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Winter Storm Warning

Statement as of 4:17 AM MST on January 21, 2017

Expires 10:00 PM EST on January 21, 2017


... Winter Storm Warning remains in effect until 8 PM MST this
evening...

* snow accumulations... 6 to 12 inches above 8000 feet with
locally greater amounts over the peaks and along west facing
slopes. Expect 2 to 6 inches below 8000 feet.

* Timing... snow will persist today before diminishing in coverage
and intensity late this afternoon through early evening.

* Winds... west winds strengthening from 35 to 45 mph with
occasional gusts to 60 mph.

* Snow levels... cold enough for snow at all locations.

* Local impacts... mountain roads are expected to become snow
packed and icy with reduced visibility in snow and blowing
snow. Areas of blowing and drifting snow are expected with
significant visibility restriction at times. Travel will
become difficult or impossible at high elevations above 8000
feet. Very strong winds may damage roof tops... utility poles
and other structures.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A Winter Storm Warning for heavy snow and blowing snow means
severe winter weather conditions are expected or occurring.
Significant amounts of snow are forecast that will make travel
dangerous. Strong winds are likely. Only travel in an emergency.
If you must travel... keep an extra flashlight... food... and
water in your vehicle in case of an emergency.





High Wind Warning

Statement as of 3:52 AM MST on January 21, 2017

Expires 7:00 AM EST on January 22, 2017


... High Wind Warning in effect from 8 PM this evening to 5 am MST
Sunday...

The National Weather Service in Albuquerque has issued a High
Wind Warning... which is in effect from 8 PM this evening to 5 am
MST Sunday.

* Location... the south central mountains including Ruidoso.

* Winds... west to northwest at 35 to 45 mph with gusts up to 70
mph.

* Timing... winds will increase throughout the day... but will peak
this evening before diminishing toward sunrise.

* Visibility... local reductions in visibility are possible due to
blowing snow.

* Local impacts... strong cross winds are expected on north to
south oriented roadways. Loose and lightweight objects may
become lofted. Downed tree limbs and powerlines are also
possible.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

Remember... a High Wind Warning means damaging winds are imminent
or highly likely. Sustained wind speeds of at least 40 mph or
gusts of 58 mph or more can lead to property damage.





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Iowa - Flood Warning , Dense Fog Advisory , Record Report
Kansas - Dense Fog Advisory , Dense Fog Advisory , Special Statement , Record Report , Public Information Statement
Kentucky - Flood Warning , Record Report
Louisiana - Flood Warning
Maryland - Dense Fog Advisory , Special Statement
Massachusetts - High Wind Watch
Michigan - Flood Advisory , Dense Fog Advisory , Special Statement , Record Report
Minnesota - Winter Weather Advisory , Dense Fog Advisory , Record Report
Mississippi - Flash Flood Warning , Flash Flood Warning , Flood Warning , Record Report
Missouri - Dense Fog Advisory , Special Statement
Montana - Freezing Fog Advisory , Dense Fog Advisory
Nebraska - Dense Fog Advisory , Dense Fog Advisory , Record Report , Public Information Statement
Nevada - Areal Flood Watch , Wind Advisory , Winter Storm Warning , Winter Weather Advisory , Winter Storm Warning, Winter Weather Advisory , Winter Storm Watch , Record Report
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New Mexico - Wind Advisory , High Wind Warning , Winter Weather Advisory , Winter Storm Warning
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Rhode Island - High Wind Watch
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South Dakota - Dense Fog Advisory , Record Report
Tennessee - Record Report
Texas - Flood Warning , Wind Advisory , High Wind Warning , Dense Fog Advisory , Fire Weather Watch , Record Report
Utah - Winter Weather Advisory , Winter Storm Warning, Winter Weather Advisory , Winter Storm Warning
Virginia - Dense Fog Advisory , Special Statement , Record Report
Washington - High Surf Advisory , Winter Weather Advisory
West Virginia - Dense Fog Advisory , Record Report
Wisconsin - Flood Warning , Flood Watch , Winter Weather Advisory , Dense Fog Advisory , Special Statement
Wyoming - Winter Storm Watch , Special Statement
- Tornado Watch
- Marine Fog Advisory

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