Winter Storm Watch for the Albequerque Metro Area – November 30, 2011 – NWS Albuquerque

by on September 20th, 2010
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Winter Storm Watch for the Albuquerque Metro Area – November 30, 2011 – NWS AlbuquerqueURGENT – WINTER WEATHER MESSAGENATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ALBUQUERQUE NM400 PM MST WED NOV 30 2011…SIGNIFICANT WINTER STORM POSSIBLE LATE THURSDAY NIGHT THROUGHSATURDAY….A VERY COLD AIR MASS MOVING INTO NEW MEXICO ON THURSDAY WILL SETTHE STAGE FOR A WINTER STORM THURSDAY NIGHT THROUGH SATURDAY. SNOWWILL INITIALLY DEVELOP LATE THURSDAY NIGHT ALONG THE ARIZONA ANDNEW MEXICO BORDER BEFORE SPREADING EASTWARD ON FRIDAY. BY FRIDAYNIGHT…THE UPPER LEVEL STORM SYSTEM WILL BEGIN TO MOVE EASTACROSS NEW MEXICO WHICH MAY RESULT IN A HEAVY BAND OF SNOWSTRETCHING FROM SOUTH CENTRAL NEW MEXICO…NORTH AND NORTHEASTTOWARD THE OKLAHOMA BORDER. THOUGH SUBSTANTIAL SNOW AMOUNTS AREPOSSIBLE ANYWHERE ACROSS NORTHERN AND CENTRAL NEW MEXICO…IT ISLIKELY THE GREATEST SNOW AMOUNTS AND HIGHEST IMPACTS WILL BEACROSS THE EASTERN PLAINS.NMZ501-503-504-507-510>540-011200-/O.NEW.KABQ.WS.A.0008.111202T1900Z-111204T0000Z/NORTHWEST PLATEAU-FAR NORTHWEST HIGHLANDS-NORTHWEST HIGHLANDS-WEST CENTRAL HIGHLANDS-SAN JUAN MOUNTAINS-JEMEZ MOUNTAINS-WEST SLOPES SANGRE DE CRISTO MOUNTAINS-NORTHERN SANGRE DE CRISTO MOUNTAINS ABOVE 9500 FEET/RED RIVER-SOUTHERN SANGRE DE CRISTO MOUNTAINS ABOVE 9500 FEET-EAST SLOPES SANGRE DE CRISTO MOUNTAINS-UPPER RIO GRANDE VALLEY-LOWER CHAMA RIVER VALLEY-SANTA FE METRO AREA-ALBUQUERQUE METRO AREA-LOWER RIO GRANDE VALLEY-SANDIA/MANZANO MOUNTAINS-ESTANCIA VALLEY-CENTRAL HIGHLANDS-SOUTH CENTRAL HIGHLANDS-UPPER TULAROSA VALLEY-SOUTH CENTRAL MOUNTAINS-RATON RIDGE/JOHNSON MESA-FAR NORTHEAST HIGHLANDS-NORTHEAST HIGHLANDS-UNION COUNTY-HARDING COUNTY-EASTERN SAN MIGUEL COUNTY-GUADALUPE COUNTY-QUAY COUNTY-CURRY COUNTY-ROOSEVELT COUNTY-DE BACA COUNTY-CHAVES COUNTY PLAINS-EASTERN LINCOLN COUNTY-SOUTHWEST CHAVES COUNTY-400 PM MST WED NOV 30 2011…WINTER STORM WATCH IN EFFECT FROM FRIDAY AFTERNOON THROUGHSATURDAY AFTERNOON…THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN ALBUQUERQUE HAS ISSUED A WINTERSTORM WATCH…WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM FRIDAY AFTERNOON THROUGHSATURDAY AFTERNOON.* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS…SIGNIFICANT SNOW ACCUMULATIONS ARE POSSIBLE ACROSS MUCH OF CENTRAL AND EASTERN NEW MEXICO. HIGH TERRAIN AREAS MAY RECEIVE OVER A FOOT OF SNOW…WHILE ACCUMULATIONS ACROSS PORTIONS OF EASTERN NEW MEXICO MAY EXCEED 6 INCHES.* TIMING…SNOW WILL MOVE INTO CENTRAL NEW MEXICO DURING THE DAY ON FRIDAY. BY FRIDAY NIGHT…A HEAVY BAND OF SNOW STRETCHING FROM SOUTH CENTRAL NEW MEXICO NORTHEAST ACROSS THE PLAINS MAY DEVELOP AND SLOWLY SHIFT EASTWARD DURING THE MORNING HOURS ON SATURDAY.* WINDS…NO SIGNIFICANT WINDS ARE EXPECTED.* SNOW LEVELS…TEMPERATURES WILL BE COLD ENOUGH FOR SNOW AT ALL LOCATIONS.* LOCAL IMPACTS…HAZARDOUS DRIVING CONDITIONS CAN BE EXPECTED… AND SOME ROADS MAY BECOME IMPASSIBLE. VISIBILITIES WILL BE REDUCED…POTENTIALLY UNDER ONE HALF MILE AT TIMES WITHIN THE HEAVY BANDS OF SNOW.PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…REMEMBER…A WINTER STORM WATCH MEANS CONDITIONS ARE FAVORABLEFOR A HAZARDOUS WINTER WEATHER EVENT IN AND CLOSE TO THE WATCHAREA. MONITOR THE LATEST FORECASTS AT WEATHER.GOV/ABQ…LISTENTO NOAA WEATHER RADIO OR YOUR FAVORITE MEDIA OUTLET.
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