Short Term Forecast
Issued by NWS Albuquerque, NM

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SHORT TERM FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ALBUQUERQUE NM
717 AM MST SAT DEC 27 2014

NMZ512>515-527>534-537-271600-
DE BACA COUNTY-EAST SLOPES SANGRE DE CRISTO MOUNTAINS-
EASTERN SAN MIGUEL COUNTY-FAR NORTHEAST HIGHLANDS-GUADALUPE COUNTY-
HARDING COUNTY-NORTHEAST HIGHLANDS-
NORTHERN SANGRE DE CRISTOS ABOVE 9500 FEET/RED RIVER-QUAY COUNTY-
RATON RIDGE/JOHNSON MESA-SOUTHERN SANGRE DE CRISTOS ABOVE 9500 FEET-
UNION COUNTY-WEST SLOPES SANGRE DE CRISTO MOUNTAINS-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...ANGEL FIRE...MORA...CAPULIN...CLAYTON...
CONCHAS...FORT SUMNER...LAS VEGAS...PECOS...CERRO/QUESTA...RATON...
SPRINGER...RED RIVER...ROY...SANTA ROSA...TUCUMCARI
717 AM MST SAT DEC 27 2014

.NOW...
THROUGH 900 AM... WIDESPREAD LOW CLOUDS AND AREAS OF FLURRIES OR
LIGHT SNOW WILL PERSIST ACROSS MUCH OF NORTHEAST AND EAST CENTRAL NEW
MEXICO. LOCATIONS ALONG THE INTERSTATE 25 CORRIDOR BETWEEN LAS VEGAS
AND RATON PASS AS WELL AS THE CANADIAN RIVER ESCARPMENT WILL BE
ESPECIALLY PRONE TO POOR VISIBILITIES IN LIGHT SNOW AND FOG.  NEAR
DAYBREAK...LIGHT SNOW WAS ALSO REPORTED AT ANGEL FIRE.  FREEZING FOG
ON ROADS WILL CREATE SLICK AND ICY SPOTS...ESPECIALLY ON BRIDGES...
OVER CULVERTS...AND IN SHADED AREAS.  MOTORISTS SHOULD DRIVE WITH
EXTREME CAUTION AND ALLOW ADDITIONAL TRAVEL TIME.  USE LOW BEAMS...
REDUCE DRIVING SPEED...AND ALLOW FOR PLENTY OF ROOM BETWEEN YOU AND
OTHER VEHICLES.

$$

NMZ535-536-538-540-271600-
CHAVES COUNTY PLAINS-CURRY COUNTY-ROOSEVELT COUNTY-
SOUTHWEST CHAVES COUNTY-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...CLOVIS...ELK...PORTALES...ROSWELL
717 AM MST SAT DEC 27 2014

.NOW...
THROUGH 900 AM...A FEW FLURRIES WILL BE ENCOUNTERED NEAR AND
SOUTHEAST OF HIGHWAY 70 FROM THE ROSWELL AREA TO ELIDA TO PORTALES
AND CLOVIS. STEADIER LIGHT SNOW WILL BE LIMITED TO AREAS NEAR AND
EAST OF MILNESAND...AS WELL AS ALONG HIGHWAY 380 EAST OF ROSWELL.
MOTORISTS SHOULD EXPECT SLICK AND POTENTIALLY ICY TRAVEL CONDITIONS
THROUGH THE MORNING HOURS.  THE PRECIPITATION WILL CONTINUE TO
SLOWLY ADVANCE TOWARD THE EAST.

$$

KJ



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