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Hazardous Weather Outlook

Hazardous Weather Outlook
National Weather Service Albuquerque NM
451 AM MST Sat Jan 20 2018

NMZ501>540-211200-
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-
451 AM MST Sat Jan 20 2018

This hazardous weather outlook is for portions of northern and
central New Mexico.

.DAY ONE...Today and Tonight

Winds will begin to strengthen over portions of southwestern,
central, and eastern New Mexico this afternoon. The above normal
temperatures and dry conditions in place over eastern New Mexico will
lead to a couple to a few hours of critical fire weather conditions
today in the plains.

Winds will strengthen more tonight as an upper level disturbance and
Pacific cold front spill into New Mexico. Winds will turn strongest
over the higher terrain along the central mountain chain eastward
into the high plains.

In addition, precipitation will break out, first over western New
Mexico late this afternoon, gradually shifting into central parts of
the state tonight. Rain will abruptly change over to snow in lower
elevations. While snow amounts in lower elevations will be quite
light, the rapid onset of freezing temperatures will cause travel
conditions to abruptly deteriorate tonight. Snow accumulations will
be heavier in the mountains, especially in northern New Mexico where
where several inches are expected.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Sunday through Friday

Snow will re-focus over the northern mountains and Raton pass area of
New Mexico into the late morning and afternoon hours Sunday. Strong
winds will continue to buffet much of the state with widespread gusts
of 45 to 60 mph being common.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

Spotters are encouraged to report any snow or damaging wind gusts
through the National Weather Service Albuquerque web site at
weather.gov/abq or by calling 1.888.386.7637. You can also submit
storm reports and photos on our Facebook page or via Twitter using
the hashtag nmwx.

$$

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Winter Weather Advisory

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Albuquerque NM
358 AM MST Sat Jan 20 2018

...WINTRY WEATHER FOR MUCH OF WESTERN TO CENTRAL NEW MEXICO THIS
WEEKEND...

.A vigorous upper level disturbance and attendant cold front will
race east across New Mexico this evening and overnight. Rain and
high terrain snow will spread into western parts of the state this
evening, shifting into central areas around midnight. While many
lower elevation areas will observe light snowfall amounts, the
rapid onset of freezing temperatures will cause travel conditions
to quickly deteriorate due to slick and icy roads. More
significant snow accumulations are forecast for the higher
elevation mountains, especially in northern New Mexico. Strong
to severe winds will also accompany the precipitation along with
frigid temperatures and bitterly cold wind chills.

NMZ501>509-201900-
/O.NEW.KABQ.WW.Y.0004.180120T2300Z-180121T1900Z/
Northwest Plateau-Chuska Mountains-Far Northwest Highlands-
Northwest Highlands-West Central Plateau-West Central Mountains-
West Central Highlands-Southwest Mountains-
San Francisco River Valley-
358 AM MST Sat Jan 20 2018

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 4 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO
NOON MST SUNDAY...

* WHAT...Snow expected. Plan on slippery road conditions. Tree
  branches could fall as well. Total snow accumulations of 1 to
  3 inches, with localized amounts up to 9 inches, are expected.

* WHERE...Northwest Plateau, Chuska Mountains, Far Northwest
  Highlands, Northwest Highlands, West Central Plateau, West
  Central Mountains, West Central Highlands, Southwest Mountains
  and San Francisco River Valley.

* WHEN...From 4 PM this afternoon to noon MST Sunday.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...While snow amounts in lower elevations will
  be quite light, the rapid onset of freezing temperatures will
  cause travel conditions to abruptly deteriorate. Be prepared for
  sudden changes in weather conditions with reduced visibilities
  and slick and icy roads at times.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Winter Weather Advisory for snow means periods of snow will
cause primarily travel difficulties. Be prepared for snow covered
roads and limited visibilities, and use caution while driving.
The latest road conditions for the state you are calling from can
be obtained by calling 5 1 1.

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