Special Weather Statement
Issued by NWS Albuquerque, NM

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431 WWUS85 KABQ 142153 SPSABQ Special Weather Statement National Weather Service Albuquerque NM 253 PM MST Sat Dec 14 2019 NMZ201>241-151100- 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- 253 PM MST Sat Dec 14 2019 ...MOUNTAIN SNOW...STRONG WINDS AND MUCH COLDER WEATHER ARE FORECAST SUNDAY INTO EARLY NEXT WEEK... A storm approaching from the west will bring western and northern mountain snow, strong, perhaps damaging winds over the southwest and south central mountains, and all areas will turn much colder Sunday and Monday. Most accumulating snow will be relegated to the northwest and north central mountains through Sunday evening with the higher peaks maybe seeing a foot or more of fresh snow. Snow is not expected to impact the more traveled highways with the exception of I-25 at Raton Pass late Sunday and Sunday night. Strong winds will invade portions of northern and central New Mexico. The strongest winds will be over the southwest and south central mountains where they could be damaging, with wind gusts around 60 mph possible. Elsewhere will be breezy to windy with wind advisory speeds being reached over the central mountains onto the eastern highlands. A cold front from the west and one from the north will merge and produce much colder weather Sunday through early next week. Temperatures will drop Sunday and Monday, ending up well below normal by Monday. Lows Monday night will rival the coldest temperatures so far this season. Monitor NOAA weather radio, weather.gov/abq or your local media for the latest updates on this situation. $$ 40

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