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Winter Weather Advisory remains in effect until 4 p.m. today

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A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 4 PM MST THIS AFTERNOON.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS... 1 TO 3 INCHES... WITH HIGHER AMOUNTS OF 2 TO 5 INCHES ALONG THE CONTINENTAL DIVIDE IN WEST CENTRAL AND NORTHWEST NEW MEXICO AS WELL AS AREAS NEAR THE COLORADO STATE LINE NORTH OF FARMINGTON AND AZTEC.

* TIMING... SCATTERED TO NUMEROUS SNOW SHOWERS WILL PEAK IN COVERAGE THROUGH THE REMAINDER OF THE MORNING BEFORE GRADUALLY DIMINISHING AFTER MIDDAY OR EARLY AFTERNOON. SNOW SHOWERS WILL LINGER THE LONGEST NEAR THE CONTINENTAL DIVIDE IN WESTERN NEW MEXICO AS WELL AS THE WEST SLOPES OF THE SANGRE DE CRISTO MOUNTAINS.

* WINDS... WESTERLY 25 TO 40 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 55 MPH... ESPECIALLY ACROSS THE HIGHEST TERRAIN. THESE WINDS COMBINED WITH BITTER COLD TEMPERATURES WILL RESULT IN DANGEROUSLY COLD WIND CHILL READINGS AT TIMES ALONG WITH CONSIDERABLE BLOWING SNOW.

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

* LOCAL IMPACTS... HAZARDOUS WINTER DRIVING CONDITIONS CAN BE EXPECTED... ALONG WITH REDUCED VISIBILITIES IN SNOW AND CONSIDERABLE BLOWING SNOW. WIND CHILL VALUES OF 15 BELOW TO 15 ABOVE ZERO WILL BE COMMON... WHICH CAN CAUSE FROSTBITE TO EXPOSED SKIN IN AN HOUR OR LESS.

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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... BLUSTERY SNOWFALL FOR PORTIONS OF NORTH CENTRAL AND WESTERN NEW MEXICO TODAY...

PERIODS OF HEAVY SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW WILL IMPACT THE HIGHER TERRAIN OF NORTHERN NEW MEXICO TODAY... ESPECIALLY DURING THE MORNING TO EARLY AFTERNOON HOURS... WHILE LIGHTER SNOW IMPACTS THE REMAINDER OF NORTHWEST AND WEST CENTRAL NEW MEXICO. DANGEROUSLY COLD WIND CHILL VALUES WILL ALSO BE COMMON AS FRIGID TEMPERATURES COMBINE WITH STRONGER WINDS. THE COLDEST AIR THUS FAR THIS SEASON WILL IMPACT THE REGION TONIGHT AND MONDAY NIGHT.

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