Hazardous Weather Outlook
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HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ALBUQUERQUE NM
628 AM MST SAT FEB 28 2015

NMZ501>540-011200-
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-
628 AM MST SAT FEB 28 2015

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

.DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT

RECORD-BREAKING SNOW IMPACTING PORTIONS OF CENTRAL AND NORTHERN
NEW MEXICO WILL EASE IN INTENSITY BY LATE MORNING...WITH WARMER
AIR MAKING A NOTICEABLE PUSH FROM SOUTHWEST TO NORTHEAST AS THE
DAY PROGRESSES. THIS WILL FORCE SNOW LEVELS HIGHER...WITH
SIGNIFICANT ADDITIONAL SNOW DURING THE AFTERNOON AND EVENING
FOCUSED OVER THE NORTHERN MOUNTAINS AND LOWER ELEVATIONS NEAR THE
NEW MEXICO COLORADO STATE LINE. THE VERY COLD AIR FIRMLY
ENTRENCHED ACROSS THE EASTERN PLAINS WILL ALSO GRADUALLY ERODE
FROM WEST TO EAST...WITH COLD AIR IMPACTS LINGERING ACROSS THE
NORTHEAST WHERE SNOW IMPACTS COULD REMAIN IN PLACE THROUGH MOST OF
THE DAY.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...SUNDAY THROUGH FRIDAY

SNOW ACCUMULATION LEVELS WILL CONTINUE TO RISE SUNDAY WITH
ADDITIONAL SIGNIFICANT SNOW GENERALLY FAVORING THE NORTHERN
MOUNTAINS NEAR AND ABOVE 8500 FEET. ANOTHER SURGE OF COLDER AIR
WILL WORK SOUTH INTO NORTHEAST NEW MEXICO SUNDAY NIGHT...WITH THE
POTENTIAL FOR A WINTRY OF PRECIPITATION INCLUDING SNOW...FREEZING
RAIN AND/OR SLEET ACROSS MUCH OF THE EASTERN PLAINS.

GOING INTO MONDAY...THE MAIN UPPER LEVEL STORM SYSTEM WILL
FINALLY APPROACH NEW MEXICO FROM THE WEST...CROSSING OVER HEAD
LATER MONDAY INTO MONDAY NIGHT. BEHIND THIS SYSTEM...ANOTHER
STRONG BACKDOOR COLD FRONT WILL PLUNGE SOUTHWARD SENDING BITTER
COLD BACK INTO EASTERN NEW MEXICO EXTENDING WESTWARD INTO CENTRAL
AREAS BY WEDNESDAY.

A MUCH LESS ACTIVE...DRIER AND WARMER PATTERN WILL TAKE HOLD
BEGINNING THURSDAY.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

SPOTTERS ARE ENCOURAGED TO REPORT SNOW AND OTHER HAZARDOUS WINTER
WEATHER CONDITIONS THROUGH THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ALBUQUERQUE WEB
SITE AT WEATHER.GOV/ABQ OR BY CALLING 1.888.386.7637. YOU CAN ALSO
SUBMIT STORM REPORTS AND PHOTOS ON OUR FACEBOOK PAGE OR VIA
TWITTER USING THE HASHTAG N M W X.

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