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Winter Storm Warning remains until 6 a.m. Sunday

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A WINTER STORM WARNING FOR HEAVY SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 AM MDT SUNDAY.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS... AN ADDITIONAL 4 TO 8 INCHES WITH LOCALLY HIGHER AMOUNTS UP TO 12 INCHES ABOVE 9000 FEET. THIS WILL LEAD TO STORM TOTAL ACCUMULATIONS OF 8 TO 16 INCHES WITH LOCALLY UP TO 20 INCHES ABOVE 9000 FEET.

* TIMING... PERIODS OF SNOW WILL CONTINUE THROUGH TONIGHT BEFORE TAPERING OFF EARLY SUNDAY MORNING.

* WINDS... WEST WINDS 25 TO 35 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 50 MPH TODAY WILL BECOME NORTH AND TAPER OFF THIS EVENING.

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

* LOCAL IMPACTS... SIGNIFICANT IMPACTS FOR TRAVEL ARE EXPECTED WITH WINTER DRIVING CONDITIONS DEVELOPING DUE TO POOR VISIBILITIES IN SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW. THIS WILL INCLUDE INTERSTATE 25 THROUGH GLORIETA PASS... U.S. HIGHWAY 64 AND STATE ROUTE 4.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER STORM WARNING FOR HEAVY SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW MEANS SEVERE WINTER WEATHER CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED OR OCCURRING. SIGNIFICANT AMOUNTS OF SNOW ARE FORECAST THAT WILL MAKE TRAVEL DANGEROUS. STRONG WINDS ARE LIKELY. 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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... A POTENT WINTER STORM SYSTEM WILL CONTINUE IMPACTING NORTHERN AND WESTERN NEW MEXICO THROUGH TONIGHT...

A WINTER STORM SYSTEM CHURNING OVER THE FOUR CORNERS REGION WILL CONTINUE MOVING SLOWLY EAST ACROSS NORTHERN NEW MEXICO AND SOUTHERN COLORADO THROUGH TONIGHT. SNOW WILL CONTINUE OVER THE HIGHER TERRAIN WITH A MIX OF RAIN AND SNOW SHOWERS AT THE LOWER ELEVATIONS OF CENTRAL AND WESTERN NEW MEXICO. GUSTY WINDS IN ASSOCIATION WITH THIS SYSTEM WILL CREATE AREAS OF BLOWING SNOW MAINLY WITHIN THE HIGHER TERRAIN. THE FOCUS FOR SIGNIFICANT SNOWFALL ACCUMULATIONS WILL BE OVER THE NORTHERN MOUNTAINS ABOVE 9000 FEET. AS THIS STORM SYSTEM EXITS INTO THE GREAT PLAINS STATES... A PERIOD OF WRAP AROUND MOISTURE AND STRONG WINDS WILL IMPACT THE FAR NORTHEAST CORNER OF THE STATE TONIGHT. THE ENTIRE STORM WILL MOVE OUT OF THE REGION EARLY SUNDAY.

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