Short Term Forecast
Issued by NWS Albuquerque, NM

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SHORT TERM FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ALBUQUERQUE NM
820 PM MST FRI JAN 30 2015

NMZ501>509-310515-
CHUSKA MOUNTAINS-FAR NORTHWEST HIGHLANDS-NORTHWEST HIGHLANDS-
NORTHWEST PLATEAU-SAN FRANCISCO RIVER VALLEY-SOUTHWEST MOUNTAINS-
WEST CENTRAL HIGHLANDS-WEST CENTRAL MOUNTAINS-WEST CENTRAL PLATEAU-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...CUBA...DULCE...EL MORRO...FARMINGTON...
GALLUP...GLENWOOD...GRANTS...QUEMADO
820 PM MST FRI JAN 30 2015

.NOW...
LIGHT TO MODERATE SNOW WITH RAIN AT ELEVATIONS LESS THAN AROUND 6000
FEET WILL CONTINUE ACROSS WESTERN NEW MEXICO LATE THIS EVENING AND
DURING THE OVERNIGHT HOURS. THROUGH 10 PM MST...AREAS IN OR NEAR
RAMAH...EL MORRO...GALLUP...GRANTS...CROWNPOINT...FARMINGTON AND
CUBA WILL SEE ADDITIONAL RAIN OR SNOW. ROADS NEAR THE CONTINENTAL
DIVIDE...INCLUDING INTERSTATE 40 FROM THE ARIZONA BORDER THROUGH
GALLUP AND GRANTS TO NEAR LAGUNA PUEBLO AND HIGHWAY 550 NORTHWEST
OF CUBA WILL SEE A VARIETY OF HAZARDOUS CONDITIONS INCLUDING ICE...
PACKED SNOW AND SLUSH. FOG WILL ACCOMPANY THE PRECIPITATION AT TIMES.
SNOW ACCUMULATIONS OVER AN INCHE LOOK TO BE LIMITED TO THE HIGHEST
TERRAIN...INCLUDING THE CHUSKA MOUNTAINS AND THE HIGHEST PEAKS IN
THE GILA. FOR THE LATEST ROAD CONDITIONS VISIT N M ROADS DOT COM OR
DIAL 511.

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NMZ510>519-521>523-527>529-310515-
ALBUQUERQUE METRO AREA-CENTRAL HIGHLANDS-
EAST SLOPES SANGRE DE CRISTO MOUNTAINS-ESTANCIA VALLEY-
FAR NORTHEAST HIGHLANDS-JEMEZ MOUNTAINS-LOWER CHAMA RIVER VALLEY-
NORTHEAST HIGHLANDS-
NORTHERN SANGRE DE CRISTOS ABOVE 9500 FEET/RED RIVER-
RATON RIDGE/JOHNSON MESA-SAN JUAN MOUNTAINS-SANDIA/MANZANO MOUNTAINS-
SANTA FE METRO AREA-SOUTHERN SANGRE DE CRISTOS ABOVE 9500 FEET-
UPPER RIO GRANDE VALLEY-WEST SLOPES SANGRE DE CRISTO MOUNTAINS-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...ALBUQUERQUE...LOS LUNAS...RIO RANCHO...
ANGEL FIRE...MORA...CAPULIN...CHAMA...CLINES CORNERS...ESPANOLA...
LAS VEGAS...LOS ALAMOS...MORIARTY/ESTANCIA...PECOS...CERRO/QUESTA...
RATON...SPRINGER...RED RIVER...SANDIA PARK/CEDAR CREST...TIJERAS...
SANTA FE...TAOS
820 PM MST FRI JAN 30 2015

.NOW...
SNOW WILL CONTINUE ACROSS CENTRAL AND NORTHERN NEW MEXICO TONIGHT AND
DURING THE OVERNIGHT HOURS...WITH SOME RAIN AT THE LOWER ELEVATIONS
INCLUDING THE RIO GRANDE VALLEY. THROUGH 1000 PM MST...SNOW
WILL IMPACT AREAS IN OR NEAR JEMEZ PUEBLO AND JEMEZ SPRING...LOS
ALAMOS...SANTA FE...TAOS AND RED RIVER. ROADS WILL BE IMPACTED
INCLUDING INTERSTATE 25 BETWEEN LA BAJADA HILL SOUTH OF SANTA FE...
SANTA FE...GLORIETA PASS AND RATON PASS AS WELL AS HIGHWAY 285
BETWEEN CLINES CORNERS...SANTA FE AND ESPANOLA. AROUND 1 INCH OF NEW
SNOW ACCUMULATIONS WILL BE POSSIBLE ABOVE 6000 FEET. IN ADDITION TO
SNOW...AREAS OF FOG WILL REDUCE VISIBILITIES TO AROUND ONE MILE AND
AS LOW AS ONE QUARTER OF A MILE JUST EAST OF THE CENTRAL MOUNTAINS
...INCLUDING THE CLINES CORNERS AREA. FOR THE LATEST ROAD CONDITIONS
VISIT N M ROADS DOT COM OR DIAL 5 1 1.

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NMZ530>538-310515-
CHAVES COUNTY PLAINS-CURRY COUNTY-DE BACA COUNTY-
EASTERN SAN MIGUEL COUNTY-GUADALUPE COUNTY-HARDING COUNTY-
QUAY COUNTY-ROOSEVELT COUNTY-UNION COUNTY-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...CLAYTON...CLOVIS...CONCHAS...FORT SUMNER...
PORTALES...ROSWELL...ROY...SANTA ROSA...TUCUMCARI
820 PM MST FRI JAN 30 2015

.NOW...
AREAS OF RAIN OR A RAIN SNOW MIX WILL CONTINUE ACROSS EASTERN NEW
MEXICO LATE THIS EVENING AND DURING THE OVERNIGHT HOURS. THROUGH 10
PM MST...SNOW IS MOST LIKELY AROUND VAUGHN...SANTA ROSA AND EASTERN
SAN MIGUEL COUNTY...WHERE NEW SNOW ACCUMULATIONS UP TO ONE INCH ARE
POSSIBLE. ACROSS THE EAST CENTRAL PLAINS NEAR THE TEXAS BORDER...THE
SWITCH TO SNOW WILL OCCUR LATER THIS EVENING...AND IN THE SOUTHEAST
PLAINS INCLUDING ROSWELL...MOSTLY RAIN IS EXPECTED.  FOR THE LATEST
ROAD CONDITIONS VISIT N M ROADS DOT COM OR DIAL 5 1 1.


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NMZ520-524>526-539-540-310515-
EASTERN LINCOLN COUNTY-LOWER RIO GRANDE VALLEY-
SOUTH CENTRAL HIGHLANDS-SOUTH CENTRAL MOUNTAINS-
SOUTHWEST CHAVES COUNTY-UPPER TULAROSA VALLEY-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...CARRIZOZO...ELK...GRAN QUIVIRA...PICACHO...
RUIDOSO...SOCORRO
820 PM MST FRI JAN 30 2015

.NOW...
LIGHT TO MODERATE RAIN AND HIGHER ELEVATION SNOW WILL CONTINUE ACROSS
SOUTH CENTRAL PORTIONS OF NEW MEXICO LATE THIS EVENING AND DURING THE
OVERNIGHT HOURS. THROUGH 10PM MST...NEW SNOW ACCUMULATIONS OF AROUND
AN INCH ARE POSSIBLE ABOVE 8000 TO 8500 FEET IN THE SOUTHWEST AND
SOUTH CENTRAL MOUNTAINS...FAVORING THE HIGHEST SOUTH FACING PEAKS AND
SLOPES. EXPECT RAIN TO CONTINUE AT LOWER ELEVATIONS. FOG WILL
DECREASE VISIBILITIES TO LESS THAN ONE QUARTER OF A MILE AT
TIMES...INCLUDING AREAS IN OR NEAR RUIDOSO AND ALTO. FOR THE LATEST
ROAD CONDITIONS VISIT N M ROADS DOT COM OR DIAL 5 1 1.

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