Special Weather Statement
Issued by NWS Albuquerque, NM

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Special Weather Statement...CORRECTED
National Weather Service Albuquerque NM
1053 AM MDT Wed Apr 26 2017

NMZ501>540-270300-
Northwest Plateau-Chuska Mountains-Far Northwest Highlands-
Northwest Highlands-West Central Plateau-West Central Mountains-
West Central Highlands-Southwest Mountains-
San Francisco River Valley-San Juan Mountains-Jemez Mountains-
West Slopes Sangre de Cristo Mountains-
Northern Sangre de Cristos above 9500 feet/Red River-
Southern Sangre de Cristos above 9500 feet-
East Slopes Sangre de Cristo Mountains-Upper Rio Grande Valley-
Lower Chama River Valley-Santa Fe Metro Area-
Middle Rio Grande Valley/Albuquerque Metro Area-
Lower Rio Grande Valley-Sandia/Manzano Mountains-Estancia Valley-
Central Highlands-South Central Highlands-Upper Tularosa Valley-
South Central Mountains-Raton Ridge/Johnson Mesa-
Far Northeast Highlands-Northeast Highlands-Union County-
Harding County-Eastern San Miguel County-Guadalupe County-
Quay County-Curry County-Roosevelt County-De Baca County-
Chaves County Plains-Eastern Lincoln County-
Southwest Chaves County-
1053 AM MDT Wed Apr 26 2017

...SIGNIFICANT LATE SEASON WINTER STORM TO HIT NORTHERN AND
CENTRAL NEW MEXICO LATE FRIDAY THROUGH EARLY SUNDAY...

An unusually cold upper level low pressure system and associated
cold front will begin impacting the area Friday, with impacts
ramping up Friday night into Saturday. Precipitation chances will
trend up during the Friday night through Saturday period, with the
best chances over the Northern Mountains and much of East Central
and Northeast New Mexico. Rain will quickly turn over to snow
Friday night into Saturday morning, even at a number of lower
elevation locales. Accumulating snow is expected, with significant
amounts in the Northern Mountains and across northeast New
Mexico. Major travel corridors will be impacted by accumulating
snow, especially along Interstate 25 between Glorieta Pass and
Raton Pass and possibly along Interstate 40 between Tijeras Pass
and Santa Rosa.

In addition to snow impacts, a late season freeze is forecast
Saturday night into Sunday morning at a number of lower elevation
locales that are already beyond the average last freeze date. In
fact, a number of lower elevation locales may see a hard freeze,
which could have significant negative impacts to local
agriculture.

Monitor NOAA weather radio, weather.gov/abq or your local media
for the latest updates on this situation.

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