Def­i­ni­tions of watches and warn­ings

Albuquerque Journal - - METRO & NM - Source: Na­tional Weather Ser­vice

Win­ter storm warn­ing: Snow, sleet or ice ex­pected. Con­fi­dence is high that a win­ter storm will pro­duce heavy snow, sleet or freez­ing rain and cause sig­nif­i­cant im­pacts.

Win­ter storm watch: Snow, sleet or ice pos­si­ble. Con­fi­dence is medium that a win­ter storm could pro­duce heavy snow, sleet or freez­ing rain and cause sig­nif­i­cant im­pacts.

Win­ter weather ad­vi­sory: Win­try weather ex­pected. Light amounts of win­try pre­cip­i­ta­tion or patch blow­ing snow will cause slick con­di­tions and could af­fect travel if pre­cau­tions are not taken.

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