Short Term Forecast
Issued by NWS Albuquerque, NM

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SHORT TERM FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ALBUQUERQUE NM
1142 PM MDT SUN APR 13 2014

NMZ505>508-140800-
SOUTHWEST MOUNTAINS-WEST CENTRAL HIGHLANDS-WEST CENTRAL MOUNTAINS-
WEST CENTRAL PLATEAU-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...EL MORRO...GALLUP...GRANTS...QUEMADO
1142 PM MDT SUN APR 13 2014

.NOW...

BATCHES OF LIGHT RAIN AND A FEW HIGH ELEVATION SNOW SHOWERS WILL
CONTINUE TO DIMINISH OVER WEST CENTRAL NEW MEXICO AS A COLD FRONT
PUSHES ACROSS THE AREA. SNOW LEVELS WILL GENERALLY RANGE BETWEEN 7000
AND 8000 FEET WITH A DUSTING TO AN INCH OF FRESH SNOW POSSIBLE OVER
THE ZUNI...SAWTOOTH...DATIL...AND MANGAS MOUNTAINS OF CATRON AND
SOUTHERN CIBOLA COUNTIES. AT LOWER ELEVATIONS A FEW SPRINKLES TO A
COUPLE OF HUNDREDTHS OF AN INCH OF RAINFALL CAN BE EXPECTED NEAR
QUEMADO...ALAMO...FENCE LAKE...THE VERY LARGE ARRAY...AND OTHER
NEARBY RURAL AREAS. PRECIPITATION WILL CONTINUE TO DECREASE IN
COVERAGE AND INTENSITY INTO THE EARLY MORNING HOURS.

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NMZ510>529-533-539-140800-
ALBUQUERQUE METRO AREA-CENTRAL HIGHLANDS-
EAST SLOPES SANGRE DE CRISTO MOUNTAINS-EASTERN LINCOLN COUNTY-
ESTANCIA VALLEY-FAR NORTHEAST HIGHLANDS-GUADALUPE COUNTY-
JEMEZ MOUNTAINS-LOWER CHAMA RIVER VALLEY-LOWER RIO GRANDE VALLEY-
NORTHEAST HIGHLANDS-
NORTHERN SANGRE DE CRISTOS ABOVE 9500 FEET/RED RIVER-
RATON RIDGE/JOHNSON MESA-SAN JUAN MOUNTAINS-SANDIA/MANZANO MOUNTAINS-
SANTA FE METRO AREA-SOUTH CENTRAL HIGHLANDS-SOUTH CENTRAL MOUNTAINS-
SOUTHERN SANGRE DE CRISTOS ABOVE 9500 FEET-UPPER RIO GRANDE VALLEY-
UPPER TULAROSA VALLEY-WEST SLOPES SANGRE DE CRISTO MOUNTAINS-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...ALBUQUERQUE...LOS LUNAS...RIO RANCHO...
ANGEL FIRE...MORA...CAPULIN...CARRIZOZO...CHAMA...CLINES CORNERS...
ESPANOLA...GRAN QUIVIRA...LAS VEGAS...LOS ALAMOS...
MORIARTY/ESTANCIA...PECOS...CERRO/QUESTA...PICACHO...RATON...
SPRINGER...RED RIVER...RUIDOSO...SANDIA PARK/CEDAR CREST...TIJERAS...
SANTA FE...SANTA ROSA...SOCORRO...TAOS
1142 PM MDT SUN APR 13 2014

.NOW...

BATCHES OF LIGHT RAIN AND SOME HIGH ELEVATION SNOW WILL CONTINUE TO
IMPACT CENTRAL TO NORTH CENTRAL NEW MEXICO. THROUGH 2 AM...AN
ADDITIONAL DUSTING TO AN INCH CAN BE EXPECTED ALONG THE EASTERN
FACING SLOPES AND PEAKS OF THE SANGRE DE CRISTO MOUNTAINS WITH
LESSER AMOUNTS POSSIBLE OVER THE SANDIA AND MANZANO MOUNTAINS. AT
LOWER ELEVATIONS A FEW HUNDREDTHS OF AN INCH OF RAINFALL CAN BE
EXPECTED NEAR MORIARTY...VAUGHN...SANTA ROSA...AND OTHER NEARBY RURAL
AREAS.  SNOW PACKED ROADS AND DIFFICULT DRIVING CONDITIONS CAN BE
EXPECTED ON HIGH ELEVATION ROADWAYS...AND ALSO ALONG PORTIONS OF
INTERSTATE 25...AS WELL AS U.S. 56...64...AND 87. VISIT NMROADS.COM
OR DIAL 5 1 1 FOR THE LATEST ROAD CONDITIONS.

$$

NMZ530>532-534>538-140800-
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
1142 PM MDT SUN APR 13 2014

.NOW...

BATCHES OF RAIN AND SNOW WILL CONTINUE TO IMPACT THE EASTERN PLAINS
OF NEW MEXICO AS A COLD FRONT PUSHES ACROSS THE AREA. SNOW WILL BE
FOUND OVER THE NORTHEASTERN PLAINS OF UNION...EASTERN SAN MIGUEL...
HARDING...AND NORTHERN QUAY COUNTIES...TRANSITIONING TO RAIN FARTHER
SOUTH INTO DE BACA...CURRY...ROOSEVELT...AND CHAVES COUNTIES. SNOW
IMPACTS WILL BE GREATEST IN THE NORTHEASTERN PLAINS WHERE TOTAL SNOW
ACCUMULATIONS OF ONE TO THREE INCHES ARE EXPECTED BEFORE 2 AM. SNOW
PACKED ROADS AND DIFFICULT DRIVING CONDITIONS CAN BE EXPECTED ON U.S.
56...64...AND 87. VISIT NMROADS.COM OR DIAL 5 1 1 FOR THE LATEST ROAD
CONDITIONS.

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