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Hazardous Weather Outlook

Hazardous Weather Outlook
National Weather Service Albuquerque NM
419 AM MST Sat Feb 27 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-
419 AM MST Sat Feb 27 2021

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

.DAY ONE...Today and Tonight

Strong winds will develop with gusts to 50 mph over the Tusas
Mountains, upper Rio Grande Valley, Sangre de Cristo Mountains and
adjacent east slopes from Clines Corners through Raton. In addition,
a Red Flag Warning is in effect from late morning through the
afternoon for the area along and east of the central mountain chain,
where low humidities combined with strong winds will create critical
fire weather conditions.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Sunday through Friday

Sunday afternoon through Monday, an cold but moisture limited storm
system will bring widespread light snow accumulation. A few inches
of snow will be possible in the mountains and at lower elevations
east of the central and south central mountains. East canyon wind
gusts are also forecast to reach 50 mph within the middle and lower
Rio Grande Valley and upper Tularosa Valley on Sunday night.

Wednesday night through Thursday night, a warmer and moister storm
system will cross from the west with rain showers, snow showers,
thunderstorms, and strong wind. A few to several inches of snow
accumulation will be possible in the mountains, as well as a few
inches at lower elevations of western and northern New Mexico. The
potential exists for north wind gusts to 60 mph Thursday afternoon
and night across northeast and east central areas.


Spotter activation is not anticipated.



Special Weather Statement

Special Weather Statement
National Weather Service Albuquerque NM
503 AM MST Sat Feb 27 2021

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-Guadalupe County-Quay County-Curry County-
Roosevelt County-De Baca County-Chaves County Plains-
Eastern Lincoln County-Southwest Chaves County-
503 AM MST Sat Feb 27 2021


A cold storm system will bring a few inches of snow accumulation
to central and eastern areas along and south of Interstate 40
Sunday afternoon through Monday, as well as a strong east wind
below canyons opening into the Rio Grande Valley Sunday night.
Cold air will plunge into the state with a backdoor cold front
Sunday. The cold air will push through gaps in the central
mountain chain with east wind gusts up to 50 mph Sunday night in
the central valley and upper Tularosa Valley from Albuquerque
southward through Carrizozo. Meanwhile, a disturbance will spread
snow over the state as it crosses from the west Sunday afternoon
through Monday. A few inches of snow accumulation will be possible
in the mountains, as well as east central and southeast areas.
With widespread temperatures in the teens and 20s Sunday night,
the snow is expected to make roads icy. Persons planning travel
and outdoor activities should monitor the favorite source of
weather information for updates on this developing storm system.



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