Hazardous Weather Outlook
Issued by NWS Albuquerque, NM

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000 FLUS45 KABQ 041447 AAA HWOABQ Hazardous Weather Outlook...UPDATED National Weather Service Albuquerque NM 742 AM MST Thu Mar 4 2021 NMZ201>241-051130- Northwest Plateau-Chuska Mountains-Far Northwest Highlands-Northwest Highlands-West Central Plateau-West Central Mountains-West Central Highlands-Southwest Mountains-San Francisco River Valley-Tusas Mountains Including Chama-Jemez Mountains- Glorieta Mesa Including Glorieta Pass-Northern Sangre de Cristo Mountains-Southern Sangre de Cristo Mountains-East Slopes Sangre de Cristo Mountains-Upper Rio Grande Valley-Espanola Valley-Santa Fe Metro Area-Middle Rio Grande Valley/Albuquerque Metro Area-Lower Rio Grande Valley-Sandia/Manzano Mountains Including Edgewood-Estancia Valley-Central Highlands-South Central Highlands-Upper Tularosa Valley-South Central Mountains-Johnson and Bartlett Mesas Including Raton Pass-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-San Agustin Plains and Adjacent Lowlands- 742 AM MST Thu Mar 4 2021 This hazardous weather outlook is for portions of north and central New Mexico. .DAY ONE...Today and Tonight Areas of light snow will continue in the northern mountains and far northeast NM today and tonight where a few more inches are possible. Strong west to northwest winds will impact the rest of central and eastern NM with gusts of 45 to 55 mph possible. A backdoor cold front will then move south through eastern NM Thursday night and Friday morning with gusts up to 40 to 50 mph possible. Areas of blowing dust with reduced visibility may develop across eastern NM with the stronger winds today and tonight. In addition, the strong winds will lead to critical fire weather conditions over the Northeast and East Central Plains, especially along and east of the Pecos Valley, this afternoon. .DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Friday through Wednesday Strong north to northeast winds will continue for much of the eastern plains Friday morning. Gusts to 50 mph are possible at times. .SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT... Spotters are encouraged to report rain and snow amounts and any wind impacts 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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