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Hazardous Weather Outlook

Hazardous Weather Outlook
National Weather Service Albuquerque NM
410 AM MDT Sun Oct 25 2020

NMZ201>241-261100-
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-
410 AM MDT Sun Oct 25 2020

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

.DAY ONE...Today and Tonight

Gusty southwest winds will impact western New Mexico this afternoon,
creating hazardous crosswinds, particularly along Interstate 40. The
strong winds will also combine with low humidity to create elevated
fire weather conditions from Catron to Chaves counties.

Meanwhile, a significant winter storm will start impacting northern
New Mexico today as an arctic cold front invades the eastern plains.
By this evening, expect winter precipitation and travel impacts to
develop. Strong canyon winds are also expected within the Rio Grande
Valley and the season`s first hard freeze in eastern New Mexico.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Monday through Saturday
The storm system mentioned in the Day One period will continue to
impact a good portion of northern and central New Mexico through at
Tuesday or Tuesday night. This arctic air mass will bring the first
hard freeze of the season to locations west of the central mountain
chain for Monday night. Widespread winter precipitation will also
create hazardous travel conditions for many locations, impacting all
major travel corridors. This system will shift eastward for Tuesday
night through Wednesday night; however, additional snow could impact
northeast and east central New Mexico during this time. There is a
degree of uncertainty on how this system will evolve during the mid-
week period, so it is encouraged to stay tuned to the latest National
Weather Service forecasts and statements.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

Spotters are encouraged to report snowfall amounts through the
National Weather Service Albuquerque web site at weather.gov/abq
or by calling 1.888.386.7637.

$$

DPorter



Winter Storm Warning

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Albuquerque NM
1131 AM MDT Sun Oct 25 2020

...ACCUMULATING SNOW AND A WINTRY MIX OF PRECIPITATION TONIGHT
THROUGH MONDAY NIGHT OVER PORTIONS OF CENTRAL AND EASTERN NEW
MEXICO...

.A powerful back door cold front and deepening storm to the west
will combine to bring heavy snow to all the northern mountains.
In addition to the snow will be brief periods of sleet and
freezing rain. In addition, record-breaking cold air with wind
chills near or below zero will increase this dangerous storm.
Snow could linger through mid-week in the east if wraparound
moisture develops.

NMZ210-212>215-227>229-252300-
/O.CON.KABQ.WS.W.0008.201026T0000Z-201027T1200Z/
Tusas Mountains Including Chama-
Glorieta Mesa Including Glorieta Pass-
Northern Sangre de Cristo Mountains-
Southern Sangre de Cristo Mountains-
East Slopes Sangre de Cristo Mountains-
Johnson and Bartlett Mesas Including Raton Pass-
Far Northeast Highlands-Northeast Highlands-
1131 AM MDT Sun Oct 25 2020

...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 6 PM THIS EVENING
TO 6 AM MDT TUESDAY...

* WHAT...Heavy snow expected. Total snow accumulations of 4 to 8
  inches, except 8 to 16 inches above 7500 feet.

* WHERE...Sangre de Cristo Mountains, Tusas Mountains Including
  Chama, Glorieta Mesa Including Glorieta Pass, Johnson and
  Bartlett Mesas Including Raton Pass, Far Northeast Highlands,
  and Northeast Highlands.

* WHEN...From 6 PM this evening to 6 AM MDT Tuesday.

* IMPACTS...Travel could be very difficult to impossible.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...A Winter Storm Warning for heavy snow
  means severe winter weather conditions are expected or
  occurring. Significant amounts of snow are forecast that will
  make travel dangerous. Only travel in an emergency.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

If you must travel, keep an extra flashlight, food, and water in
your vehicle in case of an emergency.

The latest road conditions for New Mexico can be obtained by
calling 5 1 1, 1-800-432-4269, or visiting nmroads.com.

&&

$$



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