Short Term Forecast
Issued by NWS Albuquerque, NM

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

NMZ501>507-310315-
CHUSKA MOUNTAINS-FAR NORTHWEST HIGHLANDS-NORTHWEST HIGHLANDS-
NORTHWEST PLATEAU-WEST CENTRAL HIGHLANDS-WEST CENTRAL MOUNTAINS-
WEST CENTRAL PLATEAU-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...CUBA...DULCE...EL MORRO...FARMINGTON...
GALLUP...GRANTS
612 PM MST FRI JAN 30 2015

.NOW...
LIGHT TO MODERATE SNOW OR A LOCAL RAIN SNOW MIX WILL CONTINUE ACROSS
WESTERN NEW MEXICO THIS EVENING AND DURING THE OVERNIGHT HOURS. THE
SNOW WILL IMPACT ROADS ESPECIALLY NEAR THE CONTINENTAL DIVIDE...
INCLUDING INTERSTATE 40 FROM THE ARIZONA BORDER THROUGH GALLUP AND
GRANTS TO NEAR LAGUNA PUEBLO HIGHWAY 550 NORTHWEST OF CUBA. THROUGH 8
PM MST...ADDITIONALLY ACCUMULATIONS WILL OF AROUND 1 INCH ARE MOST
LIKELY ABOVE 6000 FEET. FOR THE LATEST ROAD CONDITIONS VISIT N M
ROADS DOT COM OR DIAL 511.

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NMZ510>519-521>523-527>529-310315-
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
612 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.
THROUGH 800 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...
GLORIETA PASS AND RATON PASS AND 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...ESPECIALLY NEAR CLINES CORNERS. FOR
THE LATEST ROAD CONDITIONS VISIT N M ROADS DOT COM OR DIAL 5 1 1.

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NMZ530>538-310315-
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
612 PM MST FRI JAN 30 2015

.NOW...
AREAS OF RAIN OR A RAIN SNOW MIX WILL CONTINUE ACROSS EASTERN NEW
MEXICO THIS EVENING AND DURING THE OVERNIGHT HOURS. THROUGH 8 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.


$$

NMZ508-509-520-524>526-539-540-310315-
EASTERN LINCOLN COUNTY-LOWER RIO GRANDE VALLEY-
SAN FRANCISCO RIVER VALLEY-SOUTH CENTRAL HIGHLANDS-
SOUTH CENTRAL MOUNTAINS-SOUTHWEST CHAVES COUNTY-SOUTHWEST MOUNTAINS-
UPPER TULAROSA VALLEY-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...CARRIZOZO...ELK...GLENWOOD...
GRAN QUIVIRA...PICACHO...QUEMADO...RUIDOSO...SOCORRO
612 PM MST FRI JAN 30 2015

.NOW...
AREAS OF RAIN AND HIGHER ELEVATION SNOW WILL CONTINUE ACROSS
SOUTHWEST AND SOUTH CENTRAL PORTIONS OF NEW MEXICO THIS EVENING AND
DURING THE OVERNIGHT HOURS. NEW SNOW ACCUMULATIONS OF 1 TO 2 INCHES
ARE LIKELY 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 HALF 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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