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Hazardous Weather Outlook

Hazardous Weather Outlook
National Weather Service Albuquerque NM
426 AM MDT Wed Sep 20 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-
426 AM MDT Wed Sep 20 2017

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

.DAY ONE...Today and Tonight

No hazardous weather is expected.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Thursday through Tuesday

An upper level trough is forecast to stall west of New Mexico this
weekend steering a steady stream of moisture for showers and
thunderstorms north and northeastward across the eastern plains.
Friday afternoon through Sunday evening the potential exists for
some severe thunderstorms to develop east of the central mountain
chain where large hail, damaging winds and an isolated tornado will
be possible. Areas of heavy rain are also expected with 1-3 inches of
accumulation across much of plains, and locally over 4 inches
possible across east central and northeast areas. In addition, strong
south southwest winds are expected Friday afternoon when gusts could
reach 50 mph along and east of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains near
the Colorado border.


Spotter activation may be required across portions of the eastern
plains Friday afternoon through Sunday evening.



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