Short Term Forecast
Issued by NWS Albuquerque, NM

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SHORT TERM FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ALBUQUERQUE NM
949 AM MST FRI DEC 26 2014

NMZ501>514-516>521-524-261845-
ALBUQUERQUE METRO AREA-CHUSKA MOUNTAINS-FAR NORTHWEST HIGHLANDS-
JEMEZ MOUNTAINS-LOWER CHAMA RIVER VALLEY-LOWER RIO GRANDE VALLEY-
NORTHERN SANGRE DE CRISTOS ABOVE 9500 FEET/RED RIVER-
NORTHWEST HIGHLANDS-NORTHWEST PLATEAU-SAN FRANCISCO RIVER VALLEY-
SAN JUAN MOUNTAINS-SANDIA/MANZANO MOUNTAINS-SANTA FE METRO AREA-
SOUTH CENTRAL HIGHLANDS-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...DULCE...EL MORRO...ESPANOLA...FARMINGTON...GALLUP...
GLENWOOD...GRAN QUIVIRA...GRANTS...LOS ALAMOS...PECOS...
CERRO/QUESTA...QUEMADO...RED RIVER...SANDIA PARK/CEDAR CREST...
TIJERAS...SANTA FE...SOCORRO...TAOS
949 AM MST FRI DEC 26 2014

.NOW...
SCATTERED SNOW SHOWERS WILL BE FOUND OVER MOST OF THE WESTERN AND
NORTHWESTERN HIGH TERRAIN THROUGH MIDDAY...ALONG WITH AREAS OF FOG.
VISIBILITIES IN SNOW AND FOG WILL VARY FROM AROUND 1 TO 3 MILES.
ADDITIONAL SNOW ACCUMULATIONS WILL RANGE FROM A DUSTING TO AROUND 1
TO 2 INCHES IN THE HEAVIER SHOWERS. ROADS OVER THE REGION MAY BE
SNOWPACKED AND ICY...ESPECIALLY ACROSS THE HIGHER TERRAIN. FOR THE
LATEST NEW MEXICO ROAD CONDITIONS VISIT NMROADS.COM OR CALL 5 1 1.

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NMZ525-526-536>540-261845-
CHAVES COUNTY PLAINS-DE BACA COUNTY-EASTERN LINCOLN COUNTY-
ROOSEVELT COUNTY-SOUTH CENTRAL MOUNTAINS-SOUTHWEST CHAVES COUNTY-
UPPER TULAROSA VALLEY-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...CARRIZOZO...ELK...FORT SUMNER...PICACHO...
PORTALES...ROSWELL...RUIDOSO
949 AM MST FRI DEC 26 2014

.NOW...
A MIX OF RAIN AND SNOW...OR SNOW WILL CONTINUE TO STRETCH FROM
LINCOLN COUNTY NORTHEAST THROUGH SUMNER LAKE...QUAY...TUCUMCARI...
LOGAN AND NARA VISA FOR THE REST OF THE MORNING. ADDITIONAL SNOWFALL
WITH THIS BAND WILL TOTAL AN INCH OR SO OF SNOW. A SECOND BAND...MORE
LIKELY TO BE RAIN OR A MIX OF RAIN AND SNOW WILL EXTEND OVER CHAVES
COUNTY INCLUDING ROSWELL...AS WELL AS ELIDA...ROGERS AND PORTALES.
ANY SNOW WITH THIS BAND WILL RANGE FROM A DUSTING TO AN INCH OF WET
SNOW ON UNPAVED OR ELEVATED SURFACES. PATCHY FOG AND PRECIPITATION
WILL REDUCE VISIBILITIES AT TIMES TO LESS THAN 2 MILES. ROADS AND
ESPECIALLY BRIDGES AND OVERPASSES MAY BE SLICK OR ICY AND TRAVEL WILL
BE IMPACTED. FOR THE LATEST ROAD CONDITIONS CALL 5 1 1...OR VISIT
NMROADS.COM.

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NMZ515-522-523-527>535-261845-
CENTRAL HIGHLANDS-CURRY COUNTY-
EAST SLOPES SANGRE DE CRISTO MOUNTAINS-EASTERN SAN MIGUEL COUNTY-
ESTANCIA VALLEY-FAR NORTHEAST HIGHLANDS-GUADALUPE COUNTY-
HARDING COUNTY-NORTHEAST HIGHLANDS-QUAY COUNTY-
RATON RIDGE/JOHNSON MESA-UNION COUNTY-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...ANGEL FIRE...MORA...CAPULIN...CLAYTON...
CLINES CORNERS...CLOVIS...CONCHAS...LAS VEGAS...MORIARTY/ESTANCIA...
RATON...SPRINGER...ROY...SANTA ROSA...TUCUMCARI
949 AM MST FRI DEC 26 2014

.NOW...
AREAS OF LIGHT SNOW AND FOG WILL CONTINUE THROUGH MIDDAY OVER
NORTHEAST AND EAST CENTRAL NEW MEXICO. VISIBILITIES WILL BE
OCCASIONALLY REDUCED TO 3 MILES OR LESS IN SNOW AND FOG. SOME AREAS
THAT MAY BE MOST AFFECTED THE REST OF THE MORNING INCLUDE CLAYTON...
LAS VEGAS AND TUCUMCARI WHERE ANOTHER INCH OR 2 MAY ACCUMULATE. ROADS
MAY BE SNOWPACKED AND ICY ESPECIALLY OVER NORTHEAST NEW MEXICO NEAR
THE COLORADO BORDER. FOR THE LATEST NEW MEXICO ROAD CONDITIONS CALL 5
1 1 OR VISIT NMROADS.COM.

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