Jemez Mountains Severe Watches & Warnings NOAA Weather Radio

Watches & Warnings

Winter Storm Warning
Issued: 10:47 PM MST Feb. 18, 2018 – National Weather Service

... Winter Storm Warning remains in effect until 5 am MST
Tuesday...

* what... heavy snow and blowing snow expected. Total snow
accumulations of 4 to 8 inches above 7000 feet, with amounts
between 10 and 16 inches above 9000 feet, are expected. Locally
higher amounts are possible.

* Where... far northwest Highlands, northwest Highlands, Southwest
Mountains, San Juan or Tusas Mountains, and the Jemez
Mountains.

* When... until 5 am MST Tuesday.

* Additional details... plan on difficult travel conditions. Tree
branches could fall. Winds gusting as high as 50 mph will cause
areas of blowing and drifting snow. Visibilities may be reduced
significantly.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A Winter Storm Warning for snow and blowing snow means severe
winter weather conditions will make travel very hazardous or
impossible. If you must travel, keep an extra flashlight, food
and water in your vehicle in case of an emergency. The latest
Road conditions for the state you are calling from can be
obtained by calling 5 1 1.



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Special Statement
Issued: 3:01 PM MST Feb. 18, 2018 – National Weather Service

... High winds... snow and much colder weather on the way...

A storm over the Pacific northwest will dive south tonight then
turn east Monday, carving out a deep trough of low pressure to our
west. The southwest flow aloft ahead of the storm will transport
moisture across New Mexico, with rain and snow developing tonight
over the western half of our forecast area. Precipitation will
increase in coverage and intensity Monday and Monday night before
tapering off Tuesday. Significant snow accumulations will be
confined to the western and northern mountains, with light amounts
of snow possible Monday night in the western and central valleys.

Strong to high winds will be a major concern over most of northern
and central New Mexico. Wind gusts of 60 to 65 mph will be likely
across the western and central mountains, onto the eastern Highlands.
Less winds, but still significant gusts of 40 to 50 mph will be
possible elsewhere.

A strong cold front will sweep from west to east across the state
Monday night into Tuesday, dropping temperatures sharply in the
wake of the front. While not much snow will fall in the lower
elevations, a sharp temperature drop Monday night could produce a
flash freeze of water on roads. This includes the northwest and
central valleys as well as the San Francisco River Valley.

Contact local law enforcement or the National Weather Service at
1.888.386.7637 to report snowfall or high winds.

For the latest Road conditions, visit nmroads.Com, dial 511, or
1.800.432.4269.


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301 PM MST sun Feb 18 2018

... High winds... snow and much colder weather on the way...

A storm over the Pacific northwest will dive south tonight then
turn east Monday, carving out a deep trough of low pressure to our
west. The southwest flow aloft ahead of the storm will transport
moisture across New Mexico, with rain and snow developing tonight
over the western half of our forecast area. Precipitation will
increase in coverage and intensity Monday and Monday night before
tapering off Tuesday. Significant snow accumulations will be
confined to the western and northern mountains, with light amounts
of snow possible Monday night in the western and central valleys.

Strong to high winds will be a major concern over most of northern
and central New Mexico. Wind gusts of 60 to 65 mph will be likely
across the western and central mountains, onto the eastern Highlands.
Less winds, but still significant gusts of 40 to 50 mph will be
possible elsewhere.

A strong cold front will sweep from west to east across the state
Monday night into Tuesday, dropping temperatures sharply in the
wake of the front. While not much snow will fall in the lower
elevations, a sharp temperature drop Monday night could produce a
flash freeze of water on roads. This includes the northwest and
central valleys as well as the San Francisco River Valley.

Contact local law enforcement or the National Weather Service at
1.888.386.7637 to report snowfall or high winds.

For the latest Road conditions, visit nmroads.Com, dial 511, or
1.800.432.4269.


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