Short Term Forecast
Issued by NWS Albuquerque, NM

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SHORT TERM FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ALBUQUERQUE NM
835 PM MST WED JAN 21 2015

NMZ530>532-534>538-220600-
CHAVES COUNTY PLAINS-CURRY COUNTY-DE BACA COUNTY-
EASTERN SAN MIGUEL COUNTY-HARDING COUNTY-QUAY COUNTY-
ROOSEVELT COUNTY-UNION COUNTY-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...CLAYTON...CLOVIS...CONCHAS...FORT SUMNER...
PORTALES...ROSWELL...ROY...TUCUMCARI
835 PM MST WED JAN 21 2015

.NOW...
WIDESPREAD AREAS OF LIGHT SNOW...WITH EMBEDDED MODERATE TO HEAVY SNOW
WILL CONTINUE TO EASTERN NEW MEXICO THIS EVENING. THIS INCLUDES THE
INTERSTATE 40 CORRIDOR THROUGH TUCUMCARI AND TO THE TEXAS BORDER.
ADDITIONAL SNOW AMOUNTS OF 1 TO 3 INCHES ARE POSSIBLE BEFORE 11 PM.
MOTORISTS SHOULD EXERCISE EXTREME CAUTION AND BE PREPARED FOR REDUCED
VISIBILITY IN FOG AND SNOW. ROADS WILL BECOME SNOW PACKED AND ICY AS
TEMPERATURES LINGER OR COOL INTO THE 20S...AND MANY ROADS MAY BECOME
IMPASSABLE. FOR THE LATEST ROAD CONDITIONS DIAL 5 1 1 OR VISIT N M
ROADS DOT COM.

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NMZ503>509-220600-
FAR NORTHWEST HIGHLANDS-NORTHWEST HIGHLANDS-
SAN FRANCISCO RIVER VALLEY-SOUTHWEST MOUNTAINS-
WEST CENTRAL HIGHLANDS-WEST CENTRAL MOUNTAINS-WEST CENTRAL PLATEAU-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...CUBA...DULCE...EL MORRO...GALLUP...
GLENWOOD...GRANTS...QUEMADO
835 PM MST WED JAN 21 2015

.NOW...
ACROSS NORTHWEST AND WEST CENTRAL NEW MEXICO...LIGHT SNOW WILL FAVOR
AREAS ALONG AND EAST OF THE CONTINENTAL DIVIDE BEFORE 11 PM.
ADDITIONAL ACCUMULATIONS OF 1 TO 2 INCHES ARE POSSIBLE. THIS WILL
INCLUDE LOCALES SUCH AS MARQUEZ...LAGUNA...ACOMA...ALAMO...QUEMADO...
PIETOWN...THE VERY LARGE RADIO ASTRONOMY ARRAY...MAGDALENA...AND
DUSTY. MOTORISTS SHOULD EXERCISE CAUTION AND BE PREPARED FOR REDUCED
VISIBILITY IN FOG AND SNOW...ESPECIALLY IN THE HIGH COUNTRY. FOR THE
LATEST ROAD CONDITIONS DIAL 5 1 1 OR VISIT N M ROADS DOT COM.

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NMZ510>518-527>529-220600-
EAST SLOPES SANGRE DE CRISTO MOUNTAINS-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-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...ANGEL FIRE...MORA...CAPULIN...CHAMA...
ESPANOLA...LAS VEGAS...LOS ALAMOS...PECOS...CERRO/QUESTA...RATON...
SPRINGER...RED RIVER...SANTA FE...TAOS
835 PM MST WED JAN 21 2015

.NOW...
LIGHT TO OCCASIONALLY MODERATE SNOW WILL REMAIN WIDESPREAD OVER A
LARGE PORTION OF NORTH CENTRAL NEW MEXICO THIS EVENING. SNOW WILL
PERSIST AND MAY BE HEAVIER ALONG THE SANGRE DE CRISTO MOUNTAINS AND
EASTERN SLOPES TOWARD THE INTERSTATE 25 CORRIDOR. SNOW MAY ALSO
BECOME HEAVIER AND MORE PERSISTENT ALONG THE CONTINENTAL DIVIDE
FROM MARQUEZ TO EL VADO AS WELL AS OVER THE JEMEZ...AND AFFECTING
LOS ALAMOS...SANTA FE...COCHITI...WHITE ROCK AND NAMBE. ADDITIONAL
SNOW ACCUMULATIONS BEFORE 11 PM WILL RANGE FROM AN INCH TO AROUND 2
OR 3 INCHES. MOTORISTS SHOULD EXERCISE CAUTION AND BE PREPARED FOR
REDUCED VISIBILITY IN FOG AND SNOW...ESPECIALLY IN THE HIGH COUNTRY.
MANY ROADS WILL BE SNOW PACKED AND ICY...AND SOME MAY BECOME
IMPASSABLE. FOR THE LATEST ROAD CONDITIONS DIAL 5 1 1 OR VISIT N M
ROADS DOT COM.

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NMZ519>526-533-539-540-220600-
ALBUQUERQUE METRO AREA-CENTRAL HIGHLANDS-EASTERN LINCOLN COUNTY-
ESTANCIA VALLEY-GUADALUPE COUNTY-LOWER RIO GRANDE VALLEY-
SANDIA/MANZANO MOUNTAINS-SOUTH CENTRAL HIGHLANDS-
SOUTH CENTRAL MOUNTAINS-SOUTHWEST CHAVES COUNTY-
UPPER TULAROSA VALLEY-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...ALBUQUERQUE...LOS LUNAS...RIO RANCHO...
CARRIZOZO...CLINES CORNERS...ELK...GRAN QUIVIRA...
MORIARTY/ESTANCIA...PICACHO...RUIDOSO...SANDIA PARK/CEDAR CREST...
TIJERAS...SANTA ROSA...SOCORRO
835 PM MST WED JAN 21 2015

.NOW...
AREAS OF WINTRY PRECIPITATION WILL CONTINUE TO INCREASE OVER PORTIONS
OF CENTRAL AND SOUTH CENTRAL NEW MEXICO FOR THE REST OF THE EVENING.
AREAS FROM BELEN TO SOCORRO WILL SEE MOSTLY WET SNOWFALL WITH
ACCUMULATIONS OF AROUND AN INCH ON UNPAVED SURFACES. FARTHER EAST ON
THE SANDIA AND MANZANO MOUNTAINS AND TOWARD SIERRA BLANCA AND THE
CAPITAN MOUNTAINS...SNOWFALL WILL BE STEADIER WITH HEAVIER SNOWFALL
RATES OF ONE TO TWO INCHES AN HOUR. SOME HIGH ELEVATION ROADS WILL
QUICKLY SEE DETERIORATING CONDITIONS THROUGH THE EVENING HOURS.. FOR
THE LATEST ROAD CONDITIONS DIAL 5 1 1 OR VISIT N M ROADS DOT COM. IN
ADDITION...AN EAST WIND IS EXPECTED TO STRENGTHEN THROUGH CANYONS
ALONG THE EASTERN FOOTHILLS OF THE MIDDLE RIO GRANDE VALLEY.

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