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Hazardous Weather Outlook
National Weather Service Albuquerque NM
358 AM MST Wed Jan 17 2018

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-
358 AM MST Wed Jan 17 2018

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

.DAY ONE...Today and Tonight

Patchy freezing fog this morning may reduce visibilities below one
mile at times along the Interstate 25 corridor from near Las Vegas
to Raton, along Interstate 40 near Moriarty, within the area from
near Taos to Espanola, and Santa Fe, as well as around Farmington.
Freezing fog in contact with any road surfaces early this morning
could create very slick travel.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Thursday through Tuesday

Southwest winds will increase over NM Saturday with gusts up to 45
mph possible over the eastern plains and the western high terrain.

A storm system will approach from the west Saturday and spread rain
and high terrain snow over the area through Sunday morning. A strong
cold front is expected to surge eastward by Saturday afternoon and
change all rain over to snow. There is a large amount of uncertainty
with the timing of the cold front which will ultimately impact the
coverage and amount of frozen precipitation. This system may linger
over northeastern NM through Sunday afternoon.


Spotter activation is not anticipated.



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