Special Weather Statement
Issued by NWS Albuquerque, NM

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SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ALBUQUERQUE NM
416 AM MST TUE JAN 27 2015

NMZ501>540-272300-
ALBUQUERQUE METRO AREA-CENTRAL HIGHLANDS-CHAVES COUNTY PLAINS-
CHUSKA MOUNTAINS-CURRY COUNTY-DE BACA COUNTY-
EAST SLOPES SANGRE DE CRISTO MOUNTAINS-EASTERN LINCOLN COUNTY-
EASTERN SAN MIGUEL COUNTY-ESTANCIA VALLEY-FAR NORTHEAST HIGHLANDS-
FAR NORTHWEST HIGHLANDS-GUADALUPE COUNTY-HARDING COUNTY-
JEMEZ MOUNTAINS-LOWER CHAMA RIVER VALLEY-LOWER RIO GRANDE VALLEY-
NORTHEAST HIGHLANDS-
NORTHERN SANGRE DE CRISTOS ABOVE 9500 FEET/RED RIVER-
NORTHWEST HIGHLANDS-NORTHWEST PLATEAU-QUAY COUNTY-
RATON RIDGE/JOHNSON MESA-ROOSEVELT COUNTY-SAN FRANCISCO RIVER VALLEY-
SAN JUAN MOUNTAINS-SANDIA/MANZANO MOUNTAINS-SANTA FE METRO AREA-
SOUTH CENTRAL HIGHLANDS-SOUTH CENTRAL MOUNTAINS-
SOUTHERN SANGRE DE CRISTOS ABOVE 9500 FEET-SOUTHWEST CHAVES COUNTY-
SOUTHWEST MOUNTAINS-UNION COUNTY-UPPER RIO GRANDE VALLEY-
UPPER TULAROSA VALLEY-WEST CENTRAL HIGHLANDS-WEST CENTRAL MOUNTAINS-
WEST CENTRAL PLATEAU-WEST SLOPES SANGRE DE CRISTO MOUNTAINS-
416 AM MST TUE JAN 27 2015

...BIG CHANGES UPCOMING TO NEW MEXICO WEATHER...

AFTER A STINT OF ABOVE NORMAL TEMPERATURES AND ABUNDANT SUNSHINE...
DRASTIC CHANGES WILL BE UNFOLDING TO THE WEATHER PATTERN FOR NEW
MEXICO AND THE GREATER SOUTHWESTERN REGION.

A STOUT COLD FRONT IS EXPECTED TO INVADE NEW MEXICO WEDNESDAY NIGHT
AND THURSDAY...DROPPING TEMPERATURES BACK BELOW NORMAL. INTO THURSDAY
NIGHT...A SIGNIFICANT INCREASE IN MOISTURE WILL ARRIVE INTO NEW
MEXICO AS AN UPPER LEVEL LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM BEGINS TO BECOME
ORGANIZED...ENCROACHING UPON THE LAND OF ENCHANTMENT.

RAIN AND HIGH ELEVATION SNOW IS EXPECTED TO BECOME WIDESPREAD OVER
MOST OF NORTHERN AND CENTRAL NEW MEXICO THURSDAY NIGHT. WITH
VERY LITTLE AND SLOW MOVEMENT OF THE UPPER LEVEL LOW PRESSURE
SYSTEM...THE STAGE WILL BE SET FOR A LONG DURATION AND WIDESPREAD
PRECIPITATION EVENT ACROSS MUCH OF NEW MEXICO THROUGH THE UPCOMING
WEEKEND. COOLER...CLOUDY...WET AND SNOWY CONDITIONS WILL
PREVAIL THROUGH THIS THURSDAY NIGHT TO SUNDAY PERIOD...AND THE
POTENTIAL EXISTS FOR HEAVY SNOWFALL IN MOUNTAINOUS LOCATIONS WITHIN
THE STATE.

THE IMPENDING STORM SYSTEM IS STILL LOCATED IN THE EASTERN PACIFIC
AT THIS TIME...THUS SOME UNCERTAINTY STILL REMAINS ON HOW IT WILL
EVOLVE. RESIDENTS AND TRAVELERS THROUGHOUT NEW MEXICO SHOULD
STAY INFORMED ON THE LATEST WEATHER INFORMATION AS FORECASTS AND
STATEMENTS WILL LIKELY BE REFINED OFTEN OVER THE NEXT FEW DAYS. STAY
TUNED TO NOAA WEATHER RADIO...THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WEB SITE
AT WEATHER.GOV/ABQ...AND YOUR PREFERRED BROADCAST WEATHER SOURCE.

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SHOEMAKE



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