Short Term Forecast
Issued by NWS Albuquerque, NM

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SHORT TERM FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ALBUQUERQUE NM
1107 PM MST WED JAN 21 2015

NMZ530>532-534>538-220900-
CHAVES COUNTY PLAINS-CURRY COUNTY-DE BACA COUNTY-
EASTERN SAN MIGUEL COUNTY-HARDING COUNTY-QUAY COUNTY-
ROOSEVELT COUNTY-UNION COUNTY-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...CLAYTON...CLOVIS...CONCHAS...FORT SUMNER...
PORTALES...ROSWELL...ROY...TUCUMCARI
1107 PM MST WED JAN 21 2015

.NOW...
WIDESPREAD AREAS OF LIGHT SNOW...WITH EMBEDDED BANDS OF MODERATE TO
HEAVY SNOW WILL CONTINUE ACROSS EASTERN NEW MEXICO THROUGH THE LATE
EVENING AND EARLY MORNING HOURS. ADDITIONAL ACCUMULATIONS THROUGH
2 AM WILL GENERALLY RANGE BETWEEN A HALF INCH AND 2 INCHES.
HOWEVER...SOME BANDS OF HEAVIER SNOWFALL WILL BE CONCENTRATING OVER
EAST CENTRAL PARTS OF THE STATE FROM VAUGHN TO FORT SUMNER TO CLOVIS
AND PORTALES WHERE HEAVIER ACCUMULATIONS OF 2 TO 4 INCHES WILL BE
COMMON. MOTORISTS SHOULD EXERCISE EXTREME CAUTION AND BE PREPARED FOR
REDUCED VISIBILITY IN FREEZING FOG AND SNOW. ROADS WILL BECOME SNOW
PACKED AND ICY AS TEMPERATURES LINGER OR COOL INTO THE 20S...AND MANY
ROADS MAY BECOME IMPASSABLE. FOR THE LATEST ROAD CONDITIONS DIAL 5 1
1 OR VISIT N M ROADS DOT COM.

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NMZ503>509-220900-
FAR NORTHWEST HIGHLANDS-NORTHWEST HIGHLANDS-
SAN FRANCISCO RIVER VALLEY-SOUTHWEST MOUNTAINS-
WEST CENTRAL HIGHLANDS-WEST CENTRAL MOUNTAINS-WEST CENTRAL PLATEAU-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...CUBA...DULCE...EL MORRO...GALLUP...
GLENWOOD...GRANTS...QUEMADO
1107 PM MST WED JAN 21 2015

.NOW...
ACROSS NORTHWEST AND WEST CENTRAL NEW MEXICO...BANDS OF LIGHT TO
OCCASIONALLY MODERATE SNOW WILL FAVOR AREAS ALONG AND EAST OF THE
CONTINENTAL DIVIDE THROUGH THE LATE EVENING AND EARLY MORNING HOURS.
ADDITIONAL ACCUMULATIONS OF 1 TO 2 INCHES ARE POSSIBLE...ESPECIALLY
OVER HIGHER TERRAIN LOCALES STRETCHING FROM CUBA TO MARQUEZ TO ACOMA
TO ALAMO. MOTORISTS SHOULD EXERCISE CAUTION AND BE PREPARED FOR
REDUCED VISIBILITY IN FOG AND SNOW...ESPECIALLY IN THE HIGH COUNTRY.
FOR THE LATEST ROAD CONDITIONS DIAL 5 1 1 OR VISIT N M ROADS DOT
COM.

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NMZ510>518-527>529-220900-
EAST SLOPES SANGRE DE CRISTO MOUNTAINS-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-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...ANGEL FIRE...MORA...CAPULIN...CHAMA...
ESPANOLA...LAS VEGAS...LOS ALAMOS...PECOS...CERRO/QUESTA...RATON...
SPRINGER...RED RIVER...SANTA FE...TAOS
1107 PM MST WED JAN 21 2015

.NOW...
LIGHT TO OCCASIONALLY MODERATE SNOW WILL REMAIN WIDESPREAD OVER A
LARGE PORTION OF NORTH CENTRAL NEW MEXICO THIS EVENING. ADDITIONAL
SNOW ACCUMULATIONS BEFORE 2 AM WILL GENERALLY RANGE FROM A DUSTING
TO 2 INCHES OVER THE SAN JUAN OR TUSAS AND JEMEZ MOUNTAINS...AS WELL
AS THE UPPER RIO GRANDE VALLEY. SNOW WILL PERSIST AND MAY BE HEAVIER
ALONG THE SANGRE DE CRISTO MOUNTAINS AND EASTERN SLOPES TOWARD THE
INTERSTATE 25 CORRIDOR WHERE ADDITIONAL AMOUNTS OF 1 TO 4 INCHES
WILL BE POSSIBLE THROUGH 2 AM...INCLUDING LOCALES NEAR ANGEL FIRE...
CIMARRON...SPRINGER...LAS VEGAS...AND GLORIETA. MOTORISTS SHOULD
EXERCISE CAUTION AND BE PREPARED FOR REDUCED VISIBILITY IN FREEZING
FOG AND SNOW...ESPECIALLY IN THE HIGH COUNTRY. MANY ROADS WILL BE
SNOW PACKED AND ICY...AND SOME MAY BECOME IMPASSABLE. FOR THE LATEST
ROAD CONDITIONS DIAL 5 1 1 OR VISIT N M ROADS DOT COM.

$$

NMZ519>526-533-539-540-220900-
ALBUQUERQUE METRO AREA-CENTRAL HIGHLANDS-EASTERN LINCOLN COUNTY-
ESTANCIA VALLEY-GUADALUPE COUNTY-LOWER RIO GRANDE VALLEY-
SANDIA/MANZANO MOUNTAINS-SOUTH CENTRAL HIGHLANDS-
SOUTH CENTRAL MOUNTAINS-SOUTHWEST CHAVES COUNTY-
UPPER TULAROSA VALLEY-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...ALBUQUERQUE...LOS LUNAS...RIO RANCHO...
CARRIZOZO...CLINES CORNERS...ELK...GRAN QUIVIRA...
MORIARTY/ESTANCIA...PICACHO...RUIDOSO...SANDIA PARK/CEDAR CREST...
TIJERAS...SANTA ROSA...SOCORRO
1107 PM MST WED JAN 21 2015

.NOW...
AREAS OF SNOW WILL CONTINUE OVER PORTIONS OF CENTRAL AND SOUTH
CENTRAL NEW MEXICO THROUGH THE LATE EVENING AND EARLY MORNING HOURS.
AREAS FROM BELEN TO SOCORRO WILL SEE MOSTLY WET SNOWFALL WITH
ACCUMULATIONS OF AROUND AN INCH ON UNPAVED SURFACES. FARTHER EAST ON
THE SANDIA AND MANZANO MOUNTAINS AND TOWARD SIERRA BLANCA AND THE
CAPITAN MOUNTAINS...SNOWFALL WILL BE STEADIER WITH HEAVIER SNOWFALL
RATES OF ONE TO TWO INCHES AN HOUR. SOME HIGH ELEVATION ROADS WILL
QUICKLY SEE DETERIORATING CONDITIONS THROUGH THE EARLY MORNING
HOURS.. FOR THE LATEST ROAD CONDITIONS DIAL 5 1 1 OR VISIT N M ROADS
DOT COM. IN ADDITION...AN EAST WIND IS EXPECTED TO STRENGTHEN THROUGH
CANYONS ALONG THE EASTERN FOOTHILLS OF THE MIDDLE RIO GRANDE VALLEY.

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