Short Term Forecast
Issued by NWS Albuquerque, NM

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SHORT TERM FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ALBUQUERQUE NM
941 AM MST SUN MAR 1 2015

NMZ530>540-011900-
CHAVES COUNTY PLAINS-CURRY COUNTY-DE BACA COUNTY-
EASTERN LINCOLN COUNTY-EASTERN SAN MIGUEL COUNTY-GUADALUPE COUNTY-
HARDING COUNTY-QUAY COUNTY-ROOSEVELT COUNTY-SOUTHWEST CHAVES COUNTY-
UNION COUNTY-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...CLAYTON...CLOVIS...CONCHAS...ELK...
FORT SUMNER...PICACHO...PORTALES...ROSWELL...ROY...SANTA ROSA...
TUCUMCARI
941 AM MST SUN MAR 1 2015

.NOW...
THROUGH NOON...AREAS OF FREEZING FOG WILL CONTINUE TO LIFT ACROSS
PORTIONS OF THE EASTERN PLAINS. THE MOST PERSISTENT AREA OF
FREEZING FOG WILL BE AROUND CLOVIS AND PORTALES WHERE VISIBILITIES
ARE AROUND ONE HALF MILE. THOUGH THE FOG MAY LIFT...LOW CLOUDS WILL
CONTINUE THROUGH THE AFTERNOON HOURS. SLICK ROADWAYS...
ESPECIALLY OVER BRIDGES AND OVERPASSES...ARE POSSIBLE IN AREAS OF
FREEZING FOG

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NMZ501>507-510>519-521-011900-
ALBUQUERQUE METRO AREA-CHUSKA MOUNTAINS-
EAST SLOPES SANGRE DE CRISTO MOUNTAINS-FAR NORTHWEST HIGHLANDS-
JEMEZ MOUNTAINS-LOWER CHAMA RIVER VALLEY-
NORTHERN SANGRE DE CRISTOS ABOVE 9500 FEET/RED RIVER-
NORTHWEST HIGHLANDS-NORTHWEST PLATEAU-SAN JUAN MOUNTAINS-
SANDIA/MANZANO MOUNTAINS-SANTA FE METRO AREA-
SOUTHERN SANGRE DE CRISTOS ABOVE 9500 FEET-UPPER RIO GRANDE VALLEY-
WEST CENTRAL HIGHLANDS-WEST CENTRAL MOUNTAINS-WEST CENTRAL PLATEAU-
WEST SLOPES SANGRE DE CRISTO MOUNTAINS-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...ALBUQUERQUE...LOS LUNAS...RIO RANCHO...
ANGEL FIRE...MORA...CHAMA...CUBA...DULCE...EL MORRO...ESPANOLA...
FARMINGTON...GALLUP...GRANTS...LOS ALAMOS...PECOS...CERRO/QUESTA...
RED RIVER...SANDIA PARK/CEDAR CREST...TIJERAS...SANTA FE...TAOS
941 AM MST SUN MAR 1 2015

.NOW...
THROUGH NOON...BANDS OF RAIN AND HIGHER ELEVATION SNOW WILL
CONTINUE OVER NORTH CENTRAL AND NORTHWEST NEW MEXICO. AT
THE HIGHER ELEVATIONS...THE SNOW WILL BE HEAVY AT TIMES...ESPECIALLY
ACROSS THE JEMEZ AND SAN JUAN MOUNTAINS. SNOWFALL RATES BETWEEN ONE
HALF AND THREE QUARTERS OF AN INCH PER HOUR ARE GENERALLY EXPECTED...
BUT ACCUMULATION LEVELS WILL CONTINUE TO RISE WITH IMPACTS GENERALLY
ABOVE 7500 FEET. OTHERWISE...THE PRECIPITATION WILL BE MOST
PERSISTENT FROM THE SANGRE DE CRISTO MOUNTAINS WESTWARD TO
FARMINGTON AND GALLUP. SNOWPACKED AND ICY ROADWAYS MAY EXIST...
ESPECIALLY AT HIGHER ELEVATION LOCATIONS.

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