Short Term Forecast
Issued by NWS Albuquerque, NM

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SHORT TERM FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ALBUQUERQUE NM
1056 PM MST THU DEC 25 2014

NMZ501>517-527-260800-
CHUSKA MOUNTAINS-EAST SLOPES SANGRE DE CRISTO MOUNTAINS-
FAR NORTHWEST HIGHLANDS-JEMEZ MOUNTAINS-LOWER CHAMA RIVER VALLEY-
NORTHERN SANGRE DE CRISTOS ABOVE 9500 FEET/RED RIVER-
NORTHWEST HIGHLANDS-NORTHWEST PLATEAU-RATON RIDGE/JOHNSON MESA-
SAN FRANCISCO RIVER VALLEY-SAN JUAN MOUNTAINS-
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...ANGEL FIRE...MORA...CAPULIN...CHAMA...
CUBA...DULCE...EL MORRO...ESPANOLA...FARMINGTON...GALLUP...
GLENWOOD...GRANTS...LOS ALAMOS...PECOS...CERRO/QUESTA...QUEMADO...
RED RIVER...TAOS
1056 PM MST THU DEC 25 2014

.NOW...
THROUGH 1 AM MST...AREAS OF SNOW WILL CONTINUE ACROSS NORTH
CENTRAL AND WESTERN NEW MEXICO....FOCUSING BETWEEN RATON PASS...RED
RIVER...TAOS AND LOS ALAMOS. EXPECT LIGHT TO MODERATE SNOW WITH
ACCUMULATIONS BETWEEN ONE AND TWO INCHES...EXCEPT FOR LOCALLY HIGHER
AMOUNTS ABOVE 9000 FEET. MOTORISTS ARE URGED TO USE CAUTION AS ROADS
MAY BECOME SNOW PACKED AND ICY...WITH SIGNIFICANTLY REDUCED
VISIBILITY IN FALLING AND BLOWING SNOW. FOR ROAD CONDITIONS...VISIT N
M ROADS DOT COM OR DIAL 511.

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NMZ525-526-539-540-260800-
EASTERN LINCOLN COUNTY-SOUTH CENTRAL MOUNTAINS-
SOUTHWEST CHAVES COUNTY-UPPER TULAROSA VALLEY-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...CARRIZOZO...ELK...PICACHO...RUIDOSO
1056 PM MST THU DEC 25 2014

.NOW...
THROUGH 1 AM MST...SOUTHWEST WINDS OF 25 TO 35 MPH WITH GUSTS TO
NEAR 50 MPH WILL PERSIST. MOTORISTS SHOULD EXERCISE CAUTION DUE
TO STRONG CROSSWINDS ON NORTHWEST TO SOUTHEAST ORIENTED ROADS...
ESPECIALLY DRIVERS OF HIGH PROFILE VEHICLES.

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NMZ518>524-260800-
ALBUQUERQUE METRO AREA-CENTRAL HIGHLANDS-ESTANCIA VALLEY-
LOWER RIO GRANDE VALLEY-SANDIA/MANZANO MOUNTAINS-SANTA FE METRO AREA-
SOUTH CENTRAL HIGHLANDS-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...ALBUQUERQUE...LOS LUNAS...RIO RANCHO...
CLINES CORNERS...GRAN QUIVIRA...MORIARTY/ESTANCIA...
SANDIA PARK/CEDAR CREST...TIJERAS...SANTA FE...SOCORRO
1056 PM MST THU DEC 25 2014

.NOW...
THROUGH 1 AM MST...AN AREA OF SNOW BETWEEN SANTA FE...TIJERAS...
BELEN AND SOCORRO WILL GRADUALLY SHIFT EAST. EXPECT LIGHT TO
MODERATE SNOW TO PRODUCE AMOUNTS BETWEEN ONE AND TWO INCHES...
ALTHOUGH LOCALLY HIGHER AMOUNTS ARE LIKELY IN THE SANDIA AND
MANZANO MOUNTAINS. MOTORISTS ARE URGED TO USE CAUTION AS ROADS
MAY BECOME SNOW PACKED AND ICY...WITH SIGNIFICANTLY REDUCED
VISIBILITY IN FALLING AND BLOWING SNOW. FOR ROAD CONDITIONS...
VISIT N M ROADS DOT COM OR DIAL 511.


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