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Winter Storm Warning now in effect until 8 a.m. Tuesday

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THE WINTER STORM WARNING FOR HEAVY SNOW IS NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 AM MST TUESDAY.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS... STORM TOTAL ACCUMULATIONS GENERALLY 6 TO 12 INCHES AT ELEVATIONS NEAR AND ABOVE 7500 FEET WITH 4 TO 8 INCHES ELSEWHERE.

* TIMING... SNOW WILL INCREASE IN COVERAGE AND INTENSITY EARLY THIS EVENING AND CONTINUE INTO THE OVERNIGHT HOURS BEFORE TAPERING OFF EARLY TUESDAY MORNING.

* WINDS... NO SIGNIFICANT WINDS ARE EXPECTED.

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

* LOCAL IMPACTS... SNOW COVERED AND ICY ROADWAYS WILL MAKE TRAVEL HAZARDOUS ACROSS THE HIGHER TERRAIN... INCLUDING STATE ROAD 134 OVER THE CHUSKA MOUNTAINS AND STATE ROAD 17 FROM CHAMA TO THE COLORADO BORDER.

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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... WINTER STORM TO PRODUCE ACCUMULATING SNOW THROUGH TUESDAY...

AN UPPER LEVEL STORM SYSTEM AND ASSOCIATED COLD FRONT WILL IMPACT NORTHERN AND CENTRAL NEW MEXICO THROUGH MIDDAY TUESDAY BEFORE EXITING THE STATE INTO TEXAS AND OKLAHOMA. GREATER SNOW ACCUMULATIONS WILL BE FOCUSED OVER THE WESTERN AND NORTHERN MOUNTAINS TONIGHT WHILE THE NORTHEAST HIGHLANDS AND PORTIONS OF THE EASTERN PLAINS WILL BE FAVORED FOR HEAVIER SNOW LATER TONIGHT AND TUESDAY MORNING.

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