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New Mexico, Southern Sangre de Cristos above 9500 feet

Winter Storm Watch

Statement as of 5:08 AM MST on January 29, 2015

Expires 7:00 PM EST on January 31, 2015


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

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

* Snow accumulations... significant snow accumulations of 8 inches
or more are possible across the northern mountains. Some higher
peaks above 10000 feet may see upwards of one foot of fresh snow
accumulation. Amounts of 4 inches or more are possible at lower
elevations... especially the Estancia valley and Central
Highlands.

* Timing... snow will start early Friday morning and continue
through much of the day on Saturday before gradually tapering
off Saturday night.

* Winds... east to southeast 15 to 25 mph Friday into the Santa Fe Metro
as well as portions of the jemez otherwise light winds are
expected.

* Snow levels... snow levels will fluctuate... rising to near 6500
feet during the afternoons... and falling back to near 5000 feet
during the late nights and early mornings.

* Local impacts... heavy wet snow may accumulate on roadways...
especially 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.





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Florida - Flood Warning , Frost Advisory , Freeze Warning
Georgia - Flood Warning
Hawaii - High Surf Advisory
Idaho - Air Quality Alert , Record Report
Illinois - Flood Advisory
Indiana - Special Statement
Iowa - Wind Advisory , Record Report , Public Information Statement
Kansas - Wind Advisory , Record Report , Public Information Statement
Kentucky - Special Statement
Louisiana - Flood Warning , Dense Fog Advisory
Maine - Winter Storm Warning , Record Report , Public Information Statement
Maryland - Winter Weather Advisory
Massachusetts - Winter Weather Advisory , Record Report
Michigan - Winter Weather Advisory , Freezing Rain Advisory , Special Statement
Minnesota - Wind Advisory , Special Statement , Record Report
Missouri - Record Report
Montana - Areal Flood Advisory
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New Hampshire - Winter Weather Advisory , Record Report
New Mexico - Winter Storm Watch , Winter Weather Advisory , Winter Storm Warning , Record Report
New York - Winter Weather Advisory
North Carolina - Flood Warning
North Dakota - Special Statement , Record Report
Ohio - Winter Weather Advisory , Freezing Rain Advisory , Special Statement
Oklahoma - Lake Wind Advisory , Record Report
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Pennsylvania - Winter Weather Advisory
Rhode Island - Record Report
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Texas - Flood Warning , High Wind Warning , Lake Wind Advisory , Dense Fog Advisory , Record Report
Utah - Record Report
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Wisconsin - Freezing Rain Advisory
Wyoming - Special Statement , Record Report