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Winter storm warning through noon Friday

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The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm warning that remains in effect until noon Friday. Expect now accumulations of 10 to 20 inches above 9000 feet. Lesser amounts are forecast below 9000 feet.
Snow will develop in the higher terrain this morning and continue heavy at times through Friday morning. Snow will mix with rain below 9000 feet this afternoon before changing back to snow early tonight. Winds will be from the southwest at 10 to 20 mph Thursday, becoming west 15 to 25 mph with gusts up to 35 mph Friday morning.
Snow levels will affect all locations this morning then rising to near 9000 feet this afternoon and falling to all areas again tonight.
Very heavy wet snow in the higher terrain may result in downed tree limbs and power lines. Travel impacts are not expected to be too significant except for higher mountain passes and roads near ski resort locations.
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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Heavy snow for the northern mountains with mixed precipitation for the eastern plains. A complex weather system evolving off the southern California coast will continue to pump abundant moisture over New Mexico through tonight. Meanwhile, a cold front has shifted down the eastern plains and into the Rio Grande Valley. the combination of moist air overriding colder air will set the stage for a period of snow, sleet and freezing rain across parts of eastern New Mexico. While very heavy snow impacts areas above 9000 feet in Northern New Mexico, less intense snow is expected across portions of north central New Mexico below 9000 feet. Any frozen precipitation will likely change over to rain by this afternoon. Snow will exit the northern mountains Friday morning.