Short Term Forecast
Issued by NWS Albuquerque, NM

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SHORT TERM FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ALBUQUERQUE NM
1045 PM MST FRI JAN 30 2015

NMZ501>509-310845-
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
1045 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 145 AM 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 TO 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 AND MAY DROP THE VISIBILITY BELOW 1
MILE AT TIMES. SNOW ACCUMULATIONS OVER AN INCH 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>529-310845-
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
1045 PM MST FRI JAN 30 2015

.NOW...
SNOW WILL CONTINUE ACROSS CENTRAL AND NORTHERN NEW MEXICO INTO THE
OVERNIGHT HOURS...WITH SOME RAIN AT THE LOWER ELEVATIONS
OF THE MIDDLE RIO GRANDE VALLEY. THROUGH 145 AM MST SNOW
WILL IMPACT AREAS IN OR NEAR JEMEZ PUEBLO AND JEMEZ SPRING...LOS
ALAMOS...SANTA FE...TAOS AND RED RIVER. ROADS IMPACTED WILL
INCLUDE INTERSTATE 25 FROM LA BAJADA HILL TO THE COLORADO BORDER
AND HIGHWAY 285 FROM CLINES CORNERS TO THE COLORADO BORDER. BY 1 AM
MST EXPECT 1 TO 2 INCHES OF ADDITIONAL SNOW ACCUMULATION...
EXCEPT UP TO 1 INCH BELOW 7000 FEET. IN ADDITION TO SNOW...
AREAS OF FOG WILL REDUCE VISIBILITIES BELOW A HALF MILE AT TIMES
ALONG THE EAST SLOPES OF THE CENTRAL MOUNTAIN CHAIN...INCLUDING
PLACES LIKE RATON...LAS VEGAS AND CLINES CORNERS. FOR THE LATEST
ROAD CONDITIONS VISIT N M ROADS DOT COM OR DIAL 5 1 1.

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NMZ530>538-310845-
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
1045 PM MST FRI JAN 30 2015

.NOW...
RAIN AND SNOW WILL CONTINUE ACROSS EASTERN NEW MEXICO INTO THE LATE
NIGHT HOURS. THROUGH 145 AM MST SNOW IS MOST LIKELY FROM AROUND
VAUGHN AND SANTA ROSA NORTHWARD TO AROUND CAPULIN...WHERE NEW SNOW
ACCUMULATIONS UP TO ONE INCH ARE POSSIBLE. ELSEWHERE ACROSS THE
EASTERN PLAINS...RAIN OR A MIX OF RAIN AND SNOW ARE EXPECTED. FOR THE
LATEST ROAD CONDITIONS VISIT N M ROADS DOT COM OR DIAL 5 1 1.

$$

NMZ520-524>526-539-540-310845-
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
1045 PM MST FRI JAN 30 2015

.NOW...
LIGHT TO MODERATE RAIN AND HIGHER ELEVATION SNOW WILL CONTINUE
ACROSS SOUTH CENTRAL PORTIONS OF NEW MEXICO INTO THE OVERNIGHT
HOURS. THROUGH 145 AM MST...NEW SNOW ACCUMULATIONS OF AROUND 1 INCH
ARE POSSIBLE ABOVE 7000 FEET IN THE SOUTHWEST AND SOUTH CENTRAL
MOUNTAINS...FAVORING SOUTH AND SOUTHWEST FACING SLOPES. FOG WILL
DECREASE VISIBILITIES TO LESS THAN ONE QUARTER OF A MILE AT TIMES
NEAR CORONA...ALTO AND RUIDOSO. FOR THE LATEST ROAD CONDITIONS
VISIT N M ROADS DOT COM OR DIAL 5 1 1.

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