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weather-advisory

Winter Weather Advisory

A Winter Weather Advisory is issued by the National Weather Service of the United States when a low pressure system produces a combination of winter weather (snow, freezing rain, or sleet) that presents a hazard, but does not meet warning criteria. A Winter Weather Advisory is similar to significant weather alert, though a winter weather advisory is an official product.

A similar warning is issued by Environment Canada's Meteorological Service of Canada offices.

Example of a winter weather advisory

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ALBUQUERQUE NM 444 AM MST SAT DEC 22 2007

...WINTER STORM CONTINUES ACROSS EAST CENTRAL NEW MEXICO...

.A POWERFUL UPPER LEVEL STORM SYSTEM WILL CONTINUE TO PRODUCE SNOW ACROSS PORTIONS OF EASTERN NEW MEXICO THROUGH THIS AFTERNOON. NORTH WINDS OF 25 TO 35 MPH WITH FREQUENT GUSTS UP TO 45 MPH WILL ACCOMPANY THE SNOWFALL. SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW WILL CONTINUE ACROSS THE INTERSTATE 40 CORRIDOR FROM CLINES CORNERS EAST TO THE TEXAS STATE LINE AS WELL AS THE INTERSTATE 25 CORRIDOR FROM SANTA FE NORTH TO RATON PASS THROUGH THIS AFTERNOON. OTHER ROADWAYS ACROSS NORTHEAST NEW MEXICO WILL BE IMPACTED BY THIS EVENT. LIGHTER SNOW AND OCCASIONAL BLOWING SNOW WILL ALSO AFFECT THE REGION FARTHER TO THE SOUTH BETWEEN ROSWELL...FORT SUMNER...AND PORTALES THROUGH THIS AFTERNOON.

NMZ016>021-026-221900- /O.CON.KABQ.WW.Y.0012.000000T0000Z-071223T0100Z/ LINCOLN COUNTY HIGH PLAINS/HONDO VALLEY- CAPITAN/NORTHERN SACRAMENTO MOUNTAINS-DE BACA COUNTY- CHAVES COUNTY PLAINS-ROOSEVELT COUNTY-CURRY COUNTY- GUADALUPE MOUNTAINS OF CHAVES COUNTY- INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...CARRIZOZO...RUIDOSO...FORT SUMNER... ROSWELL...PORTALES...CLOVIS 444 AM MST SAT DEC 22 2007

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM MST THIS AFTERNOON...

A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM MST THIS AFTERNOON.

LIGHT SNOW ACROSS THE AREA WILL CONTINUE MOVING FROM NORTH TO SOUTH THIS MORNING...WITH UP TO 2 INCHES OF SNOW POSSIBLE BY LATE MORNING.

NORTH WINDS GUSTING TO 40 MPH WILL DROP VISIBILITIES TO A QUARTER MILE AT TIMES IN BLOWING...FALLING...AND DRIFTING SNOW.

SNOWFALL WILL TAPER OFF GRADUALLY DURING THE DAY FROM WEST TO EAST...WITH GUSTY WINDS AND SNOW SHOWERS MAINLY ALONG THE TEXAS BORDER BY LATE AFTERNOON.

IF TRAVELING THE REGION THIS MORNING...CHECK IN WITH YOUR PREFERRED WEATHER INFORMATION SOURCE FOR THE LATEST FORECASTS AND STATEMENTS BEFORE YOU START. PLAN ON WINTER DRIVING CONDITIONS...EXPECT DELAYS... AND LEAVE PLENTY OF TIME TO REACH YOUR DESTINATION.

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See also

Severe weather terminology (United States)

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