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Hazardous Weather Outlook

Hazardous Weather Outlook
National Weather Service Albuquerque NM
406 AM MST Sun Feb 28 2021

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-
406 AM MST Sun Feb 28 2021

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

.DAY ONE...Today and Tonight

A cold but moisture limited storm system will bring light snow
accumulation starting in the northern and western mountains today,
then becoming widespread tonight. A few inches of snow are expected
in the mountains along and east of the continental divide, and at
lower elevations along and south of I-40. A back door cold front
will precede the precipitation today, so snow will be able to
accumulate on roads tonight resulting in an icy commute for central
and southern areas Monday morning. In addition, east canyon wind
gusts are forecast to reach 50 mph within the middle and lower Rio
Grande Valley and upper Tularosa Valley tonight.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Monday through Saturday

Monday, snow will linger, especially across east central and
southeast areas where additional accumulation is expected. Storm
total accumulations should reach an inch or two, except up to 3
inches in the mountains.

Wednesday night through Thursday night, a warmer and moister storm
system will cross from the west with rain showers, snow showers, and
some thunderstorms. A few to several inches of snow accumulation
will be possible in the mountains, as well as a few inches at lower
elevations near the Colorado border Thursday night. The potential
exists for north wind gusts up to 45 mph with a back door cold front
on the far eastern plains Friday.


Spotter activation is not anticipated.



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