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Winter Weather Advisory issued for much of the area

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The National Weather Service has issued the following advisory for much of the area today:

STILL SOME WINTRY WEATHER AT TIMES TODAY IN NORTH CENTRAL NEW

MEXICO THROUGH MUCH OF THE DAY...

COLDER AIR WILL ALLOW SNOW LEVELS TO FALL TO THE VALLEY FLOORS

EARLY THIS MORNING. AREAS OF MODERATE TO LOCALLY HEAVY SNOWFALL

WILL BE POSSIBLE AT TIMES...ESPECIALLY ABOVE 7500 FEET. GUSTY

WINDS OF 25 TO 40 MPH WILL CREATE SIGNIFICANT BLOWING AND DRIFTING

SNOW IN THE HIGH TERRAIN OF THE SAN JUAN MOUNTAINS NEAR THE

COLORADO BORDER WITH MORE LOCALIZED AND INTERMITTANT BLOWING SNOW

ELESEWHERE. THE SNOW WILL BEGIN TO TAPER OFF THIS AFTERNOON.

WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 5 PM MST THIS

AFTERNOON...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN ALBUQUERQUE HAS ISSUED A WINTER

WEATHER ADVISORY FOR OCCASIONAL SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW...WHICH IS

IN EFFECT UNTIL 5 PM MST THIS AFTERNOON.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...SPOTTY 1 TO 3 INCHES BELOW 8000 FEET WITH

UP TO 5 INCHES POSSIBLE ABOVE 8000 FEET.

* TIMING...ONGOING THIS MORNING AND INTO THE AFTERNOON BEFORE

DIMINISHING.

* WINDS...SOUTHWEST TO WEST 20 TO 30 MPH WITH GUSTS TO BETWEEN 35

AND 45 MPH.

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

LOCATIONS.

* LOCAL IMPACTS...OCCASIONAL SNOW AND BRIEF PERIODS OF REDUCED

VISIBILITY IN BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW WILL CREATE LOCALLY

HAZARDOUS TRAVEL CONDITIONS...PARTICULARLY ON THE HIGHER SLOPES

AND PASSES AS WELL AS NEAR THE CREST.