Special Weather Statement
Issued by NWS Albuquerque, NM

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Special Weather Statement
National Weather Service Albuquerque NM
454 AM MST Tue Dec 5 2017

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-
454 AM MST Tue Dec 5 2017


Much colder temperatures are in place across New Mexico with many
areas running 5 to 15 degrees below normal, a stark change to the
recent stretch of above average warmth. In addition to the
colder temperatures, an upper level disturbance west of New Mexico
is expected to bring unsettled weather into the state today,
tonight and Wednesday. This will include areas of light wintry
precipitation, with a mix of rain, snow, and sleet.

Areas in Catron, Socorro, Lincoln, and Chaves counties will be
favored for precipitation with light accumulations of snow and/or
sleet ranging from a dusting to a half inch in the lower elevations.
Higher mountain elevations could observe a total of 2 to 5 inches
by mid day Wednesday. Most of the precipitation is expected to
diminish by late Wednesday afternoon.

Residents and travelers across the southern half of New Mexico can
expect some minor travel impacts from these light accumulations.
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