Hazardous Weather Outlook
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HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ALBUQUERQUE NM
545 AM MST SAT DEC 27 2014

NMZ501>540-281245-
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-
545 AM MST SAT DEC 27 2014

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

.DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT

AREAS OF FREEZING FOG AND LIGHT SNOW OR FLURRIES WILL BE MOST
EXTENSIVE ACROSS THE NORTHEAST AND EAST CENTRAL PLAINS THIS
MORNING... AS WELL AS VALLEY LOCATIONS OF NORTHERN AND FAR WESTERN
NEW MEXICO. ELSEWHERE...LIGHT SNOW AND MINOR IMPACTS TO TRAVEL CAN
BE EXPECTED THIS MORNING SOUTHEAST OF HIGHWAY 70 IN SOUTHEAST NEW
MEXICO TO INCLUDE STRETCHES OF HIGHWAYS 285 AND 380 TO THE EAST AND
SOUTH OF ROSWELL.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...SUNDAY THROUGH FRIDAY

NO WEATHER CONCERNS SUNDAY ASIDE FROM INCREASED WINDINESS FOR THE
MOUNTAINS AND EAST. HOWEVER...AN INCREASINGLY ACTIVE AND MUCH COLDER
PATTERN IS SHAPING UP FOR THE FINAL DAYS OF 2014 INTO NEW YEARS
DAY. THE LEADING EDGE OF A BRUTALLY COLD ARCTIC AIR MASS IS
EXPECTED TO REACH NORTHEAST NEW MEXICO MONDAY...PLUNGING SOUTH AND
WEST ACROSS THE AREA MONDAY NIGHT INTO TUESDAY AND TUESDAY NIGHT.
AT THE SAME TIME...A DEEP LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM IS FORECAST TO
DEVELOP WEST OF NEW MEXICO BY THE MIDDLE PART OF NEXT WEEK. THE
COMBINATION OF THE MODIFIED ARCTIC AIR MASS FROM THE EAST...AND
INCREASING MOISTURE FROM THE WEST WILL LIKELY RESULT IN WINTER
WEATHER IMPACTS RAMPING UP FOR THE BUSY NEW YEARS EVE AND NEW
YEARS DAY PERIODS. STAY TUNED.

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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