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Hazardous Weather Outlook

HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ALBUQUERQUE NM
517 AM MST FRI JAN 30 2015

NMZ501>540-311300-
NORTHWEST PLATEAU-CHUSKA MOUNTAINS-FAR NORTHWEST HIGHLANDS-
NORTHWEST HIGHLANDS-WEST CENTRAL PLATEAU-WEST CENTRAL MOUNTAINS-
WEST CENTRAL HIGHLANDS-SOUTHWEST MOUNTAINS-
SAN FRANCISCO RIVER VALLEY-SAN JUAN MOUNTAINS-JEMEZ MOUNTAINS-
WEST SLOPES SANGRE DE CRISTO MOUNTAINS-
NORTHERN SANGRE DE CRISTO MOUNTAINS ABOVE 9500 FEET/RED RIVER-
SOUTHERN SANGRE DE CRISTO MOUNTAINS ABOVE 9500 FEET-
EAST SLOPES SANGRE DE CRISTO MOUNTAINS-UPPER RIO GRANDE VALLEY-
LOWER CHAMA RIVER VALLEY-SANTA FE METRO AREA-ALBUQUERQUE METRO AREA-
LOWER RIO GRANDE VALLEY-SANDIA/MANZANO MOUNTAINS-ESTANCIA VALLEY-
CENTRAL HIGHLANDS-SOUTH CENTRAL HIGHLANDS-UPPER TULAROSA VALLEY-
SOUTH CENTRAL MOUNTAINS-RATON RIDGE/JOHNSON MESA-
FAR NORTHEAST HIGHLANDS-NORTHEAST HIGHLANDS-UNION COUNTY-
HARDING COUNTY-EASTERN SAN MIGUEL COUNTY-GUADALUPE COUNTY-
QUAY COUNTY-CURRY COUNTY-ROOSEVELT COUNTY-DE BACA COUNTY-
CHAVES COUNTY PLAINS-EASTERN LINCOLN COUNTY-SOUTHWEST CHAVES COUNTY-
517 AM MST FRI JAN 30 2015

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR PORTIONS OF NORTH AND CENTRAL
NEW MEXICO.

.DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT

WIDESPREAD PRECIPITATION WILL CONTINUE IN ADVANCE OF AN UPPER
LEVEL STORM SYSTEM. SIGNIFICANT AND HEAVY SNOW ACCUMULATIONS ARE
EXPECTED ACROSS MOUNTAINOUS TERRAIN WHILE A MIX OF RAIN AND SNOW
IS EXPECTED AT LOWER ELEVATIONS.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...SATURDAY THROUGH THURSDAY

PRECIPITATION WILL CONTINUE THROUGH SATURDAY BEFORE DIMINISHING
SATURDAY NIGHT. THIS PROLONGED PERIOD OF HEAVY WET SNOW IN THE
MOUNTAINS MAY COMPROMISE THE STRUCTURAL INTEGRITY OF SOME ROOF
TOPS...ESPECIALLY AT ELEVATIONS ABOVE 9000 FEET WHERE GREATER THAN
A FOOT OF SNOW IS LIKELY. TREE LIMBS MAY BREAK AND POWER LINES
MAY BE DOWN DUE TO THE HEAVY SNOW. EXPECT WINTER DRIVING
CONDITIONS.

WEATHER CAN CHANGE VERY RAPIDLY. ALWAYS USE THE LATEST FORECASTS...
WATCHES AND WARNINGS FOR PLANNING PURPOSES.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

SPOTTERS ARE ENCOURAGED TO REPORT SNOWFALL AMOUNTS THROUGH THE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ALBUQUERQUE WEB SITE AT WEATHER.GOV/ABQ
OR BY CALLING 1.888.386.7637.

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Short Term Forecast

SHORT TERM FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ALBUQUERQUE NM
820 PM MST FRI JAN 30 2015

NMZ501>509-310515-
CHUSKA MOUNTAINS-FAR NORTHWEST HIGHLANDS-NORTHWEST HIGHLANDS-
NORTHWEST PLATEAU-SAN FRANCISCO RIVER VALLEY-SOUTHWEST MOUNTAINS-
WEST CENTRAL HIGHLANDS-WEST CENTRAL MOUNTAINS-WEST CENTRAL PLATEAU-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...CUBA...DULCE...EL MORRO...FARMINGTON...
GALLUP...GLENWOOD...GRANTS...QUEMADO
820 PM MST FRI JAN 30 2015

.NOW...
LIGHT TO MODERATE SNOW WITH RAIN AT ELEVATIONS LESS THAN AROUND 6000
FEET WILL CONTINUE ACROSS WESTERN NEW MEXICO LATE THIS EVENING AND
DURING THE OVERNIGHT HOURS. THROUGH 10 PM MST...AREAS IN OR NEAR
RAMAH...EL MORRO...GALLUP...GRANTS...CROWNPOINT...FARMINGTON AND
CUBA WILL SEE ADDITIONAL RAIN OR SNOW. ROADS NEAR THE CONTINENTAL
DIVIDE...INCLUDING INTERSTATE 40 FROM THE ARIZONA BORDER THROUGH
GALLUP AND GRANTS TO NEAR LAGUNA PUEBLO AND HIGHWAY 550 NORTHWEST
OF CUBA WILL SEE A VARIETY OF HAZARDOUS CONDITIONS INCLUDING ICE...
PACKED SNOW AND SLUSH. FOG WILL ACCOMPANY THE PRECIPITATION AT TIMES.
SNOW ACCUMULATIONS OVER AN INCHE LOOK TO BE LIMITED TO THE HIGHEST
TERRAIN...INCLUDING THE CHUSKA MOUNTAINS AND THE HIGHEST PEAKS IN
THE GILA. FOR THE LATEST ROAD CONDITIONS VISIT N M ROADS DOT COM OR
DIAL 511.

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Winter Weather Advisory

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ALBUQUERQUE NM
341 PM MST FRI JAN 30 2015

...HEAVY SNOW EVENT CONTINUES FOR NORTHERN AND CENTRAL NEW MEXICO
THROUGH SATURDAY...

.A SLOW MOVING PACIFIC STORM SYSTEM WITH MOIST SUBTROPICAL AIR
AHEAD OF IT WILL CONTINUE TO IMPACT NORTHERN AND CENTRAL NEW
MEXICO THROUGH THE REST OF TODAY INTO SATURDAY. SIGNIFICANT SNOW
AMOUNTS WILL IMPACT PORTIONS OF THE NORTHERN MOUNTAINS AND HIGHER
ELEVATIONS OF THE SOUTHWEST AND CENTRAL MOUNTAINS. MORE THAN A
FOOT OF SNOW WILL OCCUR ABOVE 9000 FEET. A MIX OF RAIN AND SNOW
WILL CONTINUE TO COMPLICATE MATTERS ACROSS THE LOWER ELEVATIONS AS
A WARMER AIRMASS PUSHES NORTHWARD ACROSS THE FORECAST AREA.
PRECIPITATION IMPACTS WILL LOWER SATURDAY NIGHT INTO SUNDAY.

NMZ501-310600-
/O.EXB.KABQ.WW.Y.0004.000000T0000Z-150131T1200Z/
NORTHWEST PLATEAU-
341 PM MST FRI JAN 30 2015

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 5 AM MST SATURDAY...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN ALBUQUERQUE HAS ISSUED A WINTER
WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SNOW...WHICH IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 5 AM MST
SATURDAY.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...EXPECT ADDITIONAL SNOW ACCUMULATIONS UP TO
  1.5 INCHES. STORM TOTAL SHOULD RANGE BETWEEN 2 TO 4 INCHES.

* TIMING...SNOW WILL CONTINUE THROUGH TONIGHT ALTHOUGH MIX WITH
  RAIN AT TIMES ACROSS THE LOWER ELEVATIONS.

* WINDS...NO SIGNIFICANT WINDS ARE EXPECTED.

* SNOW LEVELS...SNOW LEVELS WILL GRADUALLY RISE TONIGHT AND FLUCTUATE
  BETWEEN THE SURFACE AND JUST ABOVE THE SURFACE.

* LOCAL IMPACTS...ANTECEDENT SNOW FOUND ON AREA ROADWAYS MAY
  FREEZE THIS EVENING AND COULD CREATE HAZARDOUS CONDITIONS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SNOW MEANS THAT PERIODS OF SNOW
WILL PRIMARILY CAUSE TRAVEL DIFFICULTIES. BE PREPARED FOR SNOW
COVERED ROADS AND LIMITED VISIBILITIES.

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