Short Term Forecast
Issued by NWS Albuquerque, NM

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

NMZ505>508-140500-
SOUTHWEST MOUNTAINS-WEST CENTRAL HIGHLANDS-WEST CENTRAL MOUNTAINS-
WEST CENTRAL PLATEAU-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...EL MORRO...GALLUP...GRANTS...QUEMADO
852 PM MDT SUN APR 13 2014

.NOW...

BATCHES OF RAIN AND HIGH ELEVATION SNOW WILL CONTINUE TO IMPACT WEST
CENTRAL NEW MEXICO AS A COLD FRONT PUSHES ACROSS THE AREA. SNOW
LEVELS WILL GENERALLY RANGE BETWEEN 7500 AND 8500 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 HUNDREDTHS OF AN INCH OF RAINFALL CAN BE
EXPECTED NEAR QUEMADO...ALAMO...FENCE LAKE AND OTHER NEARBY RURAL
AREAS. PRECIPITATION WILL DECREASE IN COVERAGE AND INTENSITY INTO
THE LATE EVENING.

$$

NMZ510>529-533-539-140500-
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
852 PM MDT SUN APR 13 2014

.NOW...

BATCHES OF RAIN AND HIGH ELEVATION SNOW WILL CONTINUE TO IMPACT
CENTRAL TO NORTH CENTRAL NEW MEXICO AS A COLD FRONT PUSHES ACROSS THE
AREA. THROUGH 11 PM...SNOW LEVELS WILL GENERALLY RANGE BETWEEN 7000
AND 8000 FEET WITH A DUSTING TO COUPLE OF INCHES OF FRESH SNOW
POSSIBLE OVER THE JEMEZ...SAN JUAN...SANGRE DE CRISTO...SANDIA...AND
MANZANO MOUNTAINS. AT LOWER ELEVATIONS A FEW HUNDREDTHS OF AN INCH OF
RAINFALL CAN BE EXPECTED NEAR SANTA FE...TAOS...AND OTHER NEARBY
RURAL AREAS. SNOW LEVELS WILL BE LOWER ON THE EASTERN SIDE OF THE
SANGRE DE CRISTO MOUNTAINS WITH SNOW EXPECTED TO ACCUMULATE ONE TO
THREE INCHES BEFORE 11 PM NEAR RATON...SPRINGER...WAGON MOUND...
WATROUS...LAS VEGAS...AND OTHER NEARBY LOCALES. SNOW PACKED ROADS AND
DIFFICULT DRIVING CONDITIONS CAN BE EXPECTED ON HIGH ELEVATION
ROADWAYS. VISIT NMROADS.COM OR DIAL 5 1 1 FOR THE LATEST ROAD
CONDITIONS.

$$

NMZ530>532-534>538-140500-
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
852 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 GUADALUPE...DE BACA...CURRY...ROOSEVELT...AND CHAVES
COUNTIES. SNOW IMPACTS WILL BE GREATEST IN THE NORTHEASTERN PLAINS
WHERE ACCUMULATIONS OF ONE TO THREE INCHES ARE EXPECTED BEFORE 11
PM. 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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