Short Term Forecast
Issued by NWS Albuquerque, NM

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SHORT TERM FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ALBUQUERQUE NM
845 PM MST THU FEB 26 2015

NMZ512>515-521>533-537>539-270700-
CENTRAL HIGHLANDS-CHAVES COUNTY PLAINS-DE BACA COUNTY-
EAST SLOPES SANGRE DE CRISTO MOUNTAINS-EASTERN LINCOLN COUNTY-
EASTERN SAN MIGUEL COUNTY-ESTANCIA VALLEY-FAR NORTHEAST HIGHLANDS-
GUADALUPE COUNTY-HARDING COUNTY-NORTHEAST HIGHLANDS-
NORTHERN SANGRE DE CRISTOS ABOVE 9500 FEET/RED RIVER-
RATON RIDGE/JOHNSON MESA-SANDIA/MANZANO MOUNTAINS-
SOUTH CENTRAL HIGHLANDS-SOUTH CENTRAL MOUNTAINS-
SOUTHERN SANGRE DE CRISTOS ABOVE 9500 FEET-UNION COUNTY-
UPPER TULAROSA VALLEY-WEST SLOPES SANGRE DE CRISTO MOUNTAINS-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...ANGEL FIRE...MORA...CAPULIN...CARRIZOZO...
CLAYTON...CLINES CORNERS...CONCHAS...FORT SUMNER...GRAN QUIVIRA...
LAS VEGAS...MORIARTY/ESTANCIA...PECOS...CERRO/QUESTA...PICACHO...
RATON...SPRINGER...RED RIVER...ROSWELL...ROY...RUIDOSO...
SANDIA PARK/CEDAR CREST...TIJERAS...SANTA ROSA
845 PM MST THU FEB 26 2015

.NOW...
THROUGH MIDNIGHT MST...PATCHES OF LIGHT TO OCCASIONALLY MODERATE
SNOW WILL BE SLOWLY INCREASING ACROSS MUCH OF THE EAST HALF OF NEW
MEXICO THROUGH THE REST OF THE NIGHT. PATCHY FOG WILL ALSO LIKELY
DEVELOP OR OTHERWISE LINGER OVER THE CENTRAL MOUNTAIN CHAIN AND
ADJACENT HIGHLANDS AND PLAINS. VISIBILITIES MAY FALL BELOW ONE MILE
IN SNOW AND FOG AT TIMES. ADDITIONAL SNOW ACCUMULATIONS RANGING FROM
A HALF INCH TO AROUND 2 INCHES ARE LIKELY IN THE LOWER TERRAIN
WITH UP TO 3 INCHES OR SO IN AND JUST EAST OF THE CENTRAL MOUNTAIN
CHAIN. GUSTY WINDS WILL CONTINUE THROUGH MOST PASSES AND CANYONS
WITHIN THE CENTRAL MOUNTAIN CHAIN. MOTORISTS SHOULD EXPECT TO
ENCOUNTER WINTER DRIVING CONDITIONS WITH SLICK AND ICY ROADS. FOR
THE LATEST ROAD CONDITIONS DIAL 5 1 1 OR VISIT N M ROADS DOT COM.

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NMZ501>508-510-511-516>520-270700-
ALBUQUERQUE METRO AREA-CHUSKA MOUNTAINS-FAR NORTHWEST HIGHLANDS-
JEMEZ MOUNTAINS-LOWER CHAMA RIVER VALLEY-LOWER RIO GRANDE VALLEY-
NORTHWEST HIGHLANDS-NORTHWEST PLATEAU-SAN JUAN MOUNTAINS-
SANTA FE METRO AREA-SOUTHWEST MOUNTAINS-UPPER RIO GRANDE VALLEY-
WEST CENTRAL HIGHLANDS-WEST CENTRAL MOUNTAINS-WEST CENTRAL PLATEAU-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...ALBUQUERQUE...LOS LUNAS...RIO RANCHO...
CHAMA...CUBA...DULCE...EL MORRO...ESPANOLA...FARMINGTON...GALLUP...
GRANTS...LOS ALAMOS...QUEMADO...SANTA FE...SOCORRO...TAOS
845 PM MST THU FEB 26 2015

.NOW...
AREAS OF LIGHT TO BRIEFLY MODERATE SNOW WILL CONTINUE TO DEVELOP OVER
WESTERN NEW MEXICO AND THE RIO GRANDE VALLEY THROUGH MIDNIGHT MST.
ADDITIONAL ACCUMULATIONS OF AN INCH OR 2 ARE POSSIBLE...THE GREATER
AMOUNTS MAINLY NEAR AND UP TO ABOUT 50 MILES EAST OF THE CONTINENTAL
DIVIDE AND IN THE MANZANO...JEMEZ AND PERHAPS SANDIA MOUNTAINS.
VISIBILITIES MAY FALL TO ONE MILE OR LESS IN SNOW AND IN THE HIGHER
TERRAIN FOG AS WELL. ROADS ACROSS THE REGION MAY BECOME SNOWPACKED
AND ICY AS POTENTIAL FOR ACCUMULATING SNOW CONTINUES. FOR THE LATEST
ROAD CONDITIONS DIAL 5 1 1 OR VISIT N M ROADS DOT COM.

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