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Winter Storm Watch

Statement as of 8:59 PM MST on January 19, 2017

Expires 10:00 PM EST on January 21, 2017


... Winter Storm Watch remains in effect from Friday afternoon
through Saturday evening...

* snow accumulations... several inches of snow are expected above
8000 feet with upwards of a foot of snow above 10000 feet.

* Timing... while periods of light to moderate snow are expected
during the day Friday... the more persistent and heavier snow
is expected to begin Friday night into Saturday. Snow will
dissipate Saturday evening.

* Winds... 25 to 35 mph with occasional gusts to 50 mph Friday.
Strengthening Saturday from 35 to 45 mph with occasional gusts
to 60 mph.

* Snow levels... temperatures will be cold enough for snow at all
locations.

* Local impacts... high terrain roads are expected to become snow
packed and icy with reduced visibility in snow and blowing snow.
Areas of blowing and drifting snow are expected with significant
visibility restriction at times. Travel will become difficult or
impossible at high elevations above 8000 feet. Very strong winds
may damage roof tops... utility lines... and other structures.

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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Alaska - Wind Chill Advisory , Winter Weather Advisory , Blizzard Warning , Record Report
Arizona - Areal Flood Advisory , Wind Advisory , Winter Storm Warning , Winter Weather Advisory , Public Information Statement
Arkansas - Flood Warning , Record Report , Public Information Statement
American Samoa - Flash Flood Watch
California - Flood Warning , Flash Flood Watch , Flash Flood Watch, High Surf Warning , High Surf Warning , High Surf Advisory , High Surf Warning, High Surf Advisory , Wind Advisory , High Wind Warning , High Wind Warning, Wind Advisory , High Wind Watch , Winter Storm Warning , Winter Weather Advisory , Winter Storm Watch, Winter Storm Warning , Winter Weather Advisory, Winter Storm Warning , Winter Weather Advisory, Winter Storm Watch, Winter Storm Warning , Hydrologic Statement , Public Information Statement
Colorado - Winter Weather Advisory , Winter Storm Warning , Dense Fog Advisory , Record Report , Public Information Statement
Florida - Beach Hazard Statement , Record Report
Georgia - Record Report
Hawaii - High Surf Advisory , High Surf Warning , Special Statement
Idaho - Areal Flood Advisory , Dense Fog Advisory , Air Quality Alert , Record Report
Illinois - Flood Warning , Areal Flood Warning , Flood Advisory , Flood Watch , Dense Fog Advisory , Special Statement
Indiana - Flood Warning
Iowa - Flood Warning , Dense Fog Advisory , Special Statement
Kansas - Dense Fog Advisory
Kentucky - Flood Warning , Special Statement
Louisiana - Flood Warning , Record Report , Public Information Statement
Michigan - Flood Warning , Flood Advisory , Dense Fog Advisory , Special Statement , Record Report
Minnesota - Dense Fog Advisory , Record Report , Public Information Statement
Mississippi - Flood Warning , Public Information Statement
Missouri - Dense Fog Advisory , Special Statement
Montana - Air Quality Alert
Nebraska - Dense Fog Advisory
Nevada - Winter Weather Advisory , Winter Storm Warning , Winter Weather Advisory, Winter Storm Watch , Public Information Statement
New Mexico - Wind Advisory , High Wind Warning , High Wind Watch , Winter Storm Watch
North Carolina - Record Report
North Dakota - Dense Fog Advisory
Ohio - Flood Warning
Oklahoma - Record Report
Oregon - Flood Warning , High Surf Warning, High Surf Advisory , High Wind Watch , Wind Advisory, High Wind Watch , Winter Weather Advisory , Dense Fog Advisory , Record Report
South Carolina - Record Report
South Dakota - Dense Fog Advisory
Texas - Flood Warning , Wind Advisory , High Wind Warning , High Wind Watch , Fire Weather Watch , Record Report
Utah - Winter Weather Advisory , Winter Storm Warning , Record Report , Public Information Statement
Washington - Flood Warning , Areal Flood Advisory , Freezing Fog Advisory , Winter Weather Advisory , Dense Fog Advisory , Record Report
Wisconsin - Flood Watch , Freezing Rain Advisory , Dense Fog Advisory , Record Report , Public Information Statement
Wyoming - Special Statement , Record Report , Public Information Statement

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