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SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ALBUQUERQUE NM
458 AM MDT SAT NOV 1 2014

NMZ501>540-012200-
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-
458 AM MDT SAT NOV 1 2014

...POTENT STORM SYSTEM TO BRING SHOWERS...THUNDERSTORMS...GUSTY
WINDS...CHILLIER TEMPERATURES AND EVEN SOME MOUNTAIN SNOW...

AS NOVEMBER BEGINS THE WEATHER PATTERN MAKES A CHANGE...FROM DRY AND
MILD TO WETTER AND COOLER CONDITIONS. A STORM SYSTEM ALONG THE WEST
COAST WILL MOVE INLAND TO THE GREAT BASIN TODAY. PART OF THE SYSTEM
WILL LIFT NORTHEAST TOWARD THE NORTHERN ROCKY MOUNTAINS TONIGHT INTO
SUNDAY. BUT ANOTHER PORTION OF THE STORM WILL BE LEFT BEHIND AND WILL
SLOWLY MOVE EAST INTO ARIZONA SUNDAY AND INTO NEW MEXICO MONDAY INTO
TUESDAY. AT THE SURFACE A COLD FRONT WILL CROSS THE STATE SUNDAY INTO
SUNDAY NIGHT...WITH A SECONDARY COLD FRONT FROM THE NORTH SWEEPING
ACROSS NEW MEXICO MONDAY AND MONDAY NIGHT.

THE STORM SYSTEM AS ALREADY BEGUN TO DRAW MOISTURE NORTH INTO THE
LAND OF ENCHANTMENT...SHOWING UP IN THE FORM OF A FEW SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS LATE FRIDAY THROUGH EARLY THIS MORNING. THE SHOWERS
AND STORMS WILL REMAIN FAIRLY ISOLATED TODAY AND TONIGHT...MOSTLY
CONCENTRATED OVER THE SOUTHERN SAN JUAN MOUNTAINS. AS THE STORM
MOVES EAST PRECIPITATION WILL EXPAND SIGNIFICANTLY SUNDAY INTO
MONDAY. MOST OF THE FORECAST AREA WILL SEE SOME RAINFALL DURING
THIS TIME...WITH AMOUNTS FROM A TENTH TO A THIRD OF AN INCH COMMON.
IT WILL TURN COLDER LATE SUNDAY INTO MONDAY BEHIND THE FIRST FRONT.
THIS WILL ALLOW A CHANGE TO SNOW OVER THE HIGHER PEAKS OF THE WESTERN
AND NORTHERN MOUNTAINS. WIDESPREAD SIGNIFICANT ACCUMULATIONS SHOULD
NOT OCCUR BUT SEVERAL INCHES COULD FALL NORTH AND EAST OF CHAMA. THE
NORTHEAST COULD RECEIVE A LITTLE SNOW BEHIND THE SECOND COLD FRONT
MONDAY NIGHT.

BREEZY TO WINDY CONDITIONS WILL BE COMMON OVER SOUTHERN AND EASTERN
AREAS THIS WEEKEND AND EARLY NEXT WEEK. THIS WILL CREATE MORE OF A
CHILL TO THE AIR.

TEMPERATURES WILL REMAIN NEAR TO ABOVE NORMAL THIS WEEKEND...BUT
WILL BEGIN TO PLUMMET SUNDAY NIGHT...WITH MOSTLY BELOW NORMAL
READINGS MONDAY THROUGH TUESDAY NIGHT. A FREEZE IS LIKELY OVER
PORTIONS OF THE RIO GRANDE VALLEY MONDAY AND TUESDAY NIGHT.

STAY TUNED TO THE LATEST NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FORECAST ON OUR
WEBSITE AT WWW.WEATHER.GOV/ABQ OR FROM YOUR FAVORITE MEDIA OUTLET.

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