Winter Weather Advisory issued January 20 at 3:58AM MST until January 21 at 4:00PM MST by NWS Albuquerque
East Slopes Sangre de Cristo Mountains; Estancia Valley; Jemez Mountains; Lower Chama River Valley; Lower Rio Grande Valley; Middle Rio Grande Valley, Albuquerque Metro Area; Sandia, Manzano Mountains; Santa Fe Metro Area; Upper Rio Grande Valley; West Slopes Sangre de Cristo Mountains
...WINTRY WEATHER FOR MUCH OF WESTERN TO CENTRAL NEW MEXICO THIS
.A vigorous upper level disturbance and attendant cold front will
race east across New Mexico this evening and overnight. Rain and
high terrain snow will spread into western parts of the state this
evening, shifting into central areas around midnight. While many
lower elevation areas will observe light snowfall amounts, the
rapid onset of freezing temperatures will cause travel conditions
to quickly deteriorate due to slick and icy roads. More
significant snow accumulations are forecast for the higher
elevation mountains, especially in northern New Mexico. Strong
to severe winds will also accompany the precipitation along with
frigid temperatures and bitterly cold wind chills.
...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 8 PM THIS EVENING TO
4 PM MST SUNDAY...
* WHAT...Snow and blowing snow expected. Plan on slippery road
conditions. In addition, areas of poor visibility are
expected. Tree branches could fall as well. Total snow
accumulations of 1 to 3 inches, with localized amounts up to 8
inches, are expected.
* WHERE...Jemez Mountains, West Slopes Sangre de Cristo
Mountains, East Slopes Sangre de Cristo Mountains, Upper Rio
Grande Valley, Lower Chama River Valley, Santa Fe Metro Area,
Middle Rio Grande Valley including the Albuquerque Metro Area,
Lower Rio Grande Valley, Sandia and Manzano Mountains and
* WHEN...From 8 PM this evening to 4 PM MST Sunday.
* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...While snow amounts in lower elevations will
be quite light, the rapid onset of freezing temperatures will
cause travel conditions to abruptly deteriorate. Winds gusting
as high as 45 to 55 mph will cause areas of blowing and drifting
snow, especially in higher terrain.
A Winter Weather Advisory for snow and blowing snow means periods
of snow and blowing snow will cause primarily travel
difficulties. Be prepared for snow covered roads and limited
visibilities, and use caution while driving. The latest road
conditions for the state you are calling from can be obtained by
calling 5 1 1.