Special Weather Statement
Issued by NWS Albuquerque, NM

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SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ALBUQUERQUE NM
250 PM MDT WED OCT 1 2014

NMZ501>507-510>519-521>523-527>533-021100-
ALBUQUERQUE METRO AREA-CENTRAL HIGHLANDS-CHUSKA MOUNTAINS-
EAST SLOPES SANGRE DE CRISTO MOUNTAINS-EASTERN SAN MIGUEL COUNTY-
ESTANCIA VALLEY-FAR NORTHEAST HIGHLANDS-FAR NORTHWEST HIGHLANDS-
GUADALUPE COUNTY-HARDING COUNTY-JEMEZ MOUNTAINS-
LOWER CHAMA RIVER VALLEY-NORTHEAST HIGHLANDS-
NORTHERN SANGRE DE CRISTOS ABOVE 9500 FEET/RED RIVER-
NORTHWEST HIGHLANDS-NORTHWEST PLATEAU-RATON RIDGE/JOHNSON MESA-
SAN JUAN MOUNTAINS-SANDIA/MANZANO MOUNTAINS-SANTA FE METRO AREA-
SOUTHERN SANGRE DE CRISTOS ABOVE 9500 FEET-UNION COUNTY-
UPPER RIO GRANDE VALLEY-WEST CENTRAL HIGHLANDS-
WEST CENTRAL MOUNTAINS-WEST CENTRAL PLATEAU-
WEST SLOPES SANGRE DE CRISTO MOUNTAINS-
250 PM MDT WED OCT 1 2014

...NEAR TO SUBFREEZING LOW TEMPERATURES OVER PORTIONS OF NORTH AND
WEST CENTRAL NEW MEXICO EARLY FRIDAY...

A FAIRLY CHILLY AIR MASS WILL INVADE NEW MEXICO LATE TONIGHT INTO
THURSDAY...SETTING THE STAGE FOR THE LARGEST EXPANSE OF NEAR TO
SUBFREEZING TEMPERATURES SO FAR THIS SEASON LATE THURSDAY NIGHT AND
EARLY FRIDAY. THE AREA IMPACTED...WITH SOME EXCEPTIONS DUE TO
TERRAIN VARIATIONS AND IN LARGER URBAN AREAS...WILL INCLUDE LOCALES
GENERALLY NORTH OF A LINE FROM NEAR CLAYTON TO VAUGHN...LOS LUNAS AND
FENCE LAKE. GENERALLY...IN THE SOUTHERN PORTIONS OF THIS AREA LOW
TEMPERATURES EARLY FRIDAY WILL BE IN THE 30S TO LOW 40S WITH ONLY
THE LOWEST DIPS AND VALLEYS APPROACHING OR BRIEFLY REACHING THE
FREEZING MARK. THIS WOULD INCLUDE SOME OF THE MORE AGRICULTURALLY
SENSITIVE LOCALES AS THE FAR NORTHEAST PLAINS...HARDING COUNTY...
EASTERN SAN MIGUEL COUNTY...GUADALUPE COUNTY...CENTRAL HIGHLANDS...
ESTANCIA VALLEY...SANTA FE AND ALBUQUERQUE METRO AREAS AND...FARTHER
NORTH...THE NORTHWEST PLATEAU AND LOWER CHAMA RIVER VALLEY. ELSEWHERE
NORTH OF THE AFOREMENTIONED LINE MANY SPOTS WILL REACH THE 20S TO MID
30S FOR A FEW HOURS.

IN ADDITION TO THESE COLD TEMPERATURES...THERE MAY BE A LIGHT
COATING OF SNOW LATER TONIGHT AND EARLY THURSDAY ACROSS THE HIGHER
TERRAIN OF THE TUSAS AND SANGRE DE CRISTO MOUNTAINS AND PERHAPS EVEN
A DUSTING ACROSS AREAS NEAR AND ALONG THE RATON RIDGE. AT THIS TIME
IT LOOKS LIKE AT MOST JUST AN INCH OR TWO OF SNOW ACROSS THE HIGHER
PEAKS OF THE NORTHERN MOUNTAINS.

THOSE WITH SENSITIVE PLANTS OR HAVING OTHER FREEZE SENSITIVE CONCERNS
WITHIN THE AFOREMENTIONED AREAS SHOULD PREPARE FOR THE CHILLY
TEMPERATURES THURSDAY NIGHT AND EARLY FRIDAY.

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