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New Mexico, Southern Sangre de Cristos above 9500 feet

Winter Storm Warning

Statement as of 8:09 PM MDT on March 28, 2017

Expires 8:00 PM EDT on March 29, 2017

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

* snow accumulations... generally 5 to 10 inches. Up to 12 inches
near Raton Pass and up to 20 inches over the higher peaks of
the Sangre de Cristo Mountains.

* Timing... snow will increase in coverage and intensity tonight
through Wednesday morning as it expands across the Raton
ridge. Snow will taper late Wednesday afternoon.

* Winds... northerly winds will increase early Wednesday. The
strongest winds will be across the Raton ridge where sustained
speeds of 25 to 35 mph with gusts to 45 mph will be common.

* Snow levels... temperatures will be cold enough for snow at all
locations by early Wednesday morning.

* Local impacts... heavy snow will cause snow packed and icy
conditions near Raton Pass along I-25, along Highway 64/87 and
on most roads on the Sangre de Cristo Mountains. Visibilities
will be lowered in periods of heavy snow, with some potential
for whiteout conditions given some blowing 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.

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Alaska - Winter Weather Advisory
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Massachusetts - Public Information Statement
Michigan - Flood Advisory
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Montana - Public Information Statement
Nevada - Flood Warning , Areal Flood Advisory , Wind Advisory , High Wind Watch
New Mexico - Winter Weather Advisory , Winter Storm Warning , Public Information Statement
New York - Public Information Statement
North Dakota - Flood Warning , Areal Flood Advisory
Oklahoma - Tornado Watch , Severe Thunderstorm Warning , Flash Flood Warning , Areal Flood Advisory , Public Information Statement
Oregon - Flood Warning , Wind Advisory , Avalanche Warning
Rhode Island -
Tennessee - Public Information Statement
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Washington - Flood Warning , Flood Warning, Areal Flood Warning , Areal Flood Watch , Winter Weather Advisory , Special Statement , Avalanche Warning
Wisconsin - Dense Fog Advisory
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