Short Term Forecast
Issued by NWS Albuquerque, NM

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SHORT TERM FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ALBUQUERQUE NM
200 PM MST FRI DEC 26 2014

NMZ501>514-516>526-262300-
ALBUQUERQUE METRO AREA-CENTRAL HIGHLANDS-CHUSKA MOUNTAINS-
ESTANCIA VALLEY-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-SOUTH CENTRAL MOUNTAINS-
SOUTHERN SANGRE DE CRISTOS ABOVE 9500 FEET-SOUTHWEST MOUNTAINS-
UPPER RIO GRANDE VALLEY-UPPER TULAROSA 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...
CARRIZOZO...CHAMA...CLINES CORNERS...CUBA...DULCE...EL MORRO...
ESPANOLA...FARMINGTON...GALLUP...GLENWOOD...GRAN QUIVIRA...GRANTS...
LOS ALAMOS...MORIARTY/ESTANCIA...PECOS...CERRO/QUESTA...QUEMADO...
RED RIVER...RUIDOSO...SANDIA PARK/CEDAR CREST...TIJERAS...SANTA FE...
SOCORRO...TAOS
200 PM MST FRI DEC 26 2014

.NOW...
SCATTERED SNOW SHOWERS WILL BE FOUND OVER MUCH OF WESTERN AND CENTRAL
NEW MEXICO FOR THE REST OF THIS AFTERNOON. MOST OF THE SHOWERS WILL
BE FOCUSED OVER THE HIGHER TERRAIN. VISIBILITIES IN SNOW WILL VARY
FROM AROUND 1 TO 3 MILES. ADDITIONAL SNOW ACCUMULATIONS WILL RANGE
FROM A DUSTING TO A LOCALIZED 1 TO 2 INCHES IN THE HEAVIER SHOWERS.
BEFORE 4 PM SOME LOCATIONS AFFECTED INCLUDE LOS ALAMOS...EMBUDO...
SANTA FE...JEMEZ SPRINGS...AND TRES RITOS. 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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NMZ536>540-262300-
CHAVES COUNTY PLAINS-DE BACA COUNTY-EASTERN LINCOLN COUNTY-
ROOSEVELT COUNTY-SOUTHWEST CHAVES COUNTY-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...ELK...FORT SUMNER...PICACHO...PORTALES...
ROSWELL
200 PM MST FRI DEC 26 2014

.NOW...
A LARGE AREA OF RAIN OR RAIN MIXED WITH SNOW WILL CONTINUE OVER
PORTIONS OF SOUTH CENTRAL AND SOUTHEAST NEW MEXICO FOR THE REST OF
THE AFTERNOON. LOCATIONS SUCH AS ELKINS...KENNA...MILNESAND...LINGO
AND CAUSEY WILL BE AFFECTED. 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.

$$

NMZ515-527>535-262300-
CURRY COUNTY-EAST SLOPES SANGRE DE CRISTO MOUNTAINS-
EASTERN SAN MIGUEL COUNTY-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...
CLOVIS...CONCHAS...LAS VEGAS...RATON...SPRINGER...ROY...SANTA ROSA...
TUCUMCARI
200 PM MST FRI DEC 26 2014

.NOW...
AREAS OF LIGHT SNOW AND PATCHY FOG WILL CONTINUE TO IMPACT PORTIONS
OF NORTHEAST AND EAST CENTRAL NEW MEXICO THIS AFTERNOON. VISIBILITIES
WILL BE OCCASIONALLY REDUCED TO 3 MILES OR LESS IN SNOW AND FOG. SOME
LOCATIONS THAT MAY BE MOST AFFECTED BEFORE 4 PM INCLUDE LAS VEGAS TO
RATON...ANGEL FIRE...AND SANTA ROSA TO VARIADERO. ADDITIONAL SNOW
ACCUMULATIONS WILL RANGE FROM A DUSTING TO LOCALIZED 2 INCH AMOUNTS.
ROADS MAY BE SNOWPACKED AND ICY. FOR THE LATEST NEW MEXICO ROAD
CONDITIONS CALL 5 1 1 OR VISIT NMROADS.COM.

$$



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