Short Term Forecast
Issued by NWS Albuquerque, NM

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SHORT TERM FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ALBUQUERQUE NM
757 PM MST MON MAR 2 2015

NMZ501>514-516>520-030500-
ALBUQUERQUE METRO AREA-CHUSKA MOUNTAINS-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-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...DULCE...EL MORRO...ESPANOLA...FARMINGTON...GALLUP...
GLENWOOD...GRANTS...LOS ALAMOS...PECOS...CERRO/QUESTA...QUEMADO...
RED RIVER...SANTA FE...SOCORRO...TAOS
757 PM MST MON MAR 2 2015

.NOW...
THROUGH 10 PM MST...RAIN AND HIGH ELEVATION SNOW SHOWERS WILL
CONTINUE TO EXPAND IN AREAL COVERAGE AHEAD OF A COLD FRONT
PROGRESSING EAST ACROSS WESTERN AND CENTRAL NEW MEXICO...INCLUDING
THE RIO GRANDE VALLEY BETWEEN SOCORRO...ALBUQUERQUE...SANTA FE AND
TAOS. SNOW LEVELS WILL CONTINUE TO BE HIGH AHEAD OF THE FRONT...
AROUND 8500 FEET...BUT WILL DROP TO AROUND 5500 FEET BEHIND THE
FRONT. RAIN AMOUNTS WILL GENERALLY BE A TENTH OF AN INCH OR LESS...
WITH SNOW AMOUNTS OF 1 TO 2 INCHES POSSIBLE...ESPECIALLY IN THE JEMEZ
AND TUSAS MOUNTAINS. IN ADDITION...WINDY CONDITIONS WILL PERSIST WITH
OCCASIONAL GUSTS TO BETWEEN 35 AND 40 MPH. A RUMBLE OF THUNDER OR TWO
CAN NOT BE RULED OUT.


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NMZ515-527>538-030500-
CHAVES COUNTY PLAINS-CURRY COUNTY-DE BACA 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-
ROOSEVELT COUNTY-UNION COUNTY-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...ANGEL FIRE...MORA...CAPULIN...CLAYTON...
CLOVIS...CONCHAS...FORT SUMNER...LAS VEGAS...PORTALES...RATON...
SPRINGER...ROSWELL...ROY...SANTA ROSA...TUCUMCARI
757 PM MST MON MAR 2 2015

.NOW...
THROUGH 10 PM MST...PATCHES OF RAIN AND HIGH TERRAIN SNOW WILL
PERSIST ACROSS EASTERN PORTIONS OF NEW MEXICO AHEAD OF AN EASTWARD
ADVANCING COLD FRONT. A FEW PATCHES OF FREEZING FOG AND DRIZZLE WILL
CONTINUE AS WELL...MAINLY ALONG THE NORTHEAST HIGHLANDS...BUT WILL BE
DIMINISHING BEFORE MIDNIGHT. RAIN AMOUNTS WILL GENERALLY BE A FEW
HUNDREDTHS OF AN INCH OR LESS...WITH UP TO ONE INCH OF SNOW POSSIBLE
ALONG THE EAST SLOPES OF THE SANGRE DE CRISTO MOUNTAINS. IN
ADDITION...BREEZY TO LOCALLY WINDY CONDITIONS WILL CONTINUE WITH
OCCASIONAL GUSTS TO BETWEEN 35 AND 45 MPH.

$$

NMZ521>526-539-540-030500-
CENTRAL HIGHLANDS-EASTERN LINCOLN COUNTY-ESTANCIA VALLEY-
SANDIA/MANZANO MOUNTAINS-SOUTH CENTRAL HIGHLANDS-
SOUTH CENTRAL MOUNTAINS-SOUTHWEST CHAVES COUNTY-
UPPER TULAROSA VALLEY-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...CARRIZOZO...CLINES CORNERS...ELK...
GRAN QUIVIRA...MORIARTY/ESTANCIA...PICACHO...RUIDOSO...
SANDIA PARK/CEDAR CREST...TIJERAS
757 PM MST MON MAR 2 2015

.NOW...
THROUGH 10 PM MST...RAIN AND HIGHER ELEVATION SNOW SHOWERS WILL
CONTINUE TO EXPAND IN COVERAGE ACROSS CENTRAL AND SOUTH CENTRAL NEW
MEXICO AHEAD OF AN EASTWARD ADVANCING COLD FRONT. RAIN AMOUNTS WILL
GENERALLY BE A TENTH OF AN INCH OR LESS...WITH A COUPLE INCHES OF
SNOW POSSIBLE ABOVE 9000 FEET. A RUMBLE OF THUNDER OR TWO CAN NOT
BE RULED OUT. IN ADDITION...BREEZY TO WINDY CONDITIONS WILL CONTINUE
WITH OCCASIONAL GUSTS TO BETWEEN 35 AND 45 MPH.

$$




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