TO 4 INCHES ARE POSSIBLE ACROSS NORTHEAST AND EAST CENTRAL NEW MEXICO THROUGH THURSDAY MORNING... WITH LOCALLY HIGHER AMOUNTS ACROSS THE RATON RIDGE. AREAS OF BLOWING SNOW ARE ALSO POSSIBLE. MEANWHILE... LIGHT TO MODERATE SNOW WILL CONTINUE ACROSS WESTERN NEW MEXICO THROUGH THE AFTERNOON HOURS BEFORE GRADUALLY DIMINISHING. THE UPPER LEVEL LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM RESPONSIBLE FOR THE SNOW WILL EXIT THE STATE LATE TONIGHT... BRINGING SNOWFALL TO AN END THURSDAY MORNING ACROSS THE EAST.