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New Mexico, Raton Ridge/Johnson Mesa

Winter Storm Watch

Statement as of 2:39 PM MST on January 28, 2015

Expires 7:00 PM EST on January 31, 2015


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

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

* Snow accumulations... significant snow accumulations of 8
inches or more are possible... primarily at elevations above
8000 to 9000 feet. Some higher peaks above 10000 feet may see
upwards of one to two feet of fresh snow accumulation.

* Timing... snow will begin early Friday over the high terrain of
northern New Mexico... and is expected to remain periodic to
steady through Saturday.

* Winds... no significant winds are expected with this storm
system.

* Snow levels... snow levels will fluctuate... rising to near 8000
feet during the afternoons... and falling back to near 5000
feet during the late nights and early mornings. The
significant accumulations will generally be confined to
elevations above 8000 feet.

* Local impacts... heavy wet snow will accumulate at higher
elevations... making travel difficult or impossible over some
mountain passes and other high elevation roads. The heavy wet
snow could compromise the structural integrity of some roof
tops.

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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Public Information Statement

Statement as of 12:14 PM MST on January 28, 2015


Preliminary peak non-thunderstorm wind gust reports across north and central New
Mexico for the last 5 hours.

... County... Peak gust time/date of
   location /mph/ measurement

... Colfax County...
   Angel Fire 2 NNW 40 955 am 1/28
      - kaxx AWOS.

... Roosevelt County...
   Dora 2 SW 43 1055 am 1/28

... Torrance County...
   Clines Corners 1 SSE 48 946 am 1/28
      - kcqc ASOS.

Preliminary sustained wind reports across north and central New
Mexico for the last 5 hours.

... County... wind speed time/date of
   location /mph/ measurement

... Colfax County...
   Angel Fire 2 NNW 31 955 am 1/28
      - kaxx AWOS.

... Guadalupe County...
   Vaughn 4 NE 31 755 am 1/28

... Roosevelt County...
   Dora 2 SW 35 1055 am 1/28

... Torrance County...
   Clines Corners 1 SSE 38 953 am 1/28
      - kcqc ASOS.


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