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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 late tonight through
Saturday afternoon...

A Winter Storm Watch remains in effect from late tonight through
Saturday afternoon.

* Snow accumulations... significant snow accumulations of 8 inches
or more are possible... primarily at elevations above 7000 feet.
Some higher peaks above 10000 feet may see upwards of one to two
feet of fresh snow accumulation.

* Timing... snow start will tonight and continue through Saturday.
Snow intensity will decrease with reduced coverage late
Saturday.

* Winds... east to southeast winds 15 to 25 mph Friday along the
east slopes of the Sandia and Manzano Mountains and along the
the Continental Divide... otherwise light winds are expected.

* Snow levels... snow levels will fluctuate... rising between 7500
and 9000 feet during the afternoons... and falling back between
5000 and 6000 feet during the late nights and early mornings.
The significant accumulations will generally be confined to
elevations above 7000 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... including along
Interstate 40 across the Continental Divide. 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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