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New Mexico, Raton Ridge/Johnson Mesa

Winter Storm Watch

Statement as of 2:52 PM MDT on March 27, 2017

Expires 8:00 PM EDT on March 29, 2017


... Winter Storm Watch in effect from Tuesday afternoon through
Wednesday afternoon...

The National Weather Service in Albuquerque has issued a Winter
Storm Watch, which is in effect from Tuesday afternoon through
Wednesday afternoon.

* Snow accumulations... the potential exists for greater than 10
inches across the Sangre de Cristo Mountains and near Raton
Pass.

* Timing... snow will begin Tuesday afternoon across the Sangre de
Cristo Mountains. Snow will increase in coverage and intensity
Tuesday evening through Wednesday morning as it expands across
the Raton ridge. Snow will taper off Wednesday afternoon.

* Winds... northerly winds will increase on Wednesday. The
strongest winds will be across the Raton ridge where sustained
speeds of 20 to 30 mph with gusts to 40 mph will be common.

* Snow levels... snow levels will be around 8500 feet on Tuesday,
decreasing to between 7500 and 8000 feet Tuesday night.

* Local impacts... heavy snow may cause snow packed and icy
conditions near Raton Pass along I-25. Portions of Highway 64/87
may also be adversely impacted. Visibilities may be lowered in
periods of heavy snow.

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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Alabama - Severe Thunderstorm Watch , Severe Thunderstorm Warning , Special Statement
Alaska - Winter Weather Advisory
Arizona - Wind Advisory , Fire Weather Warning
Arkansas - Severe Thunderstorm Watch , Flood Warning , Public Information Statement
California - High Surf Advisory , Wind Advisory, High Wind Warning , Wind Advisory , High Wind Warning , Frost Advisory , Fire Weather Warning , Hydrologic Statement , Beach Hazard Statement , Air Quality Alert , Public Information Statement
Colorado - Winter Storm Watch , Winter Weather Advisory
Connecticut - Dense Fog Advisory
Georgia - Severe Thunderstorm Watch , Severe Thunderstorm Warning
Hawaii - High Surf Advisory
Idaho - Flood Warning , Areal Flood Watch, Areal Flood Advisory , Areal Flood Advisory , Areal Flood Watch , Areal Flood Advisory, Areal Flood Watch
Indiana - Severe Thunderstorm Watch , Flood Watch
Kansas -
Kentucky - Severe Thunderstorm Watch , Severe Thunderstorm Warning , Areal Flood Advisory , Special Statement
Louisiana - Severe Thunderstorm Watch , Severe Thunderstorm Warning , Flood Warning
Maine - Winter Weather Advisory , Public Information Statement
Massachusetts -
Michigan - Flood Advisory
Minnesota - Flood Warning
Mississippi - Severe Thunderstorm Watch , Severe Thunderstorm Warning , Special Statement
Missouri - Severe Thunderstorm Watch
Nevada - Flood Warning , Areal Flood Advisory , Wind Advisory , Lake Wind Advisory
New Mexico - Blowing Dust Advisory, Wind Advisory , Wind Advisory , High Wind Watch , Winter Storm Watch , Fire Weather Watch
New York - Areal Flood Watch , Dense Fog Advisory
North Carolina - Areal Flood Advisory , Special Statement
North Dakota - Flood Warning , Special Statement
Ohio - Areal Flood Advisory
Oregon - Flood Warning
Pennsylvania - Areal Flood Watch
Rhode Island -
South Carolina - Coastal Hazard Statement
Tennessee - Severe Thunderstorm Watch , Tornado Warning , Severe Thunderstorm Warning , Severe Thunderstorm Warning , Areal Flood Advisory , Special Statement
Texas - Wind Advisory , Blowing Dust Advisory, Wind Advisory , High Wind Watch , Fire Weather Watch , Special Statement , Public Information Statement
Utah - Wind Advisory , Winter Weather Advisory
Virginia - Severe Thunderstorm Watch , Special Statement
Washington - Flood Warning , Areal Flood Warning , Areal Flood Watch , Special Statement
Wyoming - Winter Weather Advisory , Winter Storm Watch , Special Statement

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