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Short Term Forecast

SHORT TERM FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ALBUQUERQUE NM
756 AM MST FRI FEB 27 2015

NMZ519>526-533>540-271700-
ALBUQUERQUE METRO AREA-CENTRAL HIGHLANDS-CHAVES COUNTY PLAINS-
CURRY COUNTY-DE BACA COUNTY-EASTERN LINCOLN COUNTY-ESTANCIA VALLEY-
GUADALUPE COUNTY-LOWER RIO GRANDE VALLEY-QUAY COUNTY-
ROOSEVELT COUNTY-SANDIA/MANZANO MOUNTAINS-SOUTH CENTRAL HIGHLANDS-
SOUTH CENTRAL MOUNTAINS-SOUTHWEST CHAVES COUNTY-
UPPER TULAROSA VALLEY-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...ALBUQUERQUE...LOS LUNAS...RIO RANCHO...
CARRIZOZO...CLINES CORNERS...CLOVIS...ELK...FORT SUMNER...
GRAN QUIVIRA...MORIARTY/ESTANCIA...PICACHO...PORTALES...ROSWELL...
RUIDOSO...SANDIA PARK/CEDAR CREST...TIJERAS...SANTA ROSA...SOCORRO...
TUCUMCARI
756 AM MST FRI FEB 27 2015

.NOW...
THROUGH 10 AM...AREAS OF MODERATE SNOW WILL CONTINUE OVER THE
COUNTIES OF FAR EAST CENTRAL NEW MEXICO. FARTHER WEST TO THE MIDDLE
AND LOWER RIO GRANDE VALLEY A FEW AREAS OF LIGHT SNOW AND FOG WILL
ALSO PERSIST. ADDITIONAL SNOW ACCUMULATIONS UP TO 1 INCH WILL BE
POSSIBLE...FAVORING LOCATIONS EAST OF THE PECOS RIVER. EXTREMELY
HAZARDOUS TRAVEL CONDITIONS ARE BEING REPORTED OVER MUCH OF CENTRAL
AND EAST CENTRAL NEW MEXICO. FOR THE LATEST ROAD CONDITIONS DIAL 5 1
1 OR VISIT N M ROADS DOT COM.

$$

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Hazardous Weather Outlook

HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ALBUQUERQUE NM
600 AM MST FRI FEB 27 2015

NMZ501>540-281300-
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-
600 AM MST FRI FEB 27 2015

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

.DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT

ACCUMULATING SNOW WILL PERSIST THROUGH EARLY MORNING IN MANY AREAS
EAST OF THE CONTINENTAL DIVIDE. AFTER DECREASING IN COVERAGE AND
INTENSITY AROUND MID MORNING THROUGH MID DAY...SNOWFALL WILL INTENSIFY
AGAIN ACROSS CENTRAL AND NORTHWEST AREAS...INCLUDING THE NORTHERN
MOUNTAINS...THIS AFTERNOON THROUGH TONIGHT. SIGNIFICANT ADDITIONAL
SNOW ACCUMULATION IS EXPECTED ACROSS NORTH CENTRAL...NORTHWEST AND
POSSIBLY CENTRAL AREAS TONIGHT INTO SATURDAY MORNING.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...SATURDAY THROUGH THURSDAY

A PARADE OF DISTURBANCES WILL PRODUCE A PERIOD OF NEARLY
CONTINUOUS SNOW ACROSS THE NORTHERN AND WESTERN HIGH TERRAIN
SATURDAY THROUGH THE FIRST HALF OF THE COMING WEEK. THE SNOW THAT
ACCUMULATES ACROSS THE NORTHERN...AND TO A LESSER EXTENT THE
WESTERN...HIGH TERRAIN DURING THIS PERIOD WILL BE MEASURED IN FEET
WITH THE POTENTIAL FOR STRUCTURAL DAMAGE IN THE MOUNTAINS NEAR THE
COLORADO BORDER.

THE SNOW LEVEL SHOULD LIFT TO AROUND 8000 FEET SATURDAY AFTERNOON
THROUGH SUNDAY. BELOW THE SNOW LEVEL...1 TO 2 INCHES OF RAIN IS
EXPECTED THIS WEEKEND ACROSS NORTH CENTRAL...WEST CENTRAL AND
NORTHWEST AREAS. WHERE HEAVY RAIN FALLS ON HEAVY SNOW THAT
ACCUMULATES BEFORE SATURDAY AFTERNOON...THERE WILL BE A RISK FOR
FLOODING.

THE SNOW LEVEL WILL FALL TO VALLEY BOTTOMS AGAIN ACROSS THE WEST
MONDAY AND THE EAST TUESDAY. THE POTENTIAL EXISTS FOR SIGNIFICANT
ADDITIONAL SNOW ACCUMULATION MONDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY AS A DEEP
UPPER LEVEL TROUGH SLOWLY CROSSES FROM THE WEST WITH MULTIPLE
ADDITIONAL DISTURBANCES ROTATING THROUGH IT.

.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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Winter Weather Advisory

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ALBUQUERQUE NM
256 AM MST FRI FEB 27 2015

...PARADE OF WINTER STORMS TO CONTINUE THROUGH AT LEAST SUNDAY
FOR SOME AREAS...

.AN UPPER LEVEL TROUGH WILL CONTINUE TO IMPACT AREAS EAST OF THE
CONTINENTAL DIVIDE WITH ACCUMULATING SNOW THROUGH THIS MORNING.
A NEW BATCH OF HEAVY SNOW WILL BEGIN TO DEVELOP ACROSS CENTRAL
AND NORTHWEST AREAS THIS AFTERNOON AS A STRONG UPPER LEVEL LOW
PRESSURE SYSTEM DROPS SOUTHWARD INTO THE WESTERN UNITED STATES.
THE CENTER OF THIS STORM SYSTEM WILL TAKE DAYS TO REACH NEW
MEXICO...STEERING A CONTINUOUS STREAM OF MOISTURE AND EMBEDDED
DISTURBANCES OVER THE NORTHERN MOUNTAINS THROUGH AT LEAST SUNDAY.
ADDITIONAL SNOW ACCUMULATION ACROSS THE NORTHERN MOUNTAINS WILL BE
MEASURED IN FEET WITH THE POTENTIAL FOR STRUCTURAL DAMAGE NEAR THE
COLORADO BORDER.

NMZ525-538-540-271900-
/O.CON.KABQ.WW.Y.0009.000000T0000Z-150227T1900Z/
UPPER TULAROSA VALLEY-CHAVES COUNTY PLAINS-
SOUTHWEST CHAVES COUNTY-
256 AM MST FRI FEB 27 2015

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL NOON MST
TODAY...

A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW REMAINS IN
EFFECT UNTIL NOON MST TODAY.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...STORM TOTAL AMOUNTS OF 1 TO 4
  INCHES...EXCEPT LOCALLY NEAR 5 INCHES IN SOUTHWEST CHAVES
  COUNTY.

* TIMING...PERIODS OF HEAVY SNOW WILL CONTINUE THROUGH MID MORNING
  BEFORE TAPERING OFF DURING THE LATE MORNING.

* WINDS...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS OF 20 TO 30 MPH WITH GUSTS TO
  AROUND 40 MPH IN THE UPPER TULAROSA VALLEY UNTIL MID MORNING.
  OTHERWISE...SIGNIFICANT WINDS ARE NOT EXPECTED.

* SNOW LEVELS...TEMPERATURES WILL BE COLD ENOUGH FOR SNOW AT ALL
  LOCATIONS.

* LOCAL IMPACTS...HAZARDOUS TRAVEL CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED DUE TO
  SNOW COVERED AND ICY ROADS AND REDUCED VISIBILITIES IN SNOW AND
  BLOWING SNOW.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW MEANS THAT
VISIBILITIES WILL BE RESTRICTED DUE TO A COMBINATION OF FALLING
AND BLOWING SNOW.

&&

$$



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