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Special Weather Statement

Special Weather Statement
National Weather Service Albuquerque NM
338 PM MDT Sun May 19 2019

NMZ501>540-201200-
Northwest Plateau-Chuska Mountains-Far Northwest Highlands-
Northwest Highlands-West Central Plateau-West Central Mountains-
West Central Highlands-Southwest Mountains-
San Francisco River Valley-San Juan Mountains-Jemez Mountains-
West Slopes Sangre de Cristo Mountains-
Northern Sangre de Cristos above 9500 feet/Red River-
Southern Sangre de Cristos above 9500 feet-
East Slopes Sangre de Cristo Mountains-Upper Rio Grande Valley-
Lower Chama River Valley-Santa Fe Metro Area-
Middle Rio Grande Valley/Albuquerque Metro Area-
Lower Rio Grande Valley-Sandia/Manzano Mountains-Estancia Valley-
Central Highlands-South Central Highlands-Upper Tularosa Valley-
South Central Mountains-Raton Ridge/Johnson Mesa-
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-
338 PM MDT Sun May 19 2019

...SHOWERS...THUNDERSTORMS...MOUNTAIN SNOW...STRONG TO HIGH
WINDS AND UNUSUALLY COOL MAY TEMPERATURES THIS COMING WEEK...

It will be an active week of weather thanks to a couple of storms
this week. But first, a surge of low level moisture and resulting
instability will strike the eastern plains of New Mexico late
tonight into early Monday morning, with thunderstorms that could
turn strong to severe.

The first storm is over California now. It will reach the Four
Corners area late Monday, bringing strong and gusty winds,
showers, thunderstorms and high mountain snow Monday into Monday
night. The storm will then move east along the New Mexico and
Colorado border before turning northeast Monday night into
Tuesday. While doing so, the storm will intensify as will the
surface pressure. This could lead to strong to high winds across
much of eastern New Mexico Tuesday. Snow levels will lower Monday
night and Tuesday with accumulating snow likely above 7500 or 8000
feet, with significant amounts possible above 8500 feet.

The second storm will not be as vigorous, but will bring more
precipitation, wind and cool temperatures to the north and west
Wednesday through Thursday.

With the main trough position to our west later this week into
next weekend, there will likely be a dryline setting up, with
thunderstorms on the eastern plains, perhaps strong to severe
near the TX border.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

Monitor NOAA weather radio, weather.gov/abq or your local media
for the latest updates on this active weather pattern.

$$

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Hazardous Weather Outlook

Hazardous Weather Outlook
National Weather Service Albuquerque NM
334 AM MDT Sun May 19 2019

NMZ501>540-201100-
Northwest Plateau-Chuska Mountains-Far Northwest Highlands-
Northwest Highlands-West Central Plateau-West Central Mountains-
West Central Highlands-Southwest Mountains-
San Francisco River Valley-San Juan Mountains-Jemez Mountains-
West Slopes Sangre de Cristo Mountains-
Northern Sangre de Cristos above 9500 feet/Red River-
Southern Sangre de Cristos above 9500 feet-
East Slopes Sangre de Cristo Mountains-Upper Rio Grande Valley-
Lower Chama River Valley-Santa Fe Metro Area-
Middle Rio Grande Valley/Albuquerque Metro Area-
Lower Rio Grande Valley-Sandia/Manzano Mountains-Estancia Valley-
Central Highlands-South Central Highlands-Upper Tularosa Valley-
South Central Mountains-Raton Ridge/Johnson Mesa-
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-
334 AM MDT Sun May 19 2019

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

.DAY ONE...Today and Tonight

Showers and thunderstorms will develop over far eastern New Mexico
late tonight then move northeast toward the Texas state line through
sunrise Monday. A few of these storms may become severe with large
hail, damaging winds, and minor flooding, especially within Curry,
Quay, and Union counties.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Monday through Saturday

A couple severe thunderstorms may linger near the Texas state line
Monday morning with large hail, damaging winds, and minor flooding
possible.

The focus will then shift to strong southwest winds Monday afternoon
over much of central and eastern New Mexico. Wind gusts in excess of
60 mph are possible over Lincoln and Chaves counties. Light snow
accumulations are then possible over the high terrain of northern and
western New Mexico Monday night. The focus will then shift back to
widespread strong west winds Tuesday when gusts of 50 to 60 mph are
possible over central and eastern New Mexico. Strong southwest winds
will return Wednesday ahead of the weather system approaching from
the west.

Extended computer models are indicating a weather pattern conducive
to daily rounds of severe thunderstorms over far eastern New Mexico
Thursday through Saturday.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

Spotter activation may be required early Monday morning over the far
eastern counties of New Mexico.

$$

Guyer



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