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Winter Weather Advisory Remains In Effect Monday

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A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 11 PM MST THIS EVENING.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS... 3 TO 6 INCHES NEAR AND ABOVE 7500 FEET WITH LOCALLY UP TO 8 INCHES ACROSS THE HIGHEST TERRAIN. BELOW 7500 FEET... ACCUMULATIONS OF 1 TO 3 INCHES ARE GENERALLY EXPECTED.

* TIMING... AREAS OF SNOW WILL INCREASE THROUGH MID OR LATE MORNING. SNOW COVERAGE AND INTENSITY WILL GRADUALLY DIMINISH LATER THIS AFTERNOON IN THE LOWER ELEVATIONS AND THIS EVENING ELSEWHERE.

* WINDS... WEST WINDS 20 TO 35 MPH WITH OCCASIONAL GUSTS UP TO 50 MPH WILL CREATE AREAS OF BLOWING SNOW.

* SNOW LEVELS... TEMPERATURES WILL BE COLD ENOUGH FOR SNOW AT NEARLY ALL LOCATIONS THIS MORNING. THE SNOW WILL BECOME MIXED WITH RAIN NEAR AND BELOW 7000 FEET LATE THIS MORNING AND THIS AFTERNOON BEFORE CHANGING BACK TO ALL SNOW AND THEN DIMINISHING THIS EVENING.

* LOCAL IMPACTS... HAZARDOUS WINTER DRIVING CONDITIONS CAN BE EXPECTED... ESPECIALLY ACROSS THE HIGHER MOUNTAIN PASSES. VISIBILITIES WILL BE REDUCED TO LESS THAN ONE HALF MILE AT TIMES IN SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW MEANS THAT VISIBILITIES WILL BE RESTRICTED DUE TO A COMBINATION OF FALLING AND BLOWING SNOW.

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... ACCUMULATING SNOW FOR THE NORTHWEST HIGH COUNTRY TODAY...

A PAIR OF FAST-MOVING MID AND UPPER LEVEL LOW PRESSURE DISTURBANCES WILL CROSS THE CENTRAL AND SOUTHERN ROCKIES INTO THIS EVENING WITH ACCUMULATING SNOW IN THE NORTHWEST MOUNTAINS AND NEIGHBORING HIGHLANDS. THE FIRST SYSTEM WILL QUICKLY CROSS NEW MEXICO DURING THE DAY AND THE SECOND ONE JUST NORTH OF THE STATE THIS EVENING. BOTH WILL BE ACCOMPANIED BY A MOIST PACIFIC AIR MASS THAT WILL ESPECIALLY FAVOR HIGHER WEST AND SOUTHWEST FACING SLOPES.