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Hazardous Weather Outlook

Hazardous Weather Outlook...UPDATED
National Weather Service Albuquerque NM
158 PM MST Sun Dec 15 2019

NMZ201>241-161115-
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-
158 PM MST Sun Dec 15 2019

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

.DAY ONE...This Afternoon and Tonight

Snow will continue to expand in coverage and intensity over northern
New Mexico tonight from a wintry system. The heaviest snowfall
accumulations will occur over the Tusas and higher peaks of the
Sangre de Cristo Mountains where 6 to 12 inches is expected. Snow
will also develop over the northeast plains tonight with 4 to 8
inches expected in the area from near Raton to Capulin. Very cold air
moving into the area with this snow will create very slick travel
conditions with road closures possible and possibly blowing snow.
Meanwhile, strong southwest winds will impact parts of the southern
high terrain today with gusts up to 55 mph from near Corona to
Ruidoso and Dunken.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Monday through Saturday

Snow will taper off over northeast New Mexico Monday with very slick
travel conditions possible through Tuesday morning, especially around
the higher terrain. However, a much colder airmass will follow the
system, with some of the coldest lows of the season in store for
Tuesday and Wednesday mornings. Much of the northern and central
parts of the state will feel like single digits and negatives.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

Spotters are encouraged to report snow amounts 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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Winter Weather Advisory

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Albuquerque NM
1043 PM MST Sun Dec 15 2019

...SNOW WILL CONTINUE OVER THE SANGRE DE CRISTOS AND NORTHEAST NEW
MEXICO TONIGHT...

.Periods of heavy snow will continue over the higher terrain of
northern New Mexico, including the Sangre de Cristo Mountains and
adjacent high plains along Interstate 25. Slick and dangerous
travel conditions will impact I-25 around Raton and along U.S. 64
from Eagle Nest to Raton and Capulin through Monday morning. Snow
will slowly diminish through late Monday morning.

NMZ213-214-161100-
/O.CON.KABQ.WW.Y.0032.000000T0000Z-191216T1800Z/
Northern Sangre de Cristo Mountains-
Southern Sangre de Cristo Mountains-
1043 PM MST Sun Dec 15 2019

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 11 AM MST
MONDAY...

* WHAT...Snow expected. Additional snow accumulations of 2 to 6
  inches through Monday morning. Light snow will continue on west
  facing slopes through Monday afternoon

* WHERE...Northern and Southern Sangre de Cristo Mountains.

* WHEN...Until 11 AM MST Monday.

* IMPACTS...Plan on slippery road conditions. Visibility may be
  reduced below one quarter mile at times in heavier snowfall.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

Slow down and use caution while traveling.

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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