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HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ALBUQUERQUE NM
550 AM MST SUN DEC 21 2014

NMZ501>540-221300-
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-
550 AM MST SUN DEC 21 2014

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

.DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT

STRONG NORTHWEST WINDS WILL BEGIN TO DEVELOP TODAY WITH GUSTS TO 50
MPH POSSIBLE ACROSS EAST CENTRAL AREAS INCLUDING INTERSTATE 40
AROUND CLINES CORNERS. SPEEDS SHOULD WEAKEN SOME DURING THE EVENING.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...MONDAY THROUGH SATURDAY

STRONG NORTHWEST WINDS WILL BECOME MORE WIDESPREAD MONDAY WITH
GUSTS TO 50 MPH POSSIBLE ACROSS THE CENTRAL AND SOUTH CENTRAL
MOUNTAINS AND WESTERN PARTS OF THE ADJACENT HIGH PLAINS. GUSTS MAY
PEAK AROUND 60 MPH IN THE CLINES CORNERS AREA.

MONDAY AND MONDAY NIGHT...AN UPPER LEVEL TROUGH WILL CROSS
NORTHERN AND EASTERN AREAS WITH A STRONG COLD FRONT AND EASTERLY
UPSLOPE FLOW. A FEW INCHES OF SNOW ACCUMULATION IS EXPECTED IN
THE NORTHERN MOUNTAINS...ACROSS THE NORTHEAST AND CENTRAL
HIGHLANDS...AND WESTERN PARTS OF THE ADJACENT HIGH PLAINS. AN
EXCEPTION WILL BE ALONG THE EAST SLOPES OF THE SANGRE DE CRISTO
MOUNTAINS...WHERE SEVERAL INCHES OF SNOW WILL BE POSSIBLE. SOME
LIGHT SNOW MAY LINGER INTO TUESDAY WITH ADDITIONAL ACCUMULATION
POSSIBLE ALONG THE EAST SLOPES OF THE SOUTH CENTRAL MOUNTAINS IN
THE MORNING.

CHRISTMAS DAY...AN UPPER LEVEL TROUGH PASSING NORTH OF NEW MEXICO
WILL CAUSE WINDS ALOFT TO STRENGTHEN AND A SHARP SURFACE TROUGH TO
DEVELOP IN THE LEE OF THE SANGRE DE CRISTO MOUNTAINS. WEST WIND
GUSTS TO 50 MPH WILL AGAIN BE POSSIBLE ALONG AND JUST EAST OF THE
CENTRAL MOUNTAIN CHAIN...AND ALSO ALONG INTERSTATE 40 ACROSS THE
EAST CENTRAL PLAINS.

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

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

SPOTTER ACTIVATION IS NOT ANTICIPATED.

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