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Winter Weather Advisory remains in effect until 11 a.m.

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A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SNOW REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 11 AM MDT WEDNESDAY.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS... 3 TO 7 INCHES ABOVE 8500 FEET AND 1 TO 3 INCHES BETWEEN 6500 FEET AND 8500 FEET. LOCALLY HIGHER AMOUNTS ON MOUNTAIN PEAKS AND EAST FACING SLOPES. SNOW LEVELS WILL BE HIGHER IN THE JEMEZ MOUNTAINS WHERE SNOW ACCUMULATIONS WILL MAINLY FOCUS ABOVE 7500 FEET.

* TIMING... THROUGH LATE WEDNESDAY MORNING. THE MAIN IMPACT PERIOD FOR SNOW WILL OCCUR BETWEEN ROUGHLY 12 AM AND 8 AM MDT WEDNESDAY.

* WINDS... NO WIDESPREAD SIGNIFICANT WINDS ARE EXPECTED.

* SNOW LEVELS... FALLING TO NEAR 6500 FEET OVERNIGHT THEN RISING BACK TO NEAR 8500 FEET BY LATE WEDNESDAY MORNING.

* LOCAL IMPACTS... SNOW PACKED AND ICY ROADWAYS WILL CREATE TRAVEL DIFFICULTIES ACROSS THE REGION... ESPECIALLY OVER HIGHER TERRAIN PASSES. EXPECT REDUCED VISIBILITIES. SLIGHT IMPACTS ARE POSSIBLE ALONG INTERSTATE 25 THROUGH RATON PASS AND THROUGH GLORIETA PASS. OTHER NOTABLE AREAS THAT MAY BE IMPACTED INCLUDE HIGHWAY 38 THROUGH BOBCAT PASS... HIGHWAY 64 THROUGH PALO FLECHADO PASS... HIGHWAY 64 AROUND HOPEWELL LAKE... AND HIGHWAY 518 NEAR HOLMAN HILL.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SNOW MEANS THAT PERIODS OF SNOW WILL PRIMARILY CAUSE TRAVEL DIFFICULTIES. BE PREPARED FOR SNOW COVERED ROADS AND LIMITED VISIBILITIES.

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... ACCUMULATING SNOWFALL TONIGHT THROUGH EARLY WEDNESDAY FOR PORTIONS OF NORTHERN NEW MEXICO...

A POTENT BACK DOOR COLD FRONTAL BOUNDARY WILL INTERACT WITH A DEVELOPING UPPER LEVEL LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM OVER THE FOUR CORNERS TO PRODUCE WIDESPREAD ACCUMULATING SNOWFALL ACROSS THE NORTHERN HIGH TERRAIN AND UPPER RIO GRANDE VALLEY. RAIN AND HIGH ELEVATION SNOW SHOWERS WILL TURN TO ALL SNOW AFTER MIDNIGHT AS COLD AIR INVADES THE REGION. SNOW WILL THEN TAPER OFF BY MID MORNING WEDNESDAY AND FOCUS MAINLY OVER THE HIGH PEAKS OF THE SANGRE DE CRISTO MOUNTAINS.

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