Hazardous Weather Outlook
Issued by NWS Albuquerque, NM

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Hazardous Weather Outlook
National Weather Service Albuquerque NM
354 AM MST Fri Jan 19 2018

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-
354 AM MST Fri Jan 19 2018

This hazardous weather outlook is for portions of north and central
New Mexico.

.DAY ONE...Today and Tonight

A red flag warning is in effect from noon to 6 pm today for the east
central plains where low humidities combine with strong winds will
create critical fire weather conditions.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Saturday through Thursday

A potent Pacific cold front will move into western NM late Saturday
afternoon. A band of rain changing to snow will race eastward across
the Continental Divide during the evening and into the Rio Grande
Valley by midnight. An intense period of winter weather is likely
along this front with low visibility, strong winds, and snow. Snow
will continue in the high terrain Saturday night and Sunday with
several inches possible in the northern mountains. Light snow will
also impact northeastern NM Sunday. Widespread strong west winds will
move through New Mexico Sunday with sharply colder temperatures and
bitter wind chills. There still appears to be potential for a flash
freeze component with this storm mainly focused along the Continental
Divide and perhaps the Rio Grande Valley Saturday night.


Contact your local law enforcement at 911 and the National Weather
Service at 1.888.386.7637 to report wildfire outbreaks.



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