Hazardous Weather Outlook
Issued by NWS Albuquerque, NM

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000 FLUS45 KABQ 271036 HWOABQ Hazardous Weather Outlook National Weather Service Albuquerque NM 336 AM MST Mon Jan 27 2020 NMZ201>241-281200- 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- 336 AM MST Mon Jan 27 2020 This hazardous weather outlook is for portions of north and central New Mexico. .DAY ONE...Today and Tonight Light to moderate snowfall is expected across the western half of the state today, spreading to the eastern plains generally north of I-40 tonight. A light dusting at lower elevations with several inches up to 4 to 6 inches atop the peaks of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains and at Raton Pass. Slick roads and difficult travel conditions will be likely through mountain passes and at Raton Pass this afternoon into the evening. Meanwhile strong northwest winds of 25 to 35 mph with gusts upwards of 50 mph will reach the terrain along the continental divide this afternoon. Strong north winds of 20 to 30 mph with gusts upwards of 45 mph are then expected to reach portions of far eastern NM near the TX border tonight. Strong crosswinds will be a concern for any high profile vehicles through these areas. .DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Tuesday through Sunday A second, potentially more potent winter storm system is expected to arrive late Wednesday and last through Thursday. There remains considerable uncertainty regarding storm track and precipitation amounts with this storm system. However temperatures are expected to drop with the potential for at the least new snow over the western and northern high terrain. Stay tuned as the forecast evolves for this mid-week storm system. .SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT... Spotter activation is not anticipated. $$ 24

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