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Winter Storm Warning

Statement as of 4:40 AM MST on December 22, 2014

Expires 10:00 AM EST on December 23, 2014


... Winter Storm Warning in effect from 5 PM this afternoon to
8 am MST Tuesday...

The National Weather Service in Albuquerque has issued a Winter
Storm Warning for heavy snow and blowing snow... which is in
effect from 5 PM this afternoon to 8 am MST Tuesday.

* Snow accumulations... 2 to 4 inches.

* Timing... snow will develop this evening and become locally heavy
overnight before tapering off Tuesday morning.

* Winds... northwest 25 to 35 mph with gusts up to 45 mph during
the evening then tapering off overnight.

* Snow levels... temperatures will become cold enough for snow at
all locations this evening.

* Local impacts... the combination of snow... blowing snow... and
frigid temperatures will reduce visibilities and create very
hazardous travel conditions... including Interstate 25 around
Las Vegas and Interstate 40 around Clines Corners.

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 4:06 AM MST on December 22, 2014

Expires 7:00 PM EST on December 22, 2014


... High Wind Warning in effect until 5 PM MST this afternoon...

The National Weather Service in Albuquerque has issued a High
Wind Warning... which is in effect until 5 PM MST this afternoon.
The high wind watch is no longer in effect.

* Location... the Sandia/Manzano Mountains... the Central Highlands
and Guadalupe County.

* Winds... northwest 35 to 45 mph with gusts near 65 mph.

* Timing... strong winds will ramp up quickly this morning... peak
during the mid to late afternoon hours... and taper off during
the early evening.

* Visibility... no widespread reductions are expected.

* Local impacts... strong cross winds will be hazardous for large
and high profile vehicles... and potentially create damage to
weakened and light weight structures... power lines... trees...
and Christmas decorations. Travel along Interstate 40 and
Highway 285 will be impacted.

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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