Short Term Forecast
Issued by NWS Albuquerque, NM

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SHORT TERM FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ALBUQUERQUE NM
547 AM MST WED DEC 17 2014

NMZ501-502-504>506-508-509-171500-
CHUSKA MOUNTAINS-NORTHWEST HIGHLANDS-NORTHWEST PLATEAU-
SAN FRANCISCO RIVER VALLEY-SOUTHWEST MOUNTAINS-
WEST CENTRAL MOUNTAINS-WEST CENTRAL PLATEAU-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...CUBA...EL MORRO...FARMINGTON...GALLUP...
GLENWOOD...QUEMADO
547 AM MST WED DEC 17 2014

.NOW...
A MIX OF LIGHT SNOW AND VERY LOW ELEVATION RAIN WILL IMPACT THE
NORTHWEST PLATEAU AND WESTERN HIGHLANDS THROUGH 8 AM. THE MAIN FOCUS
FOR THE ACTIVITY WILL BE FOUND NEAR THE ARIZONA BORDER AND AREAS
ALONG INTERSTATE 40 BETWEEN GALLUP TO GRANTS. VISIBILITIES AT TIMES
WILL BE REDUCED DOWN TO 1 MILE. LOOK FOR A DUSTING TO 1 INCH OF
SNOWFALL FAVORING THE HIGHER TERRAIN ABOVE 8500 FEET.

$$

NMZ507-511-518>522-524-171500-
ALBUQUERQUE METRO AREA-ESTANCIA VALLEY-JEMEZ MOUNTAINS-
LOWER RIO GRANDE VALLEY-SANDIA/MANZANO MOUNTAINS-SANTA FE METRO AREA-
SOUTH CENTRAL HIGHLANDS-WEST CENTRAL HIGHLANDS-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...ALBUQUERQUE...LOS LUNAS...RIO RANCHO...
GRAN QUIVIRA...GRANTS...LOS ALAMOS...MORIARTY/ESTANCIA...
SANDIA PARK/CEDAR CREST...TIJERAS...SANTA FE...SOCORRO
547 AM MST WED DEC 17 2014

.NOW...
A MIX OF RAIN AND SNOW WILL AFFECT THE LOWER/MIDDLE RIO GRANDE
VALLEY...SOUTHERN JEMEZ MOUNTAINS AND PORTIONS OF THE CENTRAL
MOUNTAINS AND ADJACENT HIGH PLAINS THROUGH 8 AM. THE RAIN SNOW LINE
SHOULD HOVER AROUND 5800 FEET WITH PREDOMINATE SNOW ABOVE THAT
LEVEL. LIQUID WATER AMOUNTS SHOULD NOT EXCEED A TENTH OF AN INCH
THROUGH 8 AM. THE HIGHER TERRAIN FOUND ACROSS THE SOUTHERN JEMEZ
AND SANDIA MOUNTAINS SHOULD RECEIVE UP TO 1 INCH OF NEW SNOWFALL.
VISIBILITIES AT TIMES WILL BE REDUCED TO 1 MILE IN THE SNOW.

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