Short Term Forecast
Issued by NWS Albuquerque, NM

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SHORT TERM FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ALBUQUERQUE NM
730 AM MST THU JAN 22 2015

NMZ515-527>532-221600-
EAST SLOPES SANGRE DE CRISTO MOUNTAINS-EASTERN SAN MIGUEL COUNTY-
FAR NORTHEAST HIGHLANDS-HARDING COUNTY-NORTHEAST HIGHLANDS-
RATON RIDGE/JOHNSON MESA-UNION COUNTY-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...ANGEL FIRE...MORA...CAPULIN...CLAYTON...
CONCHAS...LAS VEGAS...RATON...SPRINGER...ROY
730 AM MST THU JAN 22 2015

.NOW...
FLURRIES OR AREAS OF LIGHT SNOW WILL LINGER ACROSS NORTHEAST NEW
MEXICO EARLY THIS MORNING...BUT THE FOCUS FOR ACCUMULATING SNOW HAS
SHIFTED SOUTH OF THE REGION. MOTORISTS SHOULD EXERCISE EXTREME
CAUTION AND BE PREPARED FOR REDUCED VISIBILITY IN FREEZING FOG AND
SNOW...AND SNOW PACKED AND ICY ROADS. FOR THE LATEST ROAD CONDITIONS
DIAL 5 1 1 OR VISIT N M ROADS DOT COM.

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NMZ504>514-516>520-221600-
ALBUQUERQUE METRO AREA-JEMEZ MOUNTAINS-LOWER CHAMA RIVER VALLEY-
LOWER RIO GRANDE VALLEY-
NORTHERN SANGRE DE CRISTOS ABOVE 9500 FEET/RED RIVER-
NORTHWEST HIGHLANDS-SAN FRANCISCO RIVER VALLEY-SAN JUAN MOUNTAINS-
SANTA FE METRO AREA-SOUTHERN SANGRE DE CRISTOS ABOVE 9500 FEET-
SOUTHWEST MOUNTAINS-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...
CHAMA...CUBA...EL MORRO...ESPANOLA...GALLUP...GLENWOOD...GRANTS...
LOS ALAMOS...PECOS...CERRO/QUESTA...QUEMADO...RED RIVER...SANTA FE...
SOCORRO...TAOS
730 AM MST THU JAN 22 2015

.NOW...
LIGHT TO OCCASIONALLY MODERATE SNOW WILL PERSIST IN AN AREA BETWEEN
GRANTS AND LAGUNA PUEBLO...EXTENDING SOUTH TO ACOMA PUEBLO AND
ALAMO.  THIS AREA OF PRECIPITATION WAS THE RESULT OF EAST WINDS
BLOWING UPSLOPE TO THE WEST OF RIO PUERCO ENHANCING PRECIPITATION.
THIS WILL MAINTAIN ICY AND SNOW PACKED CONDITIONS ALONG INTERSTATE 40
BETWEEN GRANTS AND THE RIO PUERCO. ELSEWHERE....AREAS OF MOSTLY LIGHT
SNOW WILL BE FOUND OVER AND NEAR THE HIGHER TERRAIN OF CENTRAL...
NORTH CENTRAL AND NORTHWEST NEW MEXICO THROUGH THE MORNING.
ADDITIONAL ACCUMULATIONS...IF ANY...WILL AVERAGE LESS THAN AN INCH
THROUGH 9 AM.  MOTORISTS SHOULD EXERCISE EXTREME CAUTION AND BE
PREPARED FOR REDUCED VISIBILITY IN FREEZING FOG AND SNOW...AND SNOW
PACKED AND ICY ROADS. FOR THE LATEST ROAD CONDITIONS DIAL 5 1 1 OR
VISIT N M ROADS DOT COM.

$$

NMZ521>526-533>540-221600-
CENTRAL HIGHLANDS-CHAVES COUNTY PLAINS-CURRY COUNTY-DE BACA COUNTY-
EASTERN LINCOLN COUNTY-ESTANCIA VALLEY-GUADALUPE COUNTY-QUAY COUNTY-
ROOSEVELT COUNTY-SANDIA/MANZANO MOUNTAINS-SOUTH CENTRAL HIGHLANDS-
SOUTH CENTRAL MOUNTAINS-SOUTHWEST CHAVES COUNTY-
UPPER TULAROSA VALLEY-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...CARRIZOZO...CLINES CORNERS...CLOVIS...
ELK...FORT SUMNER...GRAN QUIVIRA...MORIARTY/ESTANCIA...PICACHO...
PORTALES...ROSWELL...RUIDOSO...SANDIA PARK/CEDAR CREST...TIJERAS...
SANTA ROSA...TUCUMCARI
730 AM MST THU JAN 22 2015

.NOW...
SNOW WILL CONTINUE TO IMPACT MUCH OF EAST CENTRAL...SOUTH CENTRAL AND
SOUTHEAST NEW MEXICO THIS MORNING.   THROUGH 9 AM MST...THE
HEAVIEST BANDS OF SNOW WILL AFFECT LOCATIONS ON THE CAPROCK...AND
SOUTH OF A TUCUMCARI TO SANTA ROSA TO VAUGHN LINE.   AREAS OF HEAVY
SNOW WILL ALSO EXPAND BETWEEN BINGHAM...CARRIZOZO AND RUIDOSO.
SNOWFALL RATES WITH THE HEAVIEST SNOW WILL AVERAGE CLOSE TO ONE
INCH PER HOUR. MOTORISTS SHOULD EXERCISE EXTREME CAUTION AND BE
PREPARED FOR REDUCED VISIBILITY IN FREEZING FOG AND SNOW...AND SNOW
PACKED AND ICY ROADS. FOR THE LATEST ROAD CONDITIONS DIAL 5 1 1 OR
VISIT N M ROADS DOT COM.

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