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HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ALBUQUERQUE NM
559 AM MDT WED APR 23 2014

NMZ501>540-241200-
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-
559 AM MDT WED APR 23 2014

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

.DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT

CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS DUE TO STRONG WINDS AND LOW
HUMIDITIES ARE FORECAST FOR MUCH OF NORTHERN AND CENTRAL NEW
MEXICO TODAY. WINDS WILL BE STRONGEST IN THE NORTHEAST HIGHLANDS
AND ADJACENT PLAINS OF THE STATE WHERE SOME AREAS OF BLOWING DUST
WILL BE POSSIBLE.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...THURSDAY THROUGH TUESDAY

CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS DUE TO STRONG WINDS AND LOW
HUMIDITIES ARE FORECAST AGAIN ON FRIDAY...MAINLY OVER CENTRAL TO
EASTERN AREAS OF THE STATE.

EVEN STRONGER WINDS ARE THEN EXPECTED THIS WEEKEND AS A VIGOROUS
LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM APPROACHES THE STATE. SOME GUSTS MAY EVEN
APPROACH SEVERE LEVELS OF 60 MPH SATURDAY AND SUNDAY WITH AREAS OF
BLOWING DUST AND MORE CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER ALSO POSSIBLE. IN
ADDITION...SOME SNOW ACCUMULATION IS ALSO EXPECTED THIS
WEEKEND...PRIMARILY OVER THE NORTHERN AND WESTERN MOUNTAINS OF THE
STATE.

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

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

SPOTTER ACTIVATION IS NOT ANTICIPATED TODAY.

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Short Term Forecast

SHORT TERM FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ALBUQUERQUE NM
400 PM MDT WED APR 23 2014

NMZ503-504-506-507-510>519-521-522-527-528-240000-
ALBUQUERQUE METRO AREA-EAST SLOPES SANGRE DE CRISTO MOUNTAINS-
ESTANCIA VALLEY-FAR NORTHEAST HIGHLANDS-FAR NORTHWEST HIGHLANDS-
JEMEZ MOUNTAINS-LOWER CHAMA RIVER VALLEY-
NORTHERN SANGRE DE CRISTOS ABOVE 9500 FEET/RED RIVER-
NORTHWEST HIGHLANDS-RATON RIDGE/JOHNSON MESA-SAN JUAN MOUNTAINS-
SANDIA/MANZANO MOUNTAINS-SANTA FE METRO AREA-
SOUTHERN SANGRE DE CRISTOS ABOVE 9500 FEET-UPPER RIO GRANDE VALLEY-
WEST CENTRAL HIGHLANDS-WEST CENTRAL MOUNTAINS-
WEST SLOPES SANGRE DE CRISTO MOUNTAINS-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...ALBUQUERQUE...LOS LUNAS...RIO RANCHO...
ANGEL FIRE...MORA...CAPULIN...CHAMA...CUBA...DULCE...EL MORRO...
ESPANOLA...GRANTS...LOS ALAMOS...MORIARTY/ESTANCIA...PECOS...
CERRO/QUESTA...RATON...SPRINGER...RED RIVER...
SANDIA PARK/CEDAR CREST...TIJERAS...SANTA FE...TAOS
400 PM MDT WED APR 23 2014

.NOW...
ISOLATED VIRGA SHOWERS WILL DEVELOP AND TRACK NORTHEAST OVER NORTH
AND PORTIONS OF CENTRAL NEW MEXICO...AHEAD OF A PACIFIC COLD FRONT.
AREAS AFFECTED WILL BE THE NORTHWEST HIGHLANDS...EASTWARD THROUGH THE
SANGRE DE CRISTOS...THEN SOUTHWARD THROUGH THE WEST CENTRAL
MOUNTAINS INTO THE CENTRAL RIO GRANDE VALLEY...THEN TO THE FAR
NORTHEAST HIGHLANDS...INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...CHAMA...EL
RITO...CUBA...GRANTS...LOS ALAMOS...ESPANOLA AND MORA. LITTLE TO NO
PRECIPITATION EXPECTED WITH SUDDEN WIND GUSTS NEARING 45 TO 55 MPH
WITH POSSIBILITY OF LIMITED VISIBILITIES DUE TO BLOWING DUST.

$$

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