Short Term Forecast
Issued by NWS Albuquerque, NM

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SHORT TERM FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ALBUQUERQUE NM
907 PM MST SAT FEB 28 2015

NMZ501>504-510>518-010700-
CHUSKA MOUNTAINS-EAST SLOPES SANGRE DE CRISTO MOUNTAINS-
FAR NORTHWEST HIGHLANDS-JEMEZ MOUNTAINS-LOWER CHAMA RIVER VALLEY-
NORTHERN SANGRE DE CRISTOS ABOVE 9500 FEET/RED RIVER-
NORTHWEST HIGHLANDS-NORTHWEST PLATEAU-SAN JUAN MOUNTAINS-
SANTA FE METRO AREA-SOUTHERN SANGRE DE CRISTOS ABOVE 9500 FEET-
UPPER RIO GRANDE VALLEY-WEST SLOPES SANGRE DE CRISTO MOUNTAINS-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...ANGEL FIRE...MORA...CHAMA...CUBA...DULCE...
ESPANOLA...FARMINGTON...LOS ALAMOS...PECOS...CERRO/QUESTA...
RED RIVER...SANTA FE...TAOS
907 PM MST SAT FEB 28 2015

.NOW...
PERIODS OF SNOW WILL CONTINUE ACROSS NORTHWEST AND NORTH CENTRAL NEW
MEXICO THROUGH THE LATE EVENING HOURS. THE NORTHERN MOUNTAINS AS
WELL AS AREAS AROUND TAOS WILL SEE AN ADDITIONAL 1 TO 2 INCHES OF
SNOW THROUGH 9 PM. ANOTHER INCH OF SNOW IS ALSO POSSIBLE AROUND
CUBA AND LINDRITH...THOUGH RAIN MAY MIX IN WITH SNOW FOR AREAS AROUND
FARMINGTON AND BLOOMFIELD...YIELDING LITTLE ADDITIONAL ACCUMULATION.
EXPECT DIFFICULT OR DANGEROUS WINTER DRIVING CONDITIONS WITH ICY
ROADS...ESPECIALLY IN THE HIGH TERRAIN. SOME ROADS MAY BE IMPASSIBLE.
FOR THE LATEST NEW MEXICO ROAD CONDITIONS CALL 5 1 1 OR VISIT N M
ROADS DOT COM.

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NMZ505>508-519>521-010700-
ALBUQUERQUE METRO AREA-LOWER RIO GRANDE VALLEY-
SANDIA/MANZANO MOUNTAINS-SOUTHWEST MOUNTAINS-WEST CENTRAL HIGHLANDS-
WEST CENTRAL MOUNTAINS-WEST CENTRAL PLATEAU-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...ALBUQUERQUE...LOS LUNAS...RIO RANCHO...
EL MORRO...GALLUP...GRANTS...QUEMADO...SANDIA PARK/CEDAR CREST...
TIJERAS...SOCORRO
907 PM MST SAT FEB 28 2015

.NOW...
A MIX OF SNOW AND RAIN SHOWERS WILL CONTINUE ACROSS THE WEST AND
SOUTHWEST MOUNTAINS AND ADJACENT HIGHLANDS THIS AFTERNOON...INCLUDING
AROUND GRANTS...GALLUP AND THE CONTINENTAL DIVIDE. A FEW SHOWERS MAY
MOVE INTO RIO RANCHO AS WELL. SNOW LEVELS WILL GRADUALLY RISE ABOVE
7500 AND 8000 FEET. ABOVE THESE LEVELS...UP TO AN INCH OF SNOW IS
POSSIBLE THROUGH 9 PM. SNOWPACKED AND ICY ROADS MAY STILL EXIST...
FROM OVERNIGHT SNOWFALL. FOR THE LATEST NEW MEXICO ROAD CONDITIONS
CALL 5 1 1 OR VISIT N M ROADS DOT COM.

$$

NMZ522-523-527>540-010700-
CENTRAL HIGHLANDS-CHAVES COUNTY PLAINS-CURRY COUNTY-DE BACA COUNTY-
EASTERN LINCOLN COUNTY-EASTERN SAN MIGUEL COUNTY-ESTANCIA VALLEY-
FAR NORTHEAST HIGHLANDS-GUADALUPE COUNTY-HARDING COUNTY-
NORTHEAST HIGHLANDS-QUAY COUNTY-RATON RIDGE/JOHNSON MESA-
ROOSEVELT COUNTY-SOUTHWEST CHAVES COUNTY-UNION COUNTY-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...CAPULIN...CLAYTON...CLINES CORNERS...
CLOVIS...CONCHAS...ELK...FORT SUMNER...LAS VEGAS...
MORIARTY/ESTANCIA...PICACHO...PORTALES...RATON...SPRINGER...
ROSWELL...ROY...SANTA ROSA...TUCUMCARI
907 PM MST SAT FEB 28 2015

.NOW...
AREAS OF FREEZING FOG WILL CONTINUE TO FORM OVER PORTIONS OF CENTRAL
AND EASTERN NEW MEXICO THROUGH THE LATE EVENING. THE FOG WILL BE
DENSE IN SPOTS...WITH THE VISIBILITY DOWN TO ONE QUARTER MILE OR
LESS. THIS INCLUDES I 25 FROM LAS VEGAS TO THE COLORADO BORDER
AND I 40 FROM MORIARTY TO THE TEXAS BORDER. THE COMBINATION OF
POTENTIALLY ICY ROADS AND POOR VISIBILITY WILL MAKE FOR A DANGEROUS
VENTURE ONTO THE HIGHWAYS OVERNIGHT...SO USE CAUTION.

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