Short Term Forecast
Issued by NWS Albuquerque, NM

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

NMZ530>532-534>538-220330-
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
645 PM MST WED JAN 21 2015

.NOW...
A MAJOR WINTER STORM WILL CONTINUE TO TAKE GRIP OVER EASTERN NEW
MEXICO THIS EVENING. WIDESPREAD AREAS OF MODERATE TO HEAVY SNOW WILL
IMPACT THE NORTHEASTERN QUADRANT OF THE STATE THROUGH 830 PM...
INCLUDING AREAS ALONG AND NORTH OF THE INTERSTATE 40 CORRIDOR.
SEVERAL INCHES OF SNOW HAVE ALREADY ACCUMULATED AND ADDITIONAL
AMOUNTS OF TWO TO FOUR INCHES ARE EXPECTED THROUGH 830 PM MST.
FARTHER SOUTH SNOW WILL BE MORE PERIODIC AND NOT QUITE AS HEAVY...BUT
STILL NEW ACCUMULATIONS OF ONE TO THREE INCHES WILL BE COMMON THROUGH
THIS TIME FRAME. MOTORISTS SHOULD EXERCISE EXTREME CAUTION AND BE
PREPARED FOR REDUCED VISIBILITY IN FOG AND SNOW. ROADS WILL BECOME
SNOW PACKED...AND MANY WILL BE IMPASSABLE. FOR THE LATEST ROAD
CONDITIONS DIAL 5 1 1 OR VISIT N M ROADS DOT COM.

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NMZ503>509-220330-
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
645 PM MST WED JAN 21 2015

.NOW...
A STRONG LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM IS WORKING INTO NEW MEXICO...SPREADING
AREAS OF PRECIPITATION OVER WESTERN PARTS OF THE STATE.
PRECIPITATION HAS BEEN A MIX OF RAIN AND SNOW WITH THUNDERSTORMS
ALSO OCCASIONALLY DEVELOPING. THROUGH 830 PM...LOOK FOR DECREASED
LIGHTNING AND THUNDERSTORM ACTIVITY...HOWEVER PRECIPITATION WILL
TEND TO CHANGE OVER TO MOSTLY SNOW WITH ADDITIONAL ACCUMULATIONS OF
ONE TO TWO INCHES FAVORING AREAS ALONG AND JUST EAST OF THE
CONTINENTAL DIVIDE. THIS WILL INCLUDE LOCALES NEAR MARQUEZ...
LAGUNA...ACOMA...ALAMO...QUEMADO...PIETOWN...THE VERY LARGE
RADIO ASTRONOMY ARRAY...MAGDALENA...AND DUSTY. 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>529-220330-
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
645 PM MST WED JAN 21 2015

.NOW...
LIGHT TO OCCASIONALLY MODERATE SNOW WILL REMAIN WIDESPREAD OVER A
GOOD PORTION OF NORTH CENTRAL NEW MEXICO WITH MORE PERSISTENT HEAVY
SNOW IMPACTING THE SANGRE DE CRISTO MOUNTAINS AND EASTERN SLOPES
TOWARD THE INTERSTATE 25 CORRIDOR. AN ADDITIONAL DUSTING TO INCH OF
FRESH SNOW WILL CONTINUE ON THE JEMEZ...TUSAS OR SAN JUANS...AND
UPPER RIO GRANDE VALLEY NEAR TAOS...PENASCO...TRUCHAS...SANTA FE...
WHITE ROCK...AND COCHITI. FARTHER EAST HEAVIER SNOW ACCUMULATIONS OF
AN ADDITIONAL TWO TO FOUR INCHES WILL BE POSSIBLE BEFORE 830 PM NEAR
RED RIVER...ANGEL FIRE...RATON...CIMARRON...LAS VEGAS...COWLES...AND
GLORIETA. MOTORISTS SHOULD EXERCISE CAUTION AND BE PREPARED FOR
REDUCED VISIBILITY IN FOG AND SNOW...ESPECIALLY IN THE HIGH COUNTRY.
MANY ROADS WILL BE SNOW PACKED...AND SOME WILL BE IMPASSABLE. FOR THE
LATEST ROAD CONDITIONS DIAL 5 1 1 OR VISIT N M ROADS DOT COM.

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NMZ519>526-533-539-540-220330-
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
645 PM MST WED JAN 21 2015

.NOW...
AREAS OF WINTRY PRECIPITATION WILL CONTINUE TO FILL IN OVER CENTRAL
TO SOUTH CENTRAL NEW MEXICO THROUGH THE EVENING AS A STRONG LOW
PRESSURE SYSTEM IMPACTS THE STATE. AREAS FROM ALBUQUERQUE TO BELEN
TO SOCORRO WILL SEE PERIODIC RAIN AND SNOW WITH THE PRECIPITATION
SHIFTING MOSTLY TO ALL SNOW BY 9 PM. ADDITIONAL ACCUMULATIONS OF A
DUSTING TO A HALF INCH ARE EXPECTED FOR THE LOWER ELEVATION LOCALES
SURROUNDING THE RIO GRANDE. FARTHER EAST ON THE SANDIA AND MANZANO
MOUNTAINS AND TOWARD SIERRA BLANCA AND THE CAPITAN MOUNTAINS...
SNOWFALL WILL TURN MORE STEADY WITH HEAVIER SNOWFALL RATES OF ONE TO
THREE INCHES PER HOUR. SOME HIGH ELEVATION ROADS WILL QUICKLY SEE
DETERIORATING CONDITIONS THROUGH THE EVENING HOURS.. FOR THE LATEST
ROAD CONDITIONS DIAL 5 1 1 OR VISIT N M ROADS DOT COM.

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