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Winter Weather Advisory until 11 p.m. Sunday

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The National Weather Service in Albuquerque has issued the following statement:

A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SNOW REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 11 PM MST THIS EVENING.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS... ADDITIONAL ACCUMULATIONS OF 1 TO 3 INCHES EXPECTED ACROSS THE NORTH CENTRAL MOUNTAINS... UPPER RIO GRANDE VALLEY... AND SANTA FE METRO AREA WITH LIGHTER AMOUNTS ACROSS THE NORTHWEST MOUNTAINS AND NORTHEAST PLAINS.

* TIMING... SNOWFALL WILL DECREASE IN INTENSITY THIS EVENING WITH ACCUMULATIONS ENDING BY LATE EVENING.

* WINDS... NORTH AND NORTHWEST AT 10 TO 15 MPH WITH OCCASIONALLY HIGHER GUSTS.

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

* LOCAL IMPACTS... EXPECT SNOW PACKED AND ICY ROADS... ESPECIALLY THROUGH THE MOUNTAINS. VISIBILITY WILL DROP BELOW 1 MILE AT TIMES DURING PERIODS 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.

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... A WAVE OF SNOW WILL CONTINUE TO TRACK SOUTHEASTWARD THROUGH THE AREA THIS EVENING...

SNOWFALL WILL GRADUALLY DECREASE ACROSS THE NORTHERN MOUNTAINS AND ADJACENT LOW LANDS THIS EVENING... WHILE IT INTENSIFIES ALONG AND EAST OF THE CENTRAL AND SOUTH CENTRAL MOUNTAINS. THE UPPER LEVEL TROUGH AND SURFACE COLD FRONT DRIVING THE PRECIPITATION HAS ALREADY MADE DEEP INROADS INTO THE STATE... AND THE UPPER LEVEL FEATURE WILL EXIT TO THE SOUTHEAST AFTER MIDNIGHT. AS THE TROUGH EXITS... ACCUMULATING PRECIPITATION WILL DIMINISH FROM NORTHWEST TO SOUTHEAST.