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Special Weather Statement

Special Weather Statement
National Weather Service Albuquerque NM
351 PM MST Wed Jan 18 2017

NMZ501>540-191300-
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-
351 PM MST Wed Jan 18 2017

...A PERIOD OF UNSETTLED WEATHER WITH STRONG WINDS...ACCUMULATING
MOUNTAIN SNOW AND COLDER TEMPERATURES TO NORTHERN AND CENTRAL NEW
MEXICO THURSDAY NIGHT THROUGH SATURDAY NIGHT...

A series of upper level disturbances will impact northern and
central New Mexico late this week through early next week. The
first disturbance will begin impacting New Mexico late Thursday
into early Friday, followed by a second one Friday into Saturday
night.

Cooler temperatures, several inches of snow accumulation in
the mountains, and a mix of rain and snow in the valleys is
expected during this stretch. In the eastern plains and higher
terrain, bouts of strong and gusty winds can be expected. Some
gusts may exceed 50 mph and encroach upon 60 mph. The higher
terrain of western and central New Mexico is expected to receive
the highest snowfall accumulations, perhaps as much as a foot or
more above 8000 feet.

After a brief respite on Sunday, the active and unsettled weather
is expected to return to the Land of Enchantment early next week.
Residents and travelers through New Mexico are urged to stay
abreast of the latest weather forecasts and statements. Monitor
NOAA weather radio...weather.gov/abq or your preferred local
media outlet for the latest updates on these changing and
challenging weather conditions.

$$

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Hazardous Weather Outlook

HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK...UPDATE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ALBUQUERQUE NM
647 AM MST WED JAN 18 2017

NMZ501>540-191300-
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-
647 AM MST WED JAN 18 2017

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR PORTIONS OF NORTH AND CENTRAL
NEW MEXICO.

.DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT

PATCHY FOG OR FREEZING FOG WILL IMPACT TRAVEL THROUGHOUT THE
REGION THROUGH MID MORNING.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...THURSDAY THROUGH TUESDAY

A PERIOD OF UNSETTLED WEATHER IS EXPECTED THURSDAY NIGHT THROUGH
SATURDAY NIGHT. STRONG AND GUSTY WINDS ARE LIKELY OVER THE EXPOSED
HIGHER TERRAIN AS WELL AS OVER MUCH OF THE EASTERN
PLAINS...ESPECIALLY SATURDAY AND SATURDAY NIGHT. MOUNTAIN SNOW AND
VALLEY RAIN AND SNOW WILL INCREASE WITH SIGNIFICANT ACCUMULATIONS
POSSIBLE ALONG WEST FACING SLOPES ALONG AND WEST OF THE
CONTINENTAL DIVIDE...INCLUDING THE CHUSKA AND NORTHWEST MOUNTAINS.
A SHORT BREAK SUNDAY WILL BE FOLLOWED BY YET ANOTHER SYSTEM, WITH
POTENTIAL FOR MORE SNOW FOR THE CENTRAL AND WEST, STRONG WINDS IN
THE EAST AND CONSIDERABLY BELOW AVERAGE TEMPERATURES OVERALL.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

SPOTTER ACTIVATION IS NOT ANTICIPATED.

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