Hazardous Weather Outlook
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HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ALBUQUERQUE NM
445 AM MST FRI JAN 20 2017

NMZ501>540-211300-
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 CRISTOS ABOVE 9500 FEET/RED RIVER-
SOUTHERN SANGRE DE CRISTOS ABOVE 9500 FEET-
EAST SLOPES SANGRE DE CRISTO MOUNTAINS-UPPER RIO GRANDE VALLEY-
LOWER CHAMA RIVER VALLEY-SANTA FE METRO AREA-
MIDDLE RIO GRANDE VALLEY/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-
445 AM MST FRI JAN 20 2017

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

.DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT

LIGHT TO BRIEFLY MODERATE SNOW WILL BE FOUND OVER PORTIONS OF THE
WEST AND CENTRAL TODAY. ACCUMULATING SNOW WILL BECOME MORE
WIDESPREAD TONIGHT...IMPACTING THE WESTERN AND CENTRAL MOUNTAINS
AS WELL AS LOWER ELEVATIONS ALONG AND WEST OF THE RIO GRANDE
VALLEY. STRONG WESTERLY WINDS WILL ALSO RAKE THE EAST SLOPES OF
THE CENTRAL MOUNTAIN CHAIN AND THE EASTERN PLAINS TODAY WITH
WESTERLY GUSTS TO AROUND 55 OR 60 MPH.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...SATURDAY THROUGH THURSDAY

ACCUMULATING SNOW WILL CONTINUE SATURDAY FOR THE WESTERN AND
CENTRAL MOUNTAINS AND LOWER TERRAIN ALONG AND WEST OF THE RIO
GRANDE VALLEY BEFORE TAPERING OFF SATURDAY NIGHT. WESTERLY WINDS
WILL STRENGTHEN OVER THE SOUTH AND EAST SATURDAY AND SATURDAY
NIGHT WITH GUSTS TO 60 OR 65 MPH POSSIBLE. UNSETTLED AND COLDER
WEATHER WILL PERSIST MONDAY THROUGH THURSDAY WITH ADDITIONAL SNOW
ACCUMULATIONS POSSIBLE FOR THE HIGHER TERRAIN.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

SPOTTERS ARE ENCOURAGED TO REPORT WIND GUSTS AND SNOW AMOUNTS AND
IMPACTS THROUGH THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ALBUQUERQUE WEB SITE
AT WEATHER.GOV/ABQ OR BY CALLING 1.888.386.7637. YOU CAN ALSO
SUBMIT STORM REPORTS AND PHOTOS ON OUR FACEBOOK PAGE OR VIA
TWITTER USING THE HASHTAG NMWX.

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