Hazardous Weather Outlook
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HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ALBUQUERQUE NM
607 AM MST THU FEB 26 2015

NMZ501>540-271300-
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-
607 AM MST THU FEB 26 2015

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

.DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT

ACCUMULATING SNOW WILL GRADUALLY DIMINISH ACROSS NORTHEAST AND
EAST CENTRAL AREAS THIS MORNING. THEN...ANOTHER STORM IN A PARADE
OF WINTER STORMS WILL BRING SIGNIFICANT ADDITIONAL SNOW
ACCUMULATION TO CENTRAL AND EASTERN AREAS TONIGHT INTO FRIDAY.
PERIODS OF HEAVY SNOWFALL AT RATES NEAR 1 INCH PER HOUR ARE
EXPECTED TONIGHT ALONG AND JUST EAST OF THE SANDIA AND SOUTHERN
SANGRE DE CRISTO MOUNTAINS.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...FRIDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY

A PERIOD OF NEARLY CONTINUOUS SNOW IS EXPECTED ACROSS THE NORTHERN
AND WESTERN HIGH TERRAIN FRIDAY NIGHT THROUGH THE FIRST HALF OF
THE COMING WEEK. THE SNOW THAT ACCUMULATES ACROSS THE NORTHERN AND
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 ABOVE 7000 FEET ACROSS MUCH
OF THIS AREA BY SATURDAY AFTERNOON...THEN ABOVE 7500 FEET BY
SUNDAY AFTERNOON...BEFORE FALLING TO VALLEY BOTTOMS EARLY NEXT
WEEK. ALTHOUGH LOWER ELEVATIONS OF THE NORTHWEST SHOULD ACCUMULATE
GENERALLY 1 TO 3 INCHES OF RAIN...THE RAIN SHOULD FALL GRADUALLY
ENOUGH TO PRODUCE ONLY MINOR FLOODING HAZARDS.

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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