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Winter Weather Advisory until 6 a.m. Sunday

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A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 AM MST SUNDAY.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS... 2 TO 5 INCHES... EXCEPT FOR GREATER AMOUNTS OVER THE HIGHER WEST FACING SLOPES OF THE JEMEZ AND SAN PEDRO MOUNTAINS.

* TIMING... SNOW IS EXPECTED OFF AND ON THROUGH TONIGHT.

* WINDS... INCREASING TO WEST 30 TO 40 MPH WITH OCCASIONAL GUSTS TO 50 MPH TODAY AND CONTINUING TONIGHT. STRONGER WINDS LIKELY ALONG THE EAST SLOPES OF THE SANGRE DE CRISTOS TONIGHT... WITH SOME GUSTS BETWEEN 55 AND 65 MPH.

* SNOW LEVELS... SNOW LEVELS BETWEEN 7500 AND 8500 FEET TODAY THEN DROPPING TONIGHT TO INCLUDE ALL AREAS.

* LOCAL IMPACTS... HAZARDOUS TRAVEL CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED DUE TO SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW TONIGHT THROUGH SATURDAY NIGHT. SLICK AND ICY ROADWAYS... INCLUDING ALONG STATE ROADS 4... 518 AND 434... AND HIGHWAY 64... ARE LIKELY. VISIBILITIES WILL OCCASIONALLY BE REDUCED TO LESS THAN ONE MILE IN BLOWING SNOW.

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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... WINTRY CONDITIONS TO CONTINUE OVER THE NORTHERN MOUNTAINS...

SIGNIFICANT SNOW ACCUMULATIONS ARE LIKELY TODAY AND TONIGHT AS TWO UPPER LEVEL DISTURBANCES CROSS NORTHERN NEW MEXICO. THE GREATEST ACCUMULATIONS ARE EXPECTED OVER THE SAN JUAN AND SANGRE DE CRISTO MOUNTAINS... MAINLY ABOVE 8500 FEET. IN ADDITION TO THE SNOW... STRONG WINDS WILL RESULT IN AREAS OF BLOWING SNOW AND REDUCED VISIBILITIES. THOSE TRAVELLING IN OR NEAR THE NORTHERN MOUNTAINS OF NEW MEXICO SHOULD MONITOR THE WEATHER AND EXPECT DELAYS DUE TO ADVERSE ROAD CONDITIONS.

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