Short Term Forecast
Issued by NWS Albuquerque, NM

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SHORT TERM FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ALBUQUERQUE NM
710 AM MST MON DEC 22 2014

NMZ513-515-527-528-530-221630-
EAST SLOPES SANGRE DE CRISTO MOUNTAINS-FAR NORTHEAST HIGHLANDS-
NORTHERN SANGRE DE CRISTOS ABOVE 9500 FEET/RED RIVER-
RATON RIDGE/JOHNSON MESA-UNION COUNTY-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...ANGEL FIRE...MORA...CAPULIN...CLAYTON...
RATON...SPRINGER...RED RIVER
710 AM MST MON DEC 22 2014

.NOW...
SOME SPOTTY MOSTLY LIGHT RAIN AND SNOW SHOWERS WILL CONTINUE ACROSS
NORTHEAST NEW MEXICO THROUGH THE MID MORNING HOURS. BEST SNOWFALL
CHANCES OF ANY REAL SIGNIFICANCE SHOULD REMAIN OVER THE NORTHERN
SANGRE DE CRISTOS...RATON MESA AND NEARBY AREAS. ELSEWHERE WHAT
LITTLE MAY FALL MAY BE A RAIN SNOW MIX. ANY SNOW ACCUMULATION
THROUGH 930 AM WILL GENERALLY BE LIGHT...AN INCH OR LESS...BUT SOME
VERY PATCHY LIGHT SNOW AND ICE COVERING MAY DEVELOP ALONG INTERSTATE
25 THROUGH AND NEAR RATON PASS ALONG WITH LESSER TRAVELED IN THE
AREA. SHOWER COVERAGE AND INTENSITY WILL INCREASE BY THE LATE
MORNING OR EARLY AFTERNOON HOURS...BRINGING SNOW TO THE HIGHER
TERRAIN AND RAIN OR A MIX ALL OTHER AREAS.

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NMZ514-521-523>526-529-533-539-221630-
CENTRAL HIGHLANDS-EASTERN LINCOLN COUNTY-GUADALUPE COUNTY-
NORTHEAST HIGHLANDS-SANDIA/MANZANO MOUNTAINS-SOUTH CENTRAL HIGHLANDS-
SOUTH CENTRAL MOUNTAINS-SOUTHERN SANGRE DE CRISTOS ABOVE 9500 FEET-
UPPER TULAROSA VALLEY-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...CARRIZOZO...CLINES CORNERS...
GRAN QUIVIRA...LAS VEGAS...PICACHO...RUIDOSO...
SANDIA PARK/CEDAR CREST...TIJERAS...SANTA ROSA
710 AM MST MON DEC 22 2014

.NOW...
SURFACE WINDS WILL BE INCREASING THROUGH THE MORNING ACROSS MUCH OF
THE AREA ALONG AND UP TO ABOUT 100 MILES OR SO EAST OF THE CENTRAL
MOUNTAIN. SPEEDS OF 20 TO 30 MPH...MORE LOCALLY 30 TO 40 MPH...WITH
GUSTS BETWEEN 40 AND 55 MPH...CAN BE EXPECTED. EVEN STRONGER WINDS
WITH SOME BLOWING DUST AT TIMES CAN BE EXPECTED FROM MIDDAY ON.

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