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Winter Weather Advisory for Sunday, early Monday

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THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN ALBUQUERQUE HAS ISSUED A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW... WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 6 AM SUNDAY TO 6 AM MST MONDAY.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS... 1 TO 3 INCHES ARE LIKELY ACROSS THE UPPER RIO GRANDE VALLEY... WHILE 4 TO 8 INCHES ARE LIKELY ACROSS THE NORTHERN MOUNTAINS. THE GREATEST AMOUNTS ARE EXPECTED ACROSS THE SANGRE DE CRISTO MOUNTAINS.

* TIMING... SNOW WILL BEGIN EARLY SUNDAY MORNING ACROSS THE SAN JUAN AND JEMEZ MOUNTAINS AND WILL QUICKLY SPREAD ACROSS THE SANGRE DE CRISTO MOUNTAINS BY EARLY AFTERNOON. THE GREATEST ACCUMULATIONS ARE EXPECTED SUNDAY AFTERNOON.

* WINDS... NORTH 10 TO 20 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 35 MPH.

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

* LOCAL IMPACTS... FALLING SNOW AND GUSTY WINDS WILL CREATE AREAS OF BLOWING SNOW AND REDUCED VISIBILITIES. VISIBILITIES MAY BE REDUCED BELOW 1 MILE AT TIMES. ROADS WILL BECOME SLICK AND ICY... INCLUDING U.S. HIGHWAYS 64 AND 84.

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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... WINTER STORM TO IMPACT CENTRAL AND EASTERN NEW MEXICO SUNDAY AND MONDAY...

A SIGNFICANT STORM SYSTEM WILL BRING HEAVY SNOW AND STRONG WINDS TO EASTERN NEW MEXICO... WITH MODERATE SNOWS LIKELY ACROSS PORTIONS OF CENTRAL NEW MEXICO SUNDAY INTO MONDAY. THE GREATEST IMPACTS WILL BE FELT ACROSS THE EAST CENTRAL PLAINS WHERE A HEAVY BAND OF SNOW WILL DEVELOP. COINCIDENT WITH THE HEAVY SNOW WILL BE VERY STRONG WINDS CREATING NEAR WHITEOUT CONDITIONS AT TIMES.

AREAS NEAR THE COLORADO BORDER WILL ALSO BE SEVERELY IMPACTED WITH HEAVY SNOW... STRONG WINDS AND NEAR WHITEOUT CONDITIONS. SNOW WILL CONTINUE INTO MONDAY... THOUGH EVEN AFTER THE SNOW HAS ENDED... STRONG WINDS AND AREAS OF BLOWING SNOW WILL CONTINUE.

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