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Winter Storm Warning

Statement as of 7:48 PM MDT on April 26, 2015

Expires 8:00 PM EDT on April 27, 2015


... Winter Storm Warning remains in effect until 6 PM MDT Monday...

A Winter Storm Warning for heavy snow remains in effect until 6 PM MDT
Monday.

* Snow accumulations... 5 to 10 inches and locally up to 15 inches.
The greater amounts are expected along the east slopes of the
Sangre de Cristo Mountains.

* Timing... rain... and a mix of rain and snow will change over to
snow later this evening and overnight.

* Winds... becoming northeast at 15 to 25 mph.

* Snow levels... dropping to between 6500 and 7000 feet by Monday
morning with accumulating snow levels falling to near or just
below 7500 feet.

* Local impacts... roads above 7500 feet including Raton and
bobcat passes will likely become snow packed and icy. The
visibility will fall below a half mile during periods of heavy
snow.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

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




Public Information Statement

Statement as of 7:55 PM MDT on April 26, 2015


Preliminary snow reports across north and central New Mexico
for the last 32 hours.

... County... storm total time/date of
   location /inches/ measurement

... McKinley County...
   Ramah 0.8 720 am 4/26

... Rio Arriba County...
   Chama 0.7 938 am 4/26

... San Juan County...
   Kirtland 4 SSE T 700 am 4/26

... Santa Fe County...
   Santa Fe 3 WNW T 1007 am 4/26

Preliminary rainfall reports across north and central New Mexico
for the last 32 hours.

... County... storm total time/date of
   location /inches/ measurement

... Bernalillo County...
   Albuquerque 5 NW 0.68 307 PM 4/26
      - montano and Golf course.
   Albuquerque 6 NNW 0.67 448 PM 4/26
      - Irving and Golf course.
   Albuquerque 3 W 0.59 451 PM 4/26
      - Rio Grande Nature Center.
   Albuquerque 4 WNW 0.57 553 PM 4/26
      - montano RAWS.
   Albuquerque 3 NE 0.50 454 PM 4/26
      - osuna and San Mateo.
   Sedillo 2 WNW 0.44 927 am 4/26
   Albuquerque 6 WNW 0.42 314 PM 4/26
      - tierra Pintada and unser.
   Albuquerque 2 se 0.35 318 PM 4/26
      - constitution and Girard.
   Albuquerque 7 E 0.34 937 am 4/26
      - Comanche and Tramway.
   Albuquerque 2 S 0.33 337 PM 4/26
      - lomas and University.
   Sandia Park 4 E 0.33 642 PM 4/26
   Albuquerque 7 NE 0.32 312 PM 4/26
      - Spain and Juan tabo.
   Albuquerque 6 NE 0.30 259 PM 4/26
      - Spain and Morris.
   Albuquerque 6 WNW 0.29 314 PM 4/26
      - montano and unser.
   Tohajiilee 7 NE 0.28 232 PM 4/26
   Albuquerque 8 ENE 0.27 915 am 4/26
      - Spain and imperata.
   Albuquerque 6 NNE 0.27 815 am 4/26
      - North Floodway channel near Alameda.
   Albuquerque 5 S 0.26 600 PM 4/26
      - NWS office.
   Albuquerque 4 W 0.24 915 am 4/26
      - Redlands Road and Alamogordo drive.
   Albuquerque 11 ESE 0.24 912 am 4/26
      - i40 and nm 333.
   Sandia Park 4 ESE 0.23 1145 am 4/26
   Sandia Park 4 NE 0.22 232 PM 4/26
   Albuquerque 8 ESE 0.22 124 PM 4/26
      - Indian school and Tramway.
   Albuquerque 5 S 0.21 552 PM 4/26
      - kabq ASOS.
   Albuquerque 6 W 0.21 803 am 4/26
      - ladera and unser.
   Albuquerque 5 NE 0.21 915 am 4/26
      - paseo del norte and Louisiana.
   Albuquerque 6 ENE 0.20 819 am 4/26
      - Comanche and Juan tabo.
   Albuquerque 5 E 0.19 915 am 4/26
      - Montgomery and moon.
   Albuquerque 4 NE 0.18 915 am 4/26
   Albuquerque 2 se 0.17 915 am 4/26
      - constitution and Carlisle.
   Sandia Park 0.16 915 am 4/26
   Albuquerque 8 SW 0.16 915 am 4/26
      - Sage and 98th street.
   Isleta Pueblo 7 NNE 0.15 750 am 4/26
   Tijeras 1 SSW 0.14 915 am 4/26
   Albuquerque 7 SW 0.11 915 am 4/26
      - Arenal and unser.
   Albuquerque 4 NW 0.10 915 am 4/26
      - montano and coors.
   Albuquerque 3 W 0.10 915 am 4/26
      - Candelaria and Rio Grande.

... Catron County...
   Mogollon 3 WSW 0.56 245 PM 4/26
   Mogollon 2 NW 0.49 245 PM 4/26
   Pleasanton 4 ESE 0.44 230 PM 4/26
   Reserve 1 WNW 0.32 708 PM 4/26
      - Reserve RAWS.
   Mogollon 34 ESE 0.20 813 am 4/26
      - Gila center RAWS.
   Beaverhead 0.11 808 am 4/26
      - Beaverhead RAWS.

... Cibola County...
   El Morro 2 WSW 0.30 900 am 4/26

... Harding County...
   Mills 4 WSW 0.39 705 PM 4/26
      - Mills Canyon RAWS.

... Lincoln County...
   Alto 2 SSE 0.35 915 am 4/26
   Ruidoso 1 NNW 0.16 600 PM 4/26
      - smokey bear RAWS.

... Los Alamos County...
   White Rock 1 W 0.40 1207 PM 4/26
   Los Alamos 1 NNE 0.12 1123 am 4/26

... McKinley County...
   Gallup 3 WNW 0.38 653 PM 4/26
      - kgup ASOS.
   Gallup 1 SSE 0.31 915 am 4/26

... Rio Arriba County...
   Dulce 0.19 228 PM 4/26
      - Dulce RAWS.
   Monero 12 S 0.13 833 am 4/26
      - Stone Lake RAWS.
   Canones 1 N 0.12 915 am 4/26
   Canones 5 NW 0.10 915 am 4/26

... San Juan County...
   Navajo Dam 12 N 0.28 526 PM 4/26
      - Albino Canyon RAWS.
   Farmington 2 W 0.13 653 PM 4/26
      - kfmn ASOS.

... San Miguel County...
   San Miguel 3 SSW 0.29 318 PM 4/26

... Sandoval County...
   Sandia Pueblo 3 NW 0.74 307 PM 4/26
   Rio Rancho 3 W 0.60 236 PM 4/26
      - northern and unser.
   Corrales 2 WNW 0.56 222 PM 4/26
   Cuba 9 SW 0.49 641 PM 4/26
      - Cuba RAWS.
   Frijoles 0.48 1208 PM 4/26
      - tower RAWS.
   Jemez Springs 0.39 610 PM 4/26
   Torreon Navajo mission 0.32 506 PM 4/26
   Corrales 2 N 0.31 915 am 4/26
   Bernalillo 3 E 0.28 833 am 4/26
   Bernalillo 3 WNW 0.25 915 am 4/26
   Placitas 1 SW 0.24 915 am 4/26
   Bernalillo 2 W 0.23 915 am 4/26
   Placitas 1 ESE 0.18 842 am 4/26
   Rio Rancho 2 ENE 0.17 630 am 4/26
      - Kim Road and Highway 528.
   Corrales 1 ESE 0.16 915 am 4/26

... Santa Fe County...
   Edgewood 3 NNW 0.41 624 PM 4/26
   Cundiyo 4 S 0.35 540 PM 4/26
      - portable RAWS.
   Santa Fe 1 NNW 0.23 1226 PM 4/26
   Madrid 5 NW 0.13 1000 am 4/26

... Taos County...
   Arroyo Seco 3 SW 0.23 220 PM 4/26
   Sunshine Valley 11 WSW 0.19 240 PM 4/26
      - portable RAWS.
   Arroyo Hondo 5 S 0.17 715 PM 4/26
      - kskx AWOS.

... Torrance County...
   Estancia 5 W 0.22 734 PM 4/26
   Moriarty 3 ESE 0.19 715 PM 4/26
      - k0e0 AWOS.

... Union County...
   Sedan 5 NNE 0.32 323 PM 4/26

... Valencia County...
   Valencia 1 NNE 0.18 254 PM 4/26

Preliminary liquid equivalent reports across north and central New Mexico
for the last 32 hours.

... County... storm total time/date of
   location /inches/ measurement

... Bernalillo County...
   Ponderosa 2 W 0.47 616 PM 4/26
   Cedro 1 se 0.33 932 am 4/26
   Ponderosa 2 NNW 0.21 1004 am 4/26
      - Oak Flats RAWS.
   Ponderosa 1 S 0.18 1237 PM 4/26

... Catron County...
   Mogollon 1 WSW 0.58 313 PM 4/26
   Quemado Lake 6 SSE 0.31 712 PM 4/26
      - Slaughter RAWS.
   Luna 1 ENE 0.30 907 am 4/26
      - Luna RAWS.
   Mogollon 8 ENE 0.21 545 PM 4/26
   Old Horse Springs 19 SSE 0.16 638 PM 4/26
      - Pelona Mountain RAWS.

... Cibola County...
   San Mateo 6 SSW 0.41 616 PM 4/26
      - Grants RAWS.
   Pine Hill 14 SSE 0.39 634 PM 4/26
      - Ramah RAWS.
   El Morro 16 SSE 0.25 625 PM 4/26
      - malpias lava flow RAWS.

... Lincoln County...
   Bonito Lake 4 W 0.23 645 PM 4/26

... Los Alamos County...
   bandelier natl Monument 3 NW 0.52 1015 am 4/26
   whtie rock 0.46 1148 am 4/26
   Los Alamos 2 ENE 0.44 243 PM 4/26
   Los Alamos 2 SSW 0.43 1030 am 4/26
   Los Alamos 1 se 0.27 1155 am 4/26
      - klam AWOS.

... McKinley County...
   Zuni Pueblo 7 NW 0.75 242 PM 4/26
      - Zuni Buttes RAWS.

... Mora County...
   Gascon 1 WNW 0.18 304 PM 4/26
      - Bartley RAWS.

... Rio Arriba County...
   Chama 2 N 0.49 530 PM 4/26
   Canon Plaza 4 E 0.39 404 PM 4/26
      - jarita Mesa RAWS.
   El Vado 12 SSW 0.35 707 PM 4/26
      - Deadman Peak RAWS.
   El Vado 11 W 0.30 634 PM 4/26
      - portable RAWS.
   Coyote 7 SSW 0.30 148 PM 4/26
      - Coyote RAWS.
   Truchas 3 ENE 0.25 211 PM 4/26
      - Truchas RAWS.

... San Juan County...
   Narbona Pass 0.31 241 PM 4/26
      - Narbona Pass RAWS.
   Kirtland 4 SSE 0.10 700 am 4/26

... San Miguel County...
   Lower Colonias 5 E 0.21 514 PM 4/26
      - Pecos RAWS.

... Sandoval County...
   Jemez Springs 11 ENE 0.66 535 PM 4/26
   La Cueva 2 SSE 0.51 708 PM 4/26
      - jemez RAWS.
   Bandelier natl Monument 13 NW 0.50 520 PM 4/26
   Ponderosa 6 NE 0.49 620 PM 4/26
   Jemez Springs 4 NNW 0.46 510 PM 4/26
   bandelier natl Monument 17 NW 0.44 620 PM 4/26
   Jemez Springs 16 NNE 0.33 200 PM 4/26
   Jemez Springs 11 ENE 0.27 610 PM 4/26

... Santa Fe County...
   Lamy 1 N 0.52 454 PM 4/26
   Lamy 5 N 0.45 644 PM 4/26
   San Ildefonso Pueblo 6 WSW 0.40 1015 am 4/26
   Santa Fe 4 ENE 0.39 305 PM 4/26
   Tesuque 1 W 0.37 453 PM 4/26
   Jacona 2 NNW 0.35 1047 am 4/26
   La Cienega 3 NNE 0.26 1153 am 4/26
      - ksaf ASOS.
   Tesuque 0.25 1200 PM 4/26
   Golden 4 SSE 0.24 1144 am 4/26
   Santa Fe 0.21 1219 PM 4/26
   Santa Fe 5 E 0.15 1153 am 4/26
      - Santa Fe watershed RAWS.

... Taos County...
   Red River 5 SSE 0.17 524 PM 4/26

... Valencia County...
   Fence Lake 9 ESE 0.14 1233 PM 4/26

Preliminary hail reports across north and central New Mexico
for the last 32 hours.

... County... size time/date of
   location /inches/ measurement

... Bernalillo County...
   Albuquerque 6 NW 0.25 530 PM 4/26
      - paseo del norte and Golf course.

... Socorro County...
   Bernardo 0.50 128 PM 4/26

... Taos County...
   Taos 0.25 1152 am 4/26

... Torrance County...
   Moriarty 0.25 629 PM 4/26

... Union County...
   Sedan 11 NW 0.25 223 PM 4/26

Preliminary peak non-thunderstorm wind gust reports across north and central New
Mexico for the last 32 hours.

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

... Chaves County...
   Bitter Lake wildlife ref 14 NNE 51 237 PM 4/26
      - Eight Mile draw RAWS.
   Dunken 2 NE 51 1136 am 4/26
      - Dunken RAWS.
   Roswell 4 SSE 47 143 PM 4/26
      - krow ASOS.
   Mesa 4 S 40 122 PM 4/26

... Colfax County...
   Raton crews Airport 44 231 PM 4/26
      - krtn ASOS.

... Curry County...
   Portair 2 NNW 43 210 PM 4/26
   Texico 3 NNW 43 215 PM 4/26
      - kcvn AWOS.

... Lincoln County...
   Nogal 5 NW 54 755 am 4/26
   Ruidoso 1 NNW 48 200 am 4/26
      - smokey bear RAWS.
   Oscuro 17 WNW 42 650 am 4/26
   Carrizozo 1 WNW 42 841 am 4/26
   Encinoso 18 NNE 40 1134 am 4/26

... Quay County...
   Tucumcari 7 ENE 44 652 PM 4/26
      - ktcc ASOS.

... Roosevelt County...
   Milnesand 4 E 48 140 PM 4/26
   Tolar 13 se 42 414 PM 4/26
      - Melrose range RAWS.

... Socorro County...
   Bingham 10 S 52 810 am 4/26
   Carrizozo 15 NW 46 839 am 4/26
      - Chupadera RAWS.

Preliminary peak thunderstorm wind gust reports across north and central New
Mexico for the last 32 hours.

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

... Quay County...
   Tucumcari 7 ENE 46.0 738 PM 4/26
      - ktcc ASOS.


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