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Winter Weather Advisory: Snow on the way for this afternoon and tonight

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By The Staff

The National Weather Service issued the following advisory for the Los Alamos area Wednesday morning:

WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 3 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO 5 AM MST THURSDAY...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN ALBUQUERQUE HAS ISSUED A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SNOW... WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 3 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO 5 AM MST THURSDAY.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS... 3 TO 5 INCHES WEST CENTRAL AND NORTHERN MOUNTAINS WITH LOCALLY UP TO 7 INCHES ON HIGHEST PEAKS. ONE TO 3 INCHES LOWER TERRAIN EXCEPT VERY LOCALIZED 4 INCH ACCUMULATIONS IN AND NEAR THE NORTHWEST PLATEAU.

* TIMING... SNOW SHOWERS WILL INCREASE MID TO LATE AFTERNOON AND CONTINUE TONIGHT BEFORE BEGINNING TO DIMINISH TOWARD DAWN.

* WINDS... WIDESPREAD STRONG WINDS ARE NOT EXPECTED... BUT MODERATE WIND SPEEDS OF 10 TO 20 MPH WITH A FEW HIGHER GUSTS WILL CREATE SOME OCCASIONAL BLOWING AND DRIFTING OF SNOW.

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

* LOCAL IMPACTS... ROADS WILL BECOME SLICK AND HAZARDOUS ACROSS THE ADVISORY AREA. VISIBILITIES WILL BE REDUCED IN AREAS OF HEAVIER SNOW.

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.

FOR THE LATEST ROAD CONDITIONS... DIAL 511 OR 1.800.432.4269   1.800.432.4269...

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ANOTHER ROUND OF WINTRY WEATHER LATER TODAY INTO TONIGHT...

ANOTHER UPPER LEVEL LOW PRESSURE IMPULSE WILL CROSS NORTHERN NEW MEXICO LATER TONIGHT. ALONG AND AHEAD OF IT WILL BE AREAS OF SNOW. SNOW SHOWERS WILL INCREASE DURING THE AFTERNOON MAINLY NEAR AND WEST OF THE NORTHWEST MOUNTAINS AND... FARTHER SOUTH... ALONG AND WEST OF THE CONTINENTAL DIVIDE. MOST LOWER LYING AREAS WILL SEE 1 TO 3 INCHES OF NEW SNOW WITH JUST A FEW SPOTS POSSIBLY RECEIVING UP TO 4 INCHES IN AND NEAR THE NORTHWEST PLATEAU. HIGHER TERRAIN LOCALES SHOULD PICK UP 3 TO 5 INCHES OF NEW SNOW WITH ISOLATED 6 OR 7 INCH ACCUMULATIONS ON THE HIGHER WEST FACING SLOPES. SNOWFALL SHOULD START TO TREND DOWNWARD TOWARD DAWN THURSDAY.