Short Term Forecast
Issued by NWS Albuquerque, NM

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SHORT TERM FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ALBUQUERQUE NM
620 PM MST SAT JAN 31 2015

NMZ501>509-010400-
CHUSKA MOUNTAINS-FAR NORTHWEST HIGHLANDS-NORTHWEST HIGHLANDS-
NORTHWEST PLATEAU-SAN FRANCISCO RIVER VALLEY-SOUTHWEST MOUNTAINS-
WEST CENTRAL HIGHLANDS-WEST CENTRAL MOUNTAINS-WEST CENTRAL PLATEAU-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...CUBA...DULCE...EL MORRO...FARMINGTON...
GALLUP...GLENWOOD...GRANTS...QUEMADO
620 PM MST SAT JAN 31 2015

.NOW...
ONLY ISOLATED LIGHT RAIN AND SNOW SHOWERS WILL BE POSSIBLE THROUGH
MID EVENING ACROSS THE WEST THIRD OF NEW MEXICO...PRIMARILY LIGHT
SNOW NEAR AND NORTH OF A LINE FROM CHACO CANYON TO CUBA AND MAINLY
LIGHT RAIN SHOWERS SOUTH OF A LINE FROM QUEMADO LAKE TO SOCORRO.
NO SIGNIFICANT ADDITIONAL SNOW ACCUMULATION IS EXPECTED. SOME
SECONDARY ROADS MAY STILL BE SNOW PACKED...SLUSHY OR EVEN ICY IN
HIGHER ELEVATION LOCALES AND ALL AREAS WILL LIKELY SEE SOME
REFREEZING OF MOISTURE ON ROAD SURFACES...SO PATCHES OF BLACK ICE MAY
WELL BECOME A CONCERN. ALSO FOG PATCHES WILL LIKELY DEVELOP AND
EXPAND LATER THIS EVENING AND OVERNIGHT. FOR THE LATEST ROAD
CONDITIONS VISIT N M ROADS DOT COM OR DIAL 5 1 1.

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NMZ510>529-533-539-540-010400-
ALBUQUERQUE METRO AREA-CENTRAL HIGHLANDS-
EAST SLOPES SANGRE DE CRISTO MOUNTAINS-EASTERN LINCOLN COUNTY-
ESTANCIA VALLEY-FAR NORTHEAST HIGHLANDS-GUADALUPE COUNTY-
JEMEZ MOUNTAINS-LOWER CHAMA RIVER VALLEY-LOWER RIO GRANDE VALLEY-
NORTHEAST HIGHLANDS-
NORTHERN SANGRE DE CRISTOS ABOVE 9500 FEET/RED RIVER-
RATON RIDGE/JOHNSON MESA-SAN JUAN MOUNTAINS-SANDIA/MANZANO MOUNTAINS-
SANTA FE METRO AREA-SOUTH CENTRAL HIGHLANDS-SOUTH CENTRAL MOUNTAINS-
SOUTHERN SANGRE DE CRISTOS ABOVE 9500 FEET-SOUTHWEST CHAVES COUNTY-
UPPER RIO GRANDE VALLEY-UPPER TULAROSA VALLEY-
WEST SLOPES SANGRE DE CRISTO MOUNTAINS-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...ALBUQUERQUE...LOS LUNAS...RIO RANCHO...
ANGEL FIRE...MORA...CAPULIN...CARRIZOZO...CHAMA...CLINES CORNERS...
ELK...ESPANOLA...GRAN QUIVIRA...LAS VEGAS...LOS ALAMOS...
MORIARTY/ESTANCIA...PECOS...CERRO/QUESTA...PICACHO...RATON...
SPRINGER...RED RIVER...RUIDOSO...SANDIA PARK/CEDAR CREST...TIJERAS...
SANTA FE...SANTA ROSA...SOCORRO...TAOS
620 PM MST SAT JAN 31 2015

.NOW...
A FEW AREAS OF LIGHT RAIN AND SNOW WILL CONTINUE ACROSS PORTIONS OF
NORTH CENTRAL NEW MEXICO...ESPECIALLY THE HIGHER TERRAIN...THROUGH
MID EVENING. SNOW LEVELS WILL GENERALLY RANGE BETWEEN 6000 AND 7500
FEET. ANY ADDITIONAL SNOW ACCUMULATION SHOULD BE GENERALLY UNDER
AN INCH. LIGHT RAIN AND SNOW WILL PRIMARILY AFFECT AREAS NEAR AND
NORTH OF A LINE FROM CUBA TO WAGON MOUND. IN ADDITION TO THE
PRECIPITATION...PATCHY FOG WILL REDUCE VISIBILITIES TO A HALF MILE
OR LESS AT TIMES...ESPECIALLY IN THE WETTEST OR MOST SIGNIFICANTLY
SNOW COVERED LOCALES. FOR THE LATEST ROAD CONDITIONS VISIT
N M ROADS DOT COM OR DIAL 5 1 1.

$$

NMZ530>532-534-010400-
EASTERN SAN MIGUEL COUNTY-HARDING COUNTY-QUAY COUNTY-UNION COUNTY-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...CLAYTON...CONCHAS...ROY...TUCUMCARI
620 PM MST SAT JAN 31 2015

.NOW...
A FEW BANDS OF LIGHT RAIN AND SNOW WILL CONTINUE ACROSS PORTIONS OF
NORTHEASTERN NEW MEXICO THROUGH MID EVENING. PRECIPITATION WILL
GENERALLY BE FOCUSED NORTH OF A LINE FROM WAGON MOUND TO NARA VISA
WITH RAINFALL AMOUNTS OF A FEW HUNDREDTHS OF AN INCH OR LESS AND
GENERALLY AN INCH OR LESS ADDITIONAL SNOW ACCUMULATION IN THE HIGHER
ELEVATIONS OF NORTHERN UNION COUNTY AND FAR NORTHEAST COLFAX COUNTY.
HOWEVER...AREAS OF FOG WILL CONTINUE EVEN WHERE PRECIPITATION HAS
WANED...RESULTING IN VISIBILITIES BELOW ONE MILE IN SOME LOCATIONS.

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