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San Juan County Emergency Management
Monday December 7th, 2009 :: 04:02 p.m. MST

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UPDATE TO WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 4PM TUESDAY

A WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 4 PM MST TUESDAY.

MODERATE TO HEAVY SNOWS WILL CONTINUE TONIGHT THROUGH TUESDAY MORNING ACROSS THE NORTHERN AND WESTERN MOUNTAINS...NORTHWEST PLATEAU AND ADJACENT PLAINS. AT TIMES THIS EVENING...SNOW MAY BE MIXED WITH RAIN AT THE LOWER ELEVATIONS...BUT WILL TRANSITION TO ALL SNOW AFTER DARK. THE HEAVIEST SNOW ACCUMULATIONS ARE EXPECTED TONIGHT THROUGH TUESDAY MORNING.

TOTAL SNOW ACCUMULATIONS OF 3 TO 8 INCHES WILL BE COMMON ACROSS THE LOWER ELEVATIONS WITH 8 TO 16 INCHES EXPECTED ABOVE 7500 FEET. THE HEAVIEST SNOW TOTALS WILL FAVOR THE WEST FACING SLOPES OF THE SAN JUAN MOUNTAINS...WHERE UP TO 3 FEET OF SNOW IS POSSIBLE.

VERY STRONG WEST WINDS OF 25 TO 40 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 50 MPH WILL ALSO IMPACT THE AREA...CREATING GREATLY REDUCED VISIBILITIES IN EXTENSIVE BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW. BRIEF WHITEOUT CONDITIONS ARE POSSIBLE. PERSONS EXPECTING TO TRAVEL THROUGH THE REGION WILL ENCOUNTER DANGEROUS DRIVING CONDITIONS.

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.

FOR THE LATEST ROAD CONDITIONS...CALL 1.800.432.4269.

Address/Location
San Juan County Emergency Management
209 S Oliver Dr
Aztec, NM 87410

Contact
Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 505-334-4719

MICHELE TRUBY-TILLEN
OFFICE OF EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT
mtruby@sjcounty.net
505-334-1180

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