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Hazardous Weather Outlook

Hazardous Weather Outlook
National Weather Service Albuquerque NM
325 AM MDT Fri Oct 23 2020

NMZ201>241-241100-
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-
325 AM MDT Fri Oct 23 2020

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

.DAY ONE...Today and Tonight

No hazardous weather is expected.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Saturday through Thursday

Elevated to critical fire weather conditions are forecast Saturday
afternoon over parts of northern and northeast New Mexico. Outdoor
burning is not recommended during this time.

A high-impact winter storm to forecast to impact the region Sunday
evening through at least Tuesday night. The first hard freeze of the
season is likely Sunday night in the eastern plains, then expanding
to include much of western and central New Mexico Monday night. An
extended period of winter precipitation in the form of snow, sleet,
and freezing rain will be a concern as the storm system slowly moves
across the state. In fact, snowfall amounts may be measured in feet
within the higher elevations of northern New Mexico. There are still
some uncertainties in the exact details of this storm system and its
related impacts. Persons in the region are encouraged to stay tuned
to the latest forecasts and statements, and take action during the
quiet weather period to prepare their homes and vehicles for winter
weather.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

Spotter activation may be required Sunday night through Tuesday to
report winter precipitation accumulations and impacts.

$$

DPorter



Special Weather Statement

Special Weather Statement
National Weather Service Albuquerque NM
349 AM MDT Fri Oct 23 2020

NMZ201>241-232300-
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-
349 AM MDT Fri Oct 23 2020

...MAJOR WINTER STORM EXPECTED SUNDAY NIGHT THROUGH TUESDAY NIGHT
FOR NORTHERN AND CENTRAL NEW MEXICO...

The prolonged period of unseasonably warm and dry weather
northern and central New Mexico has experienced through most of
September and October appears more and more likely to be coming
to an abrupt end by Sunday night.

Forecast models indicate an impressively strong cold front will
initiate the change Sunday and Sunday night, accelerating down
the eastern plains, and into the Rio Grande Valley. Meanwhile, an
upper level storm system will be strengthening over the Great
Basin. This system will track southeast and over New Mexico Monday
through Tuesday night.

Precipitation is forecast to begin Sunday, mainly as light rain
or rain showers across the northwest third to half of the state.
A wintry mix of light rain, freezing rain, snow and sleet is
possible over portions of the eastern plains Sunday night through
Tuesday. High terrain rain and snow and lower elevation rain
showers will become more widespread from the Rio Grande Valley
westward Sunday night and Monday, then turn completely to snow
Monday night and Tuesday morning.

Significant accumulations of snow could pile up over the northern
high terrain, as well as along the east slopes of the central
mountain chain and over northeast New Mexico. High temperatures
Monday and Tuesday area wide will range from around 15 to 40
degrees colder than normal. Widespread hard freezes are expected
Sunday night over the eastern plains, and area wide Monday and
Tuesday nights.

There remains some uncertainty on the exact track and speed of
this storm system across New Mexico. Anyone with travel and
recreational plans should keep abreast of the latest forecasts.
Hazardous winter weather travel conditions will likely develop.
Take action now to protect tender vegetation and exposed pipes
from freezing.

Monitor NOAA weather radio, weather.gov/abq or your local media
for the latest updates on this developing winter storm.

$$




Fire Weather Watch

URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Albuquerque NM
154 AM MDT Fri Oct 23 2020

...FIRE WEATHER WATCH IN EFFECT FROM SATURDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH
SATURDAY EVENING FROM NORTH CENTRAL INTO EAST CENTRAL NEW MEXICO
DUE TO STRONG WINDS...LOW HUMIDITY...AND AN UNSTABLE AIRMASS...

.Westerly winds aloft will strengthen over northern and central
New Mexico Saturday as surface low pressure deepens in the lee of
the central mountain chain. High temperatures will be above normal
as well and will be combined with a moderately unstable airmass to
produce critical fire weather conditions over portions of north
central, northeast and east central New Mexico.

NMZ102-103-107-108-232130-
/O.NEW.KABQ.FW.A.0036.201024T1800Z-201025T0100Z/
North Central Mountains-Northeast Highlands-
Sandia, Manzano and Gallinas Mountains-East Central Plains-
154 AM MDT Fri Oct 23 2020

...FIRE WEATHER WATCH IN EFFECT FROM SATURDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH
SATURDAY EVENING...

The National Weather Service in Albuquerque has issued a Fire
Weather Watch...which is in effect from Saturday afternoon
through Saturday evening.

* AREA AND TIMING...North Central, Sandia, Manzano and Gallinas
  Mountains as well as the Northeast Highlands and East Central
  Plains Saturday afternoon and evening.

* 20 FOOT WINDS...Southwest to west 20 to 30 mph with gusts to
  around 40 or 45 mph.

* RELATIVE HUMIDITY...Ranging from near 10 to 15 percent.

* IMPACTS...Any fires that develop will likely spread rapidly.
  Outdoor burning is not recommended.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

Please advise the appropriate officials or fire crews in the
field of this Fire Weather Watch.

&&

$$




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