Short Term Forecast
Issued by NWS Albuquerque, NM

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SHORT TERM FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ALBUQUERQUE NM
905 AM MST THU JAN 22 2015

NMZ515-527>532-221800-
EAST SLOPES SANGRE DE CRISTO MOUNTAINS-EASTERN SAN MIGUEL COUNTY-
FAR NORTHEAST HIGHLANDS-HARDING COUNTY-NORTHEAST HIGHLANDS-
RATON RIDGE/JOHNSON MESA-UNION COUNTY-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...ANGEL FIRE...MORA...CAPULIN...CLAYTON...
CONCHAS...LAS VEGAS...RATON...SPRINGER...ROY
905 AM MST THU JAN 22 2015

.NOW...
THE SNOW HAS ALL BUT ENDED ACROSS NORTHEAST NEW MEXICO.  FLURRIES OR
AREAS OF LIGHT SNOW WILL LINGER MAINLY SOUTH OF A MOSQUERO TO ANTON
CHICO LINE. TEMPERATURES IN THE TEENS TO LOWER 20S WILL ONLY SLOWLY
MODERATE BY MIDDAY. MOTORISTS SHOULD EXERCISE EXTREME CAUTION AND BE
PREPARED FOR REDUCED VISIBILITY IN FREEZING FOG AND SNOW...AND SNOW
PACKED AND ICY ROADS. FOR THE LATEST ROAD CONDITIONS DIAL 5 1 1 OR
VISIT N M ROADS DOT COM.

$$

NMZ504>514-516>520-221800-
ALBUQUERQUE METRO AREA-JEMEZ MOUNTAINS-LOWER CHAMA RIVER VALLEY-
LOWER RIO GRANDE VALLEY-
NORTHERN SANGRE DE CRISTOS ABOVE 9500 FEET/RED RIVER-
NORTHWEST HIGHLANDS-SAN FRANCISCO RIVER VALLEY-SAN JUAN MOUNTAINS-
SANTA FE METRO AREA-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...EL MORRO...ESPANOLA...GALLUP...GLENWOOD...GRANTS...
LOS ALAMOS...PECOS...CERRO/QUESTA...QUEMADO...RED RIVER...SANTA FE...
SOCORRO...TAOS
905 AM MST THU JAN 22 2015

.NOW...
LIGHT TO OCCASIONALLY MODERATE SNOW WILL PERSIST IN AN AREA BETWEEN
GRANTS AND LAGUNA PUEBLO...EXTENDING SOUTH TO ACOMA PUEBLO AND
ALAMO. THESE LOCATIONS AN EXPECT AN ADDITIONAL ONE HALF
TO THREE QUARTER INCH OF NEW SNOW.  ELSEWHERE... THE FOCUS FOR
ADDITIONAL SIGNIFICANT SNOWFALL HAS ALL BUT ENDED ACROSS NORTHERN NEW
MEXICO.  FARTHER SOUTH AREAS ACROSS SOCORRO COUNTY...PARTICULARLY
WEST OF THE RIO GRANDE...CAN EXPECT AN ADDITIONAL DUSTING TO PERHAPS
ONE INCH OF SNOW THROUGH 11 AM. MOTORISTS SHOULD EXERCISE EXTREME
CAUTION AND BE PREPARED FOR REDUCED VISIBILITY IN FREEZING FOG AND
SNOW...AND SNOW PACKED AND ICY ROADS. FOR THE LATEST ROAD CONDITIONS
DIAL 5 1 1 OR VISIT N M ROADS DOT COM.

$$

NMZ521>526-533>540-221800-
CENTRAL HIGHLANDS-CHAVES COUNTY PLAINS-CURRY COUNTY-DE BACA COUNTY-
EASTERN LINCOLN COUNTY-ESTANCIA VALLEY-GUADALUPE COUNTY-QUAY COUNTY-
ROOSEVELT COUNTY-SANDIA/MANZANO MOUNTAINS-SOUTH CENTRAL HIGHLANDS-
SOUTH CENTRAL MOUNTAINS-SOUTHWEST CHAVES COUNTY-
UPPER TULAROSA VALLEY-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...CARRIZOZO...CLINES CORNERS...CLOVIS...
ELK...FORT SUMNER...GRAN QUIVIRA...MORIARTY/ESTANCIA...PICACHO...
PORTALES...ROSWELL...RUIDOSO...SANDIA PARK/CEDAR CREST...TIJERAS...
SANTA ROSA...TUCUMCARI
905 AM MST THU JAN 22 2015

.NOW...
SNOW...HEAVY AT TIMES...WILL CONTINUE TO IMPACT MUCH OF
EAST CENTRAL...SOUTH CENTRAL AND SOUTHEAST NEW MEXICO THROUGH LATE
MORNING. THROUGH 11 AM MST...THE HEAVIEST BANDS OF SNOW WILL AFFECT
LOCATIONS ON THE CAPROCK TO INCLUDE RAGLAND AND HOUSE...AS WELL AS
SOUTH AND EAST OF A GRADY TO FORT SUMNER TO ARABELA LINE.  HEAVY
SNOW WILL IMPACT THE CLOVIS...PORTALES AND ELIDA AREAS TO INCLUDE
HIGHWAY 70 BETWEEN ROSWELL AND PORTALES. AREAS OF HEAVY SNOW WILL
ALSO EXPAND BETWEEN BINGHAM...CARRIZOZO AND RUIDOSO. SNOWFALL RATES
WITH THE HEAVIEST SNOW WILL AVERAGE CLOSE TO ONE INCH PER HOUR.
MOTORISTS SHOULD EXERCISE EXTREME CAUTION AND BE PREPARED FOR REDUCED
VISIBILITY IN FREEZING FOG AND SNOW...AND SNOW PACKED AND ICY ROADS.
FOR THE LATEST ROAD CONDITIONS DIAL 5 1 1 OR VISIT N M ROADS DOT
COM.

$$

KJ



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