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Hazardous Weather Outlook

Hazardous Weather Outlook
National Weather Service Albuquerque NM
354 AM MST Tue Feb 18 2020

NMZ201>241-191200-
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-
354 AM MST Tue Feb 18 2020

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

.DAY ONE...Today and Tonight
Areas of light snow, drizzle, and fog will accompany a cold front
today over portions of eastern New Mexico. Areas along and just east
of the Sangre de Cristo mountains and also areas along and east of
the Capitan and Sacramento mountains will be most likely to observe
these impacts today.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Wednesday through Monday

Areas of light snow are expected over the Sangre de Cristo mountains
and adjacent highlands tonight into Wednesday. Accumulations of a
couple inches or less are expected with occasional visibility
reductions.

By Wednesday night and Thursday, another potent cold front will
spread additional light snow and areas of fog to portions of central
and eastern New Mexico. High elevation locales in the Sangre de
Cristo mountains and also the Raton Pass would be most likely to
receive a couple to a few inches of fresh snow accumulation.

By Friday night and Saturday, a strong low pressure system will move
toward New Mexico, bringing widespread areas of rain and high
elevation snow. The northern mountains of New Mexico would be favored
for any snow accumulation during this time.

On Sunday, strong and gusty winds are forecast, especially for high
terrain areas south of Interstate 40 where gusts may reach 40 to 50
mph.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

Spotters are encouraged to report any significant weather 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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