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New Mexico, Northern Sangre de Cristos above 9500 feet/Red River

Winter Storm Watch

Statement as of 4:26 AM MST on January 28, 2015

Expires 7:00 PM EST on January 31, 2015


... Winter Storm Watch in effect from Friday morning through
Saturday afternoon...

The National Weather Service in Albuquerque has issued a Winter
Storm Watch... which is in effect from Friday morning through
Saturday afternoon.

* Snow accumulations... significant snow accumulations of 8 inches
or more are possible... primarily at elevations above 8000 to
9000 feet. Some higher peaks above 10000 feet may see upwards of
one to two feet of fresh snow accumulation.

* Timing... snow will begin early Friday over the high terrain of
northern New Mexico... and is expected to remain periodic to
steady through Saturday.

* Winds... no significant winds are expected with this storm system.

* Snow levels... snow levels will fluctuate... rising to near 8000
feet during the afternoons... and falling back to near 5000 feet
during the late nights and early mornings. The significant
accumulations will generally be confined to elevations above
8000 feet.

* Local impacts... heavy wet snow will accumulate at higher
elevations... making travel difficult or impossible over some
mountain passes and other high elevation roads. The heavy wet
snow could compromise the structural integrity of some roof
tops.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

Remember... a Winter Storm Watch means conditions are favorable
for a hazardous winter weather event in and close to the watch
area. Monitor the latest forecasts at weather.Gov/abq... listen
to NOAA Weather Radio or your favorite media outlet.




Public Information Statement

Statement as of 10:10 AM MST on January 28, 2015


Preliminary peak non-thunderstorm wind gust reports across north and central New
Mexico for the last 3 hours.

... County... Peak gust time/date of
   location /mph/ measurement

... Colfax County...
   Angel Fire 2 NNW 40 955 am 1/28
      - kaxx AWOS.

... Torrance County...
   Clines Corners 1 SSE 48 946 am 1/28
      - kcqc ASOS.

Preliminary sustained wind reports across north and central New
Mexico for the last 3 hours.

... County... wind speed time/date of
   location /mph/ measurement

... Colfax County...
   Angel Fire 2 NNW 31 955 am 1/28
      - kaxx AWOS.

... Guadalupe County...
   Vaughn 4 NE 31 755 am 1/28

... Torrance County...
   Clines Corners 1 SSE 33 853 am 1/28
      - kcqc ASOS.


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