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WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY THROUGH 11 A.M. TODAY

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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 UNTIL 11 AM MST TUESDAY.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS... 1 TO 3 INCHES... LOCALLY UP TO 5 INCHES ON THE HIGHEST PEAKS OF THE JEMEZ MOUNTAINS.

* TIMING... MODERATE SNOW WILL CONTINUE OVER THE HIGHER TERRAIN OF THE NORTHERN MOUNTAINS EARLY THIS EVENING. THE HEAVIEST SNOW WILL COINCIDE WITH LOWER SNOW LEVELS OVERNIGHT THROUGH EARLY TUESDAY MORNING. SNOW WILL TAPER OFF LATE TUESDAY MORNING.

* WINDS... SOUTHWEST 10 TO 20 MPH... WITH LOCALLY HIGHER GUSTS. WINDS BECOMING WEST 10 TO 20 MPH BY TUESDAY MORNING.

* SNOW LEVELS... AROUND 7000 FEET THIS EVENING... LOWERING TO THE SURFACE BEFORE MIDNIGHT.

* LOCAL IMPACTS... SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW MAY CREATE AREAS OF REDUCED VISIBILITIES. PERSONS TRAVELING IN THIS AREA TONIGHT ARE URGED TO CHECK ROAD CONDITIONS BEFORE HEADING OUT... AS ROADS MAY BE SNOWPACKED AND ICY.

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 WEATHER RETURNS TO THE NORTHERN MOUNTAINS...

AN UPPER LEVEL SYSTEM CROSSING NORTHERN NEW MEXICO THIS EVENING THROUGH TUESDAY MORNING WILL BRING MODERATE SNOW TO THE SAN JUAN AND SANGRE DE CRISTO MOUNTAINS. TEMPERATURES WILL DECREASE DURING THE EARLY EVENING HOURS AND SNOW LEVELS WILL STEADILY LOWER. OCCASIONAL GUSTY WINDS MAY CREATE AREAS OF BLOWING SNOW WITH REDUCED VISIBILITIES. LIGHTER SNOW ACCUMULATIONS ARE ALSO EXPECTED ALONG THE COLORADO BORDER EAST OF RATON. SNOW ACCUMULATIONS WILL TAPER OFF AS THE UPPER LOW MOVES EAST OF THE STATE BY MID DAY TUESDAY. HOWEVER... LIGHT SNOW MAY CONTINUE OVER THE NORTHERN MOUNTAINS TUESDAY AFTERNOON INTO THE EARLY EVENING.