Short Term Forecast
Issued by NWS Albuquerque, NM

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SHORT TERM FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ALBUQUERQUE NM
649 PM MDT WED APR 16 2014

NMZ512>515-527-528-530-170300-
EAST SLOPES SANGRE DE CRISTO MOUNTAINS-FAR NORTHEAST HIGHLANDS-
NORTHERN SANGRE DE CRISTOS ABOVE 9500 FEET/RED RIVER-
RATON RIDGE/JOHNSON MESA-SOUTHERN SANGRE DE CRISTOS ABOVE 9500 FEET-
UNION COUNTY-WEST SLOPES SANGRE DE CRISTO MOUNTAINS-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...ANGEL FIRE...MORA...CAPULIN...CLAYTON...
PECOS...CERRO/QUESTA...RATON...SPRINGER...RED RIVER
649 PM MDT WED APR 16 2014

.NOW...

THROUGH 9 PM...BATCHES OF LIGHT RAIN WILL CONTINUE TO EXPAND OVER THE
SANGRE DE CRISTO MOUNTAINS...RATON PASS AND RIDGE...AS WELL AS THE
HIGHLANDS AND HIGH PLAINS NEAR CAPULIN...DES MOINES...AND RURAL
NORTHERN UNION COUNTY. RAINFALL AMOUNTS WILL INITIALLY BE LIGHT...
GENERALLY AMOUNTING TO JUST A FEW HUNDREDTHS OF AN INCH. HOWEVER...
TEMPERATURES WILL COOL INTO THE LATE EVENING WITH RAIN CHANGING
OVER TO SNOW. SNOW WILL INCREASE IN COVERAGE AND INTENSITY BY
MIDNIGHT WITH SOME ACCUMULATIONS EXPECTED OVERNIGHT. MOTORISTS ALONG
INTERSTATE 25 NORTH OF RATON...AND ALSO ALONG U.S. HIGHWAYS 64 AND
87...CAN INITIALLY EXPECT WET CONDITIONS WITH TRAVEL LIKELY BECOMING
MORE TREACHEROUS BY MIDNIGHT WITH THE CHANGE OVER TO SNOW.

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