Short Term Forecast
Issued by NWS Albuquerque, NM

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SHORT TERM FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ALBUQUERQUE NM
549 PM MST THU FEB 26 2015

NMZ512>515-521>526-528-529-533-539-270330-
CENTRAL HIGHLANDS-EAST SLOPES SANGRE DE CRISTO MOUNTAINS-
EASTERN LINCOLN COUNTY-ESTANCIA VALLEY-FAR NORTHEAST HIGHLANDS-
GUADALUPE COUNTY-NORTHEAST HIGHLANDS-
NORTHERN SANGRE DE CRISTOS ABOVE 9500 FEET/RED RIVER-
SANDIA/MANZANO MOUNTAINS-SOUTH CENTRAL HIGHLANDS-
SOUTH CENTRAL MOUNTAINS-SOUTHERN SANGRE DE CRISTOS ABOVE 9500 FEET-
UPPER TULAROSA VALLEY-WEST SLOPES SANGRE DE CRISTO MOUNTAINS-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...ANGEL FIRE...MORA...CARRIZOZO...
CLINES CORNERS...GRAN QUIVIRA...LAS VEGAS...MORIARTY/ESTANCIA...
PECOS...CERRO/QUESTA...PICACHO...RATON...SPRINGER...RED RIVER...
RUIDOSO...SANDIA PARK/CEDAR CREST...TIJERAS...SANTA ROSA
549 PM MST THU FEB 26 2015

.NOW...
THROUGH 9 PM MST...OCCASIONAL LIGHT SNOW AND PATCHY FOG WILL
PERSIST OVER THE CENTRAL MOUNTAIN CHAIN AND ADJACENT HIGHLANDS
AND PLAINS. VISIBILITIES MAY FALL BELOW ONE MILE IN SNOW AND
FOG AT TIMES. ADDITIONAL SNOW ACCUMULATIONS OF AN INCH OR 2
ARE POSSIBLE. MOTORISTS SHOULD EXPECT TO ENCOUNTER WINTER DRIVING
CONDITIONS WITH SLICK AND ICY ROADS. FOR THE LATEST ROAD CONDITIONS
DIAL 5 1 1 OR VISIT N M ROADS DOT COM.

$$

NMZ501>508-510-511-516>520-270330-
ALBUQUERQUE METRO AREA-CHUSKA MOUNTAINS-FAR NORTHWEST HIGHLANDS-
JEMEZ MOUNTAINS-LOWER CHAMA RIVER VALLEY-LOWER RIO GRANDE VALLEY-
NORTHWEST HIGHLANDS-NORTHWEST PLATEAU-SAN JUAN MOUNTAINS-
SANTA FE METRO AREA-SOUTHWEST MOUNTAINS-UPPER RIO GRANDE VALLEY-
WEST CENTRAL HIGHLANDS-WEST CENTRAL MOUNTAINS-WEST CENTRAL PLATEAU-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...ALBUQUERQUE...LOS LUNAS...RIO RANCHO...
CHAMA...CUBA...DULCE...EL MORRO...ESPANOLA...FARMINGTON...GALLUP...
GRANTS...LOS ALAMOS...QUEMADO...SANTA FE...SOCORRO...TAOS
549 PM MST THU FEB 26 2015

.NOW...
AREAS OF LIGHT SNOW WILL CONTINUE TO DEVELOP OVER WESTERN NEW
MEXICO AS WELL AS THE RIO GRANDE VALLEY BEFORE 9 PM. SNOW
ACCUMULATIONS OF AN INCH OR 2 ARE POSSIBLE...ESPECIALLY ALONG THE
CONTINENTAL DIVIDE...WEST OF THE INTERSTATE 25 CORRIDOR IN
SOCORRO COUNTY AND FROM BINGHAM TO ABO AND MOUNTAINAIR. VISIBILITIES
MAY FALL TO ONE MILE OR LESS IN SNOW.  ROADS ACROSS THE REGION MAY
BECOME SNOWPACKED AND ICY AS POTENTIAL FOR ACCUMULATING SNOW
INCREASES EARLY THIS EVENING. FOR THE LATEST ROAD CONDITIONS DIAL 5 1
1 OR VISIT N M ROADS DOT COM.

$$



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