Hazardous Weather Outlook
Issued by NWS Albuquerque, NM

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Hazardous Weather Outlook
National Weather Service Albuquerque NM
255 AM MDT Sun Mar 18 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-
255 AM MDT Sun Mar 18 2018

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

.DAY ONE...Today and Tonight

Very strong to potentially damaging southwest to west winds along
and south of the Interstate 40 corridor and east of Interstate 25 are
possible today into tonight. Winds will become northwesterly by tonight
central and east. Strong winds will impact travel on north to south
oriented highways and limit visibilities in blowing dust.
Accumulating snow is possible for the Chuska, San Juan, Sangre de
Cristo and Jemez mountains today and this evening. Critical fire
weather conditions will redevelop over the Northeast and East Central
Plains this afternoon.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Monday through Saturday

Strong and gusty northwest to north winds are possible over portions
of central and northeast New Mexico Monday morning before tapering
off. Gusty winds and critical fire weather conditions could return on
Thursday and persist Friday and Saturday over northeast and east
central New Mexico.


Spotters are encouraged to report wind and snow 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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