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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
156 AM MST SAT JAN 31 2015

NMZ510>514-516>526-311100-
ALBUQUERQUE METRO AREA-CENTRAL HIGHLANDS-ESTANCIA VALLEY-
JEMEZ MOUNTAINS-LOWER CHAMA RIVER VALLEY-LOWER RIO GRANDE VALLEY-
NORTHERN SANGRE DE CRISTOS ABOVE 9500 FEET/RED RIVER-
SAN JUAN MOUNTAINS-SANDIA/MANZANO MOUNTAINS-SANTA FE METRO AREA-
SOUTH CENTRAL HIGHLANDS-SOUTH CENTRAL MOUNTAINS-
SOUTHERN SANGRE DE CRISTOS ABOVE 9500 FEET-UPPER RIO GRANDE VALLEY-
UPPER TULAROSA VALLEY-WEST SLOPES SANGRE DE CRISTO MOUNTAINS-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...ALBUQUERQUE...LOS LUNAS...RIO RANCHO...
CARRIZOZO...CHAMA...CLINES CORNERS...ESPANOLA...GRAN QUIVIRA...
LOS ALAMOS...MORIARTY/ESTANCIA...PECOS...CERRO/QUESTA...RED RIVER...
RUIDOSO...SANDIA PARK/CEDAR CREST...TIJERAS...SANTA FE...SOCORRO...
TAOS
156 AM MST SAT JAN 31 2015

.NOW...
MOSTLY LIGHT RAIN AND SNOW WILL CONTINUE ACROSS CENTRAL NEW MEXICO
THROUGH THE OVERNIGHT HOURS. THERE MAY BE A BIT OF FREEZING DRIZZLE
AS WELL. ROADS IMPACTED WILL INCLUDE INTERSTATE 25 FROM LA BAJADA
HILL TO THE COLORADO BORDER AND HIGHWAY 285 FROM CLINES CORNERS TO
THE COLORADO BORDER. EXPECT 1 TO MAYBE 2 INCHES OF ADDITIONAL SNOW
ACCUMULATION...UNDER 1 INCH BELOW 7000 FEET. IN ADDITION TO THE
SNOW...AREAS OF FOG WILL REDUCE VISIBILITIES BELOW A HALF MILE AT
TIMES ALONG THE EAST SLOPES OF THE CENTRAL MOUNTAIN CHAIN...INCLUDING
PLACES LIKE RATON...LAS VEGAS AND CLINES CORNERS. FOR THE LATEST ROAD
CONDITIONS VISIT N M ROADS DOT COM OR DIAL 5 1 1.

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Winter Storm Warning

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ALBUQUERQUE NM
1012 PM MST FRI JAN 30 2015

...HEAVY AND WET SNOW TO CONTINUE FOR PARTS OF NORTHERN AND
CENTRAL NEW MEXICO THROUGH SATURDAY...

.SNOW AND LOWEST ELEVATION RAIN WILL CONTINUE TO STREAM NORTHWARD
AND NORTHEASTWARD ACROSS NEW MEXICO THROUGH SATURDAY AS A PACIFIC
STORM SYSTEMS SAGS SLOWLY SOUTHWARD FROM LAS VEGAS...NEVADA TO THE
GULF OF CALIFORNIA. A FEW INCHES OF ADDITIONAL SNOW ACCUMULATION
WILL BE POSSIBLY IN MANY LOCATIONS...EXCEPT FOR SEVERAL INCHES
ACROSS THE NORTHERN MOUNTAINS AND HIGHER ELEVATIONS OF THE
SOUTHWEST AND CENTRAL MOUNTAINS. DRIER AIR WILL MOVE OVER THE AREA
FROM THE NORTHWEST AND NORTH SATURDAY NIGHT CAUSING SIGNIFICANT
SNOW ACCUMULATION TO DIMINISH.

NMZ504-510>517-521>523-529-311200-
/O.CON.KABQ.WS.W.0004.000000T0000Z-150201T0000Z/
NORTHWEST HIGHLANDS-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-SANDIA/MANZANO MOUNTAINS-ESTANCIA VALLEY-
CENTRAL HIGHLANDS-NORTHEAST HIGHLANDS-
1012 PM MST FRI JAN 30 2015

...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 5 PM MST
SATURDAY...

A WINTER STORM WARNING FOR HEAVY SNOW REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 5 PM MST
SATURDAY.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...EXPECT ADDITIONAL SNOWFALL ACCUMULATIONS
  BETWEEN 1 TO 3 INCHES BELOW 7500 FEET AND 3 TO 6 INCHES ABOVE
  7500 FEET. LOCALLY HIGHER AMOUNTS WILL BE POSSIBLE MAINLY ON
  SOUTH AND SOUTHWEST FACING SLOPES.

* TIMING...SNOW WILL CONTINUE OFF AND ON THROUGH SATURDAY.

* WINDS...NO SIGNIFICANT WINDS ARE EXPECTED WITH THIS STORM
  SYSTEM.

* SNOW LEVELS...SNOW LEVELS WILL GENERALLY FLUCTUATE BETWEEN 6000
  TO 6500 FEET THROUGH TONIGHT AND GRADUALLY RISE ABOVE 7000 FEET ON
  SATURDAY.

* LOCAL IMPACTS...HEAVY WET SNOW WILL MAKE ROADS SNOW PACKED AND
  ICY. SOME ROADS MAY BECOME IMPASSABLE.

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.

&&

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